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  1. 14 Jan 2019

    Tips to Help You Through Your IVF Cycle

    Posted: 14 January 2019 Tips to Help You Through Your IVF Cycle

    Staying positive throughout IVF is so important, but given the emotional challenges of treatment, it is not always easy.

    Here are some tips from our team to help you through your IVF cycle:

    Make a plan

    Make a plan with your partner, or a family member or friend if you are having treatment on your own, that covers things like how many cycles you are prepared to have, what you will do if your first cycle is unsuccessful and how you will fund treatment. Planning helps you regain some control, fo...

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  2. 07 Jan 2019

    New Year New You: Key Health Factors That Can Matter for IVF

    Posted: 07 January 2019 New Year New You: Key Health Factors That Can Matter for IVF

    If you are planning a January health overhaul as part of your preparation for IVF this year, there are lots of ways you can help your health, wellbeing and your chance of IVF success.

    The sooner you start to prepare for your treatment, the better. But even if your cycle is due to start in only a few weeks, it is never too late to make positive changes to give yourself the best chance of conceiving:

    Your weight & BMI

    Making sure you are in a healthy BMI range is one of the biggest ways you...

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  3. 27 Dec 2018

    Planning Donor Eggs IVF? How We Can Help

    Posted: 27 December 2018 Planning Donor Eggs IVF? How We Can Help

    Are you hoping to start treatment with donor eggs next year? Once you have made the decision to use donor eggs to conceive, the next areas of focus are typically how you will find an egg donor, where to have treatment and how much it will cost.

    Here is how we can help initially, so you can plan your journey to a baby with reassurance and confidence:

    How does treatment work?

    Sitting down with one of our Donation Team for an informal chat is an ideal first step to explore treatment and how it ...

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  4. 02 Nov 2018

    Fertility Week: What's Your #FutureFertility?

    Posted: 02 November 2018 Fertility Week: What's Your #FutureFertility?

    Do you know your fertility vital statistics? According to Fertility Network UK and its #FutureFertility focus for Fertility Week, for women they are 28:35:42.

    Age 28 is when your fertility is already falling, at age 35 it declines and then at age 42, the chance of conceiving naturally is small.

    Every person’s fertility rate is different, but proactive fertility education is important if you are thinking of having a family.

    Here is how you find out about your own fertility, and what can ...

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  5. 31 Oct 2018

    Fertility Week Male Fertility: The Hidden Ways You Could Be Risking Sperm Health

    Posted: 31 October 2018 Fertility Week Male Fertility: The Hidden Ways You Could Be Risking Sperm Health

    It’s time to talk about male fertility for Fertility Week #FertilityFellas campaign - male fertility issues are now the most common reason for a couple to seek fertility treatment.

    Here are some everyday ways you could be harming your sperm health but just don’t know it:

    • You use anabolic steroids and protein shakes: If you have ever used or are using anabolic steroids to help you at the gym, you could be risking your fertility. Anabolic steroids affect the hormones responsible fo...

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  6. 29 Oct 2018

    Fertility Network UK Fertility Week: How to Get Fertility Help

    Posted: 29 October 2018 Fertility Network UK Fertility Week: How to Get Fertility Help

    Did you know that infertility affects around one in seven UK couples? It might feel like you are the only person going through it, but according to the NHS, around 3.5 million people have difficulty getting pregnant.

    One of the core themes of this week’s Fertility Week (29 Oct – 4 Nov) - the annual awareness campaign of Fertility Network UK - is #YouAreNotAlone, encouraging people to reach out and share their stories, to help change perceptions, find support and challenge the taboos...

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  7. 28 Oct 2018

    Single Women Fertility Treatment & Support

    Posted: 28 October 2018 Single Women Fertility Treatment & Support

    Are you single but want to have a baby? You are not on your own - the HFEA reports a 35% increase in single women seeking treatment, and at Manchester Fertility we specialise in helping women become mothers through IVF or insemination with UK donor sperm.

    We don’t just offer immediate treatment but exceptional personal support every step of the way.

    Single women family options: Your journey

    Thanks to our own donor sperm bank, we have no waiting list and can offer you safe, consultant-le...

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  8. 23 Oct 2018

    Seeking a Sperm Donor? Why Have Treatment at a Clinic

    Posted: 23 October 2018 Seeking a Sperm Donor? Why Have Treatment at a Clinic

    With increasing numbers of women choosing to have a baby on their own and female couples looking to conceive, unregulated online sperm donation is a growing trend, often seen as the cheapest and quickest way to a baby.

    But it carries significant risks, and not just to your health. A recent BBC Inside Out programme featured women who were harassed after looking for sperm donors on the internet.

    Why have sperm donor treatment at a fertility clinic

    Many women think ‘DIY’ sperm donor ...

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  9. 22 Oct 2018

    How to Choose an IVF Clinic: 5 Key Tips

    Posted: 22 October 2018 How to Choose an IVF Clinic: 5 Key Tips

    Choosing a fertility clinic isn’t always easy. With multiple clinic choices, differing success rates and a multitude of treatments and technologies, it’s not simple to know which clinic is really ‘right’ for you.

    Here are some key tips, if you’re currently researching fertility treatment and IVF:

    Explore doctor expertise and approach

    You need to make sure a clinic has consultants with the expertise you need – but that’s not all. It’s vital that ...

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  10. 19 Oct 2018

    A Day In the Life of a Sperm Specialist: Andrology Team

    Posted: 19 October 2018 A Day In the Life of a Sperm Specialist: Andrology Team

    Our Andrology team looks after all the processes and procedures in our laboratory which involve sperm: sperm for treatment, sperm for donation or sperm that is being frozen for future use.

    Here’s what a typical day involves for our sperm specialists, so you can learn about the varied work of our team, how we care for sperm and how it is assessed:

    Equipment checks

    Our state of the art laboratories are custom designed to ensure optimum conditions. We start every morning checking all the l...

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