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  1. 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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  2. 09 Aug 2017

    UK Donor Eggs in Cheshire: Where is Your Egg Donor From?

    Posted: 09 August 2017 UK Donor Eggs in Cheshire: Where is Your Egg Donor From?

    Who would you prefer to help you have your baby - a foreign egg donor from somewhere like the Ukraine, or an egg donor from the UK?

    Where your egg donor is from is becoming an increasingly important consideration as growing numbers of UK fertility clinics are relying on foreign women and their imported frozen eggs to help patients.

    At Manchester Fertility, we can offer you immediate access to UK – not imported - donor eggs from UK-based women. Our patients aren’t limited to treatme...

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  3. 28 Jul 2017

    LGBT Fertility Treatment: Family Options for Same-sex Couples & Singles

    Posted: 28 July 2017 LGBT Fertility Treatment: Family Options for Same-sex Couples & Singles

    At Manchester Fertility we’re experts in helping the LGBT community to build their families.

    We offer a comprehensive range of fertility treatments for both male and female same-sex partners and single men and women, supported by our compassionate and caring clinic team that has in-depth understanding of the unique needs of our LGBT patients.

    As one of the only fertility clinics in the UK to have our own dedicated donor sperm and donor egg programmes, we have no waiting list for donor eg...

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  4. 09 Jun 2017

    Getting Pregnant with Donor Eggs: Step-by-Step Guide

    Posted: 09 June 2017 Getting Pregnant with Donor Eggs: Step-by-Step Guide

    What really happens when you get pregnant using donor eggs? Although treatment with donor eggs needs careful and considered planning, the treatment process itself is not that much different from a conventional IVF cycle when your own eggs would be used. It still involves using fertility medications, egg fertilisation and embryo transfer.

    The first thing to decide is whether you wish to try for pregnancy using frozen or fresh donor eggs. This is the biggest factor that dictates your treatment pr...

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  5. 17 Feb 2017

    When Would Donors Eggs Be Advised In Your IVF Cycle?

    Posted: 17 February 2017 When Would Donors Eggs Be Advised In Your IVF Cycle?

    Using donor eggs to have a baby is often recommended for older women with age-related infertility and for women affected by conditions such as Premature Ovarian Failure or Premature Menopause.

    But using donor eggs may also be advised by your Fertility Consultant in other instances too, even if you’re a younger woman.

    It could be that using donor eggs gives you a higher chance of pregnancy than trying to use your own, especially if you’ve had repeated failed IVF cycles in the past.

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  6. 20 Jan 2017

    Female Cancer & Fertility; Egg-Freezing, Frozen Embryo Transfers & Donor Eggs

    Posted: 20 January 2017 Female Cancer & Fertility; Egg-Freezing, Frozen Embryo Transfers & Donor Eggs

    Did you know that in addition to helping our patients become parents, our fertility specialists are also involved in fertility studies and research?

    Our Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Raj Mathur – who is also external advisor to fertility regulator the HFEA and lead for Policy and Practice for the British Fertility Society - was recently part of a team researching fertility preservation in female cancer patients.

    The new study by Manchester hospital St Mary’s showed that only small nu...

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  7. 12 Oct 2016

    Male Fertility Problems: Older Fathers & Leaving it 'Too Late' to Have Children

    Posted: 12 October 2016 Male Fertility Problems: Older Fathers & Leaving it 'Too Late' to Have Children

    Did you know that men have a biological clock too? Although a man’s fertility doesn’t start to decline as early as a woman’s, sperm count and quality does decrease with age, particularly after the age of 40, making it harder to get pregnant.

    Male fertility issues now account for almost half of IVF cycles carried out according to HFEA data.

    At Manchester Fertility we are specialists in male fertility, helping many men become fathers through successful, proven treatments and te...

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  8. 03 Sep 2016

    Fertility treatment and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Posted: 03 September 2016 Fertility treatment and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Have you been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? It’s a common cause of fertility problems.

    Thought to affect around one in five women in the UK, PCOS affects your hormone levels and how your ovaries work, making it difficult to get pregnant naturally as you’re not ovulating regularly as you should be.

    At Manchester Fertility, our Medical Director Dr David Polson is a specialist in overcoming ovulatory disorders including PCOS, and through our bespoke, highly tailor...

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  9. 26 Aug 2016

    Donor Sperm Insemination: What are your chances of success?

    Posted: 26 August 2016 Donor Sperm Insemination: What are your chances of success?

    Do you want to have a baby through donor sperm insemination? Although it may seem like a simple procedure, your treatment is carefully planned and tailored by your fertility consultant to ensure you have the maximum chance of pregnancy from your cycle, with the full support of our team at every stage:

    Donor Sperm Insemination: Is it the right option for you?

    The first step is for us to firstly ensure that you are fertile and that there are no issues that could prevent the donor sperm reaching ...

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  10. 24 Jun 2016

    Your FAQs: Donor sperm treatment

    Posted: 24 June 2016 Your FAQs: Donor sperm treatment

    If you’re considering treatment with donor sperm, whether that’s IVF with donor sperm or donor sperm insemination, you’ll likely have some questions – so in our final blog of our donor sperm treatment series, our Donation Team answers some of the many FAQs we’re asked to give you an insight:

    How much does treatment using a sperm donor cost?

    As every treatment plan is created bespokely for each patient, costs vary. But a general indication of price for both IVF wit...

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