Meet The Team: Ann-Marie Ennis
FERTILITY NURSE SPECIALIST
What’s your job title?
Fertility Nurse Specialist
Where did you study?
I studied General Nursing in Waterford Institute of Technology in 2005. Following on from that I completed a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Midwifery in University College Cork in 2012.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Caring, determined, hardworking, friendly, kind.
Do you have any hobbies?
I do CrossFit four times a week, but other than that I enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends and taking my dogs to the beach or to the forest for daily walks.
Describe your job in five words?
Enjoyable, Fulfilling, Interesting, Unique and of course, Rewarding.
What is needed for this kind of work?
You need to be caring, supportive and understanding of all your patient’s needs, both their physical and emotional needs.
When did you join the Waterstone team?
I joined the Waterstone Team in 2016
Describe a typical day at work:
I usually start work at 8am. The first part of my day includes taking bloods for various investigations and performing scans for a range of fertility treatments, such as; Ovulation Induction, Intrauterine Insemination, IVF and Egg Donation. I also perform early pregnancy scans. In the afternoon then, I usually have one-to-one information sessions with individuals or couples who are embarking on an IVF treatment.
Do you work in a team or on your own?
Overall, I work as part of an amazing team. However, I work a lot in Waterford Fertility so I work mainly with our consultants and team here.
What are the best parts of your job?
Helping hope become a reality. The look of joy on a patient’s face when they see the first heartbeat flicker on the scans, that will never stop being special. A special relationship is created with each patient, a unique bond, which is needed to support the patient through both good news and bad news.
Any final thoughts?
The team at Waterstone Clinic is one of a kind, we are a family and each patient is like an extended branch of that family, we all share in the ups and downs, the good and the bad days.