Nigeria records first baby by ‘freezed egg’

Nigeria has recorded the birth of its first baby conceived through the oocyte (egg) freezing protocol.
The feat was recorded by The Bridge Clinic, Lagos, on February 16, with the delivery of a male child, named Tiwatope.
The oocyte was preserved through cryopreservation, which is the cooling of cells and tissues to sub-zero temperatures to stop biological activity and preserve the cells for future use.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


The cost of a cycle of IVF treatment in Nigeria ranges between N500, 000 – 900,000.00, an amount out of the reach of many couples and unfortunately there is no government funding at the moment. However it is possible to benefit from free IVF treatment if you fall within certain criteria.

Free treatment is available to a woman who VOLUNTARILY shares some of her collected eggs with another infertile couple. The eggs will be shared only if the number of eggs you produce are sufficient so you do not lose out. You may be required to bear just the cost of the initial test/assessment that will indicate if you are suitable for the treatment. The recipient couple however, may bear this cost in which case the process will be at no financial cost whatever, to you; this arrangement varies with each clinic.


*You should be aged between 19 and 34.
*Weigh less than 85kg.
*Have regular menstrual cycles.
*Have 2 ovaries.
*Have had a maximum of 2 previous failed IVF attempts and not less than 6 collected eggs in each of these cycles.
*Have an FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) level of less than 9.0 when measured between day 2 and 6 of your natural menstrual cycle.
*Have an LH (Luteinizing Hormone) level of less than 10 when taken at the same time as above.
*Do not have significant fibroids or polycystic ovaries (PCO).

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