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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. 19 Jul 2018

    Expertise & Knowledge: Meet Dr Raj Mathur

    Posted: 19 July 2018 Expertise & Knowledge: Meet Dr Raj Mathur

    Knowing a bit more about the fertility specialist who’ll be leading your treatment journey can help put you at ease. Our next doctor profile in our special blog series is Senior Fertility Consultant, Dr Raj Mathur.

    One of the most respected fertility specialists in the UK and internationally through his work with fertility regulator the HFEA and the British Fertility Society, Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Mathur has been helping private and NHS patients to have families for over 20 years.

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  3. 17 Jul 2018

    Looking for Donor Eggs? 5 Reasons to Use Our Frozen Donor Egg Bank

    Posted: 17 July 2018 Looking for Donor Eggs? 5 Reasons to Use Our Frozen Donor Egg Bank

    Do you need donor eggs? Worried about waiting lists and the cost of treatment? Or that you might need to go abroad?

    There’s a way you can have treatment using donor eggs in the UK quickly and safely – and it involves choosing eggs from our frozen donor egg bank.

    Our frozen donor egg bank gives you instant access to donor eggs. But what makes our frozen donor eggs different is that we know all the women they’re from. Our donors are UK-based women who donate to us through our o...

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  4. 13 Jul 2018

    Meet Your Fertility Specialist: Dr Peter Kerecsenyi

    Posted: 13 July 2018 Meet Your Fertility Specialist: Dr Peter Kerecsenyi

    Do you have an upcoming fertility consultation? In our special blog series, we’re introducing you to some of our consultant team, so you can find out more about the fertility specialists who will be guiding you on your journey to a baby.

    Meet Dr Peter Kerecsenyi. ‘Warm’, ‘supportive’ and ‘caring’, he’s one of our longest-serving fertility specialists.

    He’s spent almost a decade making baby dreams come true, always starting by understanding ...

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  5. 06 Jul 2018

    Get to Know Your Doctor Team: Consultant Muhammad Akhtar

    Posted: 06 July 2018 Get to Know Your Doctor Team: Consultant Muhammad Akhtar

    It’s always good to know a little bit about our specialist team before you come in for your fertility consultation. In a special series of blogs, we’ll be profiling some of our doctors.

    Dr Akhtar is down to earth and informative.  He’s been making sure Manchester Fertility patients start off their journey to a family in the right way.

    A highly experienced Consultant Gynaecologist and an accredited sub-specialist in reproductive medicine, you may see Dr Akhtar with regard...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 15 Jun 2018

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening: Facts, Benefits & Risks

    Posted: 15 June 2018 Preimplantation Genetic Screening: Facts, Benefits & Risks

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is a special advanced test we can perform that looks at an embryo’s genetic make-up, helping us to decide if it’s suitable for transfer or not. 

    It can help you have a baby if you’ve had recurrent pregnancy loss, have a history of failed IVF or are at a higher risk of producing abnormal embryos due to age.

    Here’s what you need to consider if you’re thinking of having Preimplantation Genetic Screening as part of your IVF...

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  9. 08 Jun 2018

    What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening in IVF?

    Posted: 08 June 2018 What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening in IVF?

    Have you experienced recurrent miscarriage or repeated implantation failure? It may have been caused by genetically abnormal embryos.

    At Manchester Fertility, we can help improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy through a special test called Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS).

    One of the most advanced IVF developments of recent years, PGS enables us to check that your embryos have the right numbers of chromosomes for a successful ongoing pregnancy, prior to transfer.

    A highly speciali...

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  10. 25 May 2018

    IVF Embryo Development & Growth: Timeline to Transfer

    Posted: 25 May 2018 IVF Embryo Development & Growth: Timeline to Transfer

    Did you know that it takes only a few days for us to identify your best embryo for transfer?

    After your eggs are retrieved in IVF, they are fertilised with partner or donor sperm. And over the next 48 hours, we’d hope to see them grow and change as amazing things happen to make an embryo suitable for transfer.

    Take a look at an embryo’s typical journey so you can understand the different development and growth stages, and when embryo transfer might happen for you:

    Day 1: The morni...

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