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.

Artificial Insemination Can Increase Your Chances of Conceiving

Simple to perform and less expensive than other fertility treatments, artificial insemination can help men and women faced with fertility issues. Women who have endometriosis or abnormal reproductive organs, and men with a low or weak sperm count, often struggle with getting pregnant. This procedure can help make pregnancy possible. At Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC, our doctors offer a variety of different methods to help couples struggling with infertility. They can help you determine which artificial insemination method is right for you during a consultation at our Omaha, NE, fertility center. Contact our staff today to learn more about this treatment or to schedule your consultation.

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Artificial insemination improves your chance of conception by minimizing the distance between the egg and sperm.

Candidates for Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination is appropriate for both male- and female-factor infertility. The procedure can assist couples suffering from male-factor infertility, including low sperm counts and weak sperm. It can also help couples in which the woman has endometriosis or other complications with her reproductive organs. 

Compared with other fertility treatments, the cost of artificial insemination is relatively low.

Same-sex couples can also benefit from artificial insemination, as can single women who desire to have a child on their own. Doctors may also recommend artificial insemination when the cause of infertility is not apparent. 

Patients with blocked fallopian tubes or those with severe endometriosis may see greater chances of success with in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Types of Artificial Insemination

Most doctors recommend several treatment cycles, as success rates often increase with three or more cycles. Your doctor can help you determine which option will give you the highest chances of success. 

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination is the most popular form of artificial insemination today.  Typically, it has greater success rates because the sperm is injected directly into the uterus. 

Benefits of Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination can help couples suffering from infertility have children. It also makes it possible for same-sex couples and single women to conceive. Compared with other fertility treatments, the cost of artificial insemination is relatively low. In fact, artificial insemination is roughly six times less than that of IVF.

Most techniques have a 15-20% success rate.  Additionally, because the sperm is closely examined prior to insemination, your risk of passing genetic disorders onto your child is reduced. Unlike IVF, artificial insemination carries very few risks of unpleasant side effects or other potential complications. 

Find Out if Artificial Insemination Can Help You

If you are struggling to conceive, our doctors can help determine the cause of your infertility and recommend the appropriate fertility methods. To find out if artificial insemination can help you conceive, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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 (402) 717-4200 to schedule a consultation.

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