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.

How to Deal with Unexplained Infertility By HCRM on June 11, 2020

A woman sitting in a yoga poseAt Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, our fertility clinic offers hope to couples who have struggled with infertility.

Part of treating infertility is identifying the cause, but because infertility can be complex, sometimes a cause cannot be determined. In this blog post, we discuss how patients can deal with unexplained infertility. At our Omaha, NE, clinic, we offer the support and treatments patients need to help them become parents.

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

When fertility testing does not reveal a reason for a couple's difficulty in becoming pregnant, they are typically diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

Unexplained infertility does not mean that pregnancy is not possible, it just means that current testing cannot identify the issue that may be making it difficult to naturally become pregnant.

Dealing with Unexplained Fertility

Unexplained infertility often leaves couples sad and uncertain of their chances of having children. For many, dealing with unexplained infertility requires compassionate care and emotional support in addition to fertility treatments. Here are some tips to help our Omaha patients deal with unexplained infertility.

Get Support

An unexplained infertility diagnosis can leave some patients feeling a loss of hope, sadness, or despair. It's important to seek emotional support, whether through friends and family, a psychologist, or support group, when these feelings affect daily life or you simply feel you need help coping.

Make Dietary Changes

Making dietary changes to include foods rich in folic acid, folate, and other fertility boosting vitamins, is sometimes beneficial for couples with unexplained infertility.

Additionally, it's recommended that women trying to get pregnant limit caffeine and alcohol as excessive consumption of both can impact fertility.

Practice Mind-Body Exercises

Practicing mind-body exercises can help reduce stress when dealing with unexplained infertility. Sometimes, reducing stress hormones can also help couples with unexplained infertility conceive.

Mind-body exercises are exercises that combine mental focus and controlled breathing with body movements, such as yoga and tai chi.

Seek Fertility Treatment

There are many fertility treatment options at our Omaha clinic for couples with unexplained infertility. When treating unexplained infertility, it's often recommended that couples start with the least invasive treatment, like fertility medications, and work their way up to progressively more involved treatments if necessary.

Some fertility treatments that may help couples with unexplained infertility conceive include:

  • Fertility medications: Fertility medications trigger ovulation, or the release of eggs from the ovaries. For some couples, this is enough to overcome infertility.
  • Intrauterine insemination: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a form of artificial insemination in which concentrated sperm is placed directly into the uterus.
  • In vitro fertilization: In vitro fertilization (IVF) combines fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries; the eggs are then retrieved, and are fertilized with sperm in a lab. A fertilized egg is then placed into the uterus.

Learn More about Treatments for Unexplained Infertility

If you and your partner have had difficult conceiving, or you've been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, fertility treatment from HCRM may be right for you. For more information, please call (402) 717-4200 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.

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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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