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  1. 15 Sep 2017

    Fertility Treatments for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: PCOS Awareness Month New

    Posted: 15 September 2017 Fertility Treatments for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: PCOS Awareness Month

    If you have PCOS – or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – you may find you need help to get pregnant, because of how it affects ovulation and your body.

    Although it’s a common cause of fertility problems, PCOS doesn’t mean you can’t have a baby, but you may find it more difficult to get pregnant naturally. This is because women with PCOS don’t ovulate regularly, and have an irregular menstrual cycle. Some women with PCOS don’t ovulate at all.

    For PCOS Awaren...

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  2. 13 Sep 2017

    The Process of Choosing an Egg Donor

    Posted: 13 September 2017 The Process of Choosing an Egg Donor

    If you’re planning to have a baby using donor eggs, egg donor selection can be an exciting time.

    But it can also be one of the most difficult and complex decisions you have to make, especially as you’ll typically have plenty of egg donor choices thanks to the success of our Manchester Donors egg donor programme.

    So how do you know for sure if you’ve chosen the best egg donor for you from the matches we give you, based on your preferences? Here’s how we can help you be c...

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  3. 08 Sep 2017

    Male Infertility Treatments: Urology Awareness Month

    Posted: 08 September 2017 Male Infertility Treatments: Urology Awareness Month

    September is Urology Awareness Month, created by London-based charity The Urology Foundation to raise awareness of urological issues and the stigma that can be associated with many of its conditions.

    Urology applies to diseases of the kidney and urinary tract such as bladder or prostate cancer – but also to problems with the male reproductive system, including male infertility and testicular cancer.

    It’s why if you have fertility problems as a man, you’ll often see a Consulta...

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  4. 06 Sep 2017

    Do I Need An Egg Donor for PCOS?

    Posted: 06 September 2017 Do I Need An Egg Donor for PCOS?

    It’s PCOS Awareness Month – but do you know what PCOS is? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is thought to affect 1 in 5 women in the UK.

    It’s the most common female hormone condition according to UK PCOS charity Verity, and it can cause ovulation problems together with other symptoms including weight gain.

    If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, it doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant. As it affects every woman differently, many women with the condition can conceive na...

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  5. 01 Sep 2017

    Manchester Fertility: A Fertility Clinic Specialising in IVF Treatments for the LGBT Community

    Posted: 01 September 2017 Manchester Fertility: A Fertility Clinic Specialising in IVF Treatments for the LGBT Community

    Are you a same-sex couple or single female looking for a fertility clinic? Manchester Fertility has been helping people from throughout the North West’s LGBT community to achieve a family for over 30 years.

    We don’t offer ‘one-size-fits-all’ standard fertility treatments at our private Cheshire fertility clinic. We offer comprehensive, tailored LGBT family building solutions designed with the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples and singles in mind.

    W...

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  6. 30 Aug 2017

    LGBT Families: Treatment with Donor Eggs for Same-Sex Couples & Single Women

    Posted: 30 August 2017 LGBT Families: Treatment with Donor Eggs for Same-Sex Couples & Single Women

    Do you need an egg donor and a sperm donor to conceive? Many same-sex couples and single lesbian women find themselves needing ‘double donors’ to have their families, for a number of reasons. 

    You may use both a sperm donor and an egg donor in your fertility treatment because: 

    • You’re an older woman who wants to try for a baby – you may be advised donor eggs give you a better chance of pregnancy, especially if you’re aged 44 and above. You can treatmen...

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  7. 25 Aug 2017

    26 Years of HFEA Regulation - But What Does it Mean for You?

    Posted: 25 August 2017 26 Years of HFEA Regulation - But What Does it Mean for You?

    It’s the HFEA’s 26th birthday this month, but do you know who they are and what they do?

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the UK Government’s independent regulator overseeing all fertility treatment and research.

    Established in August 1991, it is your reassurance of a safe journey to pregnancy if you need help to conceive. Here are four ways the HFEA benefits you during your private fertility treatment at Manchester Fertility:

    It has a Code of Pract...

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  8. 23 Aug 2017

    The Benefits of Using Frozen Donor Eggs to Conceive

    Posted: 23 August 2017 The Benefits of Using Frozen Donor Eggs to Conceive

    Manchester Fertility is one of the few fertility clinics in the country to be able to offer both fresh and frozen UK donor eggs with no waiting list.

    Here are some of the benefits of using frozen UK donor eggs from our donor egg bank to conceive:

    Frozen donor eggs are immediately available: You can start treatment with frozen donor eggs immediately with no delay at Manchester Fertility. Frozen donor eggs come directly from our own award-winning UK egg donor programme, Manchester Donors. The eg...

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  9. 18 Aug 2017

    Private IVF Funding: How to Pay for Private Fertility Treatment

    Posted: 18 August 2017 Private IVF Funding: How to Pay for Private Fertility Treatment

    Funding private fertility treatment can be a real financial concern for fertility clinic patients – especially as more couples are having to turn to private IVF because of rising cuts to NHS IVF services.

    New Fertility Network UK data has revealed that NHS IVF has been cut-back or stopped in 13 areas of the UK since the start of 2017 - against official Government NICE guidelines - with a further eight local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) considering taking similar steps.

    This inclu...

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  10. 16 Aug 2017

    Help to Fund Private Fertility Treatment with Donor Eggs in the UK

    Posted: 16 August 2017 Help to Fund Private Fertility Treatment with Donor Eggs in the UK

    For many infertile women it can be hard to cope with needing to use an egg donor without the additional stress of privately funding fertility treatment – but that what’s happening across the UK, as more local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) restrict NHS IVF funding or stop it altogether.

    So what are your options if you need treatment with donor eggs but can’t get it through your local NHS authority? You don’t have to resort to fertility tourism and go abroad for IVF...

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