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.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lagos Hospital Delivers Nigeria’s Oldest IVF Mother

A Lagos based specialist hospital, St. IVES has successfully delivered a 57-year-old woman, Mrs. Adeyemi Taiwo, of a bouncing baby girl. This was achieved through the Invitro –fertilization, IVF, unit of the hospital.
According to the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Tunde Okewale, the delivery is the oldest case he has handled since the Fertility Unit of the hospital was established.

“The woman is arguably the oldest IVF mother in Nigeria. Interestingly too, the baby weighed 2 kg when it was delivered at 7.45 a.m on May 11, 2010 after 35 weeks of gestation,” Okewale stated.

The baby was delivered through C/S after comprehensive IVF treatment at the hospital by a team of five doctors which comprised of Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Embryologist and Neonatologists.