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  1. 12 Dec 2018

    7 Reasons to Choose Manchester Fertility for Treatment with Donor Eggs

    Posted: 12 December 2018 7 Reasons to Choose Manchester Fertility for Treatment with Donor Eggs

    If you need an egg donor to have a baby, finding a suitable donor and having treatment does not have to be a lengthy process – or mean you have to go abroad.

    Did you know that at Manchester Fertility we have donor eggs ready to help you now? And immediate consultations available, so you can start treatment as soon as you are ready?

    Here is why Manchester Fertility is a clinic with a difference if you need donor eggs:

    Our own donor programme: We know the donors our donor eggs come from p...

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  2. 13 Nov 2018

    Negative Pregnancy Test After IVF: What Happens Next

    Posted: 13 November 2018 Negative Pregnancy Test After IVF: What Happens Next

    Does a negative pregnancy test mean you are definitely not pregnant after IVF

    Here’s what a pregnancy test measures, and what happens next in your treatment journey if your result is negative:

    How home pregnancy tests work

    The pregnancy test you perform after IVF measures the amount of hCG in your urine. HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin – is the hormone that is produced by the implanted embryo. In the earliest first days of pregnancy, hCG concentration increases rapidly, ...

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  3. 12 Oct 2018

    IVF Lifestyle Changes: Start Now for Treatment Early 2019

    Posted: 12 October 2018 IVF Lifestyle Changes: Start Now for Treatment Early 2019

    Planning to start IVF in the New Year? Then you should start now if you need to make any lifestyle changes first.

    This is because it can take around three months for your health and your fertility to positively improve from certain lifestyle changes.

    Smoking, alcohol, a high or low BMI, caffeine intake and drugs are known to affect fertility. So if you’re trying to conceive, naturally and through IVF, it’s advised to address your lifestyle choices in advance, so your chances of pre...

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  4. 05 Sep 2018

    Alternative Mild Forms of IVF: Five Things You Need to Know

    Posted: 05 September 2018 Alternative Mild Forms of IVF: Five Things You Need to Know

    Mild IVF, Light IVF, Modified Natural Cycle – low stimulation forms of IVF are some of the newest trends in treatment, often marketed as a ‘safer’ or more gentle option for women who need help to conceive.

    But these IVF alternatives are not suitable for everyone, and although they have some advantages, they are really only designed to be used in specific cases.

    Here are five key things you need to know about low stimulation IVF methods:

    What low stimulation really means

    Low...

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  5. 23 Aug 2018

    Fresh vs Frozen Egg Donor: Which is Right for You?

    Posted: 23 August 2018 Fresh vs Frozen Egg Donor: Which is Right for You?

    If you have donor eggs IVF at Manchester Fertility, you’ll be given the choice of a fresh or frozen donor.

    We’re one of the only fertility clinics in the UK to offer patients this dual option for treatment with donor eggs, thanks to the success of our Manchester Donors UK egg donor programme.

    Here’s your quick and easy-to-understand guide to the differences between egg donor types, to help you make an informed choice about which is best for you:

    FRESH EGG DONOR 

    • Eggs...

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  6. 21 Aug 2018

    Where to Get IVF Support

    Posted: 21 August 2018 Where to Get IVF Support

    Knowing you’re not alone can make a big difference when you’re going through IVF and fertility treatment. Here’s where you can get the IVF support you need, to help you through the ups and downs of your fertility journey:

    Clinic counsellors

    Manchester Fertility counsellors are a great source of compassionate support and professional, impartial help. Highly experienced in helping couples at every stage of treatment, they are ready to listen whenever you need to talk.

    Patient ...

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  7. 17 Aug 2018

    The Ups and Downs of IVF: What to Expect

    Posted: 17 August 2018 The Ups and Downs of IVF: What to Expect

    Are you prepared for the journey of IVF? Fertility treatment can have an enormous effect on anyone trying for a baby.

    Coping with unexpected fertility struggles, juggling IVF with a busy work life, trying to remain positive for each other - it can all take a toll.

    But this is where our support comes in, to help you both cope. We take a look at the emotional rollercoaster of IVF, so you can understand how you might feel:

    Before IVF

    Many couples arrive at our clinic already anxious and worried...

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  8. 07 Aug 2018

    Quick Guide to IVF Medications

    Posted: 07 August 2018 Quick Guide to IVF Medications

    What medications are used in IVF? In a typical IVF cycle, a few different fertility drugs are used of which there are many different brand names. Here’s a quick guide to what these drugs actually are, how they are administered and what they do:

    Oral contraceptives

    It may seem strange to start IVF by taking oral contraception, but this may be initially used to help us regulate and control your cycle.

    Down regulation drugs (such as Cetrotide, Buserelin)

    To get the multiple mature eggs we...

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  9. 27 Jul 2018

    Miscarriage & Failed IVF Support & Expertise: Meet Dr Anamika Rao

    Posted: 27 July 2018 Miscarriage & Failed IVF Support & Expertise: Meet Dr Anamika Rao

    If you’ve had recurrent miscarriage or failed IVF, you need specialist fertility support and care to help you have a baby. In our next ‘get to know our doctors’ blog, meet Dr Anamika Rao.

    Dr Rao has special interest in recurrent embryo implantation and miscarriage, using her expertise to give hope and personalised treatment to patients with a complex fertility history.

    She was instrumental in the successful birth of our first baby through Endometrial Receptivity Array testing...

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  10. 29 Jun 2018

    Failed IVF & Miscarriage: How Genetic Screening Can Help You Get Pregnant

    Posted: 29 June 2018 Failed IVF & Miscarriage: How Genetic Screening Can Help You Get Pregnant

    One of the biggest reasons for failed IVF is implantation failure, when the embryo that’s transferred doesn’t successfully attach to the uterus for pregnancy.

    This is often caused by a genetic problem with the embryo. The good news is that through the latest genetic screening, at Manchester Fertility we can actively help to improve your chance of pregnancy after failed IVF and miscarriage by finding genetically-healthy embryos that do have pregnancy potential.

    Preimplantation Genet...

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