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Barbados Fertility Centre

Show Phone NumberSeaston House, Hastings, Bridgetown, BB15154Barbados
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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
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Popular Treatments

Fertility Specialist Consultation
Egg Donor
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation from Rs463659
PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Egg Freezing
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection from Rs927317
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
Blastocyst Transfer from Rs33118
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"
5 50Reviewed 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 Rs3311847
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review avatarAnonymous Bahamas
"A positive pregnancy test 12 days later"
5 50Reviewed 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 Rs779251
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review avatarHarriet Barbados
"Our experience was exceptional"
5 50Reviewed 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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review avatarErika US
"Everything is super clean and up to date"
5 50Reviewed 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"
5 50Reviewed 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"
5 50Reviewed 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"
4.5 50Reviewed 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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"We just couldn't be happier."
5 50Reviewed 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 Rs927317
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review avatarCanella US
"staff are super sweetie and they keep you update at all times"
5 50Reviewed 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"
5 50Reviewed 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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Fertility

from Rs33118
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
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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.
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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
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Surgical Sperm Retrieval
Testicular Biopsy Sperm Extraction
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TESA - Testicular Sperm Extraction
Testicular Biopsy Sperm Extraction

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Show Phone NumberSeaston House, Hastings, Bridgetown, BB15154Barbados