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  1. 18 May 2018

    Talking About Infertility With Family, Friends & Colleagues

    Posted: 18 May 2018 Talking About Infertility With Family, Friends & Colleagues

    If you’re struggling with fertility problems, it can be an isolating experience – and especially challenging to broach the subject with family and friends.

    Because although we’re getting better at being more open about infertility – there are chat rooms, forums, media stories and even celebrities talking about IVF now – it’s not always so easy to talk to the people closest to you.

    Here’s how you can get the support you need from family, friends and col...

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  2. 12 Apr 2018

    Five Things to Know Before you Start IVF

    Posted: 12 April 2018 Five Things to Know Before you Start IVF

    Did you know more than 68,000 cycles of IVF are carried out every year in the UK? If you’re planning to try for a baby through IVF too, here are five things to know before you start: 

    1. Research the IVF process

    Being informed about what’s to come can help make the IVF journey easier. Research the IVF process so you know what to expect. Always ask if there’s anything you’re not sure about – we’re always happy to help clarify and reassure.

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  3. 11 Apr 2018

    How to Start IVF: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    Posted: 11 April 2018 How to Start IVF: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    You’ve made the exciting decision to start your family – but if you need IVF, how exactly do you get started?

    Taking the first steps to treatment can be daunting, and it can sometimes be confusing to know what to do first.

    Here’s your step-by-step guide to starting your IVF journey with Manchester Fertility: 

    1. Research

    Brochure: Request our brochure here - we’ll send you a digital copy or in the post. Our brochure tells you more about our clinic, our team and o...

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  4. 07 Apr 2018

    World Health Day

    Posted: 07 April 2018 World Health Day

    It’s World Health Day! This year’s theme is #HealthForAll – and whilst we’re lucky to have access to healthcare, not everyone can access fertility treatment.

    Through discounted funding options we aim to make private IVF and care cost-effective and accessible to as many people as possible, so everyone has the chance of a family and the supported, personal care they need.

    Explore the plans and packages to see if any are right for you.

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  5. 23 Mar 2018

    Your IVF Journey: What to Expect

    Posted: 23 March 2018 Your IVF Journey: What to Expect

    There are lots of reasons why many people come to Manchester Fertility, often bypassing local fertility clinics despite the distance or even travelling from abroad.

    We’ve heard it’s because of our expertise and our transparency. Our individualised approach. Because we’re a team that genuinely cares and takes the time to get to know you.

    But mostly, it’s because all these things mean people very quickly get a reassuring ‘feel’ for our clinic and our team from...

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  6. 14 Mar 2018

    Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice for Fertility Treatment

    Posted: 14 March 2018 Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice for Fertility Treatment

    Did you know that what you eat and whether you smoke are two of the lifestyle factors that can influence your chances of IVF success?

    Nutrition and smoking are both under the spotlight this week, for Nutrition and Hydration Week and No Smoking Day (14 March).

    Many women wait until they’re pregnant to change eating and lifestyle habits – but nutrition matters just as much when you’re trying for a baby too. Especially when preparing for and going through fertility treatment. Sm...

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  7. 29 Dec 2017

    IVF Tips: Advice Before You Start IVF

    Posted: 29 December 2017 IVF Tips: Advice Before You Start IVF

    Starting IVF is an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Whether you’ve had treatment before or are fertility treatment first-timers, you’ll naturally want to get as much information and ‘insider tips’ as you can.

    As many of our patients ask for our advice before starting IVF, here are our top tips to help you prepare for your journey:

    Get yourself physically fit and ready

    Although we’re taking care of the process of conception through IVF, your own health can actual...

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  8. 15 Dec 2017

    A UK Fertility Clinic: Travelling for IVF Treatment

    Posted: 15 December 2017 A UK Fertility Clinic: Travelling for IVF Treatment

    If you need IVF or fertility treatment, how far are you prepared to go to access the best treatment?

    Many of our patients at Manchester Fertility aren’t actually from Cheshire, Manchester or even the North West. As a private fertility clinic, we help anyone – from anywhere in the UK – to have a baby.

    And we recently did just that for Ronnie and Sarah from Cumbria, who’ve welcomed their beautiful ‘miracle’ baby boy Aaron after successful treatment and care fr...

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  9. 08 Dec 2017

    Starting IVF: Having a Baby in 2018

    Posted: 08 December 2017 Starting IVF: Having a Baby in 2018

    How do you start IVF? Do you always need to see your GP first? Do you need to live local to a clinic to be a patient?

    It’s actually really easy to start IVF at Manchester Fertility if you’re planning treatment in 2018.

    No catchment area and no referral needed

    Unlike NHS IVF clinics that have patient catchment restrictions, as a private IVF clinic we can accept you as a patient no matter where you live.

    And you don’t need to see your GP either. We don’t require a refer...

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  10. 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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