Our Patients' Stories

We have been helping our patients to have children for nearly 20 years: over 500 babies are born each year as a result of treatments at our clinic. We know each and every patient’s story is unique and individual, and we are honoured to be with you on your journey.

We absolutely love receiving updates from our patients and they often kindly allow us to share their success stories here and on our Instagram or Facebook pages to inspire other parents-to-be.

More stories, particularly those published in the media, can be found on our news pages.

Debbie's IVF Story

After 6 years of trying, Debbie attended our clinic for treatment. Her very first round was successful, and she now has two wonderful children from treatment.

Talking to RSVP Magazine, Debbie added:

“I want to let people know that IVF is successful it does help people I think a lot of people think ‘Oh God. it never works first time for people and you’ll have to try a few times,’ but I’m living proof that it can happen so be positive and be patient. I’ve had two babies through IVF and success with IVF the first time around on both babies. The staff make you feel relaxed they feel like talking to a friend. Without their help, I wouldn’t have my family and I feel so thankful to them for helping me because I could be sitting here now with no babies if I hadn’t come down to Waterstone Clinic.”

Claire & Barry's IVF Story

Having travelled abroad for numerous treatments, Claire and Barry attended Waterstone Clinic for a final round of treatment. They are now proud parents to a baby boy. They shared their experience of IVF abroad with Evoke.ie and Newstalk FM encouraging everyone to do extensive research on the clinics they attend for treatment.

Read their full story here

Susan's Egg Freezing Story

After reading an article about egg freezing, Susan decided to go about preserving her fertility. Talking to Jennifer Zamparelli on 2fm, Susan describes the process involved.

Alison's IVF Story

Alison was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries when she was in her twenties. She had trouble achieving a pregnancy and came to Waterstone Clinic for fertility treatment which led to the birth of her son, Casey.

Alison has since helped Waterstone Clinic create the wonderful Christmas Tree of Hope, to celebrate the miracle babies born through fertility treatment and show support to parents-in-waiting.

Aisling & Allan's IUI Story

Aisling and Allan used a simple IUI fertility treatment as they were experiencing unexplained infertility. The IUI fertility treatment led to the birth of their daughter.

Caroline's OII Story

After ovulation induction treatment, a simple fertility treatment, Caroline became a mum to Ollie:

“This is just a picture I want to share for anyone struggling with fertility. I walked into the Cork clinic last August bewildered and scared, and I met with Dr John Waterstone. From there I had a small procedure in September, started Clomid in October and was pregnant in November. He gave me the greatest gift of all that was the chance to become a mammy and I will never be able to thank him or his wonderful team enough. So I hope this message brings hope as it’s from a mama that struggled over two and a half years before attending the Clinic. The stories of success used be the only thing to make me believe it could happen for us.”

Caroline spoke to IMAGE Magazine. Read her full story here.

Niamh & Rick's PGT-A Genetic Screening Story

Niamh and Rick attended Waterstone Clinic for IVF treatment with PGT-A (Pre-implantation Genetic Testing) which led to the birth of their daughter.

Rick's Story of Undergoing Fertility Treatment

Many people feel worried about starting IVF treatment. Discovering a community of people and supporting each other is very helpful for those undergoing treatment.

Vesela & Inigo's IVF Story

Vesela and Inigo were delighted to get pregnant the first time they tried IVF: they conceived twin girls, Olivia and Sophia, on their first round. Telling their story to RSVP Magazine, the couple noted:

I know some people find IVF difficult or overwhelming, but we had a positive experience. From the moment the process started with the Waterstone Clinic, we were treated so well. We expected it to be much more challenging than it was…. We had planned to freeze some embryos, but it turned out that only one viable embryo developed, so we only had one chance to get pregnant in the first cycle. We were so delighted that it was a successful first cycle for us! That embryo split in two and that’s how we have identical twins. We are so, so happy with our girls, Olivia and Sofia.”

Ann-Marie's IVF Story

After a laparoscopy, Ann-Marie discovered her Fallopian tubes were blocked. Her very first IVF treatment cycle was a success and led to the birth of her daughter. A second cycle led to the birth of her son.

A Grandmother's Story

Dear Dr Waterstone
Thank you so much for the unimagined pleasure of becoming grandparents to our grandson who is a month old today. Without the expert help of your clinic, this little miracle would not have been possible. Our sincere thanks to you and your wonderful team, especially to you and the nurses who cared for them through the whole process. They were always available to reassure her when they were a little shaky! We know they were lucky, in that the procedure worked the first time, but the dice is loaded in the hands of experts.
Thank you again for the wonderful pleasure we are already experiencing as Pops & Nana. It’s fantastic, makes me smile every day! Mum & Dad will be in touch in their own time to say their own thank you, they are a little sleep deprived just now, but I don’t hear any complaints!
Happy Easter to you & your team & continued success to you all.
With our very best wishes & thanks, thanks
From two new grandparents 
Our Milestones
Ireland’s First MicroTESE birth Jan-17
Ireland’s First PGS Birth Oct-15
Ireland’s First PGD Birth Jun-14
First clinical PGD 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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