Are you struggling to conceive? Trying for baby but not getting pregnant is a cause of frustration for many couples, especially when there doesn’t seem to be any reason why you’re not being successful.
Our expert fertility consultants and specialists can help you have a baby, through tailored support, guidance and personalised treatment if you need it. We specialise in helping older women to have a baby later in life, through natural conception using your own eggs if possible, and through IVF with donor eggs.
Here are just some of the ways we can help you maximise your chances of conception, both naturally and through fertility treatment:
Do you need fertility treatment?
Our thorough fertility tests – a full Fertility MOT or Mini MOT - will be able to tell you whether you could continue trying to conceive naturally, or whether you’d be better having fertility treatment.
Fertility testing includes checking to see how many eggs you have remaining, and the quality of your partner’s sperm, including if needed specialist SpermComet DNA testing to check the level of DNA damage in each individual sperm. Up to 80% of couples with unexplained infertility have problems with sperm DNA.
Prompt help is especially vital if you’re 35 or above and not getting pregnant. Many women don’t realise that natural fertility reduces at this age, and although IVF success rates are increasing all the time, it’s not a failsafe option.
Timely expertise can ensure that if you do need fertility treatment, your chances of success aren’t compromised by your age.
If you are an older woman trying for a baby, we’ll be able to advise you on the best option for pregnancy based on your fertility test results - whether you could still try for a baby naturally, whether you should consider IVF with your own eggs, or whether you’d be best to use donor eggs – which we can offer with no waiting list - because of age-related infertility.
Dietary and lifestyle advice to boost fertility
If your fertility tests show no issues, you may want to consider a lifestyle overhaul. Factors such as alcohol intake, BMI and stress can all affect fertility in both women and men.
Our tailored fertility diet and nutrition support can identify any deficiencies in your diet that may be adversely affecting your fertility, and ways you and your partner can boost your fertility through dietary changes.
Our nutrition expert Jeannette Jackson can also provide you with a tailored dietary programme to help you lose weight, if you need to lower your BMI.
We can also help you with relaxation and stress-reduction through specialist acupuncture, designed to promote fertility.
Advanced techniques: Improving your chances of IVF success
If you do need fertility treatment, there’s much more to your treatment at Manchester Fertility than just a standard procedure - we use the latest scientific innovations to increase your chances of success.
Before your treatment begins, we offer Endometrial Scratching, a procedure that can help increase your chance of successful embryo implantation.
To help ensure only the best embryos with the highest potential for pregnancy are selected for transfer, we use state-of-the-art EmbryoScope time-lapse incubators, which give us a stage-by-stage video of each embryo’s development.
And prior to transfer, your embryo is dipped into EmbryoGlue – a special solution that acts like a glue to help your embryo stick to your uterus.
Many of the advanced techniques we offer are provided free of charge, and any additional procedures that incur a cost are only recommended if your consultant believes they will be of benefit to you.
Specialist fertility support available now
If you’d like our expertise to help you have a baby, you can see our fertility consultants straight away with no waiting list. Call our friendly team on 0845 268 2244 to make your appointment or apply online.
Last updated: 20th September 2016