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  1. 20 Jul 2018

    New HFEA Rules for IVF Add-ons: Finding What's Best For You

    Posted: 20 July 2018 New HFEA Rules for IVF Add-ons: Finding What's Best For You

    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.

    The move comes after the HFEA created a new easy-to-understand traffic light rating system, educat...

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  2. 22 Jun 2018

    Our First IVF Baby Born Through Genetic Screening: Meet Baby Ernest

    Posted: 22 June 2018 Our First IVF Baby Born Through Genetic Screening: Meet Baby Ernest

    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...

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  3. 07 Apr 2018

    World Health Day

    Posted: 07 April 2018 World Health Day

    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.

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  4. 11 Jan 2018

    Manchester Fertility Founder Becomes Honorary Member of British Fertility Society

    Posted: 11 January 2018 Manchester Fertility Founder Becomes Honorary Member of British Fertility Society

    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...

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  5. 22 Dec 2017

    HFEA's First 'State of the IVF Sector' Report: What it Means for You

    Posted: 22 December 2017 HFEA's First 'State of the IVF Sector' Report: What it Means for You

    Fertility regulator the HFEA – Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority - has unveiled its first-ever IVF sector report, giving an overview of clinic performance and regulation in the UK.

    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...

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  6. 10 Nov 2017

    Single Embryo Transfer 'Doubles' Chance of a Healthy Baby

    Posted: 10 November 2017 Single Embryo Transfer 'Doubles' Chance of a Healthy Baby

    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...

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  7. 31 Oct 2017

    National Fertility Awareness Week: IVF is 40 - A Day in the Life of a Lead Embryologist

    Posted: 31 October 2017 National Fertility Awareness Week: IVF is 40 - A Day in the Life of a Lead Embryologist

    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.

    For National Fertility Awareness Week’s ‘IVF is 40’ celebration, Debbie reveals more about that m...

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  8. 21 Jul 2017

    Understanding Fertility Treatment: New Language Tool & Our Multilingual Team

    Posted: 21 July 2017 Understanding Fertility Treatment: New Language Tool & Our Multilingual Team

    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...

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  9. 04 May 2017

    Daily Mail Egg-Sharing 'Exploitation', IVF Add-ons & Fertility Drugs Rip-Off: Your reassurance at Manchester Fertility

    Posted: 04 May 2017 Daily Mail Egg-Sharing 'Exploitation', IVF Add-ons & Fertility Drugs Rip-Off: Your reassurance at Manchester Fertility

    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.

    It made concerning reading for anyone considering private fertility treatment, or egg-sharing as part of an IVF cycle. So in this week...

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  10. 27 Apr 2017

    Happy Retirement to Dr Stephen Payne!

    Posted: 27 April 2017 Happy Retirement to Dr Stephen Payne!

    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...

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