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Barbados Fertility Centre

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Seaston House, Hastings, Bridgetown, BB15154Barbados

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Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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Prices from $500 - Enquire for a fast quote from Barbados Fertility Centre. 12 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Fertility Specialist Consultation
Egg Donor
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation from $7000
PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Egg Freezing
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection from $14000
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
Blastocyst Transfer from $500
Embryo Freezing
Ovulation Induction
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About Barbados Fertility Centre

Welcome to the Barbados Fertility Centre Now Accredited by Joint Commission International We were granted with this accreditation in recognition of our commitment to provide quality care on  an ongoing basis.  >Joint Commission International is the US health facility accreditation programme and they set health care industry standards to give patients assurance in the medical establishments that they choose for treatment. They conduct stringent tests to ensure that healthcare offered across the world is transparent and that patients can make an informed choice within a level playing field. The Joint Commission International Accreditation Ambulatory Care Standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in daily performance and in the outcomes of patient care. Barbados Fertility Centre were tested for their patient’s pain assessment & management, the risk assessment prior to treatments and medical procedures, the storage and handling of hazardous materials, the regular inspection and maintenance of equipment, the clear identification of job descriptions and of medical staff credentials.

Brenda White, Associate Director International Accreditation, Joint Commission International said “Congratulations to the staff of Barbados Fertility Centre in achieving this recognition of your commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis”. The citizens of Barbados should be proud that Barbados Fertility Center is focusing  on this most challenging goal - to continuously raise quality to higher levels.   About Us The aim of our experienced medical team at Barbados Fertility Centre is to provide couples who choose to attend our Clinic with a world-class service while seeking to minimise the stress associated with IVF and maximising the potential for a successful outcome. The team at Barbados Fertility Centre know that IVF is a very serious issue for couples, but this does not mean it has to be a stressful experience.   A Holiday with a Purpose At Barbados Fertility Centre, we provide an unique approach to IVF by combining it with a holiday and stress reduction programme. Many studies have shown that stress has a huge negative impact on both fertility and IVF success rates. We have certainly seen here that when we reduce couples stress levels, it is extremely beneficial. Barbados Fertility Centre specialises in all aspects of infertility management. We were founded in 2002 to meet growing demands from Caribbean patients for a full time IVF unit and a growing demand from international clients for IVF services that combine the advantages of high quality medical care with a relaxing holiday.  We provide couples with an opportunity to undergo their blood tests, ultrasounds and procedures, together, and away from the daily pressures of work and home life.    What to expect Based in Barbados we offer a completely personalised approach ensuring every couple receives comprehensive advice and evaluation, a highly successful IVF program and a dedicated medical team to assist in achieving their dream of a baby. This allows our couples to rest and recuperate in one of the world’s most beautiful Caribbean Island locations.  Our in-house Patient Liaison Manager is specialised to coordinate your flight and travel arrangements, transport, accommodation and leisure activities to ensure you are free to relax and start that stress reduction.  Barbados Fertility Centre provides a team approach to your care. Throughout your treatment with us, a highly specialised team of Doctors, Nurses and Embryologists will manage your case individually to provide the best possible outcome. 

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Patient reviews

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31.05.2017
Anonymous, Bahamas
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I knew I was in the right hands

5 50 Fertility - Alternative Treatment • Paid: $50000

I had never heard of BFC until I was sitting in an international airport two years ago, waiting for my flight home. I had bought a well-known magazine to read and came across a story about a mature lady and her husband who had struggled with infertility for years and was finally successful after seeking assistance from BFC. The couple was blessed with a little girl who was their pride and joy.

At that time in my own life, I had only been married for a short time but wanted to start a family. I had started treatment locally in my own country and was treated with fertility medication for six months but was unsuccessful. After reading the story in the magazine and after my last failed attempt at fertility medication, my doctor at the time recommended BFC without her even knowing that I had read about the same place just recently. Her recommendation confirmed that this was the place I needed to go.

I visited the clinic's website and spoke with Anna who was so comforting and understanding and helped to cement in my mind that I was definitely making the right decision. As I was in my late thirties with low AMH levels, I knew I needed to act swiftly. After several months of correspondence, the required treatments and tests and trying to convince my husband this is what we needed to do, we headed to Barbados the following year to begin IVF treatments. We met with Anna, Dr. Skinner, Dr. Corona, Natalia the embryologist, Cyrilene, Emily the comedic nurse, Dionne and the rest of the team.

After speaking with everyone, I knew I was in the right hands. BFC knows how to provide excellent customer service, especially when dealing with such a sensitive issue as fertility. I have never felt more cared about and supported. I was not just a number to them but a woman with emotions and concerns in a very delicate and fragile state looking for hope and a chance at motherhood. After two failed IVF attempts, I am currently pregnant and my family and friends could not be happier and thrilled for us! It almost feels surreal that I will be a mother in a few short months but I am so thankful and grateful to BFC for assisting in making this happen. It was a financial sacrifice but well worth it. I would recommend BFC to anyone who has gone through fertility struggles and feel that they may never have a chance of having a family but go to the website, speak to Anna and leave the rest to BFC!

25.05.2017
Harriet Johnson, Barbados
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A positive pregnancy test 12 days later

5 50 IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation • Paid: $11462

As a woman in her 40's who had had 5 miscarriages in the past the choice of IVF in the UK was both expensive & as we would probably need a donor egg going to be a long wait as eggs from black or Asian donors I was told were over a 2 year wait & not guaranteed even then!
We looked around & first visited a clinic in Brazil & unfortunately had two unsuccessful rounds. We then read a fantastic review on the Barbados Fertility Centre & decided to try there. They did more tests for problems than we had previously had & two of these found problems which the clinic said needed to be addressed before we started.
We then traveled to Barbados for 3 weeks ( incorporating a relaxing de-stressing holiday which I'm sure was very beneficial!)
We had or IVF & 12 days later a fantastic POSITIVE pregnancy test!!!

The staff & Dr's at this clinic were hugely welcoming. They were positive & greeted EVERYONE with a smile which, knowing how stressful the whole process of IVF can be, is a wonderful welcome. Very professional but still somehow make you feel like a part of some huge family!
Helpful when there are any difficulties in getting & with medication & prescriptions from overseas.

Personal support wonderful!

21.05.2017
Erika, US
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Our experience was exceptional

5 50 IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation

My husband and I tried for about 6 years to have a family and we were faced with IVF. We chose this clinic because of the high success rates and the outstanding reviews. I could not find one bad review! The team at BFC has changed our lives and we are so blessed to have found them.

Our experience was exceptional. We were treated with so much love and care. Everyone and the clinic made our experience the best that we could ask for. They welcomed us with open arms and by the time we left to say goodbye, they were all giving hugs and wishing us the best of luck. It really was a great experience and they truly enjoy helping you become a family.

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Accreditations

  • JCI - Joint Commission International (International) 

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Fertility

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Fertility

from $500

Blastocyst Transfer

In natural conception embryos arrive in the uterus 5-6 days after fertilisation. With present day IVF, embryos are routinely transferred back 3 days after fertilisation. Recent breakthroughs in the laboratory and developments in media culture have made it possible to grow embryos in vitro for up to 5 days. This is referred to as blastocyst development. By growing the embryos to blastocyst stage you have the potential to choose the best developing embryos and also to transfer fewer embryos, which results in increased pregnancy rates and lowers the multiple pregnancy rates. However, not all patients are suitable candidates for this procedure.
 

Egg Donor

The egg donation programme was set up to link women that wanted to donate their eggs with those couples that need donated eggs. A woman might need donated eggs for a number of reasons: - Premature ovarian failure - Genetic reasons for not using her own eggs, i.e. some diseases are transmitted genetically. - Older women who have had previously unsuccessful fertility treatments The donors are usually between 21 and 35 years old and donate altruistically to a known or an anonymous recipient. The woman donating her eggs is given fertility drugs to stimulate her ovaries and the development of several mature follicles. Each of these follicles may contain an egg. The recruitment and development of the follicles is regularly monitored by ultrasound scans and blood tests. This is to ensure that the ovarian stimulation is both safe and effective. The pregnancy rate for those treated using donated eggs is 35 % per treatment cycle at Barbados Fertility Centre. However, the success rate is dependant on many factors, such as the number and quality of the donated eggs.
 

Egg Freezing

 

Egg Sharing

 

Embryo Freezing

Embryo storage per additional year Embryo Cryopreservation is the process by which the surplus embryos from an IVF or ICSI cycle may be stored or frozen, for use at a later date. Embryos can be frozen at a number of their developmental different stages –up to and including blastocyst stage. The Embryologist selects the embryos suitable for freezing. The embryos are then introduced into special culture media, called cryoprotectant, to help protect them during the freezing and storage process. The embryos are then frozen using a computerised embryo freezer. Worldwide, the success rates for frozen-thawed embryos are lower than those for fresh embryo transfers.
 

Fertility Specialist Consultation

 

FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer

from $14000

ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

This price is ICSI IVF. Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a modification of the in vitro fertilisation (“Test-tube baby”) technique where the egg is fertilised outside the body by injecting the sperm directly into it. The embryo(s) are then introduced back into the woman’s uterus in the same way as for IVF. ICSI is typically suitable for several groups of patients, such as: - Men with abnormal semen parameters. - Couples with previous poor fertilisation using IVF. The woman is given fertility drugs to stimulate her ovaries and the development of several mature follicles. Each of these follicles may contain an egg. The recruitment and development of the follicles is regularly monitored by ultrasound scans and blood tests. This is to ensure that the ovarian stimulation is both safe and effective. Our fertility specialist performs the embryo transfer procedure. The selected embryos are introduced, through a fine catheter, into the woman’s uterus. Typically 2-3 embryos are transferred depending on the patient’s circumstances. The embryo transfer procedure takes no more than half an hour and few women experience any discomfort. The first ICSI baby was born in 1992 and subsequently many babies have been born through this technique.
 

IUI - Intrauterine Insemination

Intra-Uterine Insemination is the introduction of prepared sperm into the uterus in order to improve the chances on pregnancy. IUI-H is applied to couples in which the woman has open fallopian tubes and the male partner has normal semen parameters. IUI-H involves tracking the progress of the menstrual cycle using ultrasound scans and blood tests. For those women that do not have regular menstrual cycles OI may be employed to help stimulate the production of a mature follicle. The IUI procedure is performed on the day of ovulation. Once ovulation has been confirmed the male partner produces a semen sample. This semen sample is then prepared in the laboratory by the Embryologist. The aim of the preparation process is to harvest a good number of motile, normal looking sperm. The prepared sperm are then introduced, through a fine catheter, into the woman’s uterus. The success rate for IUI-H is typically between 10 – 15 % per cycle.
from $7000

IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation

Thawing and transfer(including assisted hatching ) In Vitro Fertilisation also known as the “Test-tube baby” technique, is where the egg is fertilised outside the body and the embryo(s) are introduced back into the woman’s uterus. IVF is typically suitable for several groups of patients, such as: - Couples in which the woman has blocked or damaged Fallopian tubes. - Women with endometriosis or ovarian disorders. - Men with abnormal semen parameters. - Couples with unexplained infertility. The woman is given fertility drugs to stimulate her ovaries and the development of several mature follicles. Once mature follicles have been produced the eggs are collected using an ultrasound-guided needle through the vaginal wall and into the ovary. This procedure is performed under sedation/local anaesthetic. The collected eggs are then placed into culture in the embryology laboratory. Our Fertility Specialist performs the embryo transfer procedure. The selected embryos are introduced, through a fine catheter, into the woman’s uterus. Typically 2-3 embryos are transferred, depending on the patient’s circumstances. The embryo transfer procedure takes no more than half an hour and few women experience any discomfort. The success rate for IVF is typically 25 – 30 % per treatment cycle. However, the success rate is dependant on many factors, such as the age of the woman.
 

Ovulation Induction

 

PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

 

Sperm Freezing

from $1000

Surgical Sperm Retrieval

Testicular Biopsy Sperm Extraction
from $1000

TESA - Testicular Sperm Extraction

Testicular Biopsy Sperm Extraction
Barbados Fertility Centre - Seaston House, Hastings, Bridgetown, BB15154,

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Ms Juliet Skinner -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Juliet Skinner

Biography:
After being awarded the Barbados scholarship, Dr. Juliet Skinner completed her undergraduate medical training at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Women’s health was always of special interest to her from early on in her training and she specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Juliet worked in the Coombe Women’s Hospital and was at that time the youngest doctor to ever be appointed the position of Assistant Master of this prestigious Dublin maternity hospital. After completing her specialisation in Dublin she continued as Perinatal Research Fellow. During this time she developed and evaluated a number of ultrasound diagnostic tests both for fertility and for obstetrics. In 1999 she returned home to Barbados where she dedicated her time to expanding the medical care options to women on the island and within the Caribbean. Fertility and IVF then became the main focus of her interest. Dr Skinner was instrumental is developing Barbados Fertility Centre from a start up unit with the goal of becoming one of the best in the world. From the beginning the mission was to create a centre, which would maximise each and every couple’s chance of success by offering the latest technology and the best facilities and by ensuring attention to every detail. Dr Skinner is a Consultant Gynaecologist who leads the team at Barbados Fertility Centre.
Ms Roberta Corona -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Roberta Corona

Biography:
Dr. Corona completed her undergraduate medical training in Italy. Women’s health was always of special interest to her and after being awarded the Socrates Scholarship Dr. Corona completed her training at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, where she specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing her specialization in Leuven, she continued as a clinical and research Fellow in endoscopic pelvic surgery and endometriosis at the University Hospital of Leuven, where she was later appointed as consultant to provide clinical and surgical services in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility and to teach and supervise medical students and registrars. During this time she had the privilege of working with international renowned experts in different fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology, being involved in several experimental clinical trials and basic research projects. She also developed her own research project that resulted in a PhD thesis in Biomedical Sciences, in several international publications and lectures. The aims of this research project were mainly to promote and increase quality of surgery and adhesions prevention, a post-operative complication that still strongly compromises the fertility and the quality of life of women. After the achievement of the PhD she was appointed as consultant at the prestigious Reproductive Medicine Centre at the Free University of Brussels to provide treatment of infertility, fertility preservation in oncologic patients, andrology, and as an established endoscopic surgeon she was in charge of the Reproductive Surgery Unit. Thanks to this extended and international experience, she has come to understand and respect the diverse cultures, traditions and values of so different people and patients and she decide to join the Barbados Fertility Centre to make great use of these experiences. Dr Corona is currently a Consultant Gynecologist at Barbados Fertility Centre.
Ms Anna Hosford -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Anna Hosford

Biography:
Anna, originally from Ireland, has had extensive fertility experience from both sides of the Atlantic. After completing her nursing training in Dublin, Ireland, she moved to San Francisco, USA where worked with Dr Christo Zouves and Dr Geoffrey Sher in Pacific Fertility Center. Anna spent 4 years managing the daily clinical operations at PFC and specialised in coordinating overseas couples for IVF cycles. Anna returned home in 1999 where she introduced the high American standard of fertility care to an Irish start up unit. She managed this for 4 years before getting the opportunity to create her own fertility clinic in Barbados with Dr. Juliet Skinner. Throughout Anna’s 14 years exposure to the pain infertile couples experience, her dream has always been to create the ultimate fertility care within a reduced stress environment. This dream became a reality in Barbados as it shows in our high success rates.
Ms Lauren Marshall -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Lauren Marshall

Biography:
Lauren is our Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She returned home to Barbados in August 2006 and has been in private practice since. Lauren leads our Healthy Mind Body programme which is designed to help participants optimise their general health and well-being, as well as their reproductive health. The group teaches couples to build their health, learn to elicit the relaxation response and cope better with the stress created by infertility. It also teaches ways to reduce harmful thought patterns which can lead to depression and increase stress levels. Studies have shown that the effectiveness of the Healthy Mind Body Programme for infertility can be dramatic and can increase your chances significantly of a successful treatment.
Ms Katerina Arvaniti -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Katerina Arvaniti

Biography:
Katerina from Athens, Greece and acquired her Bachelor degree at the Biology Department of Patras University. She started working with the team of Prof. Mantzavinos, who is a pioneer of IVF in Greece. Katerina worked as a Clinical Embryologist and then became Lab Director at one of the biggest and most respected IVF centres in Athens. Katerina has over 25 years experience in the field of Human Reproduction, mastering all the latest techniques and advances in IVF. She regularly attends the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE) and the Alpha International Conference of Clinical Embryologists. She took part at the workshop on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) at the Medical Faculty of Dutch Speaking Free University in Brussels in 2002, and she got accreditation as Senior Clinical Embryologist by European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE) in 2008. Additionally, she has a wealth of experience in cutting edge technology to increase IVF success rates using techniques such as vitrification of eggs, blastocyst embryos as well as blastocyst biopsy for PGD. Katerina treats each patient individually, and is a very welcome addition to the BFC team.
Ms Natalia Makzoumi -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Natalia Makzoumi

Biography:
Natalia Makzoumi is our Junior Embryologist, who trained as a biologist and realised very early on in her studies that she was fascinated with human reproduction, so she went on to focus her post graduate studies on assisted reproduction. Natalia has also studied infertility and pregnancy psychology, which she feels help in her in understanding the anxiety associated with IVF treatment. Natalia is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and is honoured to have our patients trust in her work.
Ms Helen Rolleston -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Helen Rolleston

Biography:
Helen is one of the overseas IVF nurse coordinators here at BFC. Helen joined the team in January 2012. Helen is an Australian trained registered nurse and midwife with more than 30 years’ experience working in various specialties such as Operating Rooms, Midwifery and IVF nursing. Helen worked with a large IVF facility in Sydney, Australia as the IVF Nurse coordinator and Nurse Manager overseeing the main clinic and 3 satellite clinics for 6 years prior to moving ‘off-shore’ to Barbados. The opportunity for a position came up here in Barbados and her decision to take up the challenge has been a most rewarding one. Her daily work includes liaising directly with patient inquiries throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada and the UK, monitoring patients for treatment planning, ultrasounds, procedures and general patient care. Helen is proud to be working with a highly professional team here at BFC to ensure the best possible individualised care for each of our patients and provide them with the dream of a family.
Ms Dionne Holmes -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Dionne Holmes

Biography:
Dionne is the IVF Case Coordinator at Barbados Fertility Centre. She runs the Donor/Recipient program. Dionne has worked with Donors and Recipients for 4 years. She first started out as a Donor/Recipient Support for an international donor agency where she worked with clinics around the world in countries such as Canada, India, Thailand and Barbados. Dionne joined Barbados Fertility Centre in October 2011 with a wide knowledge of international donor and recipient support. She enjoy working with a great team here at BFC offering superior service and individualised care to our patients.
Ms Emma Brewster -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Emma Brewster

Biography:
As theatre nurse, Emma is responsible for assisting during surgical procedures and monitoring and recovering patients after their procedure. She is originally from the UK, where she trained and obtained her Diploma in Nursing in 1999. Emma has lived and worked in Barbados for 7 years. When she meets a patient, their cycle is reaching its climax so her priority is to offer emotional support, answer questions and create a positive experience for them.
Ms Rachel De Gale -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Rachel De Gale

Biography:
Since joining the clinic in 2004, Rachel has helped to guide many couples through the Holiday Packages offered by the clinic and thoroughly enjoys being able to promote her beautiful home country to patients visiting our shores. Rachel is especially delighted to coordinate the specifically tailored and successful ‘Healthy Mind Body Programme’, which has proved to be a beneficial compliment to IVF treatment.
Ms Cyrilene Austrie -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Cyrilene Austrie

Biography:
Cyrilene, originally from Barbados, is the Head Receptionist at Barbados Fertility Centre. Cyrilene is an expert in this field. She worked as a legal secretary in a busy, successful firm in the UK. Cyrilene returned to Barbados in 1999 after many years in the UK and has since worked with Dr. Skinner in the medical field exclusively. Cyrilene manages the front desk with precision and efficiency to ensure our couples get prompt medical and administrative attention.
Ms Rhonda Greaves -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Rhonda Greaves

Biography:
Rhonda, a Barbadian, worked with UK expatriates at the Department for International Development at the British High Commission for 21 years. She started there as a Receptionist and moved up through the ranks to Secretary and then to Network Assistant. Rhonda joined Barbados Fertility Centre in 2005 and brings to the team a wealth of experience in dealing with members of the public, from Barbados, other Caribbean islands and the UK. She is proud to welcome patients to her beautiful Caribbean island home and is excellent at making patients feel at home and is very efficient at interacting with patients.
Ms Bethany Gilkes -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Bethany Gilkes

Biography:
Bethany Gilkes, our Patient Liaison Coordinator, joined the BFC family early 2013, to help every patient ease their way onto our island and keep relaxed to the moment of departure. She sets up all appointments in our Life Wellness Centre and with our Travel Packages she will book every aspect of your journey: flights, hotel, and transportation. Bethany considers herself an American-Bajan originating from Texas. With her decade of experience on all Administrative levels in the Oil & Gas Industry, she is highly qualified to bring organization and relaxation with a splash of fun to your stay in Barbados. She loves the island and treasures bringing others over for such a heart-warming and positive cause.
Ms Veronica Montgomery -  at Barbados Fertility Centre

Ms Veronica Montgomery

Biography:
Veronica has over 23 years experience working in media and marketing in London, UK. She started her career in publishing, working for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), which is the UK’s largest nursing union.Here Veronica headed up the advertising department for their 6 monthly nursing magazines and the weekly flagship title Nursing Standard. Veronica then moved across the fence to the advertising agency world where she was a Director for Kingsway Advertising in London who specialised in health and represented the majority of NHS Trust hospitals across the UK. For the last 8 years Veronica has enjoyed the challenge of marketing Barbados Fertility Centre as a centre of excellence for IVF.
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Seaston House, Hastings, Bridgetown, BB15154Barbados