All fertility experiences are unique. As a result, there is no “typical” fertility treatment journey. Whichever path is determined to be the best one for you, you can trust that you’ll be treated with care, compassion and understanding, every step of the way.
Your First Visit & Fertility Testing
During your first consultation, your physician will take your medical history, review any previous treatments, discuss the results of your tests, and answer any questions you might have.
Before determining the right treatment for you, it’s important to uncover key insights about your fertility health. As part of your initial fertility consultation, we’ll determine the right diagnostic assessments to recommend, which may include:
Transvaginal ultrasound to measure your ovarian reserve
Blood work and baseline hormone evaluation
Vaginal culture and PAP test
Treatments and Solutions
In general, we opt to start with simpler treatments and consider more involved procedures only as needed. Our care specialists will guide you through each procedure and provide options that best suit your medical needs, emotional comfort and financial situation.
As part of your treatment plan, your physician may recommend the following procedures:
Natural cycle monitoring
Awareness/support while using gender affirming hormones (for conception and sperm production)
Fertility medication with intercourse Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with/without medication
In vitro fertilization (IVF) with/without Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Donor & Surrogacy Solutions
There are many paths to becoming a parent. Some other options you may want to consider include:
Donor Egg – Recommended when you are unable to get pregnant with your own eggs, but would like to carry and give birth to a baby (Anonymous egg donor program currently offered through our partners, EliteIVF)
Donor Embryo* – A path for those who are unable to conceive a child with their own sperm and eggs, but who would like to carry and give birth to a baby
Donor Sperm – Recommended for male factor infertility, single females and same-sex female couples wishing to create a family
Gestational Carrier (Surrogacy)* – A path for those who are unable to carry a baby to term or have a uterine problem which may cause early delivery or reduce the chance of success
Adoption – A path for those who are unable to, or choose not to, have a biologically related child
*For Donor Embryo and Gestational Carrier (Surrogacy) solutions, talk to our Heartland team for additional information.
In addition to the above options, Heartland Fertility also offers innovative technologies that are integral to treatment plans to ensure the healthiest possible outcomes when combined with fertility treatments such as IVF. Some options our team may recommend include endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA).
Many of these innovations are included in the cost of treatment, while others may incur additional costs.
Your overall lifestyle, physical and emotional wellbeing has a vital influence on your fertility health. To nurture your body and mind for optimal fertility, Heartland Fertility works with a trusted network of external professionals to enhance your fertility journey with the following services:
Emotional wellbeing and stress management
Nutrition counseling and weight management