LONDON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Just relax and it will happen…put a pillow under your hips…you ARE having sex aren't you?" Does this sound familiar? For many couples suffering with infertility these frustrating comments are usually filled with good intent, but ultimately they are nothing short of adding fuel to the fire of your stress levels, when you are trying to get pregnant.
Infertility is not in your mind, but a medically diagnosed disease of any couple that is trying to achieve a pregnancy over the period of one year with no success.
Many studies have been conducted that show the negative impact stress has on couples who are suffering with infertility. These studies reveal the disheartening news that when stress levels go up, pregnancy rates go down!
Going through IVF treatment is stressful in itself and the World Health Organization lists this level of stress as one of the top stressors a person can be diagnosed with after HIV.So the question remains - how can couples that are trying to reduce stress to increase their chances of a successful outcome accomplish this overwhelming challenge? The wonderful news is there is a solution and it resides on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados at Barbados Fertility Centre. Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC) is the only Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited centre of excellence for IVF treatment in the Caribbean and was purpose built over 11 years ago with the focus on complimenting holistic treatments with traditional IVF treatment to reduce stress and increase success. This formula has proved itself for over a decade with the natural beauty of the island helping couples to unwind as they take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life to enjoy all this holiday paradise destination has to offer.