Nigeria records first baby from frozen egg

Nigeria records first baby from frozen egg

A milestone has been reached in the fertility clinics industry in Nigeria as 44-year-old woman has delivered a baby, who was conceived from a frozen egg at The Bridge Clinic in Lagos.

The baby boy, who was born on February 16, 2016, is named Tiwatope.
Explaining how the milestone was achieved, a fertility expert at the Bridge Clinic, Lagos, Dr Emmanuel Owie, said:“Tiwatope’s mother had her eggs frozen for two months, using the vitrification, also known as flash-freezing, process.

“This is the cutting edge technology in cryobiology, where the eggs or oocytes of a woman is dehydrated and the water content is replaced with ‘anti-freeze’ solution (cryoprotectants) before freezing. This will prevent the formation of ice crystals which could destroy the cell.

“We fertilized the eggs using a standard technique known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to overcome the egg shell which normally gets hardened with freezing.

“The fertilized egg was subsequently transferred into her womb, resulting in the pregnancy with Tiwa. She had her antenatal care in her family hospital and delivered the baby boy through Caesarian Section.”


Related Articles

Lagos Speaker urges Nigerians to Imbibe Jesus’ Virtues Of Peace, Love, Perseverance

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has called on Nigerians to imbibe

CORPER MAKES DRONE, TEST-FLIES IT

A youth corps member has test-flown a drone he made at the Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service

NIGERIAN NURSE ‘KILLS’ TODDLER AFTER BATHING HER WITH HOT WATER

A Nigerian working as a nurse in United States has been accused of killing a 23-month old girl after she


x

Other Interesting Posts

Drama as Saraki rejects water he was offered by CCT chairman - Report
There was mild drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting, on Tuesday, as the Senate President Bukola Saraki rejected water chairman of the tr...
Fani-Kayode visits Bishop Oyedepo, posts pics on Facebook
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday, paid a courtesy visit to founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide International aka Wi...
Tailor remanded in prison for chopping off man's hand during fight
An Igbosere Magistrates Court today remanded a tailor, Samson Onome(pictured above), who allegedly chopping off a man's right hand with cutlass d...
powered by RelatedPosts