Dr Raj Mathur, Consultant Gynaecologist at Manchester Fertility Clinic, discusses the services the clinic can provide for
couples hoping to have a baby.
Manchester Fertility is a clinic which provides a whole range of fertility tests and treatments to those trying to conceive, and is the UK’s leading donor egg banks and sperm banks: “We help couples who are concerned about their fertility but aren’t actually trying to have a baby at the moment, couples who are trying to conceive and are looking to put their mind at rest with some tests, and we also help couples who have been trying to conceive for a long time without success,” Dr Raj Mathur explains.
The range of the clinic’s services is quite impressive: “We do fertility testing for men and women, including sperm tests, hormone tests, ultrasound scans, and tests for the fallopian tubes. We also do fertility treatment, starting from quite simple treatments such as ovulation induction, all the way through to quite complicated treatments such as IVF (invitro fertilisation), and even genetic testing. We provide state-of-the-art treatment.”
Deciding to welcome a new addition to your family is an exciting step in any person’s life, yet for some, the process can be long and difficult: “I think if couples do actually want to try for a baby, the best thing for them is to just go ahead and try,” Dr Raj said. “But if they do have anxieties or concerns, or if there is anything in their family history or their personal medical history that they are worried about, then it’s worth speaking to a specialist.”
Going private for medical care is something that people don’t often consider, but Dr Raj thinks that both private and public services have their place: “People should use the NHS for whatever they can provide, but there are circumstances where the NHS is less able to help because of the number of people wanting to access their services and the delays caused by the pandemic. The NHS provides an excellent service, and we wouldn’t take away from that. But in some cases, people can’t access a service, or want a service that the NHS doesn’t provide. For instance, they may not provide fertility tests to someone who is not trying for a baby.”
One of the things that Manchester Fertility Clinic prides itself on is its provision of emotional care during the process of treatment: “There are different ways in which we try to help. We choose our staff carefully to make sure they’re empathetic and have an understanding of what it means to be trying for a baby, so that every time patients interact with us, they are talking to someone who values them as a human being and has experience speaking to people in their situation. We also have a team of specialist fertility counsellors, who are trained in that area. They are specifically there to help couples who are going through treatment.”
Manchester Fertility Clinic was established in 1986 and has had a shining reputation ever since: “There are good clinics and good doctors elsewhere, but this a very established clinic. I think it is possibly the oldest fertility clinic in Manchester, and it is a stand alone clinic which is not part of a chain. You are provided care by highly trained and empathetic people, using state-of-the-art equipment, and processes and treatment that are evidence-based. For those reasons we are happy we provide a good quality service.”
To view Manchester Fertility Clinic’s full range of services, visit Manchesterfertility.com or call on 0161 300 0270