The UCD Perinatal Research Centre, based at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, coordinates national and international collaborative research in maternal health and its impact on maternal and infant outcomes. Led by Centre Director Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe, the Centre is internationally recognised for its research in maternal and fetal health, diabetes and nutrition in pregnancy and the impact of maternal health on long-term health of Mum and infant.
The Centre is having its official launch on Thursday 15th March 2018 and we are delighted to announce that Merrion Fertility Clinic have collaborated with the centre on research in the area of reproductive medicine on their website.
Click on the following link for more information on Merrion Fertility Clinic’s research studies.
Prof. Mary Wingfield spoke at a meeting at the Oireachtas on the 28th February 2018 regarding the proposed Assisted Human Reproduction Bill. Dr. John Waterstone and Dr. John Kennedy were also in attendance.
Prof Wingfield was a member of the Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction, which produced its report in 2005, and she is delighted to see that, except for the proposals on parenthood in surrogacy, the draft Bill accords with the recommendations of the Commission.
Click here for her opening statement.
To view the full meeting please click on this video link.
Please click on the audio link below to listen to Professor Mary Wingfield’s interesting discussion on everything fertility with Pat Kenny on Newstalk, she also answers some of the listeners’ questions.
If you wish to make an appointment at Merrion Fertility Clinic to check your fertility status and to have a consultation with one of our fertility doctors’, please phone us on 01 6635000 or complete our online self-referral form.
For more information on Prof. Wingfield’s book please visit ‘The Fertility Handbook’.
The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the unborn has no constitutional rights outside the right to life inthe Eighth Amendment.
In a landmark judgment on Wednesday, the seven-judge court ruled that the High Court was wrong to find the unborn has constitutional rights outside Article 40.3.3 and was also wrong to find the unborn is a child within the meaning of Article 42a.
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Please click here to see the full article on a couple’s IVF journey and Professor Mary Wingfield’s answers to some of the most commonly asked questions in relation to fertility, IVF misconceptions and lifestyle.
Please click on the following links for more information on IVF, other fertility treatments offered at Merrion Fertility Clinic and the costs involved.
We offer a First Step Fertility Check package for couples who would like to check their fertility status and have a consultation with a fertility specialist. If this is something you are interested in please complete our online self-referral form.
To All MFC Patients,
In light of the Status Red Weather warning in Dublin and in the interest of patient and staff safety, MFC will be open for patients currently undergoing fertility treatment who require essential scans etc. as part of their treatment. The clinic will be closing as soon as these patients have been seen.
If you wish to reschedule your appointment please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 6635000 and we will contact you as soon as possible.
If there is any further deterioration in the weather and it is deemed necessary to close the clinic, we will alert you through social media and our website.
If you have a medical emergency please contact The National Maternity Hospital on 01 6373100.
We are thrilled to share the news that both the Merrion Fertility Clinic Research Team and the patient support group have been shortlisted for the 2018 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards under the following categories ‘Research Team of the Year’ and ‘Healthcare Initiative – Mental Health Care’.
The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday the 9th of March in the beautiful Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
To find out more about MFC’s research and publications please click here or if you wish to book appointment at the clinic you can click on the links below.
Assisted Human Reproduction Bill is to be implemented for the use of a deceased partner’s sperm, egg or embryo after the suggested grieving period.
Please click on the link below for the full article
The Irish Times article
‘Expert predicts number of women freezing their eggs to have babies later in life will rise’ – The Irish Times
The Irish Times discusses Prof. Fishel’s thoughts on the importance of regulation with fertility treatments, public funding and the increasing number of younger women freezing their eggs for future use due to social pressures to remain working until later in life.
Prof. Fishel is currently attending a number of events in Ireland to mark the 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby.
Please click on the link below for the full Irish Times article.
Irish Times – Publicly funded and legally regulated fertility treatment is ‘critical
MFC staff from Clinical, Embryology and Nursing Departments attended the British Fertility Society (BFS) conference in Liverpool last week.
We’re very proud to say that two of our clinicians (Dr. Yvonne O’Brien and Dr. David Crosby) were chosen to present their excellent research as part of the BFS Young clinician award session.
Follow the link below to learn more about the conference: