In Vitro Fertilization
Many couples face problems achieving pregnancy naturally. About one in eight couples are unable to conceive after a year of trying.
For many who are unable to conceive naturally, having a child is still very much possible through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Learn more about how IVF at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine in Omaha, NE, can help you grow your family...
What Is IVF?
IVF is an assisted reproductive technique in which eggs are retrieved from the ovarian follicles and then fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. After a few days, the healthiest embryo or embryos are transferred to the uterus, where they can implant and grow, resulting in a successful pregnancy and live birth.
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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’re so glad that we’ve trusted Dr. Gustin and her team to steer us in the right direction. We are so thankful that God put people on this earth to be His hands and feet. We are forever grateful for Heartland Center for Reproduction!View on Google
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Since 2000, the team at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC, has provided state-of-the-art care according to the highest medical standards. Stephanie L.F. Gustin, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist; Elizabeth Constance, MD, FACOG, and Elizabeth Weedin, DO, MS, are board-eligible reproductive endocrinologists. They, along with our IVF nurse practitioners and laboratory technologists, are committed to helping patients achieve their dream of parenthood.
If you're ready to meet with our team, please send us a message online today or call us in Omaha at:
Who Is a Candidate for IVF?
Prior to undergoing in vitro fertilization, we will perform comprehensive testing to determine if fertility problems are present. For the female patient, blood tests are performed to check the health of the ovarian reserve, and an HSG (hysterosalpingography) X-ray test identifies any abnormalities of the fallopian tubes and uterus. In addition, we will have the male patient provide a semen sample for analysis to check the health of the sperm. After testing is complete, we may recommend IVF for patients with:
The IVF Process: Step-by-step
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Dr. Constance is the best. From being knowledgeable to compassionate and everything in between, I cannot imagine a better provider. We are due with our miracle baby in April.View on Google
Contact Us to Learn More about In Vitro Fertilization
We are here to answer your questions about in vitro fertilization. To discuss the cost, the ancillary treatments that we provide such as genetic testing or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or other aspects of IVF, send us a message online or call Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine in Omaha at:
IVF Success Rates
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) collects data on success rates for IVF. Here, we have posted IVF success rates from the organization's 2017 National Summary Report. This data is for the live birth of at least one infant among women who underwent one egg retrieval cycle using their own eggs for the following IVF cycle types:
Live Birth Rate after the First Transfer
|35 - 37:||31.6%|
|38 - 40:||21.5%|
|41 - 42:||11.2%|
Live Birth Rate per Second or Later Transfer
|35 - 37:||42.8%|
|38 - 40:||38.5%|
|41 - 42:||34.7%|
Cumulative Outcome for Any Transfer
|35 - 37:||40.6%|
|38 - 40:||25.6%|
|41 - 42:||12.8%|
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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.View on Google