Awarded Guaranteed Irish Membership

GI_Logo_TaglineMerrion Fertility Clinic are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Guaranteed Irish Membership

At Merrion Fertility Clinic, we recognise Irish provenance and community as a means to provide the best possible service to our patients. Our new partnership with Guaranteed Irish reflects Merrion Fertility Clinic values of quality in patient services and care, and our commitment through education, research and training. As Ireland’s only Fertility Clinic with ‘Guaranteed Irish’ membership, we take great pride in reflecting the Guaranteed Irish beliefs of Provenance, Quality and Trust:


  • Provenance: Our origin within the National Maternity Hospital, and our continuing association, is one of the defining features of Merrion Fertility Clinic. The National Maternity Hospital was established in 1894 and is the largest maternity hospital in the State. Merrion Fertility Clinic is proud to have maintained a close relationship with the Hospital since we were established in 1998. Our close links to the hospital ensure that our patients have the full support services of a maternity hospital.

  • Quality: As Merrion Fertility Clinic is Ireland’s only not-for-profit fertility clinic, any surplus income is reinvested back into improving clinic services and facilities. Our best practice medical care policy ensures that at Merrion Fertility Clinic, you are receiving the best possible treatment individualised for you specifically. Our policy for evidence based care and patient focused services reflect the Guaranteed Irish belief in maximum quality of Irish services. 

  • Trust: Our patient testimonials and success rates reflect the trust and confidence patients of Merrion Fertility Clinic show in our care and support. Our expert team of doctors, nurses, embryologists and administrative staff are committed to providing the best medical and scientific services currently available within this field while maintaining a patient centred environment of care and support in a Guaranteed Irish fertility clinic.

Please visit Guaranteed Irish for more information

Prof. Mary Wingfield attending RCPI Conference

Are You Pregnant or Planning a Pregnancy?

‘From Conception to Birth’

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are welcoming members of the public to a free public meeting on fertility, pregnancy and childbirth on the 9th March 2017 from 18.00-

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Our clinical director Prof. Mary Wingfield will be joined on the day by Prof. Louise Kenny and Prof. Fergal Malone, and will be speaking about fertility, assisted reproductive technology and IVF.

On the evening, you will also hear expert advice on topics such as:

  • Taking care of your mental and physical health during pregnancy; common health conditions in pregnancy such as high blood pressure, its causes and treatment
  • Antenatal care and what to consider for the birth of your baby

All three speakers have a wealth of experience gathered over many years looking after mothers and babies in Ireland and abroad.

On the night, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and hopefully go home feeling reassured and better informed about your journey through pregnancy.

To book this conference and for more information please click here. You can also follow #rcpibabytalk on Twitter for further updates.


We are now delighted to announce that the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists public meeting – Baby Talk – From Conception to Birth – has been shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Healthcare Awards, being listed in the educational meeting of the year category. The winners will be announced at the event on November 16th and we would like to wish Prof. Wingfield, Prof. Kenny and Prof. Malone the very best of luck.

From all at MFC

BBC Panorama – Inside Britain’s Fertility Business

“Fertility treatment can be an expensive business. Reporter Deborah Cohen investigates how some clinics sell add-ons – the extra drugs, tests and treatments offered on top of standard fertility care. Some can add hundreds or thousands of pounds to a bill. Exclusive new research shows a worrying lack of good evidence from trials to show these can improve the chances of having a baby. Panorama goes undercover to reveal how patients aren’t always told everything they need to know when they ask some clinics about these treatments.”

For more on Merrion Fertility Clinic’s policy on evidence based care and our not for profit status, please see link 

 

Fitness & Fertility

Prof Mary Wingfield, discusses fertility and exercise with Mary Jennings.

She advises that exercise certainly helps to reduce the stress associated with infertility and also to manage body weight.

Studies in Australia and the UK have shown very clearly that if overweight women with infertility lose approximately 10 per cent of their body weight, more than half of them will conceive. She recommends fitness and diet together to make the best impact. Many studies show that obesity affects fertility, particularly in women with polycystic ovaries [PCOS].

Read here for more.

Professor Wingfield discusses the impact endometriosis can have on fertility

Professor Wingfield discusses the impact endometriosis can have on fertility with Arlene Harris.

“It is estimated that one third of women with endometriosis have fertility issues; however, many don’t and endometriosis has been found in women who have several children.

Very bad endometriosis can cause adhesions or scarring within the pelvis and this damages the ovaries, making it difficult for an ovulated egg to find its way into the fallopian tube. In milder forms, the endometriosis lesions cause inflammation or a reaction in the pelvis and toxins are produced which can affect sperm, eggs or embryos.”

Click here to read the Independent’s article on Endometriosis.