Professor Mary Wingfield is delighted to announce the launch of her new book
The Fertility Handbook
Everything you need to know to maximise your chance of pregnancy
In The Fertility HandbookProfessor Mary Wingfield, has created the most up-to-date and authoritative guide for maximizing your chance of conceiving.
For anyone planning to have a baby soon or already trying to conceive but without success so far, it provides an in-depth explanation of natural fertility and assisted conception, including:
How to maximise your chance of conceiving naturally, with chapters on lifestyle, nutrition and the role of stress
The common (and uncommon) causes of fertility problems and the recommended treatments
Demystifying complex treatments such as IVF
Up-to-date information around surrogacy and funding for fertility treatments
Options for single people and same-sex couples who want to have children
The Fertility Handbook presents a comprehensive, holistic approach to fertility and establishes the facts clearly – particularly for older couple who are trying to conceive. Professor Wingfield has helped hundreds of people to conceive over the last 30 years and in this pragmatic, comprehensive and accessible book she offers hope for anyone who wants to maximize their chances of pregnancy.
All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Merrion Fertility Foundation, which provides financial assistance to couples who need fertility treatment but cannot afford it. For more information on the Foundation click here
Please click on the links below if you would like to purchase ‘The Fertility Handbook’. This is also available to purchase in all leading bookshops.
Merrion 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 ratesreflect 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.
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For more on Merrion Fertility Clinic’s policy on evidence based care and our not for profit status, please seelink
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].
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.”