About Us

Our Clinic’s Values

When you decide to start your fertility journey, you need to know that the clinic you choose will offer you the best chance of having a baby.

Waterstone Clinic is an independent, Irish-owned and clinician-led clinic. The clinic was founded by Dr John Waterstone and Susan Waterstone in 2002 (then named Cork Fertility Centre). Our clinic has an international reputation for success and exceptional care and has five locations in Ireland, Dublin, Cork, Kildare, Limerick and Waterford.

Our World-Class Success Rates

Our fertility clinics have a proven track record of success. Over 10,000 babies have been born in Ireland due to our treatments.

We measure our success by babies born (the “live birth” rate) rather than pregnancy rates. We benchmark our success rates against the best clinics in the UK and the USA: every year, we match, if not exceed, their rates.

Our  Success Rates page gives more details.

Our Experience

Our fertility treatments are backed by over twenty years of experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories in Ireland. We are very successful and take pride in delivering treatment to the highest possible standards. We are progressive, achieving most of Ireland’s scientific milestones in Reproductive Medicine since we opened our first clinic in 2002. Most of all, we care deeply about what we do: our fertility doctors, nurses and scientists are focussed on making your dream of parenthood a reality.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of treatments underpinned by the latest scientific developments. As new developments emerge, we assess them carefully and introduce changes to our practice if there is evidence of benefit. We have a dedicated PGT (Pre-implantation Genetic Testing) laboratory and invest in the latest technology to help our embryologists select the best embryos for transfer and cryopreservation.

We leave no stone unturned to pursue the best treatment for each person.

Transparent Pricing and Honest Medical Advice

Our organisation is family-owned and operated and, most importantly, clinician-led. Our independence allows us to stay true to our philosophy of practising evidence-based medicine. We are not under pressure from investors or shareholders whose fundamental goals may not be the same as ours.

Our patients know they can trust us for honest advice about their fertility. We are outspoken about pricing transparency and always advocate for the interest of patients. We avoid expensive and unnecessary ‘add-on’ investigations and treatments that do not help produce a pregnancy. We understand fertility treatment can cause financial strain and therefore package our treatments to include services as standard (for example – we include an ultrasound scan at our first consultation appointments; we provide blastocyst culture as standard as part of our IVF/ICSI treatments; and we provide Embryoscope+ time-lapse incubation at our laboratory). We urge all our patients to check what is included at other fertility clinics and make like-for-like price comparisons.

Our Compassionate Team

Our service is delivered by our team of experienced and dedicated fertility specialists, who make every patient part of our family as they create their own.

The well-being of our patients is of utmost importance to us. From our reception and patient liaison teams who answer your initial questions, to our nursing team, scientists and doctors who manage your care, we will guide and support you at every step. We provide straightforward, easy-to-understand information about any investigations or treatments. We provide an online patient portal service to facilitate communication between patients and the nursing team to answer questions relating to your treatment. Even when you are not a clinic patient, we offer free, impartial, expert advice by telephone and email. If you want help with any aspect of your fertility or need some information resources, get in touch, as the team will be happy to guide you.

We provide wellness resources and independent counselling services at any stage of your treatment, free of charge, so you are confident in your decisions and supported throughout.

Making Treatment Simple:  Seven-Day Service

The way we provide our service keeps it as straightforward as possible for patients. We have five locations across Ireland, and this multi-site service allows you to book appointments at whichever location suits you geographically.

We are delighted to deliver a seven-day service for our patients. The ability to carry out egg collections and embryo transfers every day of the week maximises the chance of success for each patient, instead of needing to fit a Monday-to-Friday schedule.

We also provide early appointments for patients. Our early appointments for ultrasound scanning begin at 7:30am, allowing patients to continue their normal working life while undergoing treatment.

Our Milestones
Ireland’s First MicroTESE birth Jan-17
Ireland’s First PGT-M Birth Jun-14
First clinical PGT-M Pregnancy Nov-13
PGD first introduced Oct-12
Vitrification freezing technique introduced Apr-12
Embryo donation introduced Oct-11
Birth of first babies (twins) from an egg donation pregnancy Nov-06
Birth of first baby after ICSI with surgically obtained sperm Apr-04
Birth of first baby after Frozen Embryo Transfer Nov-03
Birth of first IVF twins Jun-03
Birth of first IVF baby May-03
Birth of first ICSI baby Mar-03
First egg collection Jul-02
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