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...
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 ...
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...
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:
Interested in treatment with donor sperm? With no waiting list for UK donor sperm from our own donor bank, you can start planning now to have a baby.
Our sperm bank manager, Joanne Adams, answers your latest FAQs about using a sperm donor, treatments and costs:
What is the first stage of treatment if I need a sperm donor?
You can come and have a free, no obligation chat to a Patient Advisor or attend one of our free Open Evenings. We will tell you about our sperm donors, treatment choices and...
If you are researching and getting ready to start fertility treatment in 2019, you will see there are many different types of treatments available.
Here is your snapshot guide to the treatments that can help you have a baby, how they work and when they might be advised:
How IVF works: IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation – involves stimulating your ovaries to produce mature eggs, which are then fertilised in our laboratory with your partner’s sperm or donor sperm. We monitor you...
Let’s talk male fertility for Movember, the annual focus on the key health and wellbeing issues faced by men.
ICSI is the treatment designed for male factor infertility, but it might not be your only option if you have sperm issues that are making it hard to conceive.
Depending on your semen analysis results, other treatments may be effective, including IUI, IVF or even simple lifestyle changes. Here’s what you need to know about male infertility treatment options:
It may be hard at first to accept that your best chance of a baby is to use donor eggs, but it could be the best thing you ever do. Here’s why:
Donor eggs allow you to carry and give birth to your baby
Treatment with donor eggs is amazing, as it gives you the chance to have a baby if you cannot conceive yourself. For women who have ...
Does a negative pregnancy test mean you are definitely not pregnant after IVF?
Here’s what a pregnancy test measures, and what happens next in your treatment journey if your result is negative:
How home pregnancy tests work
The pregnancy test you perform after IVF measures the amount of hCG in your urine. HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin – is the hormone that is produced by the implanted embryo. In the earliest first days of pregnancy, hCG concentration increases rapidly, ...
Age 28 is when your fertility is already falling, at age 35 it declines and then at age 42, the chance of conceiving naturally is small.
Every person’s fertility rate is different, but proactive fertility education is important if you are thinking of having a family.
Here is how you find out about your own fertility, and what can ...