IVF patients are set to be more informed about treatment extras after fertility regulator the HFEA announced plans to make IVF ‘add-ons’ and their benefits clearer.
Under a new code of practice, yet to be approved, fertility clinics will soon have to explain the clinical evidence behind treatment add-ons – helping patients make better decisions about what’s right for them.
From IVF heartache and miscarriage comes baby joy for Manchester Fertility patients Joanne and Andrew – they’re the proud parents of our first ever baby born through our Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) service.
Baby Ernest was born in April after our fertility doctors identified that genetically-abnormal embryos together with a misplaced window of implantation were the cause of the couple’s fertility struggles.
Joanne and Andrew started their journey with us in 2016 a...
It’s World Health Day! This year’s theme is #HealthForAll – and whilst we’re lucky to have access to healthcare, not everyone can access fertility treatment.
Through discounted funding options we aim to make private IVF and care cost-effective and accessible to as many people as possible, so everyone has the chance of a family and the supported, personal care they need.
Explore the plans and packages to see if any are right for you.
We’re very proud to announce that our founder, Professor Brian Lieberman, has received one of fertility’s highest honours – honorary membership of the British Fertility Society.
The award, presented at this month’s Fertility 2018 conference, recognises the commitment and dedication of Professor Lieberman as a pioneer of reproductive medicine not just in Manchester but across the UK.
He founded Manchester Fertility in 1986 with a small but dedicated team, just eight year...
Combining patient feedback, incident reports and inspection findings for licensed fertility clinics, which carry out over 75,000 cycles a year, here’s what the report findings mean for you as a patient at Manchester Fertility:
Single Embryo Transfer
If you’ve been advised to have sing...
How many embryos do you think should be transferred for IVF success? A new study has shown that transferring just one embryo, rather than multiple embryos, is more likely to result in a full term baby of healthy weight regardless of whether fresh or frozen eggs are used.
The study – which used donor eggs to control factors relating to egg quality – analysed over 28,000 IVF cycles using fresh and frozen eggs.
Data showed electively transferring one embryo doubled the chances of a go...
On 25 July, 1978, the world’s first IVF baby was born. And on 3 April, 1987 – less than 10 years later – we celebrated the birth of very our own first IVF baby at Manchester Fertility.
Our Lead Embryologist, Dr Debbie Falconer, was the embryologist responsible. And since then, over the past 30 years, she’s helped a further 5,000 more babies into the world.
Having difficulty understanding our website? We have a new language tool to help. Accessed at the very top of our homepage, the translation technology means you can now access our entire website in your choice of 19 languages.
From Arabic and Chinese to Hebrew, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu, you can choose from the most common languages spoken in our North West region so you can explore more about us, our patient-focused approach and our full range of fertility treatments and services simply and eas...
This week the Daily Mail ran a highly sensationalised ‘cash-for-eggs’ feature, claiming that desperate women on low incomes are being ‘exploited’ by IVF clinics.
The newspaper’s investigation also targeted treatment add-ons at private clinics, and the cost of fertility drugs obtained from clinics compared to high street pharmacies.
The Manchester Fertility team – and we’re sure many of our patients - would like to wish our Consultant Urological Surgeon Dr Stephen Payne a very happy retirement!
Dr Payne has been an integral part of the Manchester Fertility consultant team for over 27 years, specialising in Surgical Sperm Retrieval (SSR) techniques and reconstructive surgery.
Thanks to his considerable expertise in male infertility and sperm disorders, many men who thought they would never have a family have be...