Research and Development

The area of assisted reproduction is changing at a great pace with new techniques and technologies emerging regularly. At Waterstone Clinic we believe that research is central to improving the assisted conception techniques and the chances of healthy pregnancy.

Current research projects underway at Waterstone Clinic

  • Sperm DNA fragmentation study
  • Egg Freezing

Current projects include an important observational study on the reproducibility and prognostic power of sperm DNA Fragmentation analysis.

Another project explores the possibility of predicting premature delivery of twin pregnancies in order to individualise embryo transfer to either 1 or 2 embryos.

During your consultation or treatment cycle, you may be invited to be involved in our research studies. You can be assured that, by taking part in a research study, there is no risk to you or your treatment cycle and you may be contributing vital information that may enhance the future of reproductive medicine.


Waterstone Clinic is regulated and licensed by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), TE-007. We are inspected by the HPRA to ensure compliance with European tissues and cells legislation.

We operate a comprehensive quality management system, with regular internal audits to ensure standards are maintained. We are committed to delivering a professional service to the highest possible ethical and clinical standards.

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What people say...

After 18 months of trying to conceive, we were referred to Waterstone Clinic by our GP...

D & P Tipperary

Dr Waterstone’s clinic was so supportive throughout all our treatment - always there to help and answer any of our questions...

T & C Waterford

However, from the moment we met with Dr Waterstone and his team, we were so supported through our journey and any fears...

A & K Cork

Dr. Waterstone’s investigations were so thorough and our treatment programme was conducted to a completely different level of care.

L & B Dublin

You sometimes have to take a leap of faith and go for it.

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