Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine:

Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

HCRM is dedicated to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. HCRM has policies and guidelines in place aligned with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local and state health authorities to help prevent the spread of illness. We are also adhering to recent guidelines that have been published by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) regarding the treatment of current and new patients.

Please review the new procedures we have put into place at HCRM:

1. All patients will receive a phone call 24-48 hours prior to the appointment and complete a prescreening questionnaire with questions regarding their travel history in the past 14 days and the presence of respiratory symptoms (fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) within the past 14 days.

2. All patients and visitors will complete the same prescreening questionnaire with a HCRM staff member prior to entering the clinic on the day of the appointment. Please allow for an extra 5 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the prescreening. It is possible that a patient may need to reschedule his/her appointment based on symptoms or travel history.

3. HCRM requests that patients come to the clinic unaccompanied, leaving their partners/support waiting for them at home or in their vehicles when feasible. We request that patients do not bring children to their appointment.

4. With the use of Telemedicine, we hope to continue to provide care to our new and current patients.

5. HCRM will reduce the frequency of clinic appointments during treatment cycle monitoring.

6. HCRM will frequently enforce infection control processes within the clinic, including good hand washing hygiene, frequent disinfecting of patient rooms and surfaces, and social distancing.

We at HCRM appreciate your ongoing support as we work together and do our part to "flatten the curve." Please contact our office at (402) 717-4200 for more information or any questions.

For current travel advisories and up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website.

LGBTQ Family Planning 

Our clinical provider team at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC in Omaha, NE, is proud to offer fertility services for all patients who want to build families. Our LGBTQ family planning program offers a variety of specialized services to help you achieve your dreams of parenthood based on your needs, preferences, and desired outcomes.

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We are proud to serve the LGBTQ community. With our help, you can start building the family you desire.

Options for Two Intended Fathers

For gay couples, we can assist you to design a uniquely tailored family building plan including a gestational surrogate, egg donor, and in vitro fertilization (IVF):

Gestational Carriers 

Families with two intended fathers may choose a gestational surrogate to carry their embryo. Gestational surrogates are women with no genetic relationship to the child. You can choose a trusted friend or candidate from an outside agency. Our clinical team will screen your carefully selected gestational carrier and provide all necessary medical care throughout the process.

Egg Donors

The egg donor can be a friend or family member. However, if you prefer, we can also arrange for an anonymous egg donor screened by HCRM or a chosen egg donor agency. We thoroughly screen all anonymous oocyte donors in advance.

IVF

IVF is an essential part of growing your family with the help of a gestational surrogate. After fertilization in our andrology laboratory, the embryo will be transferred into the gestational carrier's hormonally prepared uterus.

If you are unsure which treatment plan is right for you and your partner, our doctors can recommend a method that suits your needs.

Options for Two Intended Mothers 

Lesbian couples have a variety of choices when it comes to family planning, and our providers can help you choose a treatment that suits your unique needs and goals:

Sperm Donors 

You have the option of choosing a known sperm donor. Our team at HCRM will provide all needed screening, specimen processing, and storage of the donor sperm. You also have the option of obtaining anonymous donor sperm from an agency. The agencies we work with conduct testing and provide information regarding the ethnicity, education, and personality traits of the donor. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine is not a sperm bank. We do not offer payment for direct sperm donations.

Reciprocal IVF

For partners who both want to contribute genes to their children, reciprocal IVF allows one partner to donate her egg while the other partner carries the embryo. 

Once the embryos are ready for implantation, they can be returned to the uterus of either partner or a gestational surrogate. 

Artificial Insemination/Intrauterine Insemination

This procedure, also known as IUI, can help promote egg fertilization by introducing sperm directly into the uterus. This is the most basic approach for lesbian couples. The sperm is placed in the uterus according to your menstrual cycle and the best time for fertilization. 

Egg Donors 

Our practice screens young women wishing to be anonymous egg donors. Our team will be happy to help guide you through the process. You may also choose to work with an agency that locates potential egg donors. All donors will be thoroughly screened prior to the IVF cycle

Transgender Persons

For transgender individuals, we can help design a plan involving artificial insemination, IVF, egg donors, sperm donors, or surrogacy. 

Call Us Today

If you are unsure which treatment plan is right for you and your partner, our providers can recommend a plan that suits your needs. We carefully follow all FDA-required protocols to ensure the safety of you and your family. To begin your parenthood journey, call our office at (402) 717-4200 or contact our friendly team online.

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Stephanie L.F. Gustin, Dr. Elizabeth Constance, and Dr. Elizabeth Weedin are skilled reproductive endocrinologists who 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 (877) 831-3227 to schedule a consultation.

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