Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine:

Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

HCRM is dedicated to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. HCRM has policies and guidelines in place aligned with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local and state health authorities to help prevent the spread of illness. We are also adhering to recent guidelines that have been published by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) regarding the treatment of current and new patients.

Please review the new procedures we have put into place at HCRM:

1. All patients will receive a phone call 24-48 hours prior to the appointment and complete a prescreening questionnaire with questions regarding their travel history in the past 14 days and the presence of respiratory symptoms (fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) within the past 14 days.

2. All patients and visitors will complete the same prescreening questionnaire with a HCRM staff member prior to entering the clinic on the day of the appointment. Please allow for an extra 5 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the prescreening. It is possible that a patient may need to reschedule his/her appointment based on symptoms or travel history.

3. HCRM requests that patients come to the clinic unaccompanied, leaving their partners/support waiting for them at home or in their vehicles when feasible. We request that patients do not bring children to their appointment.

4. With the use of Telemedicine, we hope to continue to provide care to our new and current patients.

5. HCRM will reduce the frequency of clinic appointments during treatment cycle monitoring.

6. HCRM will frequently enforce infection control processes within the clinic, including good hand washing hygiene, frequent disinfecting of patient rooms and surfaces, and social distancing.

We at HCRM appreciate your ongoing support as we work together and do our part to "flatten the curve." Please contact our office at (402) 717-4200 for more information or any questions.

For current travel advisories and up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website.

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Our team has built a strong reputation by offering world-class infertility treatments. Read why our patients love us, then contact our fertility clinic to learn more about our services and how you can benefit from them.

An Advanced Approach

to Growing Families

When hopeful parents have difficulty conceiving, it can be a stressful and emotional experience. At Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC, in Omaha, NE, we offer effective solutions to those wishing to grow their families. Our state-of-the-art infertility clinic is equipped with sophisticated reproductive technology, an on-site lab, modern surgical suites, and private offices so you can undergo every stage of treatment under one roof.

Thanks to diagnostic testing, in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and the cryopreservation of sperm, eggs, and embryos, we can help you realize your dream of parenthood.

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Our Mission

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care according to the highest medical standards with professionalism, compassion, and integrity. Each individual associated with our practice will strive to treat all patients, colleagues, and business associates with:

Contact Our Fertility Clinic

Reproductive medicine has come a long way in the past few decades. If you are having trouble conceiving, there are a number of fertility treatment options available. Using advanced diagnostic tools, our team of board-certified and board-eligible reproductive endocrinologists can develop a reproductive treatment plan with the greatest chance of success.

Our physicians, nurses, and lab techs are committed to providing compassionate care. To find out how we can help you, contact Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine online. You can also reach our Omaha, NE, practice by phone.

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(877) 831-3227

Offering IVF, IUI, and infertility treatments for blocked fallopian tubes and other issues, we can help you build a loving family.

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Helping Hopeful Parents Realize Their Dreams Compassionate Infertility Specialists in Omaha, NE

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kimberly jensen

2021

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My experience with Heartland has been fantastic. We are so lucky to have two successful pregnancies. It was always sad to leave the team at Heartland but for the best reasons, we were pregnant! I would and have recommended Heartland to anyone trying to start a family. They are a great support system.

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Samuel Sidzyik

2021

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The nurses and doctors are wonderful to work with. Our IVF worked first try. We were lucky and had everyone there being hopeful without also having unrealistic expectations kept us hopeful and grounded. If you have to go here, you are already under quite a bit of stress. It's good to feel like the staff is on your side.

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Meet Our Fertility Specialists

Doctor Stephanie Gustin

Stephanie L.F. Gustin, MD, FACOG

Dr. Stephanie L.F. Gustin is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and native Nebraskan. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University Hospital. She remained at Stanford to complete her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Gustin served as faculty mentor for the Stanford OB/GYN residency class of 2016, and has published or presented on numerous topics in the field of reproductive endocrinology. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Doctor Elizabeth Constance

Elizabeth Constance, MD, FACOG

Dr. Elizabeth Constance is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. A Kansas native, she attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Michigan. During medical school, Dr. Constance was a volunteer Executive Director of a free medical clinic that provided OB/GYN services to the uninsured, and also sat on boards for organizations dedicated to improving healthcare access in the Kansas City Metro area.

Doctor Elizabeth Weedin

Elizabeth Weedin, DO, MS

Dr. Elizabeth Weedin is a board-eligible reproductive endocrinologist and native Nebraskan. She attended the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her general Obstetrics and Gynecology residency as well as her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. During fellowship training, she also obtained a Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Science through the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health. Dr. Wheedin's research interests include how lifestyle and mental health affect infertility.

Doctor Ann Miller Bode

Ann Miller Bode, DNP, APRN

Dr. Ann Miller Bode is a board-certified Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner who has been with the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine since 2000. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Creighton University, and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing. Dr. Bode's focuses include treatment options for perimenopause and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and fertility preservation for women beginning cancer treatment.

Doctor Kathleen Yao

Kathleen Yao, DNP, APRN

Dr. Kathleen Yao is a board-certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor's Degrees in both Biology and Nursing from Creighton University. She received both her Master's Degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing. Dr. Yao's current focuses at the practice include general gynecological care and evaluation of couples experiencing fertility problems. She is currently a patient care coordinator for couples undergoing infertility treatment.

Doctor Barry R. Behr

Barry R. Behr, PhD, HCLD

Dr. Barry R. Behr is board-certified as both a High Complexity Laboratory Director and an Embryology Laboratory Director. He received his Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Nevada-Reno. A renowned leader in the research and advances of human reproduction, Dr. Behr has authored many peer-reviewed publications and was a co-inventor of an embryo selection technology that was featured in Time Magazine. He is the director of the IVF/ART laboratory at Stanford University and the former President of the American Association for Bioanalysts.

Barbara K. Timm, MA, ELD

Barbara K. Timm, MA, ELD (ABB) TS (ABB)

Ms. Barbara K. Timm is a board-certified Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD) and Technical Supervisor (TS) in Embryology and Andrology. She has been with the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine since 2001. She completed her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Biology at the University of South Dakota. Ms. Timm began her career as a Cytogenetics Technologist with the University of South Dakota Genetics Laboratory, and was instrumental in supervising the Andrology and Embryology sections at the university's Human Reproduction Laboratory.

"Our family is beyond thankful for everything"

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Sara Cooper

2021

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Our family is beyond thankful for everything Heartland has done for us over the last 9 months. They have been such a blessing to us! Without them, we’d have likely given up on the dream of growing our family. We always felt heard, known, and always received the most thorough explanation of any and all treatments, lab work, and scans. We felt very involved every step of the way. The positivity that radiates in this office cannot be beat. We are forever grateful for Heartland Center for Reproduction!

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Abigail Garcia

2020

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I am so grateful to Dr Gustin and the whole staff at heartland. Going through infertility treatments is hard but dr gustin is so easy to talk to and understanding. She made this process so much easy. It was like having a friend by your side. Walking in your welcomed by a great receptionist who is so sweet and attentive. The nurses are amazing! Smart, profesional, definitely know what they're doing. We are expecting a baby boy and we're so grateful

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Are You Struggling with Infertility? Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are unable to become pregnant, you are not alone. The Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine has helped countless individuals experience the joys of parenthood thanks to state-of-the-art fertility treatments. Whether performing IVF, intrauterine insemination, or addressing issues with the fallopian tubes, our team of physicians and nurses can suggest an effective infertility treatment for your needs.

To learn more about the latest in assisted reproductive technology (ART), contact our fertility doctors online. You can also reach our Omaha, NE, clinic by phone.

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(877) 831-3227

In Vitro Fertilization

Can Increase Your Chances of Conception

Use of Fertility Drugs

The treatment involves the use of medications to encourage the production of multiple eggs. As you take these medications, we monitor egg and follicle development with blood tests and ultrasound. Based on the results of these tests, we can adjust your medication dosage and determine when you are ready for the egg retrieval procedure.


Ovulation Induction and Egg Retrieval

Patients administer an IVF trigger shot about 36 hours before egg retrieval to induce ovulation. They will then come to our Omaha, NE, fertility clinic where our physicians will extract the eggs in a quick procedure. We can administer a sedative prior to egg retrieval to reduce anxiety and discomfort.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a popular and highly effective reproductive treatment that can help overcome a number of challenges, including blocked fallopian tubes and various male infertility issues.

Fertilization

Next, we will combine the eggs and sperm in our laboratory and allow the fertilization process to occur. During the next few days, we will monitor the cultures. If fertilization occurs, we will grade the embryos and determine which and how many should be transferred to the uterus.

If there are healthy embryos remaining, we can cryopreserve them. These frozen embryos can be used for a subsequent IVF cycle if needed.


Egg Transfer

After three to five days, we will transfer one or more embryos to the uterus, where they can have a chance to implant. At this stage, we have patients take progesterone to thicken the uterine lining and encourage successful implantation.

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About 10 days after the embryo transfer, you will return to our Omaha infertility clinic to take a pregnancy test. This blood test will measure your hCG levels to determine if pregnancy occurred. Be sure to avoid over-the-counter pregnancy tests, as the medications used during the IVF process can result in false positives.

Egg Donation Donors and the IVF Process

Egg donation offers hope to couples and individuals without viable eggs of their own. Egg donors are carefully screened for health and suitability. The eggs themselves can be used during an IVF or IUI cycle. We can help you find the right fit for your family.

5-Star Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Learn About IVF, IUI, and More in Omaha, NE

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Cassie Anton

2016

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So happy with the care I received here. Was new to the process and totally confused. They explained my health issues to me in great detail and were always there when I had questions. After tests and an IUI treatment we ended up pregnant with twins. Give them a try! You'll be happy you did.

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Becky Rothfuss

2020

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We can’t thank Dr. Elizabeth Constance and the staff at Heartland enough! We did IVF and are 29 weeks pregnant with a baby boy! The IVF process can be hard emotionally, physically and financially but they patiently answered all of our questions and made sure we were informed before every procedure.

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Common Conditions that We Treat

Male Infertility

Low Sperm Count

Low Sperm Motility

Abnormally Shaped Sperm

Reproductive Tract Blockages

Ejaculation Issues

Varicocele

Antibodies that Attack Sperm

Hormone Imbalances

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At the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine in Omaha, NE, we treat many infertility issues that affect men and women

Female Infertility

Irregular Ovulation

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Hypothalamic Dysfunction

Premature Ovarian Failure

Endometriosis

Uterine Fibroids and Abnormalities

Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Pelvic Adhesions

How Can Reproductive Medicine
Help You Conceive?


Proper Diagnosis

Reproductive medicine focuses exclusively on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of fertility problems. At the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, we seek to accurately diagnose your condition so we can provide the most effective fertility treatment.


Individualized Treatment

For some patients, less invasive options such as medications and ovulation tracking can achieve a successful pregnancy. For other patients, treatment options may involve surgery or IVF, whichever provides patients with the highest chance of success.


We Are Here to Help

Whether you suffer from endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or blocked fallopian tubes, we can help. Reproductive medicine has helped millions of hopeful parents conceive and we can discuss the right option for you. Contact the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine to find out how reproductive medicine can help you.

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Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Stephanie L.F. Gustin, Dr. Elizabeth Constance, and Dr. Elizabeth Weedin are skilled reproductive endocrinologists who offer state-of-the-art fertility treatments. An open and inclusive environment, the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine can address different causes of infertility and help LGBTQ couples build loving families.

Contact our practice online or call us at (877) 831-3227 to schedule a consultation.

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