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Posts written by Sister Samantha Potts

  1. 03 Jan 2018

    Preparing for Your First Donor Eggs IVF Cycle

    Posted: 03 January 2018 Preparing for Your First Donor Eggs IVF Cycle

    Getting ready to start your first treatment cycle with donor eggs? If you’ve moved onto donor eggs after first trying IVF with your eggs, or need to use donor eggs because of a diagnosed condition, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to improve your chances of pregnancy.

    When you have treatment with donor eggs, our focus is on selecting the best embryo for transfer, and ensuring your uterus is optimum for implantation and pregnancy. But it’s also really importa...

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  2. 27 Dec 2017

    How Soon Can I Start Treatment with Donor Eggs?

    Posted: 27 December 2017 How Soon Can I Start Treatment with Donor Eggs?

    Does using an egg donor mean you face a longer treatment process? We don’t have a waiting list for UK donor eggs or fertility treatment at Manchester Fertility, so if you need an egg donor to have a baby, you can start right away.

    But there are a number of stages to treatment with donor eggs, before embryo transfer can happen and you can take your pregnancy test.

    Fresh donor eggs: Treatment process

    The treatment process for a fresh donor eggs IVF cycle – where you donor’s e...

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  3. 29 Nov 2017

    Have a Baby in 2018 Using Donor Eggs

    Posted: 29 November 2017 Have a Baby in 2018 Using Donor Eggs

    Do you want to have a baby next year but need donor eggs to make it happen?

    If you start treatment now at Manchester Fertility, this time next year you could be holding your baby – or be well on the way to giving birth.

    That’s because we don’t have a waiting list for UK donor eggs. Frozen UK donor eggs are available immediately, ready in our donor egg bank at our Cheshire fertility clinic.

    And even if you choose a fresh donor eggs cycle, we have healthy and fertile UK egg do...

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  4. 11 Oct 2017

    Using Donor Eggs? Five Key Points to Consider

    Posted: 11 October 2017 Using Donor Eggs? Five Key Points to Consider

    Are you considering using donor eggs to have your baby?

    Our dedicated Donation Team reveals five ‘must-ask’ questions you need to be clear on, in order to help you make the right choice when having a family with the help of an egg donor:

    1. Where do your donor eggs come from?

    Just because your fertility clinic is in the UK don’t assume your egg donor is. Many fertility clinics actually import donor eggs from abroad. Using a UK egg donor is important if you want to give you...

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  5. 18 Dec 2015

    DHEA and IVF: Should you take DHEA?

    Posted: 18 December 2015 DHEA and IVF: Should you take DHEA?

    Did you know that DHEA is one of the most searched-for terms on our website? But what is this? And why is it linked to IVF?

    DHEA, or Dehydroepiandrosterone, is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which is converted into androgens and estrogens.

    There have been various studies that claim to show that taking DHEA supplements before beginning an IVF cycle can help improve egg quality in women who have poor ovarian reserve – not many good quality eggs left. 

    H...

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