Nigeria has recorded the first successful birth of a baby conceived from frozen egg of a 44 year-old woman, who had suffered infertility for eight years, making it the first in the country and West Africa. The birth and conception of the baby, named Tiwatope, which is the 5001st in the world, was carried out by Nigerian fertility specialists at The Bridge Clinic, a Lagos-based fertility treatment centre, where the mother had her eggs frozen using the vitrification (flash-freezing) process. The birth of the baby on February 16, 2016, effectively puts Nigeria on the global map as regards the practice of oocyte (egg) freezing or cryopreservation, a new offering in the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process. Prior to the birth of Tiwatope, the new practice seemed to be the exclusive preserve of the developed world of Europe and North America.

1st Test Tube Baby in Black Africa is now 26 years old
On March 17, 1989 history was made at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital when the first test tube Baby in Black Africa (comprising of West, East and Central Africa), conceived through the delicate In-Vitro Fertilisation and Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) method was born. The bouncing baby boy named, Olushina, Eghosa, Oluwaremilekun, is nature’s gift to the family of Mr & Mrs Pius Oni and the crowning glory of five years of painstaking research endeavours of Professors Osato Giwa-Osagie, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Oladapo Ashiru, an Endocrinologist, both of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH Idiaraba, Surulere, Lagos.The lad then, thus, became the First TestTube Baby in East, West and Central Africa. Read more at:

Celebrating Milestones

Monday, October 5, 2009

*Omni Advanced Fertility Center

*Omni Advanced Fertility Centre
Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie

18 Boyle Street,
Onikan, Lagos.
Telephone: 01-2630304 ; 01-2646304
Medical Director: Professor Osato Giwa-Osagie

*Paramount Hospital & Fertility Centre
Dr. Olabisi Loto

22, Sydney Emmanuel Crescent
Valentino, Ondo
Ondo State, Nigeria.

Telephone: 0805 704 7128,  0806 654 6725,  0705 468 4888

Medical Director: Dr. Olabisi Loto

Start up date: The IVF unit which is the first in Ondo and Ekiti states (Old Ondo State) commenced operations in late 2013.

*Prime Medical Consultants
4 Prime Close, Off Chief Nyenwenwo Avenue,
Rumuogba, Port Harcourt.
Tel: +234-84462808; 08033134822
Clinical Director: Dr. Gabriel Ominyi

*Regenesis Fertility Specialist Hospital

15B Atinuke Olabanji Street
Off Unity Road/Awolowo Road
Ikeja- Lagos
Telephone: 01-7418684; 08130020130; 08166864070; 07070166202

Medical Director: Dr. Norbert I. Ekeh

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