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.
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):
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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
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.
Each and every staff member at Heartland Center is tremendous. Dr. Maclin is a woman of grace, and a terrific medical doctor. She is a world-class surgeon, and we are so grateful to know her.Lene - IVF Patient