LONDON, June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Dad's across the US are celebrating Father's Day this Sunday after taking the decision to have fertility treatment on the Caribbean island of Barbados. One patient Steve Coombes from Florida said, "This will be my first Father's Day and I am really looking forward to spending the day with my wife and baby daughter. We struggled with infertility for over 5 years, and spent all of our savings on expensive IVF cycles here in the US. We found BFC online and from the moment we spoke to the staff there, we knew we had found the right place for treatment. We combined our cycle with a 10-day vacation and had a fantastic experience. The staff are so caring and our treatment plan was tailored to be specific for us as a couple. I had started to believe I would never be a father after so much disappointment when treatment in the US didn't work for us. But after only one trip to Barbados we finally found success and I am now a proud father to Sophia who was born in March. I would recommend BFC to anyone who is still struggling with infertility; it was only a 3-hour direct flight from Miami to Barbados. Including the treatment costs, medication, flights and accommodation we only spent a total of $9,000 USD, which was a lot less than we had spent on previous cycles locally in Florida."
Anna Hosford, Clinic Director at BFC said, "We have just celebrated our 15th anniversary and in that time have treated thousands of infertility patients from all over the world. We have held our gold seal of accreditation from JCI continuously from 2007, and our latest JCI accreditation is now valid until 2020. We have worked hard to establish our clinic as a leader in the field of reproductive medicine; ensuring patients receive world-class treatment. We specialise in individualized care and treat our patients both medically with the latest in cutting edge technology as well as treating them holistically at our on site spa. This helps our patients to be at the optimum of relaxation when they undergo treatment here in Barbados. The natural beauty of the island also helps patients to unwind and to leave the stresses and strains of everyday life back at home and focus on their IVF treatment with us. We have seen a big upsurge in inquiries from US patients; our nursing team handle inquiries on a daily basis from California, New York, Florida and Georgia as treatment costs in the US continue to rise. "
Infertility affects 6.1 million American couples which equates to approximately 10% of American couples of childbearing age. Often fertility treatments are not covered by US health insurance plans, so many couples find they have to self-fund treatment.
Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC), a JCI accredited centre of excellence for IVF has seen a dramatic rise in the number of patients that they treat from the USA. Couples are attracted to BFC because of their exceptionally high success rates – currently 69% on women under 35, which compares to a national average of only 42% in the USA.
For more information on the work of Barbados Fertility Centre, please visit www.barbadosivf.com.
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SOURCE Barbados Fertility Centre