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Mid-Iowa Fertility

Mid-Iowa Fertility
Average: 3.7 (6 votes)5 1
Mid-Iowa Fertility
1371 NW 121st Street
Clive, IA 50325
​​Offers exclusive pricing and financing ​through:​​


Medical Director
Donald C Young

Mid-Iowa Fertility is a fertility clinic in Clive, Iowa, that serves patients struggling with infertility. The Iowa fertility clinic provides comprehensive fertility services including fertility tests, basic fertility treatments, and advanced reproductive technology options.

Located in the city of Clive, Mid-Iowa Fertility is the only full-service fertility clinic that serves infertility patients in Central Iowa. The fertility clinic offers infertility diagnostics and fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination
(IUI). It also offers treatment for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which can both affect fertility.

Mid-Iowa Fertility offers a full range of infertility diagnostics and fertility treatments, most of which are performed in an office setting, including egg retrievals and embryo transfers. Surgical procedures are performed at nearby hospitals or surgical centers, such as Lakeview Surgery Center, West Lakes Surgery Center, or Mercy West Lakes Hospital. The clinic performs surgical procedures like fimbrioplasty, laparoscopy or tubal cannulation to correct structural abnormalities that may result in infertility.

The Iowa fertility clinic also works with egg donors to offer donor egg donation IVF cycles. Couples can choose to work with a known egg donor, like a family or a friend, but many choose to be matched with an anonymous egg donor through an egg donor program. All egg donors at the Mid-Iowa Fertility clinic are screened in accordance to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines.

The Mid-Iowa Fertility clinic also offers a financing program called Cost Sharing Plus. This is an IVF Refund program in which the patient pays for a set number of IVF cycles up front, but if IVF treatment is not successful, a refund will be issued.

Mid-Iowa Fertility offers the following fertility services and treatments:

Fertility services

  • Fertility tests
  • Fertility evaluation
  • Semen analysis for male infertility
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • Egg donation
  • Tubal reversal


Fertility Treatment: 

The Mid-Iowa Fertility clinic offers basic infertility services, such as intrauterine insemination
and more advanced treatments like IVF and egg donation.

Mid-Iowa Fertility in Clive, Iowa, offers the following fertility treatments:

List of Fertility Treatments: 
Donor egg
Embryo transfer
Fertility drugs
Fertility workup
IUI (intrauterine insemination)
IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Menstrual abnormalities
PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis)
Semen analysis
Tubal reversal

Conditions Treated: 

Fertility doctors at the Mid-Iowa Fertility diagnose and treat female infertility, male infertility and other reproductive disorders.

Mid-Iowa Fertility diagnoses and treats the following infertility conditions:

List of Conditions Treated: 
Female infertility
Male infertility
Menstrual abnormalities
Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriage
Ovulatory Dysfunction
Pelvic abnormalities
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Premature ovarian failure
Unexplained infertility
Clinical Trials: 

For more information about clinical trials, please contact the fertility clinic.

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Mid-Iowa Fertility, PC in Clive, Iowa performed 226 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Mid-Iowa Fertility, PC 164 37 18 4 3 1 39.0 24.3 2 / 18 2 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1

IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Mid-Iowa Fertility, PC in Clive, Iowa performed 181 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Mid-Iowa Fertility, PC 116 42 22 0 1 0 59.5 64.3 54.5 N/A 1 / 1 N/A
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Mid-Iowa Fertility, PC in Clive, Iowa to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 56 donor egg cycles in that year; 16 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 40 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
Mid-Iowa Fertility, PC 16 11 / 16 40 30.0

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics



For information on infertility insurance, please contact Mid-Iowa Fertility.



Your rating: 15 1
My husband and I started with Mid Iowa over a year ago. We live in Des Moines and were referred to Mid Iowa after we discovered sperm quality/count issues with my husband. Dr. Young ran several tests on me, including a sonohysterogram and HSG. He cleared me as having a healthy uterus and ready for IVF. We did 2 egg retrievals and 4 IVF cycles. Every cycle there were issues with my lining not thickening they way it should and not growing to "ideal" thickness. Dr. Young proceeded with embryo transfers anyway and every single time the embryos failed to implant. After a year of trying IVF my husband and I decided to make a consultation appointment with the University of Iowa. The doctor there ran many of the same tests as Dr. Young and diagnosed me that same day with Asherman's Syndrome. My uterine cavity was shaped like a canal, not like a triangle. I just had surgery on my uterus in Iowa City last week. Dr. Young completed missed this and just made jokes whenever I asked him about my symptoms and thin lining. He actually made a joke about me "not" having Asherman's Syndrome. When the doctor in Iowa City was reviewing my medical records from Mid Iowa, he found notes about abnormalities in the uterus from my HSG test in Des Moines!! I am absolutely furious that Dr. Young was dishonest about this. I feel like Mid Iowa is all about making money and not actually helping people. Our year with Mid Iowa was a complete was of time and money, and was emotionally exhausting. I would urge you to consider going to Iowa City for your fertility care if you are able. We wasted tens of thousands of dollars at Mid Iowa and they would have just kept taking our money if we had stayed there.

Dr. Cooper is great, nurses were not

Your rating: 25 1
First off I will say that I felt very confident with Dr. Cooper and had no problems with front office staff (they were always more than happy to help and followed through). It is a shame that you only deal with the doctor 10% of the time and the nurses on his staff the rest. Towards the end of my time with infertility treatments I was truly anxious every time I had to contact the nurses about appointments or notifying them of my day 1. They always seemed irritated, were not very helpful when I had questions, and most of the time took longer than a day to get back to me. It was a frustrating experience and one that would have led me to go to a different clinic...too bad there are not any other options in central Iowa.

Blown Away!

Your rating: 55 1
We have truly been blown away by the entire staff - exemplary professionalism, sincere compassion and Dr Young has a fantastic sense of humor! My husband and I feel that everyone has gone above and beyond to deliver stellar service. Our consultation with Dr Young was so wonderful and he took the time to answer all of our questions - and even got me scheduled for several tests same day! His engagement carried over to him personally calling me with test results, instructions, etc on more than one occasion. We truly couldn't ask for better medical partners as we try to start our family!

Office is ok.....Billing a problem

Your rating: 25 1
I'm only going with 2 stars on this one. The office and the facility are ok. In my experience, they aren't the kindest and weren't welcoming to us. Got what we needed done and off we go. The billing office is a big challenge to deal with. It took me 3 phone calls to get Jen to properly submit to insurance. She wanted me to do it when that's her job!!! Then when we go the final bill after insurance, we got double charged for the services. Took many emails and phone calls and 8 days to finally get the charge on our credit card reversed. Left a bad taste in my mouth.

The Staff Is Great

Your rating: 55 1
We've been working with Mid Iowa for 6 months and have had 1 misscarriage. Honestly, the staff is great, and it breaks their heart when your heart is breaking, and they are very helpful and understanding. We have moved on to IVF and are currently pregnant & waiting for our first ultrasound. Excited & hopeful! Highly recommend Dr. Young & staff.

so far not so good

Your rating: 15 1
Making contact is difficult. You must leave a message and wait for a return call. The doctor made an inappropriate comment which makes me uncomfortable using him, but there are no other options in Des Moines. Pray for the best.

Dr Cooper is amazing!!

Your rating: 55 1
We have recently started going to Dr. Cooper and he has been so helpful with us! He truly cares about his patients! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a fertility dr!

This place is amazing! The

Your rating: 55 1
This place is amazing! The staff is friendly as well as the doctors! Do not hesitate to go here. Amazing!

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