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Barbados Fertility Centre

Barbados Fertility Centre

Show Phone NumberSeaston House, Hastings, Bridgetown, BB15154
4.2 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Fertility Specialist Consultation
Egg Donor
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation From Bds$6968
PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Egg Freezing
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection From Bds$13935
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
Blastocyst Transfer From Bds$498
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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from 12 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Barbados Fertility Centre

"I knew I was in the right hands"
100%Reviewed 31 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Fertility - Alternative Treatment
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!
Total Amount Paid US$25,000
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Anonymous Bahamas
"A positive pregnancy test 12 days later"
100%Reviewed 25 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
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!
Total Amount Paid £4,500
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Harriet Barbados
"Our experience was exceptional"
100%Reviewed 21 May 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: 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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Erika US
"Everything is super clean and up to date"
100%Reviewed 20 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
My husband and I traveled from Colorado to get IVF treatment from BFC. The quality of treatment was a thousand times better than what you find in the U.S., and the cost was so much more affordable.

We chose to travel to BFC for IVF treatment based on the great reviews we found online, the high success rates, the low cost, and the fact that they are JCI Accredited. The quality of care of BFC is amazing! From the ladies at the front desk to the nurses in the treatment rooms, every one there makes you feel welcome and you can tell that they all truly care about your situation. The clinic itself is in a beautiful building directly across from the gorgeous, blue ocean. Everything is super clean and up-to-date. You can't find a prettier or more relaxing place to get IVF treatment.
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Allison US
"Thank you for helping us achieve a dream"
100%Reviewed 20 May 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
My husband and I went through IVF with ICSI treatment at BFC. This was our first try at IVF. We have had three unsuccessful IUIs and BFC was our last hope at starting a family of our own. All of the staff were so friendly and nice, and willing to help us every step of the way. The value of having IVF with BFC is AMAZING compared to the cost in the States. I would and have recommended them to all of my friends and family.

It took Bryan and I six years to finally meet our precious baby boy. He is everything we dreamed he would be and more. He justifies all of the heartaches we had to go through. We would like to say a BIG thank you to Barbados Fertility Center for making us feel relaxed and reassuring each and every step of the way. Nothing was ever a hassle, you always made sure to answer all of our silly questions and make us feel like this was going to be a great adventure. For that, we will always be thankful. Thank you for helping us achieve a dream we thought we would never achieve. We will definitely be back for number two this winter!
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Barbados
"They were attentive to my individual needs"
100%Reviewed 18 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IVF with ICSI

My extensive research for potential successful and affordable IVF abroad brought me to Barbados Fertility Centre as my #1 choice for travel from the USA. From my initial contact with them, BFC struck me as different than other clinics. They were attentive to my individual needs, use a holistic approach to the IVF experience, have staff that have extensive experience, and utilize methods and laboratories that use the latest research and technology. Their staff is really caring, attentive and so supportive. We now have our beautiful baby boy thanks to BFC. I have also refereed other friends from the USA who have also successfully conceived at BFC, after multiple failed IVF attempts in the USA. Going to BFC for IVF is your best chance at a successful IVF, and you get to have an amazing Caribbean trip too!
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Ann US
"We just couldn't be happier"
90%Reviewed 16 Feb 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
"IVF/ICSI due to Azoospermia. Definitely a good price.

We chose Barbados Fertility Clinic because of the success rates and the location. What better than to try and relax during a process that can be so stressful?
We had our very first IVF/ICSI procedure here and came back home to a positive pregnancy test, unfortunately that first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage but the Doctors and Nurses and other Staff at BFC were determined to get me pregnant. Fast forward to two years later and I'm in my third trimester. Our baby boy is due in 4 weeks. We just couldn't be happier. Dr. Skinner, Anna Hosford, Dr. Corona, Emma, Cyrilene thank you for being always gracious and kind and helping to make our dreams come true."
Treated By: Juliet
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Barbados
"We just couldn't be happier."
100%Reviewed 10 Feb 2017 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IVF/ICSI due to Azoospermia. Definitely a good price.

We chose Barbados Fertility Clinic because of the success rates and the location. What better than to try and relax during a process that can be so stressful?
We had our very first IVF/ICSI procedure here and came back home to a positive pregnancy test, unfortunately that first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage but the Doctors and Nurses and other Staff at BFC were determined to get me pregnant. Fast forward to two years later and I'm in my third trimester. Our baby boy is due in 4 weeks. We just couldn't be happier. Dr. Skinner, Anna Hosford, Dr. Corona, Emma, Cyrilene thank you for being always gracious and kind and helping to make our dreams come true.
Treated By: Juliet Total Amount Paid US$7,000
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Canella US
"staff are super sweetie and they keep you update at all times"
100%Reviewed 09 Nov 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Fertility Specialist Consultation
After long and painful 6 years trying to conceive we found Barbados Fertility. After much researches, reviews and a consult with dr Skinner we decided to give our third ivf cycle a shot with BFC and we conceived!
Previously we had 4 iui, 2 ivf and never got a positive pregnancy test before.
I don't produce many eggs and even though I only had 2 good embryos on my cycle at BFC we conceived.
We unfortunately end up loosing the pregnancy but due to the fact that my eggs are not the best quality anymore.

Everyone at this clinic treats you like a dear friend. You feel so well taking care which is so rare on the care system. Anna, Dionne, Emma and all other staff are super sweetie and they keep you update at all times so you don't have to be constantly asking when and why this is happening during your cycle.
Treated By: Anna
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Priscilla US
"I highly recommend BFC"
100%Reviewed 28 Apr 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Fertility Specialist Consultation
We just got back from Barbados and we got our first positive pregnancy test! Even as I write this, I can't believe I'm actually pregnant! Barbados fertility center is amazing, we had a wonderful experience and are in awe of how nice everyone at the clinic was. The standard of care and the human touch is unparalleled, especially compared to the first clinic we went to in Indiana (US). Dr. Skinner and ALL her staff are magnificent and really treat you like real people and understand your pain and anxiety and help you every step of the way. Despite the first part of the treatment actually starting while still in the US (stimulation), we felt the support was so much more than what we received from the clinic here in the US during our first cycle. Additionally, they don't make you go through extra unnecessary procedures and tests just to make more money, which is very very common in the US. I highly recommend BFC and wish everyone the very best with their fertility journey.

Excellent clinic, relaxing location and the best staff!
Treated By: Juliet
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  • JCI - Joint Commission International (International) 

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Fertility

From Bds$498
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 Bds$13935
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 Bds$6968
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 Bds$995
Surgical Sperm Retrieval
Testicular Biopsy Sperm Extraction
From Bds$995
TESA - Testicular Sperm Extraction
Testicular Biopsy Sperm Extraction

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Show Phone NumberSeaston House, Hastings, Bridgetown, BB15154