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Whether you are just seeing us for a One-Stop Fertility Assessment check-up, or you are about to embark on your IVF journey at Manchester Fertility, we always like to ensure that your experience is made as easy and as comfortable as possible.
In the field of fertility, we understand that there are a lot of terms, acronyms and abbreviations that are not always patient-friendly to keep track of and understand.
We have created our own fertility glossary so that you are in the know from the get-go when it comes to your fertility journey.
AMH: stands for Anti-Mullerian Hormone. This is a protein hormone produced by cells within the ovary. Understanding your AMH level tells you how good your egg reserve is and this gives the doctor an indication of how fertile you are. AMH levels are naturally lower in older women (particularly those over the age of 40) and higher in women with Polycystic Ovaries (PCO) or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Manchester Fertility are specialists in treating older women.
AI: stands for Artificial Insemination. This is a treatment that involves directly inserting sperm into a woman's womb.
Blastocyst: A blastocyst is an embryo that has been developed for longer after fertilisation, to day five of development instead of day three. A blastocyst has different cell types – inner mass cells which develop into the foetus, and Trophectoderm cells which become the placenta. If you’re having Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening as part of your IVF cycle, the biopsied cells are Trophectoderm cells.
At Manchester Fertility it’s our aim to make your path to parenthood as stress free as we can – and this includes avoiding confusion by making sure you clearly understand what your treatment involves and what’s going to happen. If you are ever unsure about any aspect of your journey, you can talk to our friendly New Patient Coordinators on 0161 300 2737.
To begin treatment with us, you don’t need a GP referral. Self-refer for fertility treatment here and we’ll be in touch to make you your first appointment.