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  1. 21 Aug 2018

    Where to Get IVF Support New

    Posted: 21 August 2018 Where to Get IVF Support

    Knowing you’re not alone can make a big difference when you’re going through IVF and fertility treatment. Here’s where you can get the IVF support you need, to help you through the ups and downs of your fertility journey:

    Clinic counsellors

    Manchester Fertility counsellors are a great source of compassionate support and professional, impartial help. Highly experienced in helping couples at every stage of treatment, they are ready to listen whenever you need to talk.

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  2. 17 Aug 2018

    The Ups and Downs of IVF: What to Expect New

    Posted: 17 August 2018 The Ups and Downs of IVF: What to Expect

    Are you prepared for the journey of IVF? Fertility treatment can have an enormous effect on anyone trying for a baby.

    Coping with unexpected fertility struggles, juggling IVF with a busy work life, trying to remain positive for each other - it can all take a toll.

    But this is where our support comes in, to help you both cope. We take a look at the emotional rollercoaster of IVF, so you can understand how you might feel:

    Before IVF

    Many couples arrive at our clinic already anxious and worried...

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  3. 10 Aug 2018

    Fertility Preservation Expertise: Meet Dr Katerina Bambang

    Posted: 10 August 2018 Fertility Preservation Expertise: Meet Dr Katerina Bambang

    Have you ever considered elective egg freezing, or sperm freezing? In this week’s new doctor profile blog, meet our newest consultant Dr Katerina Bambang, a leading fertility preservation specialist.

    Dr Bambang joins us from a long career at Northwest Deanery and Liverpool Women’s NHS trust. A Consultant Gynaecologist and subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, she has special interest in fertility preservation services and timely access for women at risk of losing ovarian function....

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  4. 07 Aug 2018

    Quick Guide to IVF Medications

    Posted: 07 August 2018 Quick Guide to IVF Medications

    What medications are used in IVF? In a typical IVF cycle, a few different fertility drugs are used of which there are many different brand names. Here’s a quick guide to what these drugs actually are, how they are administered and what they do:

    Oral contraceptives

    It may seem strange to start IVF by taking oral contraception, but this may be initially used to help us regulate and control your cycle.

    Down regulation drugs (such as Cetrotide, Buserelin)

    To get the multiple mature eggs we...

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  5. 03 Aug 2018

    Fertility & Endometriosis Specialist: Meet Dr Kingshuk Majumder

    Posted: 03 August 2018 Fertility & Endometriosis Specialist: Meet Dr Kingshuk Majumder

    Are you struggling to conceive because of endometriosis? In our new blog series profiling our doctors, meet our Consultant Gynaecologist and reproductive surgery specialist, Dr Kingshuk Majumder.

    He’s one of the UK’s leading fertility consultants for gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids and uterine malformations, supporting Manchester Fertility patients and women who’ve been referred to the Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Centre at St Mary’s Hospital.

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  6. 27 Jul 2018

    Miscarriage & Failed IVF Support & Expertise: Meet Dr Anamika Rao

    Posted: 27 July 2018 Miscarriage & Failed IVF Support & Expertise: Meet Dr Anamika Rao

    If you’ve had recurrent miscarriage or failed IVF, you need specialist fertility support and care to help you have a baby. In our next ‘get to know our doctors’ blog, meet Dr Anamika Rao.

    Dr Rao has special interest in recurrent embryo implantation and miscarriage, using her expertise to give hope and personalised treatment to patients with a complex fertility history.

    She was instrumental in the successful birth of our first baby through Endometrial Receptivity Array testing...

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  7. 20 Jul 2018

    New HFEA Rules for IVF Add-ons: Finding What's Best For You

    Posted: 20 July 2018 New HFEA Rules for IVF Add-ons: Finding What's Best For You

    IVF patients are set to be more informed about treatment extras after fertility regulator the HFEA announced plans to make IVF ‘add-ons’ and their benefits clearer.

    Under a new code of practice, yet to be approved, fertility clinics will soon have to explain the clinical evidence behind treatment add-ons – helping patients make better decisions about what’s right for them.

    The move comes after the HFEA created a new easy-to-understand traffic light rating system, educat...

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  8. 19 Jul 2018

    Expertise & Knowledge: Meet Dr Raj Mathur

    Posted: 19 July 2018 Expertise & Knowledge: Meet Dr Raj Mathur

    Knowing a bit more about the fertility specialist who’ll be leading your treatment journey can help put you at ease. Our next doctor profile in our special blog series is Senior Fertility Consultant, Dr Raj Mathur.

    One of the most respected fertility specialists in the UK and internationally through his work with fertility regulator the HFEA and the British Fertility Society, Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Mathur has been helping private and NHS patients to have families for over 20 years.

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  9. 17 Jul 2018

    Looking for Donor Eggs? 5 Reasons to Use Our Frozen Donor Egg Bank

    Posted: 17 July 2018 Looking for Donor Eggs? 5 Reasons to Use Our Frozen Donor Egg Bank

    Do you need donor eggs? Worried about waiting lists and the cost of treatment? Or that you might need to go abroad?

    There’s a way you can have treatment using donor eggs in the UK quickly and safely – and it involves choosing eggs from our frozen donor egg bank.

    Our frozen donor egg bank gives you instant access to donor eggs. But what makes our frozen donor eggs different is that we know all the women they’re from. Our donors are UK-based women who donate to us through our o...

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  10. 13 Jul 2018

    Meet Your Fertility Specialist: Dr Peter Kerecsenyi

    Posted: 13 July 2018 Meet Your Fertility Specialist: Dr Peter Kerecsenyi

    Do you have an upcoming fertility consultation? In our special blog series, we’re introducing you to some of our consultant team, so you can find out more about the fertility specialists who will be guiding you on your journey to a baby.

    Meet Dr Peter Kerecsenyi. ‘Warm’, ‘supportive’ and ‘caring’, he’s one of our longest-serving fertility specialists.

    He’s spent almost a decade making baby dreams come true, always starting by understanding ...

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