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  1. 11 Apr 2018

    How to Start IVF: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    Posted: 11 April 2018 How to Start IVF: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    You’ve made the exciting decision to start your family – but if you need IVF, how exactly do you get started?

    Taking the first steps to treatment can be daunting, and it can sometimes be confusing to know what to do first.

    Here’s your step-by-step guide to starting your IVF journey with Manchester Fertility: 

    1. Research

    Brochure: Request our brochure here - we’ll send you a digital copy or in the post. Our brochure tells you more about our clinic, our team and o...

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  2. 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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  3. 30 Mar 2018

    Improving the Odds of IVF Working for You: Fertility Show Seminar

    Posted: 30 March 2018 Improving the Odds of IVF Working for You: Fertility Show Seminar

    There’s one question many IVF patients ask: Is there anything I can do to influence the outcome of my IVF cycle?

    Our fertility consultant Dr Raj Mathur presented a sell-out seminar on this topic - ‘Improving the Odds of IVF Working for You’ - at Manchester’s Fertility Show.

    If you missed it or couldn’t attend the show, here’s a useful overview of the main advice which could help make a difference to your IVF journey:

    What are the factors that can affect hav...

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  4. 28 Mar 2018

    Getting Pregnant Using Donor Eggs: Tips & Advice

    Posted: 28 March 2018 Getting Pregnant Using Donor Eggs: Tips & Advice

    Is there anything you can do to increase the chances of having a baby when using donor eggs? 

    When having fertility treatment with donor eggs at Manchester Fertility, you’re in our capable and experienced hands. We’re a specialist clinic for this type of treatment, offering a comprehensive and supported journey using UK donor eggs from our own donor programme. 

    But there’s still lots you can do – and that we will do – to maximise the likelihood of pregna...

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  5. 23 Mar 2018

    Your IVF Journey: What to Expect

    Posted: 23 March 2018 Your IVF Journey: What to Expect

    There are lots of reasons why many people come to Manchester Fertility, often bypassing local fertility clinics despite the distance or even travelling from abroad.

    We’ve heard it’s because of our expertise and our transparency. Our individualised approach. Because we’re a team that genuinely cares and takes the time to get to know you.

    But mostly, it’s because all these things mean people very quickly get a reassuring ‘feel’ for our clinic and our team from...

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  6. 21 Mar 2018

    Should You Use Donor Eggs?

    Posted: 21 March 2018 Should You Use Donor Eggs?

    You know you need fertility treatment – but have you thought about the possibility of using donor eggs too?

    Sometimes using an egg donor gives you a better chance of pregnancy than treatment with own eggs.

    Some women already know they need an egg donor before they start their journey, because of their age or because they have a diagnosed condition like Premature Menopause. Or they may have had medical treatment in the past that has affected their fertility.

    For other women, using donor ...

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  7. 16 Mar 2018

    Treatment with Donor Eggs: Healthy Pregnancy Support

    Posted: 16 March 2018 Treatment with Donor Eggs: Healthy Pregnancy Support

    If you need donor eggs, there’s lots to focus on – deciding on fresh or frozen donor eggs, funding options, choosing your egg donor. So it’s easy to forget that your health is just as important to your treatment outcome.

    Your body needs to be ready to support a pregnancy. At Manchester Fertility, nutrition guidance plays a big role in the journeys of many of the women we help to conceive using donor eggs.

    It’s especially important for older women and women who need dono...

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  8. 14 Mar 2018

    Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice for Fertility Treatment

    Posted: 14 March 2018 Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice for Fertility Treatment

    Did you know that what you eat and whether you smoke are two of the lifestyle factors that can influence your chances of IVF success?

    Nutrition and smoking are both under the spotlight this week, for Nutrition and Hydration Week and No Smoking Day (14 March).

    Many women wait until they’re pregnant to change eating and lifestyle habits – but nutrition matters just as much when you’re trying for a baby too. Especially when preparing for and going through fertility treatment. Sm...

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  9. 13 Mar 2018

    Endometriosis, Fertility & Getting Pregnant: 5 Things You Need to Know

    Posted: 13 March 2018 Endometriosis, Fertility & Getting Pregnant: 5 Things You Need to Know

    Endometriosis is a common condition that’s often associated with infertility, but did you know that many women wait over seven years to get a proper diagnosis?

    Here’s five things you need to know about endometriosis, fertility and having a family:

    What endometriosis is

    Endometriosis is where the cells that are usually found in the womb also grow in the pelvic area. These cells hormonally react just as uterus cells do throughout the monthly cycle, growing, breaking down and bleedin...

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  10. 07 Mar 2018

    Using Frozen Donor Eggs: Step-by-Step

    Posted: 07 March 2018 Using Frozen Donor Eggs: Step-by-Step

    Need an egg donor? Using frozen donor eggs is one of the most cost-effective, fast ways to have treatment at Manchester Fertility.

    We don’t have a waiting list and have frozen UK donor eggs ready now, with an option to fund treatment through our new Frozen Donor Eggs Multi-Cycle Plan which gives you a significant saving compared with the traditional pay as you go method.

    Here’s a step-by-step overview of treatment with frozen donor eggs, so you can see what’s involved and the...

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