UCH holds the first IVF triplet
University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan received triplets from the first IVF performed at the hospital.
The 45 minute delivery procedure started at around 13:00.
Mother and children – all girls – are in good condition, hospital management.
The children weighed 1.4 kg, 2.5 kg and 2.4 kg, respectively.
An enthusiastic father, Dr. Kehinde Osiki of the Faculty of History and Strategic Studies at the University of Lagos, was present at the scene to witness the birth of the children.
Osiki did not hide his joy at the arrival of children.
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He noted that technology has helped solve problems often attributed to spirituality, and said that instead of people bearing the brunt of superstition, they should seek scientific solutions to their problems.
He urged couples who were unable to fertilize fertilization not to give up hope, pointing out that there are many solutions to all problems.
The mother of the triplets is an employee of the Forest Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan.
Expressing joy at the birth, UCH Medical Director (CMD) Professor Jesse Otegbayo described it as another hospital success story.
Otegbayo noted that the desire to bring the CEC to an enviable level was accepted with the start of IVF in 2020 and the birth of the first batch of babies during this process.
He highly appreciated the team that took part in the delivery.
Former dentist Professor Abiodun Ilesanmi also praised Otegbayo for not giving up on the IVF project he (Ilesanmi) started about 13 years ago.
LR father of triplets, Dr. Omokehinde Osiki, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Abiodun Moshud Adeoye and Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo with children in her arms.
Source: – The Nation