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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


The Bridge Clinic, the leading assisted-conception unit in Nigeria, reached a major milestone in its 10 year existence recently when it recorded its 1000th live birth.
A statement by Amaka Agu said the baby girl who was born at 8.30am on Thursday 12 November, 2009 at Finnih Medical Centre, GRA Ikeja weighing 3.1kg was born, following a second treatment cycle by In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) with Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), to a couple who had experienced infertility for 13 years and sought treatment at The Bridge Clinic.
The Clinic, an ISO 9001:2000 accredited assisted-conception unit, has successfully set itself apart as one of the leaders in the field of assisted-conception by being the fertility clinic with the highest record of deliveries in Nigeria today.Currently operating three branches in Ikeja, Victoria Island (both in Lagos) and Port Harcourt, the Bridge Clinic provides high quality fertility treatment in Nigeria; treatments which many of their patients believe is comparable to similar facilities abroad.The company’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Ajayi announced that “Our record is currently unparalleled in Nigeria. We are dedicated to ensuring our clients’ main objective of delivering healthy babies is met and our record of 1000th baby is proof we haven’t reneged on our aim.”He declared that the clinic is determined to maintain these impressive results, stressing that the level of professionalism and care would be maintained through continuous staff development and training.
He also stressed that the clinic would always keep up with cutting edge developments in its field of assisted-conception and reproductive medicine in general.Ajayi said, “The joy of the clinic’s 1000th birth is like an early Christmas present for us at The Bridge Clinic; a present that reminds us that all the hard work and dedication we put into assisting couples experiencing delays in childbirth is worth it.”