Things to consider before IVF

Things to consider before IVF

Preparing for IVF treatment

At Manchester Fertility, we understand that every fertility journey is different. With over 35 years of experience, our fertility medical experts are here to help you prepare for IVF treatment with all the information and support you need to make essential choices for your fertility journey.

If you’re thinking of starting a family and researching IVF treatments, you’ll want the reassurance of a caring, experienced team to answer your questions and provide support at every step. We want to support you in this research phase, and we have put together some key points to consider when preparing for IVF.

There are lots of factors you’ll want to consider before you start your IVF journey. Choosing the right clinic, looking at the costs and finding support for your emotional and physical needs are all things to consider when preparing for IVF.

How much does IVF cost?

IVF with Manchester Fertility costs £4,400 for a single cycle. This includes:

  • Access to online consents platform
  • Access to patient support app
  • Electronic Witnessing
  • Cycle planning
  • Prep appointment for injection teaching
  • Monitoring bloods tests during your cycle
  • Monitoring scans during your cycle
  • Sedation for egg collection
  • Ultrasound guided egg collection
  • Sperm preparation and insemination of eggs
  • EmbryoGlue
  • Advanced Embryology: embryo culture up to blastocyst stage
  • Embryoscope to monitor embryo development - fertilisation to transfer
  • Embryo transfer/Embryo freeze(1)
  • HFEA Licence Fee
  • Embryo freezing and storage for 1 year
  • Pregnancy scan
  • Follow up consultation after a failed cycle

Or you can choose to fund your IVF cycle through an IVF treatment package, which gives you fixed-cost peace of mind.

  • Additional costs in all IVF cycles*
  • Medication £985 - £2,600
  • Annual storage of embryo/s following first year - £385 per year

(1) Embryo freeze – if all of your embryos are frozen and a replacement does not take place in your treatment cycle, your first frozen embryo transfer will not incur a charge

You will be given a full breakdown of your IVF treatment at your consultation. You can also visit our price list for a comprehensive overview of prices

Health & lifestyle changes to make before IVF

Before you begin IVF treatment, your fertility consultant may suggest you make a variety of lifestyle change to help improve your overall fertility before you begin treatment. This could range from limiting alcolhol intake, quitting smoking, trying to reach a healthy weight that is within the recommended BMI range or trying to reduce a high-stress lifestyle. You will will need to have had, or plan to have, a fertility assessment. This ensures we offer you the best treatment for your circumstances. A female fertility assessment involves a series of tests and a complete medical health check:

  • An AMH blood test measures the level of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) in the blood. It is a good indication of how many eggs you have remaining.
  • A pelvic ultrasound scan of your womb and ovaries
  • An antral follicle count using ultrasound
  • A complete medical, BMI and lifestyle check

If you and your partner require a joint fertility assessment, we offer these as inclusive package. We also offer fertility assesments for men, you can find more information on the process here

Dr Anamika Rao - Fertility Consultant

Dr Anamika Rao

Fertility Consultant

Tell your fertility specialist if you have any gynaecological conditions, such as fibroids, hydrosalpinges, polyps or endometriosis, or if you've had previous treatment, it can be valuable information that will help your specialist create the perfect treatment plan for you.

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Which clinic is right for you?

Receiving fertility treatment is a deeply personal experience, so choosing a clinic that meets your needs will be one of the most important considerations when you decide to begin IVF. Even travelling to a clinic can make you nervous, so think about practical things like the surroundings, how easy it is to get to and if it has a car park.

Manchester Fertility is situated in Cheadle Royal with a free car park, so getting here and parking is quick, easy and stress-free. You can look at our location page for more information on directions or where you can find us.

The clinic’s reputation, success rates and how comfortable you feel with your expert medical fertility specialist or support team may all play a part in your decision. So, take your time to choose a clinic that prioritises patient care and has a personalised approach that understands your needs.

At Manchester Fertility, we put our patients at the heart of everything we do. Everyone who comes through our doors can expect a warm welcome and the reassurance that we’re with them for the journey.

A reputation that speaks for itself

Melinda and Matt said: “The amazing staff at reception welcomed us, and that continued throughout the clinic. They put our nerves at ease from the offset. The clinic was beautiful, clean and welcoming. The process throughout was explained clearly, and the team ensured we understood what would happen next and why and that we felt confident in the choices made.”

Whatever our patients face, we face together - with care, compassion and support. Read some reviews from our Manchester Fertility patients to find out more about our award-winning patient-centred care.

Along with offering quality care, fertility clinics with consistent success rates might be higher on your list of possible choices. We’re proud of our success rates at Manchester Fertility, which are in line with the national average rate verified by the HFEA. Read more about our success rates here.

How innovative is the clinic?

Our welcoming, purpose-built clinic at Cheadle Royal is a relaxed, stress-free environment equipped with the latest IVF technologies and state-of-the-art laboratories.

We use the most advanced equipment to provide the best possible care for you and to ensure our teams have the perfect environment for creating and monitoring your embryos. Our embryologists use iDAScore, an AI (artificial intelligence) time-lapse technology, to further support embryo culture and selection. We continue to invest in techniques to ensure every patient has the best chance of achieving their dream.

What support is available when preparing for IVF?

IVF is a significant emotional, physical and financial investment. Your partner, friends and family can all be valuable sources of comfort while you’re going through the IVF process.

Sometimes it can be helpful to seek support outside your circle of family and friends. Talking to a counsellor is an excellent opportunity to discuss your thoughts and feelings with a professional who understands the process. A fertility support group can be a lifeline for connecting with others on the same journey.

Our expert counselling team is on hand for our patients to discuss any concerns or questions. Our patient app is a great way to quickly and easily message our Fertility Nursing team for reassurance and any treatment questions.

A strong support network

We also have a Fertility Support Group on Facebook, run by Hayley, our Senior Patient Advisor on our In-Patient Team, which allows you to connect with other patients and share your experiences. It is a closed group, so you can chat privately with other patients who have the same experience as you. We know this group has provided many of our patients with helpful support and friendship from our fertility community.

If you’re beginning your IVF journey, a free 1-2-1 discovery call with one of our friendly In-Patient Team is an excellent way to get started. Why not book a 1-2-1 and get to meet our New Patient Coordinators?

You can ask questions about our clinic, our teams, and costs and discuss available treatments. It is a non-medical appointment, but it is a great way to learn more about us and how we have been creating families for over 35 years.

Want to see our clinic? Take a virtual tour here.

Find out more about preparing for IVF or start your IVF journey today, right here, or by calling us on 0161 300 2737.