A new direction for fertility in Ireland

I am so excited about today’s post for several reasons. Firstly, I haven’t blogged in quite some time and I wanted to wait until I had something positive to write about before I did again. Secondly, I am excited to introduce you to two professionals who I sincerely believe will make a difference to fertility in Ireland.

Aisling Killoran of Accomplish Change Clinic is a certified Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist specialising in helping mums and dads conceive.  She follows the unique HypnoFertility™ programme which is a multi-faceted hypnotherapy programme used to help and support and facilitate natural conception and the medical process for women undergoing IVF, IUI, ICSI, and other medical procedures. This is a powerful, precise programme that supports the entire fertility process and is tailored for each individual for optimal health and wellbeing.

While Aisling can’t promise you will get pregnant, I can personally testify that what she can do is help you to achieve the best state of mind/body connection conducive to pregnancy.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Aisling to anyone who is looking for a holistic approach to fertility.

And speaking of holistic approaches, Aisling has written a post this week on her blog about ReproMed Consultancy Services, a Fertility Clinic in Sandyford, Dublin that is worth blogging about. This service is run by Mr Declan Keane, Consultant Embryologist, with 18 years clinical experience and who is licensed/accredited by the Irish Medicines Board, UK Health Professions Council and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology as a Senior Clinical Scientist.

Aisling met with Declan, earlier this week and on her blog she writes that she found him to be “a genuine sincere man full of integrity and passion in helping couples to conceive.” I confess to knowing a little about the man myself, as three years ago, he helped me produce a patient information booklet on breast cancer and fertility and he was wonderfully helpful then. Anyway, I got my own chance to speak with Declan yesterday and I share Aisling’s views. I too am impressed with his patient-centred approach and believe he is going to make a real difference to couples looking to conceive in Ireland.

If you are interested in learning more, check out Aisling’s blog, which incidentally is updated regularly with some great posts on trying to conceive.

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pam
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:34:53

    I am so heartened to hear about these two individuals! While, I don’t live in Ireland myself, it lifted my spirits to read your post today. Now all I have to do is find someone similar where i live!

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  2. Adele Murray
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:36:13

    This is wonderful! I don’t live in Dublin, but I would be prepared to travel to get this kind of holistic and personal attention. I am sick of being treated anonymously in the clinic I have been attending for the past year!

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  3. Caitriona Cassidy
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:37:23

    Thank you so much for bringing both Aisling and Declan to our attention today. Reading your post has given me back a sense of empowerment and control! Going to check out both their websites now.

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  4. Emma
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:38:29

    Putting the patient first?? Whatever next!! Seriously, this makes a refreshing change to read about something positive happening in the world of Irish fertility. Well done to both of them.

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  5. Angela
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:39:21

    I am really impressed with the sound of this and will be checking both out for sure. Thanks for highlighting this.

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  6. Caoilinn
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:43:35

    This is wonderful news! I am only embarking on fertility treatment and am on a waiting list and now I read your post today, it is like an answer to a prayer! I will definitely be checking out this clinic – thank you SO MUCH!

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  7. Mia Gordon
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:44:41

    I don’t live in Ireland, but I too have been bruised by a ride on the fertility merry-go-round so it is indeed refreshing to read of this approach which is sadly lacking in so many clinics – and not just in Ireland!

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  8. Shauna
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:46:47

    I can sense your own excitement and hope in your post and it’s catching! You gave me the boost I needed today as I am feeling quite down about my own fertility struggles. I haven’t yet embarked on treatment, but it is looking increasingly like this will be the next step and if so I now know where to turn!

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  9. Evanna O'Neill
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:48:43

    Very encouraging. I was looking for some information to help my sister who is going through a rough time with fertility battles right now – I have just emailed this to her – I hope it gives her the hope you seem to have.

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  10. Gabby
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:50:27

    I have been on the fertility rollercoaster of highs and lows over the past two years and have taken a break for the moment – disillusioned and depressed. Reading your post today and knowing what you yourself have been through has given me a spark of hope – thanks for lighting that spark!

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  11. Fiona Byrne
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:52:05

    Knowing you the way I do Marie, I know that you would not write about Aisling or Declan if you didn’t feel you could really recommend them, so it’s wonderful to see your faith, knowing how bruised it has become, resurrected again. They must be something else if it has elicited this response in you!

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  12. Helena
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:53:09

    This is what I love about blogging! Where else would you get this great information and like Fiona, knowing you as I do, I know it’s a genuine desire on your part to help others in letting them have this info.

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  13. Jean
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:54:20

    Thanks for restoring my faith in the medical profession in Ireland – no easy task to do but I know how genuine you are Marie and I also know how badly you yourself have been let down in the past by the same profession.

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  14. Laura McGonigle
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:55:02

    This is what is needed here in Ireland – some genuine care and patient centered treatment! Well done to all concerned!

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  15. Frances O'Connor
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 16:55:37

    Excited to read your post today – some great information here!

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  16. Lorna
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 22:25:49

    Delighted to read this post and I share your wish to write about something positive. Great to hear this news. Interesting though on Aisling’s blog post that the only treatment/test not explained was the DNA fragmentation test – i wonder why that was.
    Delighted to hear this Marie

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  17. Lily
    Oct 08, 2010 @ 18:44:10

    I too am delighted for you Marie.

    Reading your post and the comments does highlight how helpful sharing information is. Well done.

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  18. Luann
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 23:13:38

    Marie, this is very interesting! Hugs, and double hugs from North Carolina!

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