LONDON, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This couple have documented their 6-year journey to becoming parents through their blog – www.travelforivf.com, which eventually led them to the Caribbean island of Barbados for successful treatment at Barbados Fertility Centre.
The nightmare of fertility treatment finally reached its conclusion for this couple last weekend, when they welcomed their beautiful baby girl into the world!
The blog is quite a harrowing read, as they explain the raw emotion they felt, when at the age of only 36 Karen was told she was too old to conceive naturally by her US fertility specialist.
The cost of treatment in the US was prohibitive for this couple and they were forced to look outside the US for treatment. They were attracted by costs in the Czech Republic but weren't convinced by the success rates and worried about the language barrier.
During their search of clinics overseas they found Barbados Fertility Centre and were attracted to the high success rates, low treatment costs, JCI accreditation, short daily flights from the US and no language barrier.
The couple have documented the highs and lows of failed cycles, the many different medication protocols and the use of alternative therapies such as acupuncture in this very honest and open blog. It also covers the difficult and emotional decision to use donor eggs, and how they even had a surrogate lined up in the US if all else failed.
The blog is written from both the male and female perspective to encourage the male partners to read the blog as well. The blog also covers their fun activities in Barbados and how to make the most of vacation time while undergoing IVF treatment in a stress reduced environment. The photo gallery sees Karen & Ryan swimming with turtles, cruising on segways and horse riding on deserted beaches.
Karen & Ryan hope the fact that they eventually found success will give hope to the many thousands of other US couples who are living through infertility.
For anybody going through IVF treatment and struggling with infertility this blog is a must read, the site also provides the facility to ask this couple questions about their treatment and travelling to Barbados.
For more information about the work of Barbados Fertility Centre you can go directly to their web site – www.barbadosfertility.com.
SOURCE Barbados Fertility Centre