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  1. 12 Oct 2018

    IVF Lifestyle Changes: Start Now for Treatment Early 2019

    Posted: 12 October 2018 IVF Lifestyle Changes: Start Now for Treatment Early 2019

    Planning to start IVF in the New Year? Then you should start now if you need to make any lifestyle changes first.

    This is because it can take around three months for your health and your fertility to positively improve from certain lifestyle changes.

    Smoking, alcohol, a high or low BMI, caffeine intake and drugs are known to affect fertility. So if you’re trying to conceive, naturally and through IVF, it’s advised to address your lifestyle choices in advance, so your chances of pre...

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  2. 11 May 2018

    Secondary Infertility FAQs & Advice

    Posted: 11 May 2018 Secondary Infertility FAQs & Advice

    Secondary infertility – being unable to conceive another child – is something many women and couples struggle with. It’s natural to assume if you’ve had a baby before you’ll be able to get pregnant again, but this doesn’t always happen.

    We answer your FAQs about the condition, why it might occur and what we can do to help:

    Why does secondary infertility happen?

    Secondary infertility can happen because:

    • You have underlying fertility issues which fortunate...

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  3. 04 May 2018

    Quick Guide to Egg Freezing: Why Do It and 3 Things to Think About

    Posted: 04 May 2018 Quick Guide to Egg Freezing: Why Do It and 3 Things to Think About

    Interested in egg freezing? You’re not alone – the numbers of women opting for egg freezing has been rising every year since 2010 according to HFEA data.

    There are lots of reasons you may want to freeze eggs. Many women do it because it gives them the chance to have children later in life. Egg freezing is also used for fertility preservation by women having medical treatment and by transgender patients.

    At Manchester Fertility we can help you decide if egg freezing is the right opt...

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  4. 31 Jan 2018

    Fertility For The Over 40s

    Posted: 31 January 2018 Fertility For The Over 40s

    Want to start a family but over 40? Manchester Fertility specialises in IVF for older couples and older women.

    With UK donor eggs immediately available and a specialist team that understands the unique challenges of conception and pregnancy for older women, we’ll find the best solution for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.

    You don’t even need to be in a relationship – we have UK donor sperm as well as UK donor eggs ready now, to help you conceive.

    Here’s what you need...

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  5. 01 Dec 2017

    Want to Freeze Your Eggs Like Rita Ora? Four Things to Consider First

    Posted: 01 December 2017 Want to Freeze Your Eggs Like Rita Ora? Four Things to Consider First

    After singer Rita Ora revealed that she froze her eggs in her early 20s, egg freezing has been a hot trending topic.

    But before you rush onto the egg freezing bandwagon, here are four things you need to know if you’re considering egg freezing as a way to preserve your fertility:

    We need to check if you’re suitable for egg freezing first

    Did you know that not every woman can or should egg freeze? Suitability is dependent on things like your age, ovarian reserve and likely response ...

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  6. 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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  7. 06 Oct 2017

    Not Pregnant Yet? You May Not Need IVF

    Posted: 06 October 2017 Not Pregnant Yet? You May Not Need IVF

    There are many causes of infertility – and the solution may often be a simple one. Just because you haven’t got pregnant yet doesn’t mean you necessarily need IVF.

    At Manchester Fertility we explore all causes before recommending fertility treatment, if that’s what you need.

    It could be that you just need to understand your own fertility and ovulation cycle a little better, to give yourself the best chance of conception. At Manchester Fertility our consultants don&rsquo...

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  8. 20 Sep 2017

    Guaranteed Number of Donor Eggs, The Best Pregnancy Chances

    Posted: 20 September 2017 Guaranteed Number of Donor Eggs, The Best Pregnancy Chances

    When you come to Manchester Fertility for treatment using our UK donor eggs, our focus is achieving a successful pregnancy for you, which we do in a number of ways – including giving you a guaranteed minimum of six fresh or frozen donor eggs from your chosen egg donor.

    We can promise this number of eggs per treatment cycle because we only accept healthy, fertile women as egg donors who will respond well to ovarian stimulation. But this doesn’t mean we over stimulate our donors to ma...

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  9. 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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  10. 12 May 2017

    Treatment with Donor Eggs: What Are You Paying For?

    Posted: 12 May 2017 Treatment with Donor Eggs: What Are You Paying For?

    There has been a lot in the media over the past week about fertility clinics profiting from donated eggs, selling treatment cycles at high prices to women who are relying on donor eggs to have a baby.

    But what’s the truth? Is treatment with donor eggs really just a profit-driven process?

    It’s actually a complex and specialised treatment for both egg donors and recipients, that involves you, your egg donor, and all the tailored care and counselling to look after you both.

    Here&rsqu...

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