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  1. 21 Apr 2017

    The Emotions of using an Egg Donor: Have your Baby with Confidence New

    Posted: 21 April 2017 The Emotions of using an Egg Donor: Have your Baby with Confidence

    With 90% of patients initially hesitant to use donor eggs according to a study by a USA egg donor bank, using donor eggs to have a baby undoubtedly carries many complex emotional issues.

    Using donor eggs is a huge decision, and the impact of being told you can’t get pregnant using your own eggs cannot be underestimated, for both partners.

    For some couples donor eggs are a last treatment to try before other routes are explored such as adoption or surrogacy.

    Using donor eggs: Genetic, mat...

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  2. 19 Apr 2017

    Managing Stress Caused by Infertility: Stress Awareness Month New

    Posted: 19 April 2017 Managing Stress Caused by Infertility: Stress Awareness Month

    April is Stress Awareness Month. And whilst some research has shown that stress contributes to infertility making it harder to conceive, there is no doubt that fertility problems and going through treatment are causes of stress for many people.

    Worrying about whether treatment will work, feelings of guilt because of an infertility issue, concerns about the financial impact of private IVF treatment – all of these factors can make starting the fertility treatment journey an intense and emot...

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  3. 14 Apr 2017

    Donor-Conceived Families: Preparing Your Family for the Future

    Posted: 14 April 2017 Donor-Conceived Families: Preparing Your Family for the Future

    At Manchester Fertility we’ve helped many people to have a family with the help of our egg donors. Donor-conceived families are special in more ways than one, including explaining to donor-conceived children how they came to be born, discovering donor siblings, and learning about the egg donor.

    We discuss all of these topics with all of our egg donor recipient patients undergoing treatment with donor eggs, and their partners if needed, as part of the counselling that’s included...

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  4. 12 Apr 2017

    Testicular Cancer & Fertility: Treatment Options

    Posted: 12 April 2017 Testicular Cancer & Fertility: Treatment Options

    The annual awareness campaign this month by leading UK male cancer charity Orchid focused on testicular cancer.

    Over 2,300 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year according to Orchid, which if caught early can be cured in around 98% of cases.

    Typically affecting men aged 15-45, testicular cancer and its treatment can affect fertility. Here’s what you need to know about testicular cancer and fertility, and specialist fertility treatments to help you have children in future:

    C...

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  5. 08 Apr 2017

    Donor Eggs Treatment: Tips on Choosing The Right IVF Clinic

    Posted: 08 April 2017 Donor Eggs Treatment: Tips on Choosing The Right IVF Clinic

    If you’re hoping to have a baby using donor eggs, do you know what to look for when choosing a clinic?

    Many clinics offer IVF, but having treatment using donor eggs has its own unique challenges for every patient.

    So it’s important to choose a clinic that not only has donor eggs available for you, but understands both the physical and psychological aspect of your journey and has the expertise to support you through it.

    Here’s advice from our dedicated Donation Team on what y...

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  6. 05 Apr 2017

    Knutsford IVF: Help to Fund Private Treatment After NHS Cuts

    Posted: 05 April 2017 Knutsford IVF: Help to Fund Private Treatment After NHS Cuts

    With the news that IVF services in Knutsford and East Cheshire have been cut to just one cycle for eligible couples, are you worried about funding private IVF treatment?

    Health bosses from NHS Eastern Cheshire decided to reduce NHS funded IVF from the recommended three cycles to just one as part of cost-cutting measures. The CCG also planned to introduce tighter criteria for NHS IVF, reducing access even further.

    The move will mean many couples in Knutsford and East Cheshire now face the finan...

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  7. 03 Apr 2017

    30 Years of IVF Success at Manchester Fertility

    Posted: 03 April 2017 30 Years of IVF Success at Manchester Fertility

    It’s a big celebration this week at Manchester Fertility - it’s 30 years today that we welcomed our very first IVF baby.

    Philip Hood was born on 3 April 1987, and his birth made headlines around the region as the North West celebrated his arrival with us.

    Whilst IVF is commonplace now, in 1987 it was considered a revolutionary treatment. Philip’s birth was only a few years after Louise Brown’s in 1978, who was the world’s first IVF baby.

    Philip’s arrival wa...

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  8. 01 Apr 2017

    Being Told You Need Donor Eggs: Starting Treatment, Support & Advice

    Posted: 01 April 2017 Being Told You Need Donor Eggs: Starting Treatment, Support & Advice

    If you’ve been advised that donor eggs give you the best chance of a baby, it can be a difficult diagnosis to accept, especially if you’re also told that there’s a long waiting list for donor eggs.

    At Manchester Fertility, we have immediate availability for UK donor eggs. And a strong professional and personal support programme in place right from the start, to help guide you through this very special way to have your family.

    Accepting you need to use donor eggs

    Whilst using...

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  9. 30 Mar 2017

    Modified 'Mild' IVF: Why It's Not Suitable for Everyone

    Posted: 30 March 2017 Modified 'Mild' IVF: Why It's Not Suitable for Everyone

    With newly revealed statistics showing that a ‘natural’ type of IVF fails in 90% of cases, is it worth you trying to get pregnant using alternative IVF methods? 

    Many clinics offer variations of IVF that are promoted as more ‘gentle’. These range from full natural cycle IVF, which relies solely on the egg you naturally ovulate each month, to Modified Natural Cycle or ‘mild’ IVF

    But the truth is that these types of IVF treatments are only suitable...

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  10. 28 Mar 2017

    Manchester Fertility at The Fertility Show

    Posted: 28 March 2017 Manchester Fertility at The Fertility Show

    Did you attend last weekend’s Fertility Show in Manchester? Thanks to everyone who took the opportunity to come and chat to us.

    We had the privilege of meeting so many people looking for advice on starting their family at the two-day event, where we offered show visitors a unique and welcoming experience.

    With clinic tours through Virtual Reality headsets, an open forum Q&A area and expert seminars from our Medical Director Dr David Polson and Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Raj Mathur, ...

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