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


Nisa Premier Hospital was established in May 1996, with the vision of an International Centre of Excellence for Gynaecology and Infertility treatment.

A pioneering breakthrough in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was achieved and authenticated by the Federal Government in February 1998.
The hospital then achieved Nigeria’s first IVF Twins, Triplets and the first delivery from frozen embryos.

In April 2001, Nisa Premier Hospital teamed up with Nordica International of Denmark to jointly run, the “Nordica Fertility Centre", in Abuja.

The correct mix of manpower, standard equipment and environment has allowed us to sustain very good IVF, ICSI and IUI pregnancy rates which are similar to results obtained in top European centres. The overall success range is from 25-35% per attempt, but we have succeeded in more than 40% of women aged below 35 years.

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