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  1. 16 Jan 2019

    IVF for Older Couples: Tailored Fertility Treatments for the Over 40s

    Posted: 16 January 2019 IVF for Older Couples: Tailored Fertility Treatments for the Over 40s

    At Manchester Fertility we welcome a lot of patients into our clinic who are wanting to start a family together later in life. Many start this journey worried about their chances of success and if they need an egg donor, how they will find one.

    As a specialist fertility clinic for patients over the age of 40, we know and understand the unique challenges you face. Not just the possibility of using donor eggs, but the importance of male fertility and sperm health too, which also declines with age...

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  2. 14 Jan 2019

    Tips to Help You Through Your IVF Cycle

    Posted: 14 January 2019 Tips to Help You Through Your IVF Cycle

    Staying positive throughout IVF is so important, but given the emotional challenges of treatment, it is not always easy.

    Here are some tips from our team to help you through your IVF cycle:

    Make a plan

    Make a plan with your partner, or a family member or friend if you are having treatment on your own, that covers things like how many cycles you are prepared to have, what you will do if your first cycle is unsuccessful and how you will fund treatment. Planning helps you regain some control, fo...

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  3. 09 Jan 2019

    How to Fund Donor Treatment This Year

    Posted: 09 January 2019 How to Fund Donor Treatment This Year

    If you are planning to have a family with the help of a donor this year, have you thought about how you are going to fund your treatment?

    In addition to paying for treatment as you go along, we also offer other ways to fund treatment with donor sperm and donor eggs, including:

    Frozen Donor Eggs Multi-Cycle package

    Did you know that choosing frozen donor eggs instead of fresh can help reduce the cost of treatment? It is also a quicker treatment path, as the eggs are already frozen in our in-ho...

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  4. 07 Jan 2019

    New Year New You: Key Health Factors That Can Matter for IVF

    Posted: 07 January 2019 New Year New You: Key Health Factors That Can Matter for IVF

    If you are planning a January health overhaul as part of your preparation for IVF this year, there are lots of ways you can help your health, wellbeing and your chance of IVF success.

    The sooner you start to prepare for your treatment, the better. But even if your cycle is due to start in only a few weeks, it is never too late to make positive changes to give yourself the best chance of conceiving:

    Your weight & BMI

    Making sure you are in a healthy BMI range is one of the biggest ways you...

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  5. 28 Dec 2018

    IVF Tips: How to Choose a Fertility Doctor

    Posted: 28 December 2018 IVF Tips: How to Choose a Fertility Doctor

    Choosing a fertility specialist is one of the key parts of the IVF and fertility treatment journey. But it is not always a simple decision, because there are many different causes of infertility and different approaches.

    Here is our advice to help you choose the best fertility specialist for you:

    Expertise

    Make sure your fertility specialist has experience in helping others with your specific fertility issue. At Manchester Fertility our consultant team has special interests, such as male infe...

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  6. 27 Dec 2018

    Planning Donor Eggs IVF? How We Can Help

    Posted: 27 December 2018 Planning Donor Eggs IVF? How We Can Help

    Are you hoping to start treatment with donor eggs next year? Once you have made the decision to use donor eggs to conceive, the next areas of focus are typically how you will find an egg donor, where to have treatment and how much it will cost.

    Here is how we can help initially, so you can plan your journey to a baby with reassurance and confidence:

    How does treatment work?

    Sitting down with one of our Donation Team for an informal chat is an ideal first step to explore treatment and how it ...

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  7. 17 Dec 2018

    How to Cope with IVF, Infertility and Trying to Conceive at Christmas

    Posted: 17 December 2018 How to Cope with IVF, Infertility and Trying to Conceive at Christmas

    With all the attention on family and the joy of children at Christmas, the festive season can be especially hard if you are struggling to conceive or going through fertility treatment.

    You may feel a mixture of emotions at this time of year: Frustration and disappointment that you have not had a baby yet, but hopeful that maybe this time next year, you will have a family of your own.

    However you may feel, we are here to support you. We are open if you need to talk throughout the festive period...

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  8. 14 Dec 2018

    IVF Fertility Tests: What Your AMH Result Means

    Posted: 14 December 2018 IVF Fertility Tests: What Your AMH Result Means

    If you are trying to conceive, you may come across phrases such as ‘ovarian reserve level’ or ‘egg count test.’ These are simply talking about your AMH - Anti-Mullerian Hormone – level.

    But what is AMH, and why is it so important when looking at fertility and chances of IVF success?

    What AMH is

    Anti-Mullerian Hormone is produced by the follicles – egg sacs – that contain all the immature eggs you have in your ovaries. Every woman has a set supply of ...

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  9. 12 Dec 2018

    7 Reasons to Choose Manchester Fertility for Treatment with Donor Eggs

    Posted: 12 December 2018 7 Reasons to Choose Manchester Fertility for Treatment with Donor Eggs

    If you need an egg donor to have a baby, finding a suitable donor and having treatment does not have to be a lengthy process – or mean you have to go abroad.

    Did you know that at Manchester Fertility we have donor eggs ready to help you now? And immediate consultations available, so you can start treatment as soon as you are ready?

    Here is why Manchester Fertility is a clinic with a difference if you need donor eggs:

    Our own donor programme: We know the donors our donor eggs come from p...

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  10. 10 Dec 2018

    Free IVF 1-2-1 with a Patient Advisor: What to Expect

    Posted: 10 December 2018 Free IVF 1-2-1 with a Patient Advisor: What to Expect

    Did you know that if you are hoping to start fertility treatment in 2019, you can have a free appointment with us first?

    Your free 1-2-1 session is with one of our friendly Patient Advisors. An ideal way to explore your options to a family, it is a non-medical informal appointment where you can ask us anything you would like to know about fertility treatments, costs and how it works, with no obligation.

    We can talk you through:

    • The different stages of treatment: If you would like to have yo...

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