MFC feature in Irish Tatler magazine

What Its Really Like…

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.

IVF Cost: Online Self Referral Form

Red Weather Warning

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 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.


2018 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards!

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.

IVF Cost: Contact Us

IVF Cost: Online Self Referral Form



Legal regulation and public funding is essential

‘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

BFS Fertility Conference – Liverpool

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:

Christmas Opening Hours

We will be closed from 4pm on Thursday, 21st December and will re-open at 8am on Tuesday, 2nd  January.

If you are an existing patient and have a serious concern please contact The National Maternity Hospital on 01 6373100.  Otherwise, you may leave a voicemail message on tel. no.  01 6635000 and this will be dealt with by one of our nurses on Thursday, 28th and Friday 29th  December.

Merrion Christmas Card

Prof Wingfield’s study with Trinity College selected for an Award

Prof Wingfield’s study with Trinity College Dublin on uterine natural killer cells in endometriosis has been selected for a RAMI Research Award in the Biomedical Science category! See below for information on this publication.

This category received a large number of submissions, so this is a significant achievement.

The RAMI Research Awards 2017 will be held on Wed 29th November, and winners will receive a RAMI bronze medal and educational bursary.

Congratulations Prof Wingfield!!

Natural Killer Cells and Infertility

The role of natural killer (NK) immune cells in infertility is the subject of much controversy in reproductive medicine. It is important to note that circulating blood NK cells and NK cells found in the uterus have very different profiles and functions. Scientific studies in animals indicate that NK cells are in fact essential for pregnancy and development of the placental blood supply.

A recent collaborative study between Merrion Fertility Clinic and Trinity College Dublin found more immature uNK cells known as progenitors in endometrial tissue from women with endometriosis as compared to healthy patients, suggesting that uNK development is altered in the endometriotic uterus. Further analysis of these endometrial tissue samples revealed reduced levels of a growth factor called SCF in women with endometriosis, which may underlie the impaired maturation of uNK cells.


To read more about this research study, please follow the link below:

MFC Doctor presents at NMH GP Study Day

09.15 – 09:55hrs: Registration Tea/Coffee & light breakfast – Boardroom, NMH

10.00 – 11.00hrs: WELCOME Dr. Rhona Mahony, Master, NMH – Boardroom and Lecture Theatre, NMH PLENARY SESSION

HPV – Boardroom and Lecture Theatre, NMH Prof. Donal Brennan, NMH/UCD

MN-CMS – Boardroom and Lecture Theatre, NMH, Dr. Michael Robson, Consultant, NMH / Tina Murphy, Project Manager

All workshops are 45 mins (will run concurrently). A. (11.05hrs-11.50hrs) B. (12.00hrs-12.45hrs) C. (12.55hrs-13.40hrs). Lunch at 13.45hrs.

To ensure good interaction and discussion group sizes are limited in each workshop.

Programme includes a choice of 3 of the following workshops, early respondents will get their 1st choice.

11.05 – 13.40hrs

  • Current Controversies in Urogymaecology Prof. Declan Keane Clinical Director, NMH
  • Pregnancy in the Older Woman Dr. Stephen Carroll, Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, NMH
  • Vaccinations in Pregnancy Dr. Susan Knowles, Consultant Microbiologist, NMH
  • Challenges in Adolescent Gynaecology Dr. Venita Broderick, Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, NMH
  • Fertility – evidence based practice Dr. David Crosby, Clinical Research Fellow, Merrion Fertility Clinic and NMH
  • Management of Menopause in Primary Care Dr. Mary Short GP