Whether you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, have done IUI and are considering IVF, or have had previous unsuccessful IVF cycles; you know firsthand that fertility can be stressful. Adding to that stress can often be making the time to see the doctor, be monitored and for the egg retrieval and embryo transfer itself. In November 2018, an article in MetroUK highlighted just how difficult it can be to balance work and infertility, especially when so many use their vacation days towards managing their fertility treatment timeline. This is why we’re making it our goal in 2019 to raise more awareness around a real and viable option that could not only help manage your stress and time but could give you the pregnancy you’ve been working so hard for. That option is IVF Abroad.
How does one determine a fertility treatment timeline?
Depending on your specific history, we will either review any previous testing of both partners or if it is the beginning of your fertility journey, we will start with basic testing to gain insight into your reproductive health and any potential concerns we can address (PCOS, endometriosis, sperm concern, etc.). We will then determine if there are any additional tests that may need to be done. If you have gone through IVF previously, we would review the protocol used, the results (how many eggs were retrieved, how many embryos were produced, etc.) and see what could be done differently to best improve your chances for the next cycle.
Overall, for every single patient who comes to our clinic, we design a specific fertility treatment timeline and plan of action to best achieve a pregnancy for that patient.
How is the fertility treatment timeline different when it’s abroad?
In general, after diagnostic testing is done, fertility treatment timelines are approximately four weeks from start to finish depending on what exactly is being recommended. However, if you’re doing IVF abroad with our clinic, you will most likely be in Barbados for approximately 14 days. Essentially, the only thing different about your timeline is that you’ll be in a different location for 14 days out of your cycle. If you visit our Patient Journey page, we have several videos to walk you through every stage of how this timeline would work. We make every effort to make these two weeks as comfortable and seamless as possible.
How do I coordinate IVF abroad?
One of our intentions is that patients use their vacation time for some actual rest and relaxation. This is why we have several travel packages to choose from and a Patient Liaison Coordinator who will book everything from flights, to taxis, to hotels and will even help secure a local cell phone while you are here with us. We also have a wellness spa with treatment that can fit nicely into your fertility treatment timeline and activities around town should you want to check those out while here. We want your sole focus to be on decompressing and being in the best mindset for your IVF abroad.
Why consider IVF abroad?
It’s a question that gets asked often. Barbados Fertility is genuinely a top-notch, safe and well-respected clinic. So many are sacrificing their vacation time staying at home for either their two week waits or to manage their treatment without it impacting their jobs. What we are offering is an excellent clinic that will provide you the highest level of reproductive care, an opportunity to decompress after dealing with the emotional strain of infertility, some amazing photos to show friends and family when you return, and should all go according to plan, the family you’ve been dreaming of!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.