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Bridge clinic records 1,945 IVF babies




Bridge Clinic says it has recorded a total of 1,945 babies from its In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) programme since it begun operation in the country in 2000, noting that out of the number, 354 were from the Port Harcourt centre of the clinic which opened in November 2003.

Speaking during a party organised to celebrate children of the clinic in Port Harcourt, The Coordinator Corporate Marketing and Client Services, Dr. Ekundayo Omogbehin, disclosed that Women can now choose when to have their babies through a process called social freezing.

According to him, “Today the Bridge clinic celebrate the birth of over 1,945 babies which comes to an average of one baby born every three days.”

Omigbehin explained that the social freezing package was aimed at assisting women preserve their fertility till when they choose to have children.

He said, “We have commenced social freezing, a procedure that allows women to preserve their fertility till a time when they are ready for children.”

Continuing, Omogbehin who is the said the Bridge had recorded its first child from egg freezing, stressing that the feat was worth celebrating.

He assured that the clinic would continue to discharge its functions in conformity with international best practices as a fertility centre in the country.

He decried situations where quacks are taking advantage of people.

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