Friday, February 15, 2013

Eko Hospital records first quadruplet delivery through IVF

A 30-year-old woman, Mrs Funmi Oguanigie, on Friday gave birth to quadruplets at the Eko Hospital in Lagos.

The delivery is the first in a single delivery in the hospital in 25 years.

Oguanigie, a resident of Anthony Village in Lagos State, was delivered of two boys and two girls at about 3 p.m. by a team of doctors, led by a Chief Consultant Gynaecologist and
Obstetrician at the hospital, Dr Adegbite Ogunmokun.

The babies, who weighed 2.22kg, 2.29kg, 2.24kg and 1.94kg respectively, were delivered through caesarian section.

Speaking with NAN shortly after the delivery, Ogunmokun said that mother and children were in stable condition.

He said that the babies were conceived through In-Vitro- Fertilisation (IVF), carried out by the hospital.

The doctor said that this was the first time such number of multiple babies would be delivered at the hospital since the hospital was established in 1988.

The gynaecologist expressed delight over the feat, advising couples desiring babies to seek medical help early.

“ We encourage them to report their cases early. There is help out there; every problem has a solution. We give God all the Glory,’’ he said.

Ogunmokun said that the IVF process would take between six and eight weeks, costing about N750,000 which patients could pay installmentally at the hospital.