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Why is it Important to Know Your Genotype and Blood Group Compatibility

BloodtypeIn this blog post we will look at the definition of the words genotype and ...

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Why is it Important to Know Your Genotype and Blood Group Compatibility

How to Prevent Your Baby from Inheriting Sickle Cell Disease

The last thing loving parents want for their children is suffering. Grazed knees and...

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How to Prevent Your Baby from Inheriting Sickle Cell Disease

Steps to IVF Treatment – Administration of drugs

There are several steps to IVF treatment and instructions to patients undergoing IVF...

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Everything You Need to Know About Hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day takes place annually on 28 July in order to raise awareness and enc...

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Everything You Need to Know About Hepatitis

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease (HD) or Huntington's chorea is a progressive, hereditary neurodege...

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

What is Tested in a Semen Analysis and Why

Male infertility and the need for sperm analysis are not topics that are often menti...

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 What is Tested in a Semen Analysis and Why

How to Know When You’re Ovulating: 5 Signs

When trying to conceive, it’s important to know what ovulation is and when it occurs...

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How to Know When You’re Ovulating: 5 Signs

What are Pelvic Adhesions and Why are they Problematic?

What are pelvic adhesions? Why are they problematic? Find out how pelvic adhesions form...

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What are Pelvic Adhesions and Why are they Problematic?
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The Necessity and Luxury of Fertility Preservation

...It is gradually becoming very popular to freeze one’s gametes, especially oocytes (or eggs)

Fertility Decline

Nature has a plan but you can beat it Women were meant to have babies in their late teens and early twenties. These are their most fertile years and generally speaking, the older a woman gets the less fertile she becomes. This graph shows that, on average, women aged 22 -23 years who are...

Ovarian cancer and your options for having a baby

Cancer is not an easy subject to discuss, particularly for women who want to become pregnant. Fertility problems may occur when cancer or cancer treatments damage glands or organs involved in reproduction such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. The ovaries are p...

Embryo vitrification relieves some of the stress of an IVF treatment cycle

The technique of embryo vitrification is an improvement on the older embryo freezing technique of slow freezing of the embryos. The pregnancy rates reported with cryopreservation are the same as those seen with fresh embryo transfer. Indeed, we have confirmed this with our work at The Bridge...

There is a potential risk of transmitting the HIV virus with ovum donation treatment

It may take up to three months (window period) for an HIV infected person to develop a positive HIV test. This means that even though an ovum donor may screen negative at the time of embryo transfer into a recipient, there could be a risk of transmitting the HIV virus because the donor could...

What is endometriosis and how can IVF help?

Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects 15% of all women of reproductive age and this percentage is reflected in Nigeria. It occurs when tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium), is found in organs outside the uterus. These organs may include the ovaries, th...

When it comes to costs, you have options

Have you seen the cost comparisons and success rates on our website,which have compared us with other fertility clinics in Nigeria and around the world? The first thing to understand is that all our costs do not necessarily apply to you and your partner. Our FertilitySure assessment progra...

What is the EUTCD and Why Does it Matter?

The handling of human tissues and cells, in any capacity, requires strict regulation, especially if intended for human application. Therefore, it is crucial that certain standards of quality and safety are in place when it comes to: Donation and Procurement Testing and Processing ...

What is Transport IVF and What are the Objectives?

InTransport IVF was first developed and tested by Plachot et al. in France and by Feichtinger and Kemeter in Vienna. It involves the transport of oocytes (mature ova/eggs) from a clinic to an IVF lab. Once they reach the IVF lab they can be fertilised and cultured. The resultant embry...

Advanced treatment options for male factor infertility

Some causes of male fertility challenges may have simple solutions while others require more advanced treatments. After an assessment, the reason for infertility will help determine the best treatment plan to improve chances of conception. What Does an Assessment Entail After minor c...

What are the uses and side effects of radiation therapy?

‘Radiation’ refers to waves of energy. In cancer treatment, it is used to shrink tumours and kill cancer cells. The type and dose of radiation as well as the general health of the person who receives treatment influence side effects.

Why Egg Preservation could be your Best Bet

Unlike with fertilized egg freezing (embryo cryopreservation), egg freezing does not require sperm because the eggs are not fertilized before they are frozen.

IVF Implantation Issues

In Nigeria and most of sub-saharan Africa, a high premium is placed on child bearing. Studies have reported rates of infertility as high as 40% of women who have completed their reproductive years without bearing a child ( 12 ) . National Health Statistics Report from the U.S has results th...

Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre, Abuja

In 2013, Bridge Clinic opened its third Fertility Centre in Abuja in an effort to respond to the increasing demand for fertility services and to increase access to treatment for clients living in areas with high levels of violence and instability. Despite the challenges of working in a volatile p...

Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre, Lagos

In 1999, Bridge Clinic opened its first Fertility Centre in Lagos, which has become the most advanced fertility clinic in West Africa. As the country’s first treatment centre to complete over 5000 IVF cycles and use intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection technology, Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre Lago...

Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre, Port Harcourt

In 2003, Bridge Clinic opened its second Fertility Centre in Port Harcourt, which was the first IVF focused clinic in the region. The following year, Bridge Clinic Port Harcourt recorded its first live birth in 2004, helping the clinic gain immediate traction in the southern part of the country, ...

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