In Vitro Fertilization
If you're struggling to conceive naturally, you may wonder what options are available to help you grow your family.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) makes it possible for many individuals and couples to realize their dreams of parenthood.
See how Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, serving Lincoln and Omaha, NE, can help you overcome your infertility problems.
What Is In Vitro Fertilization?
How IVF Helps Patients Like You Across Southeast Nebraska
Can Help You Have a Healthy BabyIn addition to allowing us to select the healthiest embryos, IVF can be combined with genetic screening, which lets us detect which embryos carry certain conditions. Our team can then choose embryos without these conditions. Patients with heritable diseases can benefit from this technology.
Can Help You Control TimingOvulation problems, irregular menstrual cycles, and busy schedules can make conception difficult. IVF allows us to retrieve and fertilize eggs at the most ideal time for you.
Improve Your Chances of Growing Your Family Contact Us for Fertility Treatment
If you want children but haven't been able to conceive through natural means, Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine is here for you.
Stephanie L.F. Gustin, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist who has helped many single patients and couples conceive despite infertility and other reproductive concerns. Her team has a variety of assisted reproductive technologies available, including IVF, which is responsible for up to two percent of births each year in the United States.
"We were blessed with a beautiful baby boy." We Do Everything We Can for Our Omaha Patients
"I cannot put into words how amazing the staff is at this clinic... After nearly an 8 year infertility journey, we decided to go in for IVF, and after our second transfer we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. He's 7 months old now, and I just am so glad we walked into that clinic." Lexi Hilkemeier
Determining Your Candidacy For This Assisted Reproductive Technology
Ovarian Reserve and Medical ExamsBlood tests will be used to check the health of the ovarian reserve. An HSG (hysterosalpingography) X-ray test will be used to identify any abnormalities of the fallopian tubes and uterus.
Semen AnalysisA semen sample will be collected from your partner or donor to check the health, mobility, and count of the sperm.
Understanding the Process of In Vitro Fertilization
The IVF process takes about three weeks and includes several steps:
Dr. Gustin is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist who has helped many patients conceive despite infertility and other reproductive concerns.
What's the Success Rate for IVF?
The success rate for this assisted reproductive technology is about 50 percent for patients ages 35 and under. For patients who are 42 or older, the success rate is about 4 percent.
Keep in mind that success depends on a variety of factors, such as your age, whose eggs you are using, and the reason you are undergoing IVF. Our reproductive team serving Southeast Nebraska will always be honest about your chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy.
"We are absolutely overjoyed." More Praise for Our Reproductive Doctors
I can not give Heartland Reproduction enough praise... This was a very uncomfortable (as it likely is for everyone) process to go through, but the staff, nurses and doctors made it comfortable for us every step of the way. They're especially great for LGBTQ+ families as they're a very diverse team themselves, including having an LGBTQ+ coordinator, and they treat you with equal respect from the first phone call to the last time you walk out of the building.View on Google
My husband and I tried to conceive for nearly two years. We were referred to the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine by his urologist. From the moment we called, we knew we were in great hands! I was really disappointed when I found out our only option was IVF, but the optimism and kindness of Dr. Gustin, Dr. Constance and all the nurses there made me feel like it was all going to be okay... After our first transfer, we got the call that I was pregnant, and I was SHOCKED! I really didn't think it would work the first time. But we are absolutely overjoyed.View on Google