Fertility clinic to open in Limerick

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CFC TeamA NEW fertility clinic will open in Limerick next month to facilitate couples who have previously had to travel outside the region for fertility treatment.

Cork Fertility Centre this week announced an expansion of their services to include an outreach clinic at Park Manor, Upper Mallow Street in Limerick which will specialise in fertility consultations and testing, diagnostic ultrasonography, ovulation induction (OII), follicle tracking and intrauterine insemination (IUI).

Leading the new clinic is Dr John Waterstone, consultant at Cork University Maternity Hospital and Bon Secours Hospital and medical director of the Waterstone Group.

Cork Fertility Centre has been in operation since 2002 and, according to Dr Waterstone, delivers success rates that match the best in the UK and USA. The clinic is at the forefront of new developments in the field of assisted reproduction and boasts some of the best success rates in Ireland.

“Fertility difficulties affect as many as one in five couples in Ireland. Sometimes it can relate to something as simple as lifestyle, which can be addressed and resolved easily. Other couples may need fertility treatment in order to conceive,” said Dr Waterstone.

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“We are delighted to offer our services to the people of Limerick where we will be available to give expert information and reassurance to couples and to explain the types of treatments available in Ireland. Assisted reproductive services are evolving and when the best medical and nursing care is combined with the latest scientific innovation and developments, notable success rates can be achieved for couples,” he explained.

A free fertility information seminar will now be hosted by the Waterstone Group at 1 Pery Square on Saturday March 1 at 10am to give practical advice to couples about fertility issues and how to maximise their chances of conception.

There will be a series of short talks from the clinic’s team of gynaecologists, scientists and nurses who will also be available to answer general queries from couples who are trying to conceive.