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  1. 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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  2. 13 Apr 2018

    IVF Tips: How to Cope with the 'Two-Week Wait'

    Posted: 13 April 2018 IVF Tips: How to Cope with the 'Two-Week Wait'

    The ‘two-week wait’ is a hot topic on any IVF and TTC forum – it’s the 14-day window before you can take your pregnancy test.

    During this time thoughts of pregnancy are all-consuming, making it hard to carry on ‘as normal’.

    Here are some tips from our fertility support midwife, Lynsey Moorhead, on how to cope:

    Don’t try to avoid it: You’ll be looking for the slightest pregnancy signs and worrying over every twinge. So it’s unrealistic to p...

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  3. 12 Apr 2018

    All About Fertility Tests & Screening

    Posted: 12 April 2018 All About Fertility Tests & Screening

    If you’re starting IVF and fertility treatment, here’s a quick overview of the pre-treatment fertility screening tests we’ll do.

    The results are used to help us determine the right treatment and to check for any issues which could affect your chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

    You’ll be advised on which tests are right for you and will always be given a clear explanation of what the results mean.

    Female fertility tests

    Screening tests for women involve checking ...

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  4. 12 Apr 2018

    Choosing an IVF Clinic: Six Key Things to Consider

    Posted: 12 April 2018 Choosing an IVF Clinic: Six Key Things to Consider

    Choosing an IVF clinic is one of the biggest decisions you can make. But how do you know which fertility clinic is really the right one for you?

    Choice should be based on the treatment experience as a whole – not just the medical aspect and success rate. Because of the emotional and personal nature of fertility treatment, the care and support you receive, the clinic environment and the compassion of the clinic team are just as important.

    Here are six key things to consider when researchi...

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  5. 12 Apr 2018

    Five Things to Know Before you Start IVF

    Posted: 12 April 2018 Five Things to Know Before you Start IVF

    Did you know more than 68,000 cycles of IVF are carried out every year in the UK? If you’re planning to try for a baby through IVF too, here are five things to know before you start: 

    1. Research the IVF process

    Being informed about what’s to come can help make the IVF journey easier. Research the IVF process so you know what to expect. Always ask if there’s anything you’re not sure about – we’re always happy to help clarify and reassure.

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  6. 11 Apr 2018

    How to Start IVF: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    Posted: 11 April 2018 How to Start IVF: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    You’ve made the exciting decision to start your family – but if you need IVF, how exactly do you get started?

    Taking the first steps to treatment can be daunting, and it can sometimes be confusing to know what to do first.

    Here’s your step-by-step guide to starting your IVF journey with Manchester Fertility: 

    1. Research

    Brochure: Request our brochure here - we’ll send you a digital copy or in the post. Our brochure tells you more about our clinic, our team and o...

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  7. 07 Apr 2018

    World Health Day

    Posted: 07 April 2018 World Health Day

    It’s World Health Day! This year’s theme is #HealthForAll – and whilst we’re lucky to have access to healthcare, not everyone can access fertility treatment.

    Through discounted funding options we aim to make private IVF and care cost-effective and accessible to as many people as possible, so everyone has the chance of a family and the supported, personal care they need.

    Explore the plans and packages to see if any are right for you.

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  8. 30 Mar 2018

    Improving the Odds of IVF Working for You: Fertility Show Seminar

    Posted: 30 March 2018 Improving the Odds of IVF Working for You: Fertility Show Seminar

    There’s one question many IVF patients ask: Is there anything I can do to influence the outcome of my IVF cycle?

    Our fertility consultant Dr Raj Mathur presented a sell-out seminar on this topic - ‘Improving the Odds of IVF Working for You’ - at Manchester’s Fertility Show.

    If you missed it or couldn’t attend the show, here’s a useful overview of the main advice which could help make a difference to your IVF journey:

    What are the factors that can affect hav...

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  9. 28 Mar 2018

    Getting Pregnant Using Donor Eggs: Tips & Advice

    Posted: 28 March 2018 Getting Pregnant Using Donor Eggs: Tips & Advice

    Is there anything you can do to increase the chances of having a baby when using donor eggs? 

    When having fertility treatment with donor eggs at Manchester Fertility, you’re in our capable and experienced hands. We’re a specialist clinic for this type of treatment, offering a comprehensive and supported journey using UK donor eggs from our own donor programme. 

    But there’s still lots you can do – and that we will do – to maximise the likelihood of pregna...

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  10. 23 Mar 2018

    Your IVF Journey: What to Expect

    Posted: 23 March 2018 Your IVF Journey: What to Expect

    There are lots of reasons why many people come to Manchester Fertility, often bypassing local fertility clinics despite the distance or even travelling from abroad.

    We’ve heard it’s because of our expertise and our transparency. Our individualised approach. Because we’re a team that genuinely cares and takes the time to get to know you.

    But mostly, it’s because all these things mean people very quickly get a reassuring ‘feel’ for our clinic and our team from...

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