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  1. 02 Dec 2018

    Treatment with Donor Sperm: Your FAQS

    Posted: 02 December 2018 Treatment with Donor Sperm: Your FAQS

    Interested in treatment with donor sperm? With no waiting list for UK donor sperm from our own donor bank, you can start planning now to have a baby.

    Our sperm bank manager, Joanne Adams, answers your latest FAQs about using a sperm donor, treatments and costs:

    What is the first stage of treatment if I need a sperm donor?

    You can come and have a free, no obligation chat to a Patient Advisor or attend one of our free Open Evenings. We will tell you about our sperm donors, treatment choices and...

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  2. 28 Nov 2018

    Your Quick Guide to Fertility Treatments

    Posted: 28 November 2018 Your Quick Guide to Fertility Treatments

    If you are researching and getting ready to start fertility treatment in 2019, you will see there are many different types of treatments available.

    Here is your snapshot guide to the treatments that can help you have a baby, how they work and when they might be advised:

    IVF

    How IVF works: IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation – involves stimulating your ovaries to produce mature eggs, which are then fertilised in our laboratory with your partner’s sperm or donor sperm. We monitor you...

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  3. 16 Nov 2018

    Men's Health Movember: Is ICSI the Only Option for Sperm Issues?

    Posted: 16 November 2018 Men's Health Movember: Is ICSI the Only Option for Sperm Issues?

    Let’s talk male fertility for Movember, the annual focus on the key health and wellbeing issues faced by men.

    ICSI is the treatment designed for male factor infertility, but it might not be your only option if you have sperm issues that are making it hard to conceive.

    Depending on your semen analysis results, other treatments may be effective, including IUI, IVF or even simple lifestyle changes. Here’s what you need to know about male infertility treatment options:

    Lifestyle chang...

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  4. 14 Nov 2018

    Why Using An Egg Donor May Be the Best Thing You Ever Do

    Posted: 14 November 2018 Why Using An Egg Donor May Be the Best Thing You Ever Do

    Have you seen all the babies that are part of our ever-growing Manchester Fertility family? Many of them are here today thanks to treatment with donor eggs.

    It may be hard at first to accept that your best chance of a baby is to use donor eggs, but it could be the best thing you ever do. Here’s why:

    Donor eggs allow you to carry and give birth to your baby

    Treatment with donor eggs is amazing, as it gives you the chance to have a baby if you cannot conceive yourself. For women who have ...

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  5. 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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  6. 02 Nov 2018

    Fertility Week: What's Your #FutureFertility?

    Posted: 02 November 2018 Fertility Week: What's Your #FutureFertility?

    Do you know your fertility vital statistics? According to Fertility Network UK and its #FutureFertility focus for Fertility Week, for women they are 28:35:42.

    Age 28 is when your fertility is already falling, at age 35 it declines and then at age 42, the chance of conceiving naturally is small.

    Every person’s fertility rate is different, but proactive fertility education is important if you are thinking of having a family.

    Here is how you find out about your own fertility, and what can ...

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  7. 31 Oct 2018

    Fertility Week Male Fertility: The Hidden Ways You Could Be Risking Sperm Health

    Posted: 31 October 2018 Fertility Week Male Fertility: The Hidden Ways You Could Be Risking Sperm Health

    It’s time to talk about male fertility for Fertility Week #FertilityFellas campaign - male fertility issues are now the most common reason for a couple to seek fertility treatment.

    Here are some everyday ways you could be harming your sperm health but just don’t know it:

    • You use anabolic steroids and protein shakes: If you have ever used or are using anabolic steroids to help you at the gym, you could be risking your fertility. Anabolic steroids affect the hormones responsible fo...

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  8. 29 Oct 2018

    Fertility Network UK Fertility Week: How to Get Fertility Help

    Posted: 29 October 2018 Fertility Network UK Fertility Week: How to Get Fertility Help

    Did you know that infertility affects around one in seven UK couples? It might feel like you are the only person going through it, but according to the NHS, around 3.5 million people have difficulty getting pregnant.

    One of the core themes of this week’s Fertility Week (29 Oct – 4 Nov) - the annual awareness campaign of Fertility Network UK - is #YouAreNotAlone, encouraging people to reach out and share their stories, to help change perceptions, find support and challenge the taboos...

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  9. 28 Oct 2018

    Single Women Fertility Treatment & Support

    Posted: 28 October 2018 Single Women Fertility Treatment & Support

    Are you single but want to have a baby? You are not on your own - the HFEA reports a 35% increase in single women seeking treatment, and at Manchester Fertility we specialise in helping women become mothers through IVF or insemination with UK donor sperm.

    We don’t just offer immediate treatment but exceptional personal support every step of the way.

    Single women family options: Your journey

    Thanks to our own donor sperm bank, we have no waiting list and can offer you safe, consultant-le...

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  10. 23 Oct 2018

    Seeking a Sperm Donor? Why Have Treatment at a Clinic

    Posted: 23 October 2018 Seeking a Sperm Donor? Why Have Treatment at a Clinic

    With increasing numbers of women choosing to have a baby on their own and female couples looking to conceive, unregulated online sperm donation is a growing trend, often seen as the cheapest and quickest way to a baby.

    But it carries significant risks, and not just to your health. A recent BBC Inside Out programme featured women who were harassed after looking for sperm donors on the internet.

    Why have sperm donor treatment at a fertility clinic

    Many women think ‘DIY’ sperm donor ...

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