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  1. 17 Nov 2017

    Movember & Mental Health: How We Support Infertile Men New

    Posted: 17 November 2017 Movember & Mental Health: How We Support Infertile Men

    Here’s a question for all the guys: Would you talk to your mates if you had a fertility problem?

    Mental health is a big deal this Movember - one in eight men have experienced a mental health problem according to the charity, which focuses on the biggest health issues affecting men globally every year including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.

    The stigma that’s associated with infertility can be especially hard to cope with for a man. In a recent survey for Nati...

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  2. 15 Nov 2017

    Using an Egg Donor: Your Latest FAQs Answered

    Posted: 15 November 2017 Using an Egg Donor: Your Latest FAQs Answered

    The possibility of using donor eggs to have a baby often raises lots of questions: Can I try using my own eggs first? Will I bond with my baby? What if my friend/relative has offered to be my egg donor?

    Our dedicated Donation Team answers your current questions and queries relating to treatment with donor eggs, to give you reassurance and guidance:

    Can I try IVF with my own eggs before using donor eggs?

    Whether you can attempt to conceive first using your own eggs depends on your individual f...

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  3. 10 Nov 2017

    Single Embryo Transfer 'Doubles' Chance of a Healthy Baby

    Posted: 10 November 2017 Single Embryo Transfer 'Doubles' Chance of a Healthy Baby

    How many embryos do you think should be transferred for IVF success? A new study has shown that transferring just one embryo, rather than multiple embryos, is more likely to result in a full term baby of healthy weight regardless of whether fresh or frozen eggs are used.

    The study – which used donor eggs to control factors relating to egg quality – analysed over 28,000 IVF cycles using fresh and frozen eggs.

    Data showed electively transferring one embryo doubled the chances of a go...

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  4. 08 Nov 2017

    No Waiting List if You Want a UK Egg Donor at Manchester Fertility

    Posted: 08 November 2017 No Waiting List if You Want a UK Egg Donor at Manchester Fertility

    Would you be happy to use the donor eggs of a woman from somewhere like the Ukraine to have your baby? If you’d rather conceive with the help of a UK egg donor – rather than a woman from abroad – we can help.

    At Manchester Fertility we don’t have a waiting list for UK donor eggs and unlike other clinics, we don’t import donor eggs.

    The reason we have UK egg donors immediately available is thanks to Manchester Donors – our own National Gamete Donation Trust a...

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  5. 03 Nov 2017

    National Fertility Awareness Week: Getting pregnant tips & fertility help

    Posted: 03 November 2017 National Fertility Awareness Week: Getting pregnant tips & fertility help

    Trying for a baby but not pregnant yet? In our final blog to mark National Fertility Awareness Week, we reveal some simple tips to help you conceive, and talk through taking the next step to expert fertility advice if pregnancy isn’t happening as quickly as you’d like.

    Having a fertility problem is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s estimated one in six couples in the UK are affected by fertility issues, and although it’s more openly discussed now than it used to be, there a...

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  6. 02 Nov 2017

    National Fertility Awareness Week: Fertility Etiquette & the Counselling Conversation

    Posted: 02 November 2017 National Fertility Awareness Week: Fertility Etiquette & the Counselling Conversation

    It’s hard to know what to say when you’re coping with infertility, not just to friends and family but also to each other.

    Fertility Network UK are tackling the social issue of fertility etiquette as part of its National Fertility Awareness Week, advising how best to support anyone experiencing fertility issues.

    Providing the right support is something we’re very experienced in at Manchester Fertility. Every patient we welcome is treated with care, sensitivity and respect, but...

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  7. 01 Nov 2017

    It's a Male Problem Too: National Fertility Awareness Week Fertility Fellas

    Posted: 01 November 2017 It's a Male Problem Too: National Fertility Awareness Week Fertility Fellas

    Men need fertility support and advice just as much as women, their fertility issues are just as common – but their voices aren’t often heard.

    Fertility Network UK has revealed men’s experiences of fertility in a unique survey for National Fertility Awareness Week, creating a ‘FertilityFellas’ campaign to ensure men get the help they need.

    In our third special blog for National Fertility Awareness Week, here’s a Q&A all about male infertility. Remember th...

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  8. 31 Oct 2017

    National Fertility Awareness Week: IVF is 40 - A Day in the Life of a Lead Embryologist

    Posted: 31 October 2017 National Fertility Awareness Week: IVF is 40 - A Day in the Life of a Lead Embryologist

    On 25 July, 1978, the world’s first IVF baby was born. And on 3 April, 1987 – less than 10 years later – we celebrated the birth of very our own first IVF baby at Manchester Fertility.

    Our Lead Embryologist, Dr Debbie Falconer, was the embryologist responsible. And since then, over the past 30 years, she’s helped a further 5,000 more babies into the world.

    For National Fertility Awareness Week’s ‘IVF is 40’ celebration, Debbie reveals more about that m...

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  9. 30 Oct 2017

    National Fertility Awareness Week: NHS IVF and Going Private

    Posted: 30 October 2017 National Fertility Awareness Week: NHS IVF and Going Private

    Today is the start of National Fertility Awareness Week, the annual campaign by Fertility Network UK to raise awareness and change perceptions of fertility issues.

    This year’s campaign is focused on getting people talking about fertility, debunking common fertility myths, supporting men with infertility and promoting fair access to NHS fertility treatment.

    Throughout this week we’ll be doing a series of special blogs to mark the campaign, starting today with a focus on NHS IVF.

    Fe...

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  10. 27 Oct 2017

    Fertility Preservation: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted: 27 October 2017 Fertility Preservation: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for many women diagnosed with the disease fertility preservation is an important factor, as quick decisions are often needed regarding future fertility.

    Here are some useful Q&As all about fertility preservation for medical reasons, including future treatment options using your frozen eggs:

    I need to start cancer treatment but I want to freeze my eggs first. How long will it take?

    At Manchester Fertility we can get you started on an egg-freez...

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