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.

Monday, February 11, 2008



“Initially it was like a joke. My husband pleaded with me to see reason and believe in God, even though I was scared not knowing what the outcome would be. But the good Lord did for me and my family through this wonderful clinic. I am now six months and some weeks pregnant with three babies that are kicking, full and bubbling with life, and to tell you how wonderful it has been, I’ve not been admitted for any serious problem. The whole process has been natural.”

This is the testimony of a woman who recently benefited from the wonders of In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) or test tube baby technology. The woman in question – since safely delivered of her bundles of joy – along with her spouse, are amongst several scores of couples that have successfully overcome the problem of delayed childbearing, thanks to the commitment of a group of health professionals to fertility management at the Bridge Clinic Ltd., Lagos – Nigeria’s first, focused assisted conception clinic. Through comprehensive infertility evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and general provision of the best medical and scientific services currently available in the field anywhere in the world, and its bid to reduce the high rate of infertility in the country, the Bridge Clinic has been at the forefront of new developments within the field of infertility. It is credited with the first pregnancy in Nigeria attained with Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Testicular Sperm procedure. The first pregnancy with ICSI and Ejaculated Sperm in addition to the first pregnancy by Gestational Surrogacy was achieved at the clinic.

Culled from Vanguard, Tuesday April 29, 2003

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