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.

Dr. Victoria Maclin

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Victoria Maclin is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist committed to using state-of-the-art technology to perform effective fertility treatment. As a leader in her field, she serves as an authority on reproductive medicine:

  • She is an associate professor at UNMC and supervises OB/GYN resident education in reproductive endocrinology.
  • She has lectured throughout the United States and has served on many professional advisory boards.

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

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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

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