Admin l Monday, May 30, 2022
IKEJA, Lagos, Nigeria – Bridge Clinic, Nigeria’s main health organization known for assisting couples with difficulty in having children through natural means is celebrating the birth of 3000 babies, an equivalent of one baby in every three days since 1999 through either In vitro fertilization, IVF or Intra Uterine Insemination, IUI.
“In-vitro fertlisation (IVF) means fertilisation “in glass” or outside the body. Typically the woman is given drugs to stimulate her ovaries to produce a lot of eggs, more than she ordinarily would in her natural cycle, which are collected by ultrasound guidance and fertilized with the man’s sperms outside the body.
“This process may be simple (conventional IVF) or require additional micromanipulation and injection of the sperm directly into the egg in a process called intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) when the sperms are abnormal. The product of IVF is an embryo which is transferred into the woman’s womb and the hope is that the embryo would implant; develop and grow into a healthy pregnancy and a healthy newborn”, the Bridge Clinic said on its website.
The Bridge Clinic is celebrating the births of 3000 children as part of activities to mark World Fertility Day. Scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, the event is expected to feature some of the children that are products of IVF.
Bridge Clinic was conceived to deliver medical care of uncompromising quality in Nigeria. Till date, it has earned public trust and is currently the number one centre for fertility services in West Africa.
“Our reputation for quality resulted in patients asking for everyday health services. Bridge Clinic now offers a broad range of medical services for your everyday health concerns at any of our dedicated medical centres”, Bridge Clinic on its website.
According to Bridge Clinic, there are several steps to IVF treatment. The first step is administration of drugs, egg collection, embrayo transfer and pregnancy test.
On the average, it costs about 2 to 3 million for the average IVF. The beautiful thing is that babies delivered through IVF are smart, healthy and very intelligent.