At Waterstone Clinic, we are here to support you every step of the way. We understand that our patients’ journeys are unique, and so too are their needs. Most people don’t anticipate needing fertility treatment, and many can find the process of fertility treatment challenging. Our Wellness at Waterstone Clinic aims to provide a variety of options for support and relaxation for patients.
The counselling session will be built around your needs. Patients often discuss their feelings and coping mechanisms around fertility treatment. Patients can also discuss decisions around their treatment as it is often helpful to discuss them with a non-medical professional.
To make an appointment: Contact Reception on 0818 333 310 or email [email protected]
These short meditations on the playlist below (each about 20 minutes long) help to promote relaxation. They can be listened to at any time during the day, or last thing at night to help you fall asleep.
Our fertility counsellor has created some videos below with grounding and breathing exercises to get you started.
7 Day MindfulIVF Programme
A simple breathing exercise, such as this one with our counsellor Marian, can help you relax because it makes your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed. It is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body.
“Grounding” is a mindfulness practice that can help pull you away from negative or challenging emotions to refocus your mind on your present moment. Our counsellor Marian guides you to focus your attention on the physical world around you.
The journey toward starting a family is an exciting time, even if it isn’t always easy. Our fertility podcast – IMAGE Talks Fertility – helps break down all of this information, opening conversations and demystifying fertility in Ireland today.
Our host, IMAGE Magazine editor Dominique McMullan, talks to women and men about their fertility journeys and to the expert to answer all your questions.
Season 2 Ep 1: Getting Started
In episode one, we are starting at the very beginning: everything you need to know about getting started on your fertility journey. Dominique sits down with Laura Hackett, Fertility Nurse Specialist at Waterstone Clinic.
Season 2 Ep 2: IVF at 40
In episode two, Dominique asks Dr John Waterstone, Medical Director of Waterstone Clinic, what are the chances of success when you’re over 40? She then talks to mum Maria who started treatment at age 40.
Season 2 Ep3: Male Fertility
In episode 3, Dr Tim Dineen, specialist in male fertility, tackles some of the facts and myths, and Àine and James, a couple who have experienced male factor infertility, recount their experiences and advice.
Season 2 Ep4: Egg Donation
In episode 4, Dominique speaks with Dr Eithne Lowe, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine about treatment options using donor eggs, and speaks to fertility counsellor Marian O’Tuama about what “implications counselling” is and getting ready for donor-assisted treatment.
Season 2 Ep5: Fertility & the Holiday Season
In the final episode of the season, Dominique hosts a special round table discussion with Dr Eithne Lowe, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine; Laura Hackett, Fertility Nurse Specialist; and Marian O’Tuama, fertility counsellor. Sitting together, these experts discuss managing the holiday season, and any social event, where questions might be asked. Speaking about support, they each offer their advice for preparing and give their tips and tricks for the holiday period.
IMAGE Talks Fertility Podcast – Season 1
Ep 1: Solo Motherhood
In episode one, we talked to Clodagh who had a baby using donor sperm. Fertility Nurse Mary McAuliffe answers all the questions about the process.
Seaons 1 Ep 2: Egg Freezing
In episode two, we talked to Georgia who underwent egg freezing to preserve her fertility due to a medical condition. Fertility Nurse Laura Hackett explains how the treatment is a proactive way of protecting your fertility options.
Season 1 Ep 3: Same-Sex Couples
In episode three, Dominique is joined by Sarah, who built her family with her wife Ger using donor sperm. Ursula Lynch, fertility nurse and donor sperm coordinator at Waterstone Clinic answers all the questions about the process and how to get started.
Season 1 Ep 4: IVF Treatment
In episode four, Dominique is joined by Dee, mum of two girls via IVF. She is then joined by Dr Eithne Lowe, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, to ask all the questions about the procedure and process of IVF treatment.
Season 1 Ep 5: Fertility and the Workplace
In episode five, Dominique speaks to Anne O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ireland, and Susan Waterstone, Clinic Manager at Waterstone Clinic, to discuss fertility in the workplace and how workplaces can support team members who are undergoing treatment.