What sets us apart

Clinical Expertise

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. 

At Waterstone Clinic, our fertility treatments are backed by almost twenty years of experience in Reproductive Medicine. We deliver successful and personalised services to the highest possible standards. We are pioneers in our field: we have achieved all of Ireland’s scientific milestones in Reproductive Medicine since we opened the clinic in 2002. We leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of the best treatment for each person. We are proud to offer a truly 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 can take credit for many of the important milestones in reproductive medicine in Ireland.

World-class Success Rates

Our fertility clinics have a proven track record of success. Every year, 500 babies are born in Ireland due to our treatments. We measure our success by babies born (the “live birth” rate) rather than pregnancy rates. Our live birth rates are among the best in Europe. 

Our benchmark our success against the best clinics in the UK and USA: every year we match, if not, exceed their rates. See our Success Rates page for more details.

Honest Advice & Transparent Pricing

Our organisation is Irish founded, family-owned and operated. We are an independent clinic. Our independence helps us stay true to our philosophy of practicing evidence-based medicine. We are not under pressure from investors or shareholders whose fundamental goals may not be the same as ours. We avoid expensive and unnecessary ‘add on’ investigations and treatments which, in the end, do not help to produce a pregnancy. Our patients know they can trust us for honest advice about their fertility. We are outspoken about pricing transparency and advocate always in the interest of patients. We understand fertility treatment can cause financial strain on patients and therefore package our treamtents to include services as standard (e.g. we include an ultrasound scan in our first consultation, we provide blastocyst culture and embryoscope time-lapse incubation as part of our IVF/ICSI treatment). We urge all our patients to check what is included at other fertility clinics and make like-for-like price comparisons: we believe we offer the most cost-effective service in Ireland.

Read more: BBC Health – ‘No solid evidence’ for IVF add-on success’

The Most Advanced IVF Laboratory in Ireland

We opened our new premises in Cork in 2017, with Ireland’s largest and most advanced laboratory in the country. We have a dedicated PGT (Pre-implantation Genetic Testing) laboratory.  We have invested in the latest technology and are the first in Ireland to have the Embryoscope+ incubator which helps our embryologists to select the best embryos for transfer and cryopreservation.   

Our Compassionate Team

Our team are there to support you every step of the way. From our reception and patient liaison team who will take your initial questions, to our nursing team, and our team of scientists and doctors, we will guide and support you through your treatment from start to finish. We provide straightforward, easy to understand information about any investigations or treatments, and provide independent counselling services free of charge at any stage of your treatment, so that you are confident in your decisions and supported at every stage.

We offer free, impartial and expert advice by telephone and email, even when you are not a patient with us. If you would like help with any aspect of your fertility – or needs some facts explained please get in touch. We will guide and support you to the best of our ability.

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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