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  1. 22 May 2018

    Choosing An Egg Donor: How it Works

    Posted: 22 May 2018 Choosing An Egg Donor: How it Works

    If you’re using donor eggs, choosing your egg donor is one of the most exciting parts of treatment.

    At Manchester Fertility our own egg donor programme means we can offer you an extensive choice of UK egg donors, to help you have your baby.

    Here’s your quick guide to the process of choosing your egg donor, and how our dedicated Donation Team helps you find the right egg donor for you:

    Step 1: What does your ideal egg donor look like?

    The first thing to consider is the physical ch...

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  2. 18 May 2018

    Talking About Infertility With Family, Friends & Colleagues

    Posted: 18 May 2018 Talking About Infertility With Family, Friends & Colleagues

    If you’re struggling with fertility problems, it can be an isolating experience – and especially challenging to broach the subject with family and friends.

    Because although we’re getting better at being more open about infertility – there are chat rooms, forums, media stories and even celebrities talking about IVF now – it’s not always so easy to talk to the people closest to you.

    Here’s how you can get the support you need from family, friends and col...

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  3. 15 May 2018

    Telling Your Child They Are Donor-Conceived: Tips, Advice & Support

    Posted: 15 May 2018 Telling Your Child They Are Donor-Conceived: Tips, Advice & Support

    If you use an egg donor to have a baby, one of the things we’ll discuss with you as part of your treatment is telling your child in future about their origins. 

    Although you may feel anxious about this, we do encourage patients who are using donors to always be open and honest with children about how their family came to be formed.

    Our fertility counsellors will help you with this. They’ll help you anticipate conversations now, so you can positively and sensitively help your c...

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  4. 11 May 2018

    Secondary Infertility FAQs & Advice

    Posted: 11 May 2018 Secondary Infertility FAQs & Advice

    Secondary infertility – being unable to conceive another child – is something many women and couples struggle with. It’s natural to assume if you’ve had a baby before you’ll be able to get pregnant again, but this doesn’t always happen.

    We answer your FAQs about the condition, why it might occur and what we can do to help:

    Why does secondary infertility happen?

    Secondary infertility can happen because:

    • You have underlying fertility issues which fortunate...

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  5. 04 May 2018

    Quick Guide to Egg Freezing: Why Do It and 3 Things to Think About

    Posted: 04 May 2018 Quick Guide to Egg Freezing: Why Do It and 3 Things to Think About

    Interested in egg freezing? You’re not alone – the numbers of women opting for egg freezing has been rising every year since 2010 according to HFEA data.

    There are lots of reasons you may want to freeze eggs. Many women do it because it gives them the chance to have children later in life. Egg freezing is also used for fertility preservation by women having medical treatment and by transgender patients.

    At Manchester Fertility we can help you decide if egg freezing is the right opt...

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  6. 14 Apr 2018

    Are Donor Eggs Right For You?

    Posted: 14 April 2018 Are Donor Eggs Right For You?

    Not sure if using donor eggs is right for you? Treatment using donor eggs offers an amazing way for infertile women to have a baby but it’s not always easy to make the decision.

    It often comes at an emotionally difficult time, when IVF treatment with own eggs has failed or there has been an unexpected diagnosis of needing an egg donor.

    At Manchester Fertility, you don’t go through this alone. We’ll help you make the right decision, so you can look forward to having a family t...

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  7. 13 Apr 2018

    IVF Tips: How to Cope with the 'Two-Week Wait'

    Posted: 13 April 2018 IVF Tips: How to Cope with the 'Two-Week Wait'

    The ‘two-week wait’ is a hot topic on any IVF and TTC forum – it’s the 14-day window before you can take your pregnancy test.

    During this time thoughts of pregnancy are all-consuming, making it hard to carry on ‘as normal’.

    Here are some tips from our fertility support midwife, Lynsey Moorhead, on how to cope:

    Don’t try to avoid it: You’ll be looking for the slightest pregnancy signs and worrying over every twinge. So it’s unrealistic to p...

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  8. 12 Apr 2018

    All About Fertility Tests & Screening

    Posted: 12 April 2018 All About Fertility Tests & Screening

    If you’re starting IVF and fertility treatment, here’s a quick overview of the pre-treatment fertility screening tests we’ll do.

    The results are used to help us determine the right treatment and to check for any issues which could affect your chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

    You’ll be advised on which tests are right for you and will always be given a clear explanation of what the results mean.

    Female fertility tests

    Screening tests for women involve checking ...

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  9. 12 Apr 2018

    Choosing an IVF Clinic: Six Key Things to Consider

    Posted: 12 April 2018 Choosing an IVF Clinic: Six Key Things to Consider

    Choosing an IVF clinic is one of the biggest decisions you can make. But how do you know which fertility clinic is really the right one for you?

    Choice should be based on the treatment experience as a whole – not just the medical aspect and success rate. Because of the emotional and personal nature of fertility treatment, the care and support you receive, the clinic environment and the compassion of the clinic team are just as important.

    Here are six key things to consider when researchi...

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  10. 12 Apr 2018

    Five Things to Know Before you Start IVF

    Posted: 12 April 2018 Five Things to Know Before you Start IVF

    Did you know more than 68,000 cycles of IVF are carried out every year in the UK? If you’re planning to try for a baby through IVF too, here are five things to know before you start: 

    1. Research the IVF process

    Being informed about what’s to come can help make the IVF journey easier. Research the IVF process so you know what to expect. Always ask if there’s anything you’re not sure about – we’re always happy to help clarify and reassure.

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