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  1. 30 Sep 2016

    Can't Get IVF on the NHS? How You Can Fund Private IVF

    Posted: 30 September 2016 Can't Get IVF on the NHS? How You Can Fund Private IVF

    With the news that increasing numbers of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across the UK are restricting or cutting IVF provision, more couples in need of fertility treatment will have to self-fund private IVF.

    If you’re affected by NHS cuts and can’t get treatment via your local health authority, or aren’t eligible at all due to strict criteria, we can help alleviate your financial worries about how to pay for private fertility treatment through a choice of pre-paid funding o...

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  2. 03 Aug 2016

    Your IVF journey, our focus on your health & wellbeing

    Posted: 03 August 2016 Your IVF journey, our focus on your health & wellbeing

    IVF isn’t just the physical treatment of trying for a baby using assisted reproductive technology, the emotional effect impacts many different and often unexpected areas of your life.

    So it’s no surprise that the media carry regular stories of women who are ‘risking it all’ for the sake of a baby with no guarantees - their health, their relationships and, if going down the route of private IVF treatment, their finances.

    These types of media features will undoubtedly mak...

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  3. 13 May 2016

    Fertility Treatments: Not Getting Pregnant? Why You Might Need IVF

    Posted: 13 May 2016 Fertility Treatments: Not Getting Pregnant? Why You Might Need IVF

    If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, it’s natural to assume you might need IVF.  

    But how do you know when to seek medical help to get pregnant? When would IVF be recommended, and why?

    When to get help

    It’s a good idea to get help if you’ve been trying to conceive for a year without success, despite regular intercourse. If you’re an older woman, you should see your GP or book in for a private fertility test sooner, as delaying help could impact on your...

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  4. 13 Jan 2016

    Fertility treatment advice and tips: Funding private IVF and IUI, choosing a clinic and more

    Posted: 13 January 2016 Fertility treatment advice and tips: Funding private IVF and IUI, choosing a clinic and more

    Update 09/02/16: Access Fertility has revised its pre-paid IVF plans since this content was published. Please click here to find out more.

    Are you planning to start IVF or have fertility treatment such as donor sperm insemination this year? 2016 is set to be an exciting and special year for us here at Manchester Fertility, as we celebrate 30 years of helping people to become parents.

    If you’d like to join our family and make the first steps towards having your baby, here’s our advi...

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  5. 03 Nov 2015

    What is IVF? Your snapshot guide to fertility treatments

    Posted: 03 November 2015 What is IVF? Your snapshot guide to fertility treatments

    In our series of special blogs to mark this week’s National Fertility Awareness Week (2-8 Nov), in today’s post our Lead Embryologist and Director of our clinic, Dr Debbie Falconer, gives a brief overview of the different forms of IVF – conventional IVF, IVF/ICSI and Modified Natural Cycle, and when each might be recommended to you:

    IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation

    What is it?: IVF is when your mature egg is fertilised by your partner’s sperm – or a donor&r...

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  6. 25 Aug 2015

    Fertility Testing: Why it’s good to get checked

    Posted: 25 August 2015 Fertility Testing: Why it’s good to get checked

    There has been a lot in the press lately about fertility testing, IVF and older mums.

    A Dutch study revealed how early you have to start trying to have a baby if you want a big family. A study in Israel showed us that women there are delaying having children, because of the country’s free IVF. Whilst here in the UK, a gynaecologist and fertility expert is urging all women to have fertility checks at 25 and even to consider egg-freezing by age 30. 

    It’s easy to get confused wit...

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  7. 20 Aug 2015

    Coming soon: Your own personal online fertility treatment tracker

    Posted: 20 August 2015 Coming soon: Your own personal online fertility treatment tracker

    We know how important it is as a patient that you have as much information as possible about your treatment and it’s progress.

    And so as part of our ongoing investment in our clinic patient systems, we’ll soon be launching personal patient portals – your own individual private secure, online treatment tracker that gives you access to all the correspondence, reports, letters and documents relating to your treatment.

    By using your new portal, accessed via our website and your o...

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  8. 06 May 2015

    Price of private IVF made clear with new Cost Calculator

    Posted: 06 May 2015 Price of private IVF made clear with new Cost Calculator

    Want an idea of how much treatment with us will cost before you start? Try our newly-launched Cost Calculator.

    It’s designed to easily explain to you what a typical cycle of treatment costs, what is and isn’t included, and the cost of any additional options you may wish to include such as time-lapse EmbryoScope monitoring or pre-treatment endometrial scratch procedure before your cycle begins.

    We created the Cost Calculator with your needs in mind. We know it can be confusing when ...

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  9. 09 Mar 2015

    Our expertise in IVF for same-sex couples and single women

    Posted: 09 March 2015 Our expertise in IVF for same-sex couples and single women

    More women in same-sex relationships are turning to IVF to have a baby, according to the HFEA.

    Figures in Wales show the numbers of same-sex couples and single women using IVF with donor sperm to have a baby have doubled in 2013 to 300, with figures expected to rise further.

    It’s not a surprising statistic for us at Manchester Fertility, we welcome many same-sex couples and single women to our clinic every day, as we specialise in helping these women to have a family through the IVF or I...

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  10. 19 Dec 2014

    Starting IVF in 2015? Choosing the best clinic: Questions to ask

    Posted: 19 December 2014 Starting IVF in 2015? Choosing the best clinic: Questions to ask

    Update 09/02/16: Access Fertility has revised its pre-paid IVF plans since this content was published. Please click here to find out more.

    Planning to have IVF next year? It can be difficult to find the right IVF clinic for you, when IVF costs and success rates vary so much from clinic to clinic.

    Here are some useful initial questions to ask a clinic if you’re considering treatment there:

    Is there a waiting list?:

    If you need donor eggs or donor sperm as part of your cycle, you may fin...

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