How do I access NHS fertility counselling services in Manchester?

My wife and I are well down the road of IVF treatment. She suffered aggressive OHSS during first egg collection and as such were told to sit on our hands for 3 months (embryos frozen).

This period is taking its toll and she's keen to speak with one of the counsellors at St Mary's in Manchester. I can get through to the right department (0161 276 6800) on the phone but only get an answering machine. I have left 4 voice mails over the last 3 weeks with no response, that in itself is exacerbating the situation.

Does anyone have an email or an alternative number for the counselling service at St Mary's?

Many thanks.

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  • Hi lotus82. I can imagine how frustrating this can be for you. It could be that the counsellor is on some Annual Leave at the moment - I don’t know. However, I would try contacting the clinic direct and see if they can come up with a solution. Alternatively, you might like to access an Infertility Counsellor via “The British Infertility Counselling Association” website Hope this helps and that your wife is recovering well from her OHSS ordeal. Diane

  • Many thanks Diane. I shall have a look at The British Infertility Counselling Association and see what I can find out.

    The OHSS was a terrible thing to go through, however, the upside is that we have 7 fertilised embryos on ice and ready to go.


  • Good luck and lovely news about all those embies! Diane

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