With all the attention on family and the joy of children at Christmas, the festive season can be especially hard if you are struggling to conceive or going through fertility treatment.
You may feel a mixture of emotions at this time of year: Frustration and disappointment that you have not had a baby yet, but hopeful that maybe this time next year, you will have a family of your own.
However you may feel, we are here to support you. We are open if you need to talk throughout the festive period...
Have you sought medical help for sperm issues but felt like you weren’t listened to or supported properly?
If so you’re not alone. Men with fertility issues are not being looked after, not diagnosed and not cared for, one of the UK’s top fertility experts has said.
Secondary infertility – being unable to conceive another child – is something many women and couples struggle with. It’s natural to assume if you’ve had a baby before you’ll be able to get pregnant again, but this doesn’t always happen.
We answer your FAQs about the condition, why it might occur and what we can do to help:
Why does secondary infertility happen?
Secondary infertility can happen because:
Did you know that Manchester Fertility is a fully independent, private fertility clinic? We’re not part of a large commercial group of clinics or linked to an NHS hospital, giving us complete freedom over the treatments, care and fertility services we provide.
Our independence ensures that every aspect of your treatment journey is focused on what’s best for you and your outcome.
Here are a few more things you may not know about us:
If you’ve got a low sperm count or sperm motility problem, did you know there’s a specific fertility treatment designed to help you father a baby?
It’s called ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection- and although it sounds like a daunting process, it doesn’t involve any kind of procedure on you at all and is actually performed in our laboratory.
Here’s what you need to know about sperm problems, how ICSI helps and our support for you and your partner:
How is ICSI...
If you have a suspected sperm problem, who should you see and what tests should be done?
A recent news feature on male infertility highlighted that many men aren’t getting the right specialist help and support they need, with a lack of urology expertise in many IVF clinics and investigations that don’t go beyond a simple semen analysis.
Why urology expertise matters for male infertility
Seeing a Urologist can be fundamental to correctly diagnosing and managing your specific fertil...
Here’s a question for all the guys: Would you talk to your mates if you had a fertility problem?
Mental health is a big deal this Movember - one in eight men have experienced a mental health problem according to the charity, which focuses on the biggest health issues affecting men globally every year including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
The stigma that’s associated with infertility can be especially hard to cope with for a man. In a recent survey for Nati...
Men need fertility support and advice just as much as women, their fertility issues are just as common – but their voices aren’t often heard.
In our third special blog for National Fertility Awareness Week, here’s a Q&A all about male infertility. Remember th...
Urology applies to diseases of the kidney and urinary tract such as bladder or prostate cancer – but also to problems with the male reproductive system, including male infertility and testicular cancer.
It’s why if you have fertility problems as a man, you’ll often see a Consulta...
As a new study reveals that sperm counts in Western men have more than halved over the past 40 years, what can you do if you’re worried about your own fertility?
A low sperm count is one of the most common causes of male infertility. Although we can’t raise your sperm count, we can help you to become a father using the sperm you do have, through tailored treatment and the expertise of our male fertility specialists, Dr Steve Bromage and Dr Muhammad Akhtar.
Here’s our advice o...