- The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has recorded another milestone
- The hospital which is the teaching arm of the University of Ibadan took the delivery of triplets via IVF, the first in its history
- Dr Kehinde Osiki, the father of the babies, advised couples having fertility issues to seek scientific solutions
The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has successfully taken delivery of triplets of the first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) carried out in the hospital.
The Nation reported that the procedure lasted 45 minutes, adding that the mother and the babies, all females, are in good condition.
Legit.ng gathers that the babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg respectively.
The elated father, Dr Kehinde Osiki of the Department of History and Strategic Studies at the University of Lagos, was on ground to witness the delivery of the babies.
He stated that technology has brought relief to problems often attributed to spirituality.
Dr Osiki advised Nigerians to seek scientific solutions to their problems instead of carrying the burden of superstition.
He encouraged couples who could not fertilise not to lose hope, stressing that solutions abound for all problems.
The mother of the triplets is a member of staff of the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan.
UCH's Chief Medical Director (CMD), ProfessorJesse Otegbayo, described the delivery as another success story for the hospital.
He appreciated the team that took part in the delivery.
In another related report, Nigerian actress Ufuoma McDermott has shared her thoughts on the IVF method of conception. The movie star, who had her child through the same method, gave the advice during an interview with BBC.
The actress addressed the issue of fear that many Nigerians have when it comes to conception through a scientific means. She said many people are sceptical about IVF in Nigeria because they are afraid or because it goes against their religious beliefs.
McDermott explained that the means of conception does not matter as long as a woman ends up giving birth to a healthy baby.