Louise Joy Brown, born 25th July 1978, is the world first baby conceived by In-vitro Fertilization (IVF), a procedure developed by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edward. In Nigeria, Oladapo Ashiru pioneered the IVF program in 1984 and his team successfully delivered the first IVF baby in 1986.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of assistive reproductive technology (ART). It involves retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovaries and fertilizing them with sperm. This fertilized egg is known as an embryo. The embryo can then be frozen for storage or transferred to a woman’s uterus.
Today, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is practically a household word. But not so long ago, it was a mysterious procedure for infertility that produced what was then known as “test-tube babies.” Unlike the simpler process of artificial insemination — in which sperm is placed in the uterus and conception happens otherwise normally — IVF involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory. Once an embryo or embryos form, they are then placed in the uterus. IVF is a complex and expensive procedure; only about 5% of couples with infertility seek it out. However, since its introduction in the U.S. in 1981, IVF and other similar techniques have resulted in more than 200,000 babies.
In 2016, the Assisted Fertility Centre (AFC) at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Tuesday celebrated the birth of its first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) baby born through assisted reproductive technology. Here is a Full List of IVF Centers in Nigeria.
List of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Centres In Nigeria
Below is a list of fertility clinics in Nigeria, including their contact number and address.
IVF Clinics in Lagos State
Lagos has the highest number of fertility clinics, you can find the one near you although when choosing a fertility centre, their success rate matters more than the proximity to you. I’m just going to list a few of them
Eko Hospital Fertility Centre: Located at 31, Mobolaji Bank – Anthony Way, Ikeja Lagos. For information call 234-01-4978800-9, or 234-01-4960159.
George’s Memorial Medical Centre: 6 Rasheed Alaba Williams Street Off Admiralty Way Lekki Phase 1 Lagos. For more information, call 01 271 8727, 01 271 8728, 01 271 5320.
Medical Art Center: Lofom House 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos. For more information call 01-4971970
Hope Valley Fertility Clinic: 261, Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. Contact number 01-4618989 ; 08033069466
The Bridge hospital: 66 Oduduwa Way, Ikeja Gra,, Lagos. Contact number 0810 460 7790
IVF Clinics in Oyo State (Ibadan)
If you’re looking for a fertility treatment clinic and you live in Ibadan take a look at this list;
Delight Hospital & Fertility Centre: located at No 1 Emmanuel close, Elewura, Challenge, Ringroad, 234000, Abiodun Tomori Ave, Ibadan, Nigeria. For enquiries call 0805 514 0918.
Iye Hospital: This fertility hospital is located at No 22, Osibodu layout, Challenge, Ibadan. For enquiries, call 08136516936.
University College Hospital(UCH): Is located at Elizabeth road Ibadan, Oyo Nigeria. The number to call is 08077690946 or 07008244357
Fertility Clinics in Abuja
Nordica Fertility Centre Abuja
Nisa Premier Hospital, Plot 618, Alex Ekwueme Way, Jabi, Abuja
Main Tel. numbers (+234) 09-290 7939 or 09-290 7938
King’s Care Hospital
Plot 2181, Ibrahim Babaginda Way,
Address: Wuse Zone 4, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
Telephone no: +234 9 5235504
National Hospital Abuja
Address: Plot 132, Central Business District, (Phase II) Garki, Abuja Tel: 08033495146
Address: No. 6 Udi Hills Close, Aso-Drive, Maitama, Abuja.
Phone Tel: +234-09-2908426, +234-09-2905998, +234-09-2906387
IVF Clinics in Rivers State (Porthacourt)
Gynescope specialist hospital: is located at G U Ake Road, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. For more information, call the following lines: 0816 659 3030, 0812 268 9120.
The Bridge Clinic: is located at 41 Evo Road, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, call 0703 499 7970 for enquiries.
IVF Clinics in Kaduna
Hope Valley Fertility Clinic (Kaduna)
Phone Number: 08033069466.
Nisa Fertility & Gynae Centre Kaduna
Phone Number: 8090332958.
IVF Clinics in Kano State
No listing for IVF Clinics in Kano State.
IVF Clinics in Delta State
Lily Hospitals, Okuokoko – Warri
Address:9, Freshville Street, Off Ughelli Road, Okuokoko near warri, Delta State.
Phone Number: 07053351741
Maviscope Hospital And Fertility Centre, Sapele
Address: 5 Ewemade street, off Road by Agip junction, Sapele, Sapele, Delta, Nigeria.
Phone Number: 7038538424
Nordica Fertility Centre (Asaba)
Address: 5, Erhuvwu Club Street, Off Summit Road, By Benezia Hotel Asaba, Delta
Phone Number: 01- 4667360, 07026277855 and 08077716409 (WhatsApp Chat)
Shepherd Hospital & Fertility Centre, Warri
Address:100B Edjeba Road, Warri, Delta State Nigeria
Phone Number: 08136546363, 08037277963
IVF Clinics in Anambra
Amazing Grace Hospital And Fertility Centre, Onitsha
Address: 13, omuma street, ugwuagba obosi, Onitsha
Phone Number: 08110522249
Life International Hospital, Awka
Address: Along Ziks Avenue Agu-Awka, Anambra State
Phone Number: 07017477779
Life Specialist Hospital (Nnewi North)
Address: 7, Ikemba Drive, Umudim, Nnewi North, Anambra, Nigeria
Phone Number: 8131953822
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (Nnewi – South)
Address: Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital,
Gaudium IVF Centre Onitsha
Address: No. 88 A Upper New Market Road, Kamo Plaza, Onitsha,
Phone Number: 234 803 341 0868
IVF Clinics in Ogun
The Reproductive Health Care Centre of the Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta offers specialized fertility services in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Address: Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta
Phone Number: 08095948007