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  1. 22 Jun 2018

    Our First IVF Baby Born Through Genetic Screening: Meet Baby Ernest New

    Posted: 22 June 2018 Our First IVF Baby Born Through Genetic Screening: Meet Baby Ernest

    From IVF heartache and miscarriage comes baby joy for Manchester Fertility patients Joanne and Andrew – they’re the proud parents of our first ever baby born through our Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) service.

    Baby Ernest was born in April after our fertility doctors identified that genetically-abnormal embryos together with a misplaced window of implantation were the cause of the couple’s fertility struggles.

    Joanne and Andrew started their journey with us in 2016 a...

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  2. 15 Jun 2018

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening: Facts, Benefits & Risks

    Posted: 15 June 2018 Preimplantation Genetic Screening: Facts, Benefits & Risks

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is a special advanced test we can perform that looks at an embryo’s genetic make-up, helping us to decide if it’s suitable for transfer or not. 

    It can help you have a baby if you’ve had recurrent pregnancy loss, have a history of failed IVF or are at a higher risk of producing abnormal embryos due to age.

    Here’s what you need to consider if you’re thinking of having Preimplantation Genetic Screening as part of your IVF...

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  3. 08 Jun 2018

    What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening in IVF?

    Posted: 08 June 2018 What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening in IVF?

    Have you experienced recurrent miscarriage or repeated implantation failure? It may have been caused by genetically abnormal embryos.

    At Manchester Fertility, we can help improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy through a special test called Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS).

    One of the most advanced IVF developments of recent years, PGS enables us to check that your embryos have the right numbers of chromosomes for a successful ongoing pregnancy, prior to transfer.

    A highly speciali...

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  4. 25 May 2018

    IVF Embryo Development & Growth: Timeline to Transfer

    Posted: 25 May 2018 IVF Embryo Development & Growth: Timeline to Transfer

    Did you know that it takes only a few days for us to identify your best embryo for transfer?

    After your eggs are retrieved in IVF, they are fertilised with partner or donor sperm. And over the next 48 hours, we’d hope to see them grow and change as amazing things happen to make an embryo suitable for transfer.

    Take a look at an embryo’s typical journey so you can understand the different development and growth stages, and when embryo transfer might happen for you:

    Day 1: The morni...

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  5. 22 May 2018

    Choosing An Egg Donor: How it Works

    Posted: 22 May 2018 Choosing An Egg Donor: How it Works

    If you’re using donor eggs, choosing your egg donor is one of the most exciting parts of treatment.

    At Manchester Fertility our own egg donor programme means we can offer you an extensive choice of UK egg donors, to help you have your baby.

    Here’s your quick guide to the process of choosing your egg donor, and how our dedicated Donation Team helps you find the right egg donor for you:

    Step 1: What does your ideal egg donor look like?

    The first thing to consider is the physical ch...

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  6. 18 May 2018

    Talking About Infertility With Family, Friends & Colleagues

    Posted: 18 May 2018 Talking About Infertility With Family, Friends & Colleagues

    If you’re struggling with fertility problems, it can be an isolating experience – and especially challenging to broach the subject with family and friends.

    Because although we’re getting better at being more open about infertility – there are chat rooms, forums, media stories and even celebrities talking about IVF now – it’s not always so easy to talk to the people closest to you.

    Here’s how you can get the support you need from family, friends and col...

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  7. 15 May 2018

    Telling Your Child They Are Donor-Conceived: Tips, Advice & Support

    Posted: 15 May 2018 Telling Your Child They Are Donor-Conceived: Tips, Advice & Support

    If you use an egg donor to have a baby, one of the things we’ll discuss with you as part of your treatment is telling your child in future about their origins. 

    Although you may feel anxious about this, we do encourage patients who are using donors to always be open and honest with children about how their family came to be formed.

    Our fertility counsellors will help you with this. They’ll help you anticipate conversations now, so you can positively and sensitively help your c...

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  8. 11 May 2018

    Secondary Infertility FAQs & Advice

    Posted: 11 May 2018 Secondary Infertility FAQs & Advice

    Secondary infertility – being unable to conceive another child – is something many women and couples struggle with. It’s natural to assume if you’ve had a baby before you’ll be able to get pregnant again, but this doesn’t always happen.

    We answer your FAQs about the condition, why it might occur and what we can do to help:

    Why does secondary infertility happen?

    Secondary infertility can happen because:

    • You have underlying fertility issues which fortunate...

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  9. 04 May 2018

    Quick Guide to Egg Freezing: Why Do It and 3 Things to Think About

    Posted: 04 May 2018 Quick Guide to Egg Freezing: Why Do It and 3 Things to Think About

    Interested in egg freezing? You’re not alone – the numbers of women opting for egg freezing has been rising every year since 2010 according to HFEA data.

    There are lots of reasons you may want to freeze eggs. Many women do it because it gives them the chance to have children later in life. Egg freezing is also used for fertility preservation by women having medical treatment and by transgender patients.

    At Manchester Fertility we can help you decide if egg freezing is the right opt...

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  10. 14 Apr 2018

    Are Donor Eggs Right For You?

    Posted: 14 April 2018 Are Donor Eggs Right For You?

    Not sure if using donor eggs is right for you? Treatment using donor eggs offers an amazing way for infertile women to have a baby but it’s not always easy to make the decision.

    It often comes at an emotionally difficult time, when IVF treatment with own eggs has failed or there has been an unexpected diagnosis of needing an egg donor.

    At Manchester Fertility, you don’t go through this alone. We’ll help you make the right decision, so you can look forward to having a family t...

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