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We specialise in helping couples and women have a family later in life.
We use the latest treatments to help you have a baby, providing a fully supported journey including personalised care from our dedicated donor team, specialist donor nurse, midwifery support, counselling and prenatal testing.
With our experienced and compassionate team, we understand the unique challenges of conception and pregnancy for women over 40 and find the best way forward for you to have a family.
Treatment options can include:
Fertility declines as we age, but that does not mean that donor eggs are the automatic treatment option for older women. You may still be able to have IVF using own eggs.
We will advise the best treatment for you based on your individual fertility test results, which examine key factors such as your ovarian reserve and hormone levels.
We will always be realistic and transparent with you, and make sure that you are fully aware of your likely chances of success using own eggs compared to donor eggs, so you can make an informed decision.
Learn more about fertility treatment and our expertise in helping older women have families in our Learning Centre.
You do not need a referral for an appointment with us. You can self-refer.
Firstly visit the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s website (HFEA) for a list of registered clinics local to you. Then ring up the fertility clinic and ask for brochures or information, or visit the clinic’s website. Don’t be afraid to go and tour the clinic. At Manchester Fertility you can book in for an informal, free 'one-to-one' appointment so that you can come and visit us, our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
IVF costs vary depending on which clinic you choose. You will need to pay for the initial consultation, any pre-treatment tests or scans, and then for the actual treatment itself and any necessary medications. For more details, see our prices page.
Yes, we welcome many same-sex couples through our doors for pregnancy help, in fact we have a great reputation for it - whether you need treatment with donor sperm or donor eggs. For information about the fertility treatments we offer to help you, visit our donation section.
Secondary infertility – the inability to have a second or third child despite have a successful pregnancy before – is not uncommon. But you may be worrying over nothing. Remember, infertility isn’t defined until you have been having regular, unprotected intercourse for up to two years without falling pregnant, so it could just be that this time it’s taking longer than before to conceive. Your age could also be a factor, remember that fertility starts to decline from age 30 onwards and even more so from age 35. But if you think you need fertility help, don’t hesitate seeing your GP or contact us,
The provision of IVF treatment varies across the country, and often depends on local NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) policies.
ICBs may have additional criteria you need to meet before you can have IVF on the NHS, such as:
Ask your GP or contact your local integrated care board (ICB) to find out whether NHS-funded IVF treatment is available in your area.
No, we do not offer fertility treatment on the NHS as we are a wholly private fertility clinic. However certain Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will consider allowing you to transfer the funding for your NHS IVF cycles to us. If you’re eligible for fertility treatment on the NHS, you may be able to Transferring your NHS funded IVF treatment unit but would firstly need to discuss this with your CCG. More information can be found from Fertility Network UK.
Yes. However, you need to consider the fact that live birth rates for older women in their mid-40s, who wish to use their own eggs to conceive, is generally extremely low. Your options will include ovarian stimulation, and intrauterine insemination or IVF. Dependent upon your individual case, you may need to consider using donor eggs to get pregnant. For more details, call us on 0161 300 2737. You can also read our Guide for Women over 40.
Being flexible with our opening times is vital for our patients at Manchester Fertility. We always aim to see you at times convenient to you. Our current opening times are shown on our contact page. You will always see the most appropriate staff member for your needs.
EmbryoGlue is not a treatment we charge extra for – we use it as a supplement to the culture media used in the development of your embryo in our laboratory. We started using it because studies have shown it helps improve the chances of pregnancy by encouraging your embryo to implant successfully. It is a culture medium that mimics the natural molecules and fluids you’d find in your own body if you were going through pregnancy naturally.
Your embryo is placed into the EmbryoGlue just prior to transfer – and the properties it contains helps the embryo ‘stick’ to your uterus. Once an embryo transfer is carried out, we can never guarantee it will successfully implant for pregnancy – but 13 separate studies have concluded that the use of EmbryoGlue, thanks to its high levels of hyaluronan, increases both clinical pregnancy rates and live births. And so we now use EmbryoGlue for all embryo transfers at no extra cost to you. For more information about EmbryoGlue, you can visit this link.
"Manchester Fertility helped us every step of the way when we thought our dream of being parents was out of our reach."