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...
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.
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...
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...
If you’re using donor eggs, choosing your egg donor is one of the most exciting parts of treatment.
Step 1: What does your ideal egg donor look like?
The first thing to consider is the physical ch...
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...
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...
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:
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...
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...