Fertility Services

All couples that come to Barbados Fertility Centre are given an individual treatment program according to the causes of their infertility.  Specific treatment options will be discussed on an individual basis.  Recent improvements in medication, micro-surgery and advanced fertility treatments have made healthy pregnancy a possibility for the majority of patients who seek expert infertility advice.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most common procedures performed at the Barbados Fertility Centre. Our success rates are 10-13% higher than the average rate in the UK.
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Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a modification of the in vitro fertilization ("Test-tube baby") technique where the egg is fertilized 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.
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Intra-Uterine 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.
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Embryo Vitrification (Freezing)

Having the ability to preserve embryos is important to our patients. This change to the 25 year-old traditional embryo freezing technique used by most IVF units has led to our “frozen” embryo pregnancy rates being almost equal to those of our fresh embryo transfers.
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Ovulation Induction (OI)

Ovulation Induction (OI) is the controlled administration of drugs to stimulate the ovaries to produce mature eggs. OI is typically applied to couples in which the woman has irregular menstrual cycles and in which investigations indicate that they may not be ovulating on a regular basis.
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Assisted Hatching

At Barbados Fertility Centre, we have routinely performed assisted hatching since 2002. We offer both the mechanical and the laser method for hatching.
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Blastocyst Transfer IVF

In natural conception embryos arrive in the uterus 5-6 days after fertilization. With present day IVF, embryos are routinely transferred back 3 days after fertilization. Recent breakthroughs in the laboratory and developments in media culture have made it possible to grow embryos in vitro for up to 5 days.
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Testicular Biopsy

Testicular biopsy is used to collect sperm directly from the testis or the tubes conveying sperm from the testis. The testis might be creating sperm, which may not be present in the ejaculated semen.
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PGS - Pre-implantation Genetic Screening

Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) is a procedure that involves biopsying the embryos and identifying which of the embryos is at risk of a specific genetic disease, such as cystic fibrosis.
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Egg Donation & IVF

The egg donation program was set up to link women that wanted to donate their eggs with those couples that need donated eggs.
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Donor Sperm & IVF

Donor Insemination (IUI-D) is the introduction of prepared donor sperm into the uterus in order to improve the chances of pregnancy. IUI-D is applied to couples in which the woman has open fallopian tubes and the male partner semen is not suitable for use in fertility treatments.
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Treatment Risks

Your Fertility Specialist will discuss the possible risks as they relate to you and your partner during the Informed Consent Process.
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