Infertility issues can be confusing and frustrating, leaving many hopeful parents unsure of where to turn.
The doctors at Heartland Center for Reproduction are here to answer your questions and help you find the best way to grow your family.
Our Lincoln, NE, location provides the latest and most effective fertility treatments, including IVF.
What Defines Infertility?
Infertility is typically defined by difficulty getting pregnant after a year of having unprotected sex. However, this definition can change based on age and medical factors.
Often, women over 35 who have not become pregnant after six months of unprotected sex are candidates for infertility treatments since fertility will decrease with age. Recurrent miscarriages can also be indicative of infertility. If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, wish to grow your family with your same-sex partner, or want to have a child without a partner, we recommend contacting our Lincoln, NE, practice now to promote a healthy pregnancy.
Infertility Can Occur At Many Different Stages
Risk Factors For Females and Males
- About one-third of infertility cases result from female infertility
- About one-third of cases result from male infertility
- About one-third of infertility causes are unknown
The cause of infertility is not always known, but several factors can increase the risk of fertility complications in female and male patients.
You're Not Alone Our Clinic Is Here to Help You
We offer several treatments, including IVF, and tailor our care to you. We also accept financing from third-party lenders, which can make infertility treatment affordable on virtually any budget. For more information about IVF or our other infertility treatments, request a consultation at our Lincoln, NE, office:
"We can’t thank Heartland enough." Lincoln, NE, Patients Share Their Stories
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.View on Google
Our experience with Heartland was great! From day one through “graduation day” we felt comfortable and taken care of! :) Now we have a baby on board and we will move to the OB who will deliver the baby. It’s almost bittersweet to leave a place you’ve become so comfortable with… but it’s for the best reason :) we can’t thank Heartland enough for all of their help!View on Google
The First Step to Treating Infertility is a Diagnosis
Our doctors will analyze the man's sperm to determine if male fertility issues are a factor. Your doctor will assess at the following to determine the sperm's quality:
- Sperm Count
- Sperm Concentration
- Sperm Movement
- Sperm Thickness
A pelvic exam is often the initial step in testing for female infertility. The doctor often checks the following during a pelvic exam and Pap smear:
- Abnormal growths
- Tenderness in the lower abdomen
- Abnormal shape and size of the uterus
- Changes in the cells of your cervix
Our doctors can perform blood tests for female and male patients to measure hormone imbalances, ovarian function, the quality of the female's eggs, and other factors that may point to the cause of infertility.
An ultrasound scan is another initial test that can identify if the uterus and both ovaries are present and the uterus's size, shape, and position to spot any abnormalities. An ultrasound can also find ovarian cysts that may cause infertility.
We use advanced technology to get the most accurate diagnosis of the cause of your infertility and recommend the right solution. However, sometimes the cause of infertility is unknown.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, approximately five to ten percent of couples are diagnosed with unexplained infertility.
Treatment Options We Offer
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an artificial insemination method. With this method, concentrations of sperm are placed directly into the woman's uterus during ovulation.
After taking medication to stimulate the ovaries, the doctor will perform an egg retrieval, and combine the egg with sperm in a lab. IVF involves placing fertilized eggs directly into the uterus.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can be used in IVF instead of mixing the egg and sperm. ICSI involves injecting a single sperm into the egg to treat severe male infertility.
In cases where infertility problems lie in the uterus, such as the presence of endometrial polyps, surgery can be an effective method to remove these tumors, scars, or adhesions that are interfering with the pregnancy process.
Lincoln, NE, Patients Love Our Staff
I can not give Heartland Reproduction enough praise! We worked with both Dr. Constance and Dr. Weedin and they were equally phenomenal. We had no issues getting scheduled and the office was very responsive every step of the way. We called almost every day with questions and all calls were either answered straight away or we were called back the same day.View on Google
Dr. Weedin is the most compassionate and caring human being and outstanding medical professional. She goes above and beyond to address your anxieties fears in moments you feel like you’re spiraling. Her way of explaining things with facts and logic and science while remaining empathetic makes her a truly gifted doctor and friend.View on Google