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  1. 12 Oct 2018

    IVF Lifestyle Changes: Start Now for Treatment Early 2019 New

    Posted: 12 October 2018 IVF Lifestyle Changes: Start Now for Treatment Early 2019

    Planning to start IVF in the New Year? Then you should start now if you need to make any lifestyle changes first.

    This is because it can take around three months for your health and your fertility to positively improve from certain lifestyle changes.

    Smoking, alcohol, a high or low BMI, caffeine intake and drugs are known to affect fertility. So if you’re trying to conceive, naturally and through IVF, it’s advised to address your lifestyle choices in advance, so your chances of pre...

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  2. 28 Sep 2018

    How Does BMI Affect Fertility?

    Posted: 28 September 2018 How Does BMI Affect Fertility?

    If you’re considering IVF, you’ll notice that many clinics have BMI limits in place. But why is this so important if you’re having fertility treatment?

    BMI & fertility in women

    If your BMI is up to 35 you can have IVF and fertility treatment – but we’ll advise you about the risk of it affecting your pregnancy chances. Women with a high BMI:

    • Have lower success rates from IVF
    • Don’t respond as well to the fertility medications used in fertility treatmen...

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  3. 26 Sep 2018

    Your Guide to New IVF Technology: What We Use in Treatment

    Posted: 26 September 2018 Your Guide to New IVF Technology: What We Use in Treatment

    At Manchester Fertility, IVF involves much more than just joining sperm and egg together in our lab. We use the very latest, next generation IVF technologies and techniques to enhance and personalise your cycle for your best chance of a baby.

    When you come to us for help to conceive, you can benefit from:

    Blastocyst culture and transfer

    Blastocyst culture is when we develop any suitable embryos for longer in our laboratory, to Day 5. By allowing an embryo to grow to Blastocyst stage - wh...

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  4. 19 Sep 2018

    Donor Sperm Insemination Process: Your Quick Guide

    Posted: 19 September 2018 Donor Sperm Insemination Process: Your Quick Guide

    Do you want to have a baby through donor sperm insemination? It’s one of the quickest and simplest types of fertility treatment, but one that needs careful planning to help you achieve pregnancy.

    Here’s your step-by-step guide to a typical cycle of donor sperm insemination with Manchester Fertility.

    We don’t have waiting list for donor sperm and can offer you an extensive choice of health-screened and traceable UK sperm donors from our own sperm bank, with the option of famil...

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  5. 17 Sep 2018

    Male Fertility Specialists: Expertise, Advice & Support at Manchester Fertility

    Posted: 17 September 2018 Male Fertility Specialists: Expertise, Advice & Support at Manchester Fertility

    Have you sought medical help for sperm issues but felt like you weren’t listened to or supported properly?

    If so you’re not alone. Men with fertility issues are not being looked after, not diagnosed and not cared for, one of the UK’s top fertility experts has said.

    Talking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, Professor Sheena Lewis – chair of the British Andrology Society – says the lack of focus on male infertility within the health system is an &lsq...

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  6. 13 Sep 2018

    Diary Date: Instagram Live Q&A with Dr Katerina Bambang

    Posted: 13 September 2018 Diary Date: Instagram Live Q&A with Dr Katerina Bambang

    Do you have a question about IVF, fertility and trying for a baby? Make sure you put Thursday 20 September in your diary, it’s our Instagram Live Q&A with Dr Katerina Bambang, in conjunction with IVF Babble.

    Dr Bambang will be live on Instagram for an hour answering all your fertility questions from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, as the online fertility magazine’s guest fertility expert.

    She’s on board to talk about fertility matters for people trying to conceive, naturally and throu...

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  7. 12 Sep 2018

    Fertility Doctors in Cheshire: Manchester Fertility's Specialist Medical Team

    Posted: 12 September 2018 Fertility Doctors in Cheshire: Manchester Fertility's Specialist Medical Team

    Did you know our fertility consultants specialise in different causes of infertility? The specialist range of expertise across our Cheshire-based doctor team means we have the skill and experience to treat your fertility diagnosis.

    With female doctors available and a multilingual consultant team speaking Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Hungarian, German and Greek, our friendly and welcoming fertility specialists can help you now with no waiting list.

    Areas of clinical interest spanning our consultant te...

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  8. 07 Sep 2018

    Using Donor Eggs: A Day in the Life of Our Donation Team

    Posted: 07 September 2018 Using Donor Eggs: A Day in the Life of Our Donation Team

    Because our Manchester Donors egg donor programme is one of the busiest and most successful in the UK, there’s a lot that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ to make sure you have seamless and stress-free donor eggs IVF treatment, from meeting potential egg donors to egg donor matching.

    Here’s what happens in a typical day for our Donation Team, to give you an insight into  their role and how egg donor treatment is co-ordinated:

    Meeting new egg donors and assessing applica...

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  9. 05 Sep 2018

    Alternative Mild Forms of IVF: Five Things You Need to Know

    Posted: 05 September 2018 Alternative Mild Forms of IVF: Five Things You Need to Know

    Mild IVF, Light IVF, Modified Natural Cycle – low stimulation forms of IVF are some of the newest trends in treatment, often marketed as a ‘safer’ or more gentle option for women who need help to conceive.

    But these IVF alternatives are not suitable for everyone, and although they have some advantages, they are really only designed to be used in specific cases.

    Here are five key things you need to know about low stimulation IVF methods:

    What low stimulation really means

    Low...

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  10. 30 Aug 2018

    Obstetric & Fertility Expertise: Meet Dr Nikolaos Tsampras

    Posted: 30 August 2018 Obstetric & Fertility Expertise: Meet Dr Nikolaos Tsampras

    Imagine how amazing it is to not only help someone to conceive but to also deliver their baby months later?

    Meet Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Nikolaos Tsampras, who has joined our expanding consultant team after many years supporting patients at St Mary’s Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital.

    As an obstetrician, Dr Tsampras has actually welcomed many babies into the world that resulted from embryo transfers he carried out.

    Trained in Greece and the UK, Dr Tsampras specialises in all forms o...

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