Comprehensive Fertility Treatments
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF is the most common methods of assisted reproduction and one of the most successful. After taking medications to stimulate the ovaries, the prospective mother will undergo a minimally invasive surgery to retrieve the eggs. Once fertilized in the lab, the embryo is placed in the uterus.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
IUI is a form of ART involving artificial insemination. This technique places washed, concentrated sperm directly into the uterus of the prospective mother. IUI has greater success rates than earlier techniques of artificial insemination, which placed sperm in the vagina.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is used as part of an IVF treatment cycle. Instead of mixing a sperm with eggs in a lab, a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. ICSI is useful in treating severe male fertility factors and may be recommended for couples who plan on having genetic testing done.
During artificial insemination, sperm is placed directly into the woman's uterus or cervix. The sperm is washed and concentrated to reduce fertility problems associated with low sperm count and to increase the chances of conception.
Fertility medications are the primary treatment for women with ovulation disorders. Often the first step in a woman’s reproductive treatment, they stimulate hormones, which in turn trigger the release of eggs from the ovaries.
Egg freezing is a viable option for women who aren't ready to have children yet but want to ensure that they will have healthy eggs. Eggs are harvested and frozen in a minimally invasive procedure, which allows them to remain viable for up to ten years.
Each and every staff member at Heartland Center is tremendous. Dr. Maclin is a woman of grace, and a terrific medical doctor. She is a world-class surgeon, and we are so grateful to know her.Lene - IVF Patient