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  1. 26 May 2017

    Looking Abroad for an Egg Donor? Why UK Egg Donors Are Best for You & Your Child New

    Posted: 26 May 2017 Looking Abroad for an Egg Donor? Why UK Egg Donors Are Best for You & Your Child

    Posted by Samantha Slack, Donor Programme Team Leader

    If you need an egg donor to have a baby, do you think you’ll be able to find one in the UK?

    A new survey of people who have undergone fertility treatment or are considering it has revealed that one of the main reasons for ‘fertility tourism’ is access to anonymous egg donors.

    Assuming your only hope of an egg donor is to go abroad is a common misconception to make. The media are often reporting news of long waiting lists ...

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  2. 24 May 2017

    How to Start a Family through Donor Sperm Insemination New

    Posted: 24 May 2017 How to Start a Family through Donor Sperm Insemination

    Posted by Joanne Adams, Sperm Donor Bank Manager

    If you’re planning to conceive through donor sperm insemination, do you know how to get started?

    Whether you’re a same-sex couple, single woman or a couple who need donor sperm because of male fertility issues, we can help you achieve pregnancy at Manchester Fertility using sperm from our UK-based, identifiable and traceable sperm donors.

    We have no waiting list for treatment with donor sperm, so you can start planning your family s...

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  3. 19 May 2017

    How We Ensure the Highest Chance of Pregnancy Using Donor Eggs

    Posted: 19 May 2017 How We Ensure the Highest Chance of Pregnancy Using Donor Eggs

    Posted by Samantha Slack, Donor Programme Team Leader

    If you’re considering using an egg donor to have a baby, it’s reassuring to know that according to the HFEA, treatment with donor eggs has a better average success rate than conventional IVF.

    This is because donor eggs come from women who have a maximum age of 35, which means egg quality – and therefore pregnancy rate - is on average slightly higher.

    At Manchester Fertility, all women who donate eggs to us are between the...

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  4. 17 May 2017

    How We Increase Your Chance of IVF Pregnancy in our Lab

    Posted: 17 May 2017 How We Increase Your Chance of IVF Pregnancy in our Lab

    Posted by Claire Kay, Embryology Team Leader

    One of the biggest factors affecting the outcome of your IVF cycle is embryo selection.

    Reliant on the expertise and skill of the Embryology team, and any advanced techniques used in the laboratory, it involves identifying which of your embryos has the greatest potential for pregnancy.

    At Manchester Fertility our Embryology team have extensive expertise in embryo selection, gained from years of intensive training and clinical practice both in the U...

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  5. 12 May 2017

    Treatment with Donor Eggs: What Are You Paying For?

    Posted: 12 May 2017 Treatment with Donor Eggs: What Are You Paying For?

    Posted by Samantha Slack, Donor Programme Team Leader

    There has been a lot in the media over the past week about fertility clinics profiting from donated eggs, selling treatment cycles at high prices to women who are relying on donor eggs to have a baby.

    But what’s the truth? Is treatment with donor eggs really just a profit-driven process?

    It’s actually a complex and specialised treatment for both egg donors and recipients, that involves you, your egg donor, and all the tailored ...

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  6. 10 May 2017

    IVF, ICSI & IUI: The Main Fertility Treatments to Help You Conceive

    Posted: 10 May 2017 IVF, ICSI & IUI: The Main Fertility Treatments to Help You Conceive

    Posted by Dr Peter Kerecsenyi, Fertility Consultant

    Which fertility treatment is most likely to help you have a baby? With so many different types of procedures and techniques available, it can be confusing to understand which may work for you.

    But actually there is only a small number of key fertility treatment techniques that are used by clinics: IVF, ICSI or IUI. Each has a different way of joining sperm and eggs together – including donor sperm and donor eggs - to achieve pregnancy....

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  7. 04 May 2017

    Daily Mail Egg-Sharing 'Exploitation', IVF Add-ons & Fertility Drugs Rip-Off: Your reassurance at Manchester Fertility

    Posted: 04 May 2017 Daily Mail Egg-Sharing 'Exploitation', IVF Add-ons & Fertility Drugs Rip-Off: Your reassurance at Manchester Fertility

    This week the Daily Mail ran a highly sensationalised ‘cash-for-eggs’ feature, claiming that desperate women on low incomes are being ‘exploited’ by IVF clinics.

    The newspaper’s investigation also targeted treatment add-ons at private clinics, and the cost of fertility drugs obtained from clinics compared to high street pharmacies.

    It made concerning reading for anyone considering private fertility treatment, or egg-sharing as part of an IVF cycle. So in this week...

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  8. 03 May 2017

    Treatment with Donor Eggs: How to Pick Your Perfect Egg Donor

    Posted: 03 May 2017 Treatment with Donor Eggs: How to Pick Your Perfect Egg Donor

    Choosing your egg donor is one of the most exciting – yet daunting - parts of treatment with donor eggs.

    You’re selecting the person who’s going to help you have a baby. It’s a truly life-changing decision. So it’s natural to have some concerns about somehow getting it ‘wrong’, or being anxious that we won’t have any egg donors that fit your preferences.

    At Manchester Fertility, we have an extensive choice of traceable and identifiable UK egg don...

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  9. 28 Apr 2017

    Treatment with Donor Eggs: Meet Your Clinic Team

    Posted: 28 April 2017 Treatment with Donor Eggs: Meet Your Clinic Team

    Who will you see at Manchester Fertility when you have treatment with donor eggs?

    Creating a family using donor eggs involves a wide clinical team, bringing together the specialist skill and expertise of our consultants, nurses, laboratory staff and more to help you have your baby.

    The extensive support network across our clinic ensures your treatment is a seamless and stress-free experience, leaving you free to focus on choosing your egg donor and preparing for your new family. We have no wai...

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  10. 27 Apr 2017

    Happy Retirement to Dr Stephen Payne!

    Posted: 27 April 2017 Happy Retirement to Dr Stephen Payne!

    The Manchester Fertility team – and we’re sure many of our patients - would like to wish our Consultant Urological Surgeon Dr Stephen Payne a very happy retirement!

    Dr Payne has been an integral part of the Manchester Fertility consultant team for over 27 years, specialising in Surgical Sperm Retrieval (SSR) techniques and reconstructive surgery.

    Thanks to his considerable expertise in male infertility and sperm disorders, many men who thought they would never have a family have be...

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