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



A COUPLE who had been childless for eight years have become beneficiaries of in-vitro fertilisation with the birth on December 29 2002 of test tube triplets.
The triplets, a boy and two girls, were born after 35.5 weeks of pregnancy to Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel George, aged 38 and 32 years, at Roding Medical Centre, Lagos.
The boy who weighed 1.9 kg and the girls, 1.7kg and 1.5kg were delivered through caesarian section after a comprehensive IVF treatment by a team of five doctors.
The team led by a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr. Faye Iketubosin, included Dr. Adewunmi Adeyemi-Bere, Dr. Fidelis Akabosun (both consultant obstetrician and gynaecologists); an embryologist from the United Kingdom, Mr. Bryan Woodward and a resident embryologist, Miss Omowunmi Taiwo.
Dr. Iketubosin disclosed that his team recorded 50 per cent success rate with the first set of couples it treated with the IVF procedure. FOR THE FULL DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ADDRESS BELOW

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