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Egg Freezing & IVF in Barbados

At Zora Health, you are our top priority. Our panel of experts will guide you through every step of the fertility treatment journey, helping you make informed decisions about your options, expected outcomes, and costs. Our Barbados clinic offers families the same options as our other clinics around the world.

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Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.

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In Vitro Fertilisation

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child

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Financing

Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.

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Accessible & affordable fertility care in Barbados

Egg Freezing and IVF in Barbados

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is available to married and unmarried couples, single women, and female same-sex couples in Barbados. The legal age limit is 49. Egg freezing is permitted for social as well as medical reasons. The low prices of Barbados fertility treatments to have the very best outcome in having a baby cost differently for Barbados locals and medical tourists. For medical tourists, the IVF cost is approximately BBD 13,629 (USD 6,750). The IVF cost with ICSI is BBD 15,648 (USD 7,750). Egg freezing costs BBD 9,994 (USD 4,950). Embryo storage costs BBD 555 (USD 275) for the first year. Egg, sperm, and embryo storage costs BBD 1,110 (USD 550) per added year.

What You Need To Know First About Barbados

In the last 10 years, the government of Barbados has put in several healthcare infrastructure investments to propel the country to be among the top Caribbean nations when it comes to medical tourism. The country is known for advanced facilities, high-quality medical care, highly trained medical teams, international accreditations, and accessible treatments. Satisfied patients in Barbados leave successful outcome testimonials. Popular medical tourism fields in Barbados include assisted reproductive technology, cosmetic surgery, and dentistry. The main hospitals and medical facilities are found in Bridgetown.

 

What To Do in Barbados During Your Medical Vacation

 

Barbados is famous for being the hometown of music superstar Rihanna. In 2017, the part of the street where Rihanna grew up was named Rihanna Drive. Tourists and fans love to visit the green and orange house that sits on a blue surface where Rihanna spent her childhood. Snorkelers would enjoy Carlisle Bay with its coral reef that serves as a home to different species of fish, turtles, and lobsters. The white sand beach serves as a relaxing getaway for tourists on their medical vacation.

 

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados. This is also where major medical facilities are located. Trips to the National Heroes Square, Barbados Museum, George Washington House, St. Michael's Cathedral, and Garrison Historic Area before or after medical appointments are in order. Take the tram tour of Harrison's Cave made of limestone rock that has been eroded by water and has formed stalagmites and stalactites. Another cave to explore is the Animal Flower Cave filled with pools that reflect and jagged openings that illuminate the cave with outdoor light. Have your meal at the restaurant on top of the cave where you can watch humpback whales from the restaurant deck from February to April.

 

The national dish is flying fish and cou cou (made of mixed cornmeal and okra). Visit the fishing village of Oistins for a taste of Bajan's social culture and cuisine. Aside from flying fish, order a wide variety of seafood dishes made of mahi-mahi, lobster, swordfish, tuna, and marlin.

 

To keep healthy and safe in Barbados, bring mosquito repellent and regularly apply it to prevent mosquito-borne diseases: dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. Avoid becoming a victim of petty theft by storing your valuables in your hotel room safe, locking room doors, and keeping an eye on your bags on beaches. Same-sex relationships were illegal in Barbados for a long time until it was decriminalised in 2022. Many citizens are generally accepting of the LGBTQ+ today. There is even the annual Pride Week parade since 2018. It is still advised for the LGBTQ+ to refrain from public displays of affection. In case of emergency, remember the following hotline numbers: 211 for the police department; 311 for the fire department; and 511 to call an ambulance.

 

The easiest modes of transportation for medical tourists are taxis, rental cars, and buses that are provided by the Barbados Transport Board. Aside from these options are private mini-buses and ZR vans that are audibly distinguishable by their musical horns. Go to any of the three bus terminals in Speightstown, St. Peter; Fairchild Street, Bridgetown; and Princess Alice Highway, St. Michael to know the bus schedules.

 

English is the official language in Barbados. Aside from English, Bajan or Barbadian Creole is also widely spoken.

 

Social Attitudes Towards Fertility Treatment

 

There are only a few fertility clinics in the Caribbean but it is steadily on the rise. The majority of Barbados citizens are of African descent as reported by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook. According to a study on infertility and assisted reproductive technology outcomes in Afro-Caribbean women, the biggest challenges that hinder Afro-Caribbean females from getting treatment are high costs, lack of IVF centres, and emotional challenges due to facing issues such as poor ovarian response. The study also reported that Afro-Caribbean women get a more successful outcome for assisted reproductive technology procedures in the Caribbean than African-American women do in the U.S.

Benefits of Doing Fertility Treatments in Barbados

There is only one Barbados fertility clinic. The IVF clinic is Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited. There is no public funding for IVF treatment in Barbados. The good news for Barbados patients seeking to get pregnant through infertility treatments at the IVF clinic is that Barbados Fertility Centre is a partner of Carilend Barbados to provide financial assistance to those in need of IVF treatment. This partnership allows locals to loan up to BBD 20,000 with low rates of 7% to 12% with a one-day approval.

 

Barbados Fertility Centre

 

Have your great value IVF treatment at a tropical paradise in Barbados Fertility Centre. A JCI gold seal recipient Barbados clinic, Barbados Fertility Centre is awarded the WhatClinic Patient Service Award 2020. Having 20 years of experience in personalised care, LGBTQ+ patients are welcome at Barbados Fertility Centre. An internationally trained medical team of IVF doctors and high success rates of 67% for IVF treatment and 75% for donor eggs are the major advantages of having a stress-free treatment at Barbados Fertility Centre. These excellent IVF success rates are above the success rates in the U.S. and the U.K. The IVF cost is about half the IVF cycle cost in both countries. Available success-proven treatments include IVF, intrauterine insemination, egg donors, ICSI, oocyte and embryo freezing, and ovulation induction.

Cost Considerations

The low prices of Barbados fertility treatments to have the very best outcome in having a baby cost differently for Barbados locals and medical tourists. Below are the prices for medical tourists:

The IVF cost is approximately BBD 13,629 (USD 6,750). The IVF cost with ICSI is BBD 15,648 (USD 7,750).

 

Donor sperm costs around BBD 750 (USD 375).

 

Embryo donation costs start at BBD 9,070 (USD 4,530).

 

Egg freezing costs BBD 9,994 (USD 4,950).

 

Embryo storage costs BBD 555 (USD 275) for the first year. Egg, sperm, and embryo storage costs BBD 1,110 (USD 550) per added year.

Other Considerations Before Starting Your Fertility Treatment in Barbados

IVF 

  • IVF is available to married and unmarried couples, single women, and female same-sex couples. 
  • The legal age limit is 49. 
  • Sex selection is only permitted for medical reasons.

 

Egg Freezing

  • Oocyte freezing is permitted for social as well as medical reasons.

 

Donors

  • Anonymous and non-anonymous egg, sperm, and embryo donation is legal in Barbados.
  • Donors are screened for infectious diseases according to HFEA guidelines.
  • Information regarding the donor’s physical characteristics and personality is available.

 

Surrogacy

  • Surrogacy is prohibited.

Why Choose Barbados for Your Fertility Treatment

There is only one Barbados fertility clinic, Barbados Fertility Centre. The IVF clinic is Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited. The clinic welcomes LGBTQ+ patients and has high success rates of 67% for IVF treatment and 75% for donor eggs. These superb success rates are above the success rates in the U.S. and the U.K. The IVF cost is about half the IVF cycle cost in both countries. Available success-proven treatments include IVF, intrauterine insemination, egg donors, ICSI, oocyte and embryo freezing, and ovulation induction.

 

After your IVF treatment, visit Rihanna Drive named after the pop star who grew up there or explore Harrison's Cave and Animal Flower Cave. Don't forget to order the national dish of flying fish and cou cou (made of mixed cornmeal and okra) for dinner.

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"I love Zora Health for their simple, transparent pricing. It was a relief not to worry about unexpected fees or hidden costs. They made the entire process stress-free and easy to understand, which allowed my husband and I to focus on what mattered most - my family's future."

Syarifah, 27 & Indra, 29
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"I couldn't believe that I can choose my own doctor and enjoy extra benefits for the same price."

"I had a preferred doctor overseas that my girl friends recommended. He is part of Zora’s clinic network, but I was interested in Zora’s support and perks. After speaking to Zora, they assured me I wouldn’t pay extra. Zora managed the whole process - from personalised guidance to answering my queries about legalities."

Nina, 32, Single
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"The financing options lifted a huge weight off my shoulders."

"Zora’s instalment plans were a true lifesaver. I was so grateful for their flexible and affordable options. I have been thinking about preserving my eggs as a form of “insurance” but didn’t want to pay a big lump sum upfront as I am saving for a house. The instalment plan helps me manage my finances better.”

Elaine, 32
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"I never felt alone in my fertility journey."

"After failing previously, we were very anxious and were not sure what to expect. They guided us through the process and cared for us every step of the way. My treatment at the clinic was long, and sometimes it was emotionally draining, but having a fertility coach made us feel better and more prepared. As busy professionals, we appreciate the convenience of scheduling appointments through Zora. I have recommended Zora to all our friends."

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You deserve the very best.

That's why we’re here to support you — from the first consultation all the way to egg storage and pregnancy.

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Enjoy an Introductory Call With a Zora Health Care Advocate

Let’s get to know you to better advise you about the process of egg freezing in Singapore and Malaysia, the costs involved as well as the rules and regulations. 

 

We’ll answer any questions you might have, so you have no doubts moving forward. 

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Benefit From the Flexibility to Choose Your Doctor or Ours

We truly understand how important it is to find a doctor you are comfortable with for your egg freezing journey. 

Whether you already have someone in mind or prefer our team to recommend an appropriate specialist and clinic, we’re here to help. 

We will also provide you with a list of questions to ask during your consultation, ensuring that you would be fully prepared for it to maximize your time.

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Attend Fertility Tests & Reviews

Your specialist will review your goals, medical history, and perform the necessary tests. We will then schedule a review and discuss your proposed fertility plan.

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Start Freezing Your Eggs Worry-Free

Rest assured that our team will provide a white-glove concierge service at every stage of your fertility journey, no matter if you’re freezing your eggs in Singapore, Malaysia, or at any of our clinics around the world.