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In Vitro Fertilization Lincoln, NE

Are you struggling to grow your family? 

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped millions of patients struggling with infertility to achieve their dreams of having a baby.

The team at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine in Lincoln, NE, helps grow families through compassionate and state-of-the-art care.

Who Is a Candidate For IVF?

IVF is used to address multiple fertility issues, and can help:

Couples who struggle to conceive

Patients who have tried other fertility treatments without success

Patients who have health concerns that may prevent pregnancy

Same-sex couples 

Single patients who want to have a baby 

How Can IVF Benefit LGBTQ Couples?

Our Lincoln fertility clinic is proud to serve the LGBTQ community and to help them reach their dreams of growing their families. Here is how we can help same-sex couples experience the miracle of pregnancy and birth through IVF:

IVF For Male Couples

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For male same-sex couples, the sperm from one or both fathers are combined with eggs from an egg donor. Through IVF, the resulting embryo is transferred to a surrogate who will carry the baby to term. 

IVF For Female Couples

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For female couples, donor sperm is used with either an egg donor or the eggs from one of the mothers. One of the mothers will carry the baby to term, or a surrogate can be designated if they choose.

Ready to Begin Your Journey to Growing Your Family? Request a consultation at our Lincoln fertility center today.

At Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, we serve the patients of Lincoln, NE, using state-of-the-art assisted reproductive technology to help you increase the chances of a successful pregnancy and birth. Our team of fertility and reproductive specialists conform to the highest medical standards to provide advanced fertility treatments to hopeful parents. If you are struggling to conceive, you and your partner are the same sex, or you are a single patient wanting to start your family, request a consultation at our Nebraska fertility center by using our online form, or call us:

(402) 717-4200

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Helping Families in Nebraska Grow Since 2000 Reviews From Satisfied Patients


Lexi Hilkemeier


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I cannot put into words how amazing the staff is at this clinic. They were on the ball through our entire IVF journey, with insanely fast calls back when it came to my questions, test results or even when I was just afraid and needed reassurance, and I was so sad to leave them when we switched to our OB. 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.

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Samuel Sidzyik


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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.

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Learn About the IVF Process

In general, you can expect each IVF cycle at our Lincoln fertility center to involve these steps:

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care according to the highest medical standards with professionalism, compassion, and integrity. 
Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care according to the highest medical standards with professionalism, compassion, and integrity. 

Ovarian Stimulation

Fertility medications are used by the mother or egg donor to stimulate the ovaries and produce an increased amount of eggs during a cycle.


The egg follicles are monitored during routine office visits using ultrasound and blood work. 

Egg Retrieval

Ovulation is induced using medications, and egg retrieval is performed during an outpatient procedure in our Lincoln clinic. An ultrasound probe is inserted into the vagina and your doctor will use a thin needle to retrieve the eggs.


Following egg retrieval, our reproductive specialist will fertilize the egg in our lab through conventional insemination or intracytoplasmic sperm injection using your sperm, your partner's sperm, or donor sperm. The development of the resulting embryos will be monitored over the next several days.

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer occurs once the embryos are viable. During an embryo transfer, your doctor will insert a catheter into the vagina of the mother or surrogate. A syringe containing the embryo or embryos is used to place the embryos into the uterus. 


If the IVF cycle is successful, the embryo will implant in the uterus around six to ten days after the embryo transfer. A pregnancy test is performed about 12 to 14 days following your embryo transfer.

Have questions about the IVF process? Send us a message!

Egg/Sperm Donors and Surrogates


There are many reasons patients may choose to use egg donors, sperm donors, or surrogates to carry their baby. During your initial consultation at our Lincoln fertility center, your doctors will discuss all of your options to see if using a donor or a surrogate with IVF is the right treatment option for you. 

What Are the Success Rates and Risks of In Vitro Fertilization?

The success rate is about 50 percent for patients 35 and younger. The success rate is about 4 percent for patients over 42. Your individual success rates for IVF depend on a number of factors, such as your age, weight, fertility factors, and your overall health. While assisted reproductive technology like IVF cannot guarantee a pregnancy, it increases your chances of a successful pregnancy. The CDC has created a calculator to give you a better idea of what your success rates may be, and your doctor will discuss this with you during your initial consultation.  

While IVF is considered safe, there are some risks, including multiple births and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. During your initial consultation, your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of IVF to help you determine if it is the right fertility treatment for you. 

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Does Insurance Cover IVF Treatment?


This varies by insurance plan and provider. However, most often, IVF treatment is not covered by insurance. We accept CareCredit® and other forms of financing to help make your treatment fit your budget.

Happy Nebraska Patients 5-Star Reviews


Ayden Hodge


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I can not give Heartland Reproduction enough praise! 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. Again, I cannot give this place enough praise. We were a family that was incredibly nervous to go through this process however, after meeting with the doctors, staff and nurses, though nerves were easy to place on the back burner.

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Melinda Bliss


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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.

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Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Our board certified fertility specialists 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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