“We have been married for 4 years and 6 days today. We started trying to conceive a year after our marriage but to no avail and decided to go to a hospital. From 2012, we have been moving from one hospital to another, spending lots of money and taking many tests, with no definite solution. Along the line, my husband was diagnosed with Azospermica. I was crushed when I heard the news. They give him drugs but there was no significant change. I was told that I have PCOS and that patients with PCOS do get pregnant at some point, but I gave up and stopped going to the hospital. An old friend introduced us to a doctor who referred us to The Bridge Clinic. We were lucky enough to see Dr. Obineche just before he left the country. He did a couple of tests and suggested that we do IVF. Dr. Omojowa at TBC then ordered a comprehensive test which we had. He explained the whole procedure but at that time we couldn’t afford it. But the Almighty provided us with the means and I started my injections 10.03.15. It was difficult at first, but I got used to it. Then Dr. David Nandul took over my case. He is equally an excellent medical doctor. On my Day 9 scan I didn’t respond well to the FSH Injections and treatment. I was devastated because it meant I had to go through all those injections again. It also meant a double cost on drugs. I composed myself and prayed about it. I started my injections for the second time on 11/05/2015. This time, the dose of FSH was increased and I responded very well. At every hurdle, remember to stop, reflect and give thanks to the Almighty. I had my egg collection on the 16/06/15. I was so nervous the night before and couldn’t sleep. I prayed all night and asked the Almighty to make it easy for me. The egg collection went quite well. Even though I was sedated, I felt a bit of a pinch during the procedure but it was bearable. When I woke up I started to vomit. I felt sick for a couple of days. The same day I had my collection, my husband had ICSI and I hoped they would get a viable sperm to fertilise the egg. At the beginning, the doctors stressed the importance of having a donor sperm in case ICIS didn’t work. If ICSI didn’t work it would be the end for us because we didn’t want a sperm donor. We managed to cross that hurdle. The following week, the embryologist told us the 5 eggs had fertilised. We were thrilled! On the day of embryo transfer, I was nervous as usual but with the team of doctors I was privileged and lucky to have, it went without a hitch. Two weeks later I had a positive pregnancy test and I couldn’t believe it. I had to take four tests to be sure. The most amazing thing was seeing my baby’s heart beat on the first scan. It’s an indescribable feeling. We give our unending appreciation and thanks to Allah. Without him, none of this would have come to be. Our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude goes to Dr David Nandul, Nurse Ijeoma, Nurse Ann and the entire team at TBC Abuja, and those who came from Lagos. The team at TBC are very warm and supportive. To me TBC has become part of my family and I will never forget them. We will not hesitate to recommend TBC to friends and family. Thank you TBC!”
“We’ve been married for four years (4 years) and have constantly believed God for the fruit of the womb but because we are busy people there was little or nothing we could do
than to seek help from God and men until I came across the bridge clinic on Facebook without any referrer, my husband and I decided to visit the BRIDGE CLINIC at jabi Abuja
above all odds and without shifting blames. The journey started last year, we endured the processes with the support of the doctor “Dr. John, the nurses most especially Nurse
ANN , the Pharmacist and the joint effort of these well experienced , calm , patient, understanding and supportive workers of Bridge clinic , we made it to the end.
The mind blowing testimony is that we are carrying our “twin” Children. We cannot hide the blessing of the almighty God.
We remain grateful to God for all his infinite support and appreciate the bridge clinic for allowing God use them for us. Bridge clinic staffs in Abuja are WORLD CLASS, their public relation is so much to talk about. Thanks so much for tolerating and accepting our excesses.
Engr. and Mrs H.”
“OUR BUNDLE OF JOY
We had our great day on the 25th of April 2011, married to the love and happily looking forward to having a wonderful family. The gradual passage of time awoke us to the reality of failure of conception. We waited faithfully for 24 months hoping every month that our miracle will manifest.
Realising time was going, we began our search for solution. We moved from hospital to hospital and from one process to another and was finally recommended an IVF treatment and referred to Bridge Clinic by a family member.
Stepping foot into The Bridge Clinic on Aug. 2013 raised a new phase of hope. The reception, smiles, professionalism and warm reception we got from the doctors and nurses. We cannot forget Dr. Mrs Alkali and how she took her time to educate and answer all our numerous questions.
Our first attempt on IVF was not successful and we felt so bad, it seemed the end of the road. Thank for good family and friends that encouraged us to take a second shot at it.
We started our second treatment in Feb. 2015, tested positive by April 2015 and was told the two embryos transplanted was growing well.
We left the clinic that day with heart full of joy and thanks giving.
At seven weeks, we had a scan that showed that one of the two was not responding well.
Finally at 9 months, we had our dear beautiful baby girl.
Today, our dear Ogechukwu Deborah is 9 months old. We thank the Almighty God for the priceless gift he has given us. We are always grateful we chose the bridge clinic Abuja.
We encourage anybody passing through what we passed through to trust in God through the services of The Bridge Abuja.
“MY STORY !!!!!!!!..... TO GOD BE THE GLORY ………
Indeed, the lord is faithful. What else can I say but thank you lord and Bridge clinic. It is like a dream but then it is real.
I did my egg collection and embryo transfer here at the Bridge clinic on 20th and 23rd July, 2011 respectively .
The two weeks waiting time for the pregnancy test was the longest period of my life with so many thoughts and anxieties but at long last, the day came (6th August, 2011) to take my urine sample for PT test. I was discouraged and even thought of not going because there were no signs of pregnancy but I reluctantly went.
Then that moment of waiting and finally I was called into the consulting room to see my managing Doctor, and when he said “ Madam Congratulations you are pregnant “ and the only word I uttered was THANK YOU JESUS because all through this period, I kept on trusting God and prayed fervently that it works and truly it worked. I am almost three months pregnant now. What more will I say but thank you God and thank God for modern technology.
This is my story …To God be the Glory
8th Sept 2011”
“OUR MIRACLE BABY
We give thanks to God Almighty for the wisdom bestowed on the management of the Bridge Clinic in Nigeria, whom God used to change our story. We’ve been expecting the fruit of the womb almost 17years without hope
News of The Bridge Clinic came to our knowledge /awareness around march 2011, we took the bold step of faith and made a trial, like joke we started all the recommended process of medical lab test ,advice and follow up that involves taking of daily injections scanning etc. which culminated in the realization of our dream
To God be the glory our marriage is now blessed with a bouncing baby boy on 3rd December 2012
Mr and Mrs Y”
“After (8) years of waiting, am 44years old. I return all glory and honour and adoration to Almighty God for the wonderful things He has done because is only Him can do what
no man can do.
I thank God for Bridge Clinic that through them God proved his supremacy over my family. By God’s grace am caring my baby now and i know that God will see me through in Jesus name (amen). And I pray for bridge Clinic that God will continue to move the clinic forward in Jesus Name Amen. Truly God is here.
“Bridge Clinic continue moving forward and backwards never”
Thanks God bless you All.
“ALHSMDULILLAH! ALHAMDULILLAH!! ALHAMDULILLAH!!!
All thanks be to almighty Allah (S W T) for witnessing this day in my life
I will like to advise all the people who are coming to this special clinic that they should know or believe that Allah “S W T” knows about what you are looking for i.e. keep on praying.
The staff of this unique Clinic, I am really proud of them because they are very intelligent. I wish you all what you wish yourselves.
Be blessed! One love!
I gonna miss you all
TEARS OF JOY!”
“TESTIMONY FROM MRS H.N
I have come to return all the glory first and foremost to the Almighty God and to the staff of Bridge Clinic Abuja for putting some smiles on our faces once again.
After being married for some years without fruit of the womb, I started doing some online research for a specialist and came across The Bridge Clinic in November 2016 and after so much comparisons I know Bridge Clinic was the place. I spoke to my husband and took a bold step of faith to visit in January 2017 where I met Dr Nandul who advised we do some series of tests. I was given an estimate of how much the IVF procedure would cost us, of which we couldn’t afford then, I returned in September 2017 where I was referred to D r Ekweani and the procedure was commenced.
The team was so wonderful right from point of injections down to the embryo transfer. Dr Ekweani was always ready and available to listen to our questions and complains. The nurses (Nurse Ann and Nurse Ijeoma) never stopped calling to check up on us. Today I can see my babies on the scan with strong heartbeats. Not to forget the reception, it was so welcoming.
Once again, on behalf of my husband and myself, we say a big thank you to The Bridge Clinic for your care, love and smiles. Love you all”
“To GOD be the glory!
I thank Bridge Clinic for everything they did for me. After two years of marriage I was directed to come here and GOD worked for me through bridge clinic. I thank Dr.Olaniyi, Dr. Bamidele and all the nurses for all their assistance. With Joy in me I will direct any couple to Bridge Clinic that desires to have a baby. Thanks to Bridge Clinic, I thank GOD for everything.”
“Glory be to GOD!
I want to thank GOD for his faithfulness and mercy upon our lives. Our GOD used Bridge Clinic to bring joy and happiness in our home. We were married for 3years without babies. When we did our first IVF, it was a success and GOD has blessed us again with another baby through our second IVF at the Bridge Clinic. We want to thank the management for a good job. Thank you and GOD bless all staff at the Bridge Clinic in Jesus’s name. Amen”
“I have been looking unto GOD for so many years. I have gone to some places in the struggle to have my baby but nothing happened. I came to Bridge Clinic and GOD did it for me. I really thank GOD for the blessing that HE gave me through Bridge Clinic, you guys are the best and I give you 100% out of all clinics. The doctors and nurses are so caring, please, keep it up. Thanks to the Bridge clinic. Thank you LORD!!!”
“I want to say a big thank you to the GOD of possibilities (OLORUN KOSEUNTI). He has turned this dream of mine into a reality; he has wiped away my tears and has given me an everlasting joy. To you LORD be all the glory and honour. My sincere gratitude also goes to Dr. Bamidele, thank you so much Sir for not giving up on me even when I was afraid and lost all hopes. Thanks to Nurse Busola who gave me strength when I was weak and encouraged me to pray. To all the Doctors and Nurses at the Bridge Clinic, am saying a big THANK YOU and GOD bless you all.”
“I want to return all glory to Almighty Allah, the maker and finisher of my life. I came to Bridge Clinic with the hope of having twins, and God Almighty blessed me with twins. It was not an easy journey, but I am a happy ‘Super Mummy’ today. My love and thanks go to Dr Shittu, Nurse Kate and Dr Olaniyi and all the Front of House Officers.”
“This is the greatest testimony of my life. I thank God Almighty for all He has done for my family and me. He has removed my tears and filled my mouth with laughter.
The first day I stepped into Bridge Clinic, I knew God would intervene. I am very grateful to God and the doctors and nurses at Bridge Clinic, may God bless them in Jesus name.
I don’t know how I can explain myself because I found joy, peace and happiness in this clinic. I will speak out to my friends who are in the same situation.
Bridge clinic is trying, and once again I say a very big thank you. I pray that in whatever area you are looking up to God for; He will surely grant your desires In Jesus Name.”
“I want to use this medium to appreciate God Almighty for using Bridge Clinic to answer my prayers. I had my first baby in the year 2000, and since then I have been unable to
I heard about Bridge clinic through a radio programme. I came to make enquiries in November 2017 when I relocated to Lagos. Today, I am glad to appreciate God for using Dr Shittu, Dr Bamidele, Nurse Kate and other amiable nurses to make me happy.
May God continue to bless your relentless efforts and grant you your heart’s desires.
Keep up the good work”
“I thank the Almighty God for what he has done for my family through Bridge clinic. I pray that God will continue to empower them—all the doctors, nurses and staff; they are
wonderful, and I pray that my good God will bless them all.
I want to encourage couples that are coming for the first time that God who blessed my family will also bless them too.”
“As a first-timer with Bridge clinic, my experience has been one filled with hope and expectation. I heard so many stories of failed IVF processes and was scared, but it was
different when I arrived here. The reception was superb; the doctors are kind, smiling and ever encouraging, and the nurses, so loving in their service with smiling faces.
Every step and procedure was backed up with words of encouragement; giving couples hope of success of which I am living testimony.
Glory is to God”
“We got married 7 years back and since then facing problems to conceive and so decided to go for IVF. We chose The Bridge Clinic. We are visiting TBC since 2 months. It’s very hygienic and very caring staff. Thanks to all doctors. They treated us very well and guided us properly. Special thanks to Dr. Richard, my wife is now pregnant. Once again thanks to The Bridge Clinic.”
“We are so happy. Our marriage is just 1 year and 8 months but to us it has been like ages. After many months of taking herbs, visiting black and white doctors we never knew that our baby has been at The Bridge Clinic all this while waiting for us. We return the praises to the King of Kings. The answer to all questions, the bright and morning stars. We also want to use this medium to say a big thank you to everyone at The Bridge Clinic: Dr. Okonkwo, Nurse Busola, Nurse Nneka. Nurse Toyin and all the doctors and the lab. Glory be to God in the Highest. ”
“We got married shortly after crossing the thirty-something age bracket and for the first two years we tried starting a family but after going from one doctor to the other realized we really needed help, this was the beginning of our journey to The Bridge Clinic, Lagos Nigeria. My wife who got all carried away with the “Oyinbo” way in which things were done attended the first visit. To cut a long story short, we started treatment, which involved tiny injections to precede the harvesting of eggs (mind you, my wife can’t stand a pinch; I wondered how she could bare the jabs). On the day of egg collection, three eggs were fertilized out of five, which were selected as being good, and the three were transferred. During the nervous wait to see if we had achieved pregnancy, Ovarian Hyper Stimulation (OHSS) set in. This had my wife looking like an elephant. We saw a clinician at the clinic who advised that she drink lots of water. This was not a very pleasant experience for her. While drinking gallons of water (treatment for OHSS) and being absolutely uncomfortable, we came for a pregnancy test and were informed that we had not achieved pregnancy! Crushed hope of this magnitude isn’t the sort of thing one talks about outside the house even to the best of friends. You can say it all, not after the needles, not after the emotional pain, the hope, the tension, not after all the plenty naira, this was not what we were expecting to hear. My wife was devastated but in all of this, I was calm. I don’t think it was from strength; it was more like from wondering how we got here and what to do next! We had to make some decisions; this implies that I do some thinking while my wife is going through emotional pains and agony. The counselor at the Clinic tried her best but we had to go home to nurse our pains and heal. We made a decision to move our grief and disappointment underground and try a second cycle. The second cycle was more like a walk in the park and before long the eggs were harvested and transferred. This time around we took our minds off it and tried to go through our normal life. (I still wonder how she coped with the 2weeks wait). For fear of the unknown my wife refused to go for the pregnancy test until she got repeated calls from the clinic and was told the implications of delay. On the 8th of October 2005 she went for the test and it was confirmed positive. She had her pregnancy scan and we were informed we had achieved a twin pregnancy! Our joy knew no bounds, the excitement was so overwhelming. The pregnancy was celebrated by the staff in such a way that we were so thrilled. A few days after, there was some bleeding and I initially thought my wife was expelling or having a miscarriage. We would tell no one what was happening this was because we did not want to become people to be pitied or worried over. It wasn’t anyone’s fault. We visited the clinic and met our doctor who counseled us and advised my wife to rest for a couple of a days; an appointment was also given to us for an ultrasound scan. The anxiety we felt while awaiting our appointment was also given to us for an ultrasound scan. The anxiety we felt while awaiting our appointment was so intense. In the scan room, we hoped and prayed for the best and we had it glaring at us; when the doctor showed us our babies’ heartbeats. It was an amazing experience. Today we have a son and daughter from this same story. Special recognition needs to be made about the professionalism of the team at The Bridge Clinic; they were there for us all the time. Should you require assisted conception, believe me, there is a special place in Nigeria called “The Bridge Clinic” where excellence happens on a regular basis. ”
“It took a long time to convince my husband for us to try The Bridge Clinic. He wanted us to still use one of the fertility clinics that we had earlier patronized. Actually I got pregnant with the first treatment in the other clinic. They transferred 4 embryos and all 4 implanted but I lost all four about 6 and a half months into the pregnancy. We decided to try again but this time their services were totally poor, they showed no concern for patients and I could not stand it. Obviously the second time was negative. Then I decided to take the bold step which I am grateful to God I did. I personally went to see Dr. Sharon at The Bridge Clinic explaining my plight. I wanted to use The Bridge Clinic and did not want to go back to the other clinic but my husband wanted us to still go back to the other clinic saying that “The devil you know is better than the angel you do not know”. I told Dr. Sharon everything. She assured me that my husband will definitely be happy. She started calling, texting and encouraging my husband and I, until we eventually came for our first appointment together. Immediately his perception changed because there is something about the atmosphere, nurses, doctors, counselor and even the pharmacists that tell you that this is a solution ground. And indeed it is. I am now 2 months pregnant. Glory be to God Almighty. He who has started a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. The Customer Service and attitude of every staff at The Bridge Clinic; right from the gateman to the doctors is extremely commendable. I feel I am at home. My gratitude and regards go to my sister and friend Dr. Sharon, Dr. Bamidele, Dr. Ogunkunle, Mrs. Abang, Dr. Abiara, Nurse Busola “finest”, Nurse Bimpe, Nurse Lola “Quick Action”, Nurse Tina, and Nurse Udy. In fact no space to write more names. My prayer to you all is that God Almighty in his infinite mercies will continually be with you and cause you to smile and be happy always and all the days of your life ”
“This happens to be my third cycle and after the second I was discouraged but thank God for Doctor Sharon who encouraged me to try one more time. During my two weeks wait, I wrote my own testimony believing that it was my time to shine. When the pregnancy result came out, it was joy overflow. It was positive! I can’t stop thanking this wonderful family called the Bridge Family. I’ve come to know all my doctors – Onyinye, Abiara, Sharon and my sisters Lola Busola, Toyin and Udy. I say a big thank you for the love and care you gave me in this journey. Every prayer and tear the Lord saw and heard. I believe the Lord and his word. I know it might be personally draining, but in the end the Lord will make a way where there seems to be no way. To those looking for a wonderful clinic, come to the Bridge Clinic. I think it is still the best that I’ve seen so far, with dedicated friendly staff and very clean and neat arrangements. God bless you all.”
“To God Almighty, we give you all the praise, thanks and glory. He is a God of all possibilities. I also want to thank my friend, sweetheart, boyfriend and husband for his love, support and care. Thank you and God bless you abundantly. It has been an interesting journey. I have gone through all the emotions you can possibly think of; faith, hope, fear, pain, laughter and happiness. God crowned it all with a huge smile. Thanksgiving and awe! I had thought of a lot of things to write but it all seems to have disappeared. The important thing to say is that all couples who searching, or better still, praying for the gift of children should not give up hope. Their faith in God makes all things happen. Also the thought of happiness should never be for your minds. Like my wonderful friend and doctor will say, “always be happy.” Dr. Babatunde Bamidele, thank you and God bless you and your endeavors in life. You were and are a source of blessings to us. We thank you for your words of encouragement and for your prayers. You are more than a doctor to us. Thanks also to Dr Abiara, Dr Sharon, Dr Emmanuel, Dr. Joseph and Nurse Cynthia. Thank you for your welcoming hugs and love. My special Nurse Busola, thank you for your smiles, hugs, empathy and encouragement. ”
“Glory be to God Almighty in the Highest, who gave me another opportunity to have children at TBC. I gave birth to a baby girl on July 15, 1995. She was my only child and she died after 13 years. She was knocked down by a motorcycle on 11 November 2008 and passed on 12 November 2008. Before the accident I had been trying to get another baby but to no avail. I was in my house when I watched a programme by TBC on TV. I called the clinic and obtained their address. When I got there, I met the nurses and I was introduced to Dr. Babatunde Bamidele. I explained myself to him in tears. The Doctor told me not to cry, that I will laugh at last. He prayed with me. Then he explained every process that I will undergo and asked about my husband. I told him that my husband is a tough man. Dr. Bamidele asked me to leave that to God. He later saw my husband and they spoke together. He listened and agreed with Dr. Bamidele. We listened to the doctor’s advice and went through the process. On behalf of my entire family, we really appreciate the good work that God has done through TBC and the doctors and nurses. I sincerely thank God for Dr. Babatunde Bamidele, for his prayers, guidance and counseling me through the pregnancy period and God for using him to put an end to my shame. On the 2nd of November 2015, God terminated my shame and gave me a set of twins (a boy and a girl), after 20 years of waiting. Once more, I really appreciate Dr. Bamidele’s kind gesture and I pray that God in his infinite mercy will increase your wisdom, knowledge and understanding and that TBC will go higher and higher in Jesus Name. Thank you all and God bless ”
“In about the seventh year of our marriage, someone referred my husband and I to TBC. He said that it was one of the best in fertility treatment. He is a doctor friend. After some months we made up our minds to visit the clinic. I must confess that I knew I was in the right place when we got there. The ambience, the reception and the manner in which the doctors (Dr. Onyinye attended to us) were reassuring. We commenced the treatment immediately, believing God that he was set to visit us in our seventh year. The first treatment was not successful. l guess this is because I had a serious anticipation that really stressed me and which hindered the implant action. We started the second round, still trusting in God that He will do what He has promised to do. At last He did it. The implantation was successful and the baby is intact. I give all the glory to God for his faithfulness. We thank all the members of staff at TBC for their kind words during the process. The nurses who took care of me - Busola, Toyin and several others- God bless you. The doctors were wonderful and very professional. Dr Onyinye, Dr Shaun, Dr Abiara and other doctors- may God l continue to bless you. Amen ”
“My wife and I came to TBC for the first time in 2008 for fertility treatment, which we did not conclude because she reacted adversely to the medication. Dr. Abayomi was so kind as to refund our payments after we thought of going abroad for the treatment. Little did we know that the Almighty God had predestined TBC as the medical intermediary for the conception of our children. In 2015, we found that the awesome TBC team led by Dr. Abiara, Dr. Joseph and the wonderful nurses have made it happen, to the glory of the Almighty God through Christ Jesus Amen. Today my wife is very pregnant with our twin children. She has been spotting all through but God has been faithful and our children are doing fine. We thank God for this great miracle in our lives and thank the entire TBC Team. Thank you and God bless ”
“The perfect gift I need to start off by saying, “Praise God.” It took us two years but the Lord has finally bought undiluted joy into our lives. I’ve always heard and read about TBC and how the hopes of increasing your family turn to reality when God uses the clinic staff members to give you your heart’s desire. Truly everyone here has always been the best from start to finish. I wish everyone – Dr. Bamidele, Nurse Busola, Ada and the many wonderful people - a perfect year. You guys are the best for sure. A very big thank you”
“Dr. Onyinye, I can’t forget you at all. Thanks for announcing our twins to us. I also want to say a big thank you to Tina -you are simply wonderful. Thank you for your smiles and welcome and for the biscuits and tea. We also want to thank the security guys. To all the staff at TBC, we say thank you and God bless you all. To all the other patients, never lose hope and be happy. Loads of love and gratitude. ”
“First of all, my appreciation goes to the lover of my soul, my Creator, my Father. The one that says a thing and brings it to pass. All glory, honour and adoration are given to Him. Secondly, before I decided to come here, I had three fertility centers to choose from, all in Lagos. But I prayed to God to lead and direct me to TBC and He told me that “I WILL LAUGH AT LAST.” I thank God because whatever He says, He will do it. Thirdly, the staffs of TBC have been wonderful people, accommodating and warm. I thank God for the lives of Dr. Tayo Abira, Dr. Bamidele, Dr. Joseph, my nurse, the receptionist and the pharmacist for the words of encouragement. They have been wonderful people. Lastly my word of advice to others is that they should put their trust in God that can do all things. It is only God that can do it. TBC cares but God gives life”
“After working for two years after marriage, out of desperation I went online and read about TBC. Even though after reading about TBC, my husband and I couldn’t make up our minds about taking the bold step. However I put a call though to the number I saw on the TBC website and I spoke to a sweet lady called Oyin. She comforted me and encouraged me to come and meet with the doctors. I was still skeptical and thought about the distances and the fact that I had visited so many places, hospitals, clinics, herbal homes etc. To my surprise, Oyin did not give up on me. She kept calling and encouraging me to find the time and come. Then one day, after a long question and answer session with Oyin, I agreed to come. She booked me and the moment I stepped into TBC my life changed. I met the nurses at reception. They were all warm, passionate and welcoming. The environment reminded me of clinics in the UK and the US. The first doctor I met was Doctor Benpospe. He took his time to explain and told us all will be well. The encouraging words he always uses” All will be well” became my everyday statement to quote. On behalf of myself and my husband I want to specially thank the Almighty God for his grace and mercy upon our house. Also for using the following staff members of TBC for us: Dr Abiara, thank you for your prayers, advice and calls. I am short of words but thank you for standing by us. You treated us like you knew us from somewhere before. Dr Benpospe our friend, our brother and prayer partner –thank you. Nurse Cynthia and Nurse Itumulowe, thank you greatly. Oyin, again I say you are the best. To the security man who welcomed us and the night guards at the gate I say thank you. I have to say that I give God all the glory for answering our prayers and using TBC for us. ”
“God is wonderful and may his name be praised. It all started around July 2015 after being to many places with no result. So my husband and I decided to come to The Bridge Clinic. The treatment started slowly because our first schedule was cancelled because I wasn’t reponding well to the injections. Another schedule was given to us which we started around September 2015 and yet again the devil wanted to do his work. But my doctor, Doctor Joseph kept encouraging me that all is well and today God has done it on our third attempt. We came last two weeks to see our baby for the first time and today we heard the heartbeat of our precious baby. Our joy knows no bounds. God is indeed great. Our profound gratitude goes to my doctor, Doctor Joseph, who tells me the truth and who keeps encouraging me without minding my calls and text messages even at odd hours. Dr. Abiara is a wonderful doctor. She did my embryo transfer with so much love. The Bridge Clinic has wonderful nurses and they were very encouraging and they all showed me sisterly love. Nurse Cynthia, Nurse Busloa, Nurse Bimpe, Nurse Nneka, Nurse Ebele and others. I can’t remember their names but God bless you all. I will always remember you. Long live the Bridge Clinic ”
“First and foremost we want to thank God Almighty for His Grace and Favour throughout our treatment. We also want to say a big thank you to the doctors and staff of TBC for their efforts in making us parents. This is our second procedure. The first in 2013 was also successful and our son is healthy, smart and handsome. The most challenging part for me was injecting myself. It’s scary at first but actually it is nothing to fear -especially knowing that you might get a positive result at the end of the treatment. The second procedure was like the first one and everything went well. God be the glory, I am 7 weeks gone! I want to encourage anyone reading this testimony, who is about to go through the procedure, to have faith in God that it will have a positive outcome. You will get good results in Jesus’ name. Never give up and always think positively. To TBC, thank you very much for putting a smile on my face and happiness in my heart. Nancy dear, thanks for always answering my questions and calls. I hope to have a baby girl. May God continue to use you, to put smiles on people’s faces. It is not easy but God is faithful.”
“My first day at Bridge Clinic was a rewarding experience. I was warmly welcomed by the nurses at the reception. They were so pleasant and very professional in their approach. The consultant that attended to me, Dr. Abiara was very friendly. She patiently explained the IVF processes to me, in a professional manner. At the end of her talk she said “By the grace of God, the procedure will work for me” and that she will be praying for me. Her words of faith really touched me. Instantly, I believed I was in the right place for my IVF. The state of the art high tech equipment at the disposal of the clinic all put together reinforced my belief. I had my implantation and waited two weeks for the pregnancy test. Low and behold the test was positive. I got my pregnancy; just at a shot’ putting to an end almost 20 years of waiting. At five weeks, I had my scan test and the doctor reassured me even further. My advice to the clinic is not to relent on its excellent service to humanity. To me, The Bridge Clinic ranks very high among the best fertility clinics in the world. So also, I will want to implore the management of The Bridge Clinic to introduce ante-natal and pediatric services in addition to its fertility program. Glory be to God for his wonderful works. ”
“My gynecologist referred me to many IVF clinics but my instincts chose TBC where I found perfect reception from the staff and the doctors. After the first attempt here, I got pregnant through two embryos that were transferred. One survived and I trust it is the best and most healthy embryo. I want to thank God for the success of this cycle. It wasn’t easy - especially the injections - but God saw me through it all. We checked the baby’s heartbeat today and it is perfect. My special thanks to Dr. Bamidele and Dr. Onyinye. You are wonderful. My advice is to be positive about your cycle and listen to the instructions given by your caregivers. Good luck. ”
“Firstly, we sincerely want to express our gratitude to God Almighty for the miracle He has given us. He is indeed Jehovah Ebenezer (Our God of Help). May His name alone be praised. Secondly, our thanks go to all the staff and management of The Bridge Clinic whom God used to make our miracle a reality. Special thanks to our wonderful doctors, Dr. Bamidele, Dr Abiara, Dr. Onyinye and our counselor Abang and my lovely caring nurses Busola, Cynthia , Tina, Ada and Sandra for all your support, love and care. Good Lord bless you all more abundantly. It all started as if it was not going to work. It was our first time and there was so much fear. My husband was asking me whether it will be successful because he didn’t want to waste his resources on something he’s not sure of. But I kept encouraging him until we came to an agreement. We were praying and believing in God for a positive result. Finally God of impossibility specialist, the all sufficient God made our IVF attempt successful. Our advice for those asking God for a miracle like this is to come to The Bridge Clinic. Trust in God and pray earnestly. The same God, who made us, will equally answer you through this wonderful clinic. Amen. ”
“We got to know The Bridge Clinic through a radio programme called, ‘Sharing Life Issues’ with Charles B. We were asked to text ‘FERTILITY’ to 20050, which we did. We got a call from the Bridge Clinic who booked an appointment for us. In 2014 we went to the Bridge Clinic. They told us all about IVF and what it would cost. We decided to do FertilitySure. After the tests they discovered that my husband has no sperm cells in his semen. We were very shocked and they advised to use donor sperm. We were horrified but the doctor said we could try surgical sperm collection but in case it didn’t work, we had to agree to a sperm donor before the surgical procedure could be done. It was very difficult for us to make a decision. We went home sorrowfully that day and decided to hand everything over to God for Him to turn the situation around. In October 2015 we went back to Bridge to start the treatment. On the day of egg collection God manifested His Power. My husband had been asked to produce semen that morning. He did but no sperm were found in it. The doctor said that he would try surgical sperm collection. He did and lo and behold, as they cut, they found sperm. Praise the Lord! About 20 eggs were recovered from me, of which about 10 were mature enough to be fertilised. The next day the eggs were fertilised with my husband’s sperm. Only 4 embryos survived up to Day 5 (the day of transfer). I had a complication which the doctor called Hyper Ovarian Stimulation (OHSS). Because of this, the embryos were not transferred that day . The doctor said that I would have to wait some months to recover before continuing with the treatment but in the meantime the embryos would be frozen. During the period of waiting we were so worried because we’d heard that freezing reduces the quality of embryos and that the success rate is lower. But we kept on praying. After about three months I continued with the treatment. On the day of transfer, the embryos were thawed. Only 2 embryos survived the freezing and they were transferred. To the Glory of God I was pregnant. I am grateful to God and the entire Bridge Clinic family. Their doctors and nurses are wonderful people. We specially thank Dr. Oyeleye. God is really using her in a special way to put smiles on people’s faces. Also special thanks to nurses Kemi, Stella, Nancy and Cynthia. May God bless you all ”
“GLORY TO GOD, I CAN WRITE MY TESTIMONY! We were referred to The Bridge Clinic by Dr. Sawyer after unsuccessfully trying to conceive naturally for 5 years. He had explained the odds and we were ready to try and hope for the best. After meeting with wonderful Dr. Abiara, I felt at peace despite the odds being against us. I really took it to heart when she said we should have faith and be positive. The process was never wrecking, painful and stressful but Nurse Busola and Dr Abiara were ever so supportive. I thank God for everyone I met at The Bridge Clinic. Right from the security gate to the doctors in the clinic. Words cannot express our gratitude for such a great team. We leave The Bridge Clinic as a success, with our first IVF procedure. I was prepared for heartache; I got a reason to celebrate instead. My advice to all aspiring parents is to be patient and ask questions where they need to. Anything is possible. Thank you The Bridge Clinic. I can finally give my 9 year old son a sibling. ”
“Glory to God- Until now, it is like a dream for me because I have waited. I waited a solid 8 years. It all started February 2016 when my husband and I came to The Bridge Clinic to make enquiries and from there, the journey started. In May 2016, our journey ended positively. God used Dr. Abiara on my second visit to make me understand that all hope is not lost, no matter how bad it seemed. From all the indications, our case was not that bad at all. When we started, we realised that the stories being fabricated about IVF is nothing compared to the stress-free treatment we had here at The Bridge Clinic. In all God is indeed awesome and we are very grateful. Thank you for the entire team at The Bridge Clinic. May God continue to promote and bless you. ”
“We really appreciate the Almighty God for a successful procedure at the Bridge Clinic. We came to the clinic and met wonderful people like Dr. Bamidele, Dr. Onyinye, Dr. Ibrahim, Nurse Ann, Nurse Busola, Angela and all the other amazing staff who gave us great support throughout the period of our first experience with IVF. Once again, we thank God and pray that God blesses every eye that reads this and that your own testimony will come speedily, in Jesus’ name. Thank you. ”
“We would like to show our appreciation to the Bridge Clinic staff for putting smiles on our faces! We got married in 2011 and decided to wait 2 years before trying for babies. Little did we know there would be medical issues to deal with.When we were ready to start trying for babies, we visited a clinic in Malaysia where we resided. During a normal check-up, medical issues were discovered. We were able to manage some of the issues, but the gynaecologist categorically told us that IVF/adoption was the only way for us to have kids. My husband decided we should start the process immediately, but I refused because I was still trying to process the whole IVF vs. adoption option. So we placed it on hold. Fast forward to September 2016. He brought up the issue of IVF and possible ways of having a baby and told me to do my research, including whether to go back to meet the gynaecologist in Malaysia for the process. I wanted to find out what Nigeria had to offer, considering the travelling cost and all. So we started searching online, reading reviews (some encouraging, some not so encouraging) and eventually decided to try out Bridge Clinic. We thank God for the day that decision was made. We walked into Bridge Clinic on the 7th of October 2016, the staffs were so professional. We met Dr. Olaniyi and presented our medical history to her. She explained the process and we started the FertilitySure Comprehensive tests in November and the IVF journey in December 2016. By 24 January 2017 the pregnancy test came out ‘positive’, just within one cycle. God is great and merciful! We would like to thank every one of the staff who interceded, prayed and encouraged us after every visit: May God bless you all, may He visit you during your point of need. Amen. I also want to use this opportunity to encourage any couple considering IVF. Whether through normal conception or IVF, babies are gifts from God and he has blessed the hands of doctors/nurses to take part in such miracles, so don’t look at what people will say. Seek help if needed and all the best! ”
“We really want to thank God Almighty for the mercy shown to my family. After about 4 years and a few months of waiting, we give God Almighty all the praise and adoration for making it possible for me to conceive (twins). We have confidence in his hands that has begun good work in me and hope that this pregnancy will be fulfilled in Jesus’ name. We really appreciate and want to thank all the staff at Bridge Clinic including Dr. Bamidele, Dr. Onyinye, Dr. Ibrahim, Nurse Ann, Nurse Busola and other lovely staff who supported us throughout the procedure of our first experience with IVF. May the Almighty God bless you all and grant you all of your hearts’ desires. Thank You. ”
“First, I would like to thank the Almighty God. He is the one who says yes and his yes remains yes; my miracle working God. I also want to thank the Bridge Clinic team for their encouragement and determination in my case, specifically Dr. Bamidele, Dr Ibrahim, Nurse Ann, Embryologist Tosin and all the other Bridge Clinic nurses, as well as the receptionist. This is my testimonial: I first came to Bridge Clinic on the 14th of January 2017 because of male factor infertility (my husband had a vasectomy over 16 years ago). He was determined to start the IVF process in the Netherlands, but I think God wanted us to come to Bridge Clinic. While browsing the internet, I discovered Bridge Clinic for the first time. I read lots of testimonials and decided that I would like to have the procedure done at Bridge Clinic. The next step: I had to convince my husband to do the procedure in Nigeria at Bridge Clinic, Lagos. I prayed, I talked to him about it and he agreed to give it a try – but only when our plans and appointment for a vasectomy reversal failed. So, finally we came back to Nigeria and visited Bridge Clinic. They gave us a plan and I was positive when we started the treatment, injections, appointments and scans upon scans, hoping for the best. The key part of my testimonial: After my buserelin shot, I had menogon and later my trigger shot. My husband came with for my scheduled egg retrieval during which 8 mature eggs were retrieved. I was asked to call the next day to find out how many eggs had been fertilised. When I called the next day, I received the heartbreaking news that only 2 eggs were fertilised. For the first time during the procedure I was devastated. I was pained that only two eggs were fertilised and feared that they might not make it to blastocyst (day 5). They said they would call to give a status update on my fertilised eggs, but I was impatient so I called three days after the retrieval to find out if there was an embryo ready for transfer. I was told they were not looking good; both were only 3 cells on day 3 (instead of 8) and they didn’t think either could make it. I asked the nurse to check again in case one was viable, but she responded that neither was looking good. I cried; I was devastated and felt like my whole world had collapsed. Except for my husband, I couldn’t tell anyone about what was going on. I lost hope and couldn't stop crying. I remember calling Nurse Anne, crying and praying to God. If I could only have one child I would be OK. She kept consoling me and told me to be strong. I decided to call back the next day and embryologist Tosin picked up. I asked him about the embryos and lo and behold he said one was looking very good. Everyone was surprised that one actually made it and I was unbelievably happy; it was a miracle! I was so grateful that I had one embryo ready for transfer and I thanked Jesus. My embryo transfer was performed by Dr. Ibrahim. One week in, I decided to do an early pregnancy test. A faint line, that grew stronger, appeared. I cannot thank God and the Bridge Clinic team enough. Today is my second scan and I heard my child's heartbeat. My message to you: Never lose hope, follow the doctor's instructions and have faith. Thank you, Jesus. ”
“Finally, we feel joy. We’ve been married for nine years and after many failed procedures and disappointment, we came to Bridge Clinic. We had our first treatment in 2016, but after two weeks of waiting the results were negative. After all the medications and mental stress we were really sad; it was heartbreaking. In early 2017 we decided to try again. After listening to the advice of the doctors, we followed every instruction to the letter. Another two weeks passed and this time we were grateful and overjoyed. Now, looking back at all the injections, tablets and stress endured, it was all worth it because God blessed us with twins. Words cannot express how happy we are. We would like to extend our gratitude to the doctors, nurses and embryologist. They were all very kind and helpful. Special thanks to Nurse Busola and Nurse Ann who were with us every step of the way, encouraging and advising us. Good things come to those who wait and we did not wait in vain. The Bridge Clinic is just wonderful. We give God all the glory. ”
“To All Readers, Our first journey to Bridge Clinic in 2005 was great. After 5 years without a child, we went to Bridge Clinic, then located in Tiamiyu Savage Street Street (Victoria Island, Lagos). That was our first IVF attempt and to the glory of God, it was successful and resulted in pregnancy in 2006. I had a boy who is 10 years old now. After that, we had two failed IVF cycles in 2009 and 2010. We also tried again in 2017 and to the glory of God, it was confirmed that we were 8 weeks pregnant. To God be the glory. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all the staff which includes Dr. Onyinye, Dr Ibrahim, Dr Bamidele, all the nurses, Angela and other supporting staff. May the Lord bless you all. I write to encourage all those who have tried and failed: Please keep hope alive and believe God will be with you. To God be the Glory. I will carry my baby soon. Amen. ”
“My arrival at Bridge Clinic was divinely orchestrated. After several tests and consultations, my husband and I decided to go for IVF treatment. My husband went to Bridge Clinic to enquire. He didn’t bother going anywhere else. He met with Mrs. Umo Akinselure who explained the treatments and costs involved. With her help, I got my first appointment in September 2016. I was really impressed on my first visit. The staff were so polite and the ambiance was soothing. I read through some of the testimonials of others. I believed in God and that I would be writing mine at the end of my treatment. I was assigned to Dr. Bamidele Babatunde and Nurse Anne and they both monitored my progress throughout the treatment. I’ll never forget Dr. Babatunde’s calm demeanor and assuring words. He was always gentle and encouraging which was very helpful during the procedures. At the end of my treatment I became pregnant for the first time in almost 6 years of marriage. I really appreciate all the doctors, nurses, embryologists, lab scientists, customer service officers and everyone I met during my treatment. I celebrate Bridge Clinic and I pray that God will grant this institution more wisdom and knowledge to enjoy even greater success in this area of medicine. Thank you all and God bless you”
“Great is your faithfulness, oh Lord. I cannot thank God enough, he is faithful. I have been married for 7 years and have had a failed IVF. God used Bridge Clinic to bring joy to my husband and me. I write to encourage other couples who want their own children. Don't give up. Where there is life there is hope. It can happen anytime. Thank you Dr. Ibrahim, Nurse Angela, Nurse Busola and others working at Bridge Clinic. I am really grateful for the love and care. God bless you all. ”
“All glory belongs to God in the highest. We give thanks to Almighty Allah and the entire staff of Bridge Clinic, especially Doctor Ibrahim – he is wonderful. After 9 years of looking onto the Lord for the fruit of the womb and all our efforts going from one hospital to the next, my husband found Bridge Clinic's website. The first transfer was not successful. I felt so bad and almost gave up. After some weeks, the doctor called and encouraged me not to give up. It was as if God sent him into our lives. I started my second cycle of IVF medications and Bridge Clinic wiped my tears away. I give thanks to the entire crew once again: my able Doctor Ibrahim, Nurse Adeola, Nurse Busola, Nurse Angela and the receptionist. They are so wonderful. God will answer your prayers and meet your needs. I love you all. ”
“All praises be to God Almighty for his faithfulness and steadfastness toward me and my family. I want to say a big thank you to Him, because without Him, I wouldn’t be giving my testimony today. My journey with Bridge Clinic started on the 9th of February 2017. When I came in for a consultation, the atmosphere was welcoming and warm, and I always enjoyed coming back. I got a scary shock when I was told that my eggs would not be used because of my age. I cried so hard that I wanted to abandon the whole procedure and run away for a few months. I got a call from Dr. Bamidele one afternoon about a month later. In his soft voice, he encouraged me to come in for a chat, which I did after about 3 weeks. After we chatted, I plucked up the courage again to start right away! Everything went in a flash - both for me and the donor. Before we knew it, it was time for the embryo transfer. Thankfully this was a success, and on the 28th of September 2017 I had my pregnancy test - which came out positive! I was so overwhelmed with a joy which knew no bounds. I had my first scan on the 3rd of October 2017 and was able to see “them” for the first time. I had another scan today and I heard their heartbeats. I am so appreciative to Bridge Clinic and all members of staff for putting smiles on peoples’ faces. My special thanks goes to the front desk; Ronke, Pamela and Stella for your ever glowing smiles and guidance during this time. As well as Drs. Bamidele and Alake for their encouragement and patience. My beautiful nurses – Anne, Adesola, Nneka, Busola and all others that were always checking in on me. Thank you Jesus. Thank you, Bridge Clinic. I pray for you to reach the greatest heights and to have more successful IVF treatments. Amen. ”
“give glory to God Almighty for putting immense joy in my heart, and making us laugh at last. I came to Bridge Clinic as the last resort, as I had been almost everywhere else in search of a child. I had done and eaten unimaginable things, until I finally realised that I had to retrace my steps to God - and trust in him alone. Thank you, Bridge Clinic, for being the instrument to take away the shame I’ve endured for 7 years of marriage without being able to have children. Thank you to my doctor (Dr. Ibrahim), your care was amazing. Thank you to nurse Angela, the receptionists, and all the other doctors and nurses that attended to me. God bless everyone at Bridge Clinic. ”
“We thank God for the success of our IVF treatment. Initially we just wanted to give it a trial, but with the help of Dr. Olaniyi and Nurse Gbemi, as well as every other person who we had contact with - we made it! Thank you all for the hard work and dedication to ensuring that couples like us who need help end up smiling and happy. And we got DOUBLE the joy! Thank you and thank you again.”
“We had only tried for a year and a half, but after running some tests we discovered that we would need Assisted Reproductive Treatment to aid conception. I had always known about Bridge Clinic from their days on the radio - long before I got married. But I never thought I’d be their patient someday. Just before we almost chose another clinic, we were encouraged by a close relative to come for a consultation at Bridge Clinic. From our first encounter with Dr. Bamidele, I knew we would give it a shot. My husband was still hesitant, but with God’s help I convinced him, and we went ahead to start treatment in June 2017. There was no doubt it was not going to be an easy feat. It was an emotional roller coaster, but we held on closely to God and believed. At every appointment we met amazing nurses and doctors who helped us through it all. It is worth mentioning, besides my fantastic doctor, Dr. Bamidele, there was Dr. Oyeleye, who was always so sweet and friendly. There was also Dr. Ibrahim who was very helpful and kind, and Dr. Olaniyii - who always had a word of encouragement for me. Mummy Abang was an amazing counselor as well. I’m also grateful to the beautiful and very supportive nurses whose names I may not remember, but who always had a smile, a hug, or just a kind word every time I had an appointment. Thankfully in just one cycle, we were confirmed pregnant with twins on the 9th August 2017! May God bless the entire staff of Bridge Clinic for allowing themselves to be used as a channel of blessing to us, and for putting hope in our hearts, and smiles on our faces. May everyone looking to God for the same blessing get it according to their hearts’ desires, in Jesus’ name. Thank you so much Bridge Clinic. I am grateful for all God did for us through the entire staff of Bridge Clinic. ”
“First of all we want to thank God, our Lord Jesus Christ, and all the staff of Bridge Clinic Lagos – especially Dr. Olaniyi, Dr. Ibrahim, Dr. Onyinye E., Dr. Rashida, Nurse Gbemi, Nurse Nneka, Nurse Adeola, Nurse Busola and Nurse Cynthia. Special thanks to Nurse Stella E. She was always there to keep me company. Also, thank you to those I haven’t mentioned. My wife and I do not know where to start because of what we went through before God directed us to Bridge Clinic. We had been married for over 4 years and tried everything to conceive since our first wedding anniversary, but nothing happened. The 4-year journey was not an easy one because we spent a lot of time, money and resources visiting hospitals and gynecologists without getting answers about our fertility challenges. Last year November I made up my mind to try IVF, but I was skeptical about it because I saw a Bridge Clinic advert on Facebook and thought Lagos people would do anything for money. We visited Bridge Clinic and registered, but we didn't start the treatment because the following week we travelled for vacation and came back February (2017). During the vacation we saw another Doctor, but in April I decided that we will just go to Bridge Clinic, even if it means it will not work. I wanted to satisfy my conscience that I tried everything and relied on my faith. But thank God we started the treatment immediately and everything went well. The Doctors and Nurses kept encouraging us and Dr. Olaniyi and Nurse Gbemi were certain that my wife would be pregnant. After the egg transfer, the two-week wait felt like 10 years, but that morning we woke up exactly 5 am to do the test which was positive. We were overwhelmed with joy. My wife is nearing the end of her first trimester. Please: Our testimony is not just to show our appreciation. I know there are many couples out there trying to conceive with no success. Please try to visit Bridge Clinic. This is a true story. If anyone wants to contact me they can do so through Bridge Clinic. I’m offering because many people believe IVF or fertility treatment doesn’t work; or people are skeptical like I was. Although the treatment is expensive, it’s worth it. Regards ”
“First and foremost, I want to thank God, my Lord, my Creator, the One who changes situations and circumstances and yet does not change. It has been a long journey. The King of Glory made it possible the 6th time at the 6th clinic which happened to be Bridge Clinic. God breathed the breath of life into man on the 6th day using the vessels at the clinic. I thank every member of staff I came across in this place. You’ve all been wonderful and respectful, courteous and professional. But, most especially I thank my nurse Anne Nmemah who has been exceptionally encouraging and helpful. She would always respond to my call or send an SMS even when it wasn’t convenient for her. I also thank Nurse Adeola Akinsanya who was unknowingly used by God to give us words of wisdom on the day of the transfer. My thanks also go to Dr. Ibrahim, who I met for the first time in the last stage. I saw in you a man of great faith and courage. Thank you so much for being a worthy vessel in God’s hands. Dr. John (my first contact at Bridge Clinic, currently in Abuja): you were exceptionally outstanding. There was no time I could not reach you. You shared your sister’s testimonial to encourage us and remind us that God can do all things. I thank God that today your prayers for my family have been answered. You actually went beyond being my doctor; I saw in you my brother and friend. Finally, I want to thank the man who eventually became an intercessor, holding God by His word to do that which He had promised. You were never tired of my questions and sometimes queries. You had great patience and always smiled. Thank God for giving you the wisdom to direct at the appropriate time and to do the appropriate things which eventually culminated in the success story today. Thank you so much our brother and friend, Dr. Bamidele Babatunde. May the Lord bless you and take care of all that is yours, in Jesus’ name. God has made it possible for me to be an expectant mother of a set of twins. To Him alone be all the glory, honour, power and majesty. Amen. ”
“With gratitude in our hearts, we write to testify that Bridge Clinic is, indeed, an expert in all things IVF. The Journey After trying to conceive for about 2 years, we decided to go the IVF route. As technology-inclined people, we turned to Google and Nairaland to enquire about IVF success rates in Nigeria. The data gathered showed statistically that Bridge Clinic had recorded successful numbers. It also confirmed that Bridge Clinic has the necessary experience and a team of well-trained professionals keen on delivering results. Despite emotions, fears and a long period of waiting for the outcome of the IVF, it was a success. I encourage everyone that reads this testimonial to also help spread the word to all families and friends, which have been trying to conceive, to please visit Bridge Clinic. Our appreciation goes to Dr. Olaniyi, Dr. Ibrahim, Nurse Gbemi, Nurse Nnenna, Nurse Adeola and every Bridge Clinic team member for their professional conduct and love showed to us during this journey. In summary, it was indeed a journey and a success.”
“Where to start – with the building and environment. Bridge Clinic is warm and welcoming, and everything is orderly and well arranged. Even the security personnel are courteous and neatly dressed. The front desk is wonderful, both the atmosphere and Pamela and Stella – I really appreciate you ladies. And the nurses; Nurse Gbemi, Adeola and Selai – you are all wonderful. What is the most inspiring is the equipment of the facility – it’s just like being in a first world country. How I wish that all our hospitals are fully equipped and well maintained like this. Our doctor, Dr. Olaniyi, surprised us because normally I don’t like female doctors. But with the way she handled our situation, from our first contact to the point of confirmation of pregnancy status - I am highly impressed! In fact, she has changed my opinion about female doctors. Thank you Dr. Olaniyi, and all other doctors such as Dr. Ibrahim and Dr. Alake that were involved in giving me a successful testimonial. Psalm 127:1 Of Solomon - Unless Jehovah builds the house, in vain do its builders labour in it. ”
“Thank you to my Heavenly Father for the successful transfer of my second IVF and conceiving my twins. I had my first transfer IVF 2 years ago and had a beautiful baby girl, and now I am happily pregnant again in 2017! Thanks to Bridge Clinic and all their staff for their kind words of encouragement, their wonderful care, and to the specialist Dr. Bamidele for making this all possible. Never stop trying, because our Heavenly Father is mindful of all our hearts’ desires. Thank you to the Bridge Clinic. ”
“God is indeed working miracles through this fertility hospital. Our previous trials at other clinics were unsuccessful, but our time at Bridge Clinic has been pleasant and joyful. The most striking observation that we have had is the level of professionalism, passion and care that we had witnessed. This experience was exactly what we needed to rebuild our confidence, and to believe that there is a solution out there to our very unique situation. Indeed, through this hospital, God has answered our prayers - and our IVF procedure has been positive! My wife and I need to praise our doctor Dr Shittu, our nurse Nneka, as well as all of the staff at Bridge Clinic. You are all blessed. Glory be to God. ”
“We are grateful to God for the miracle of conception. This was our first IVF procedure, and God has allowed it to be successful. We thank Dr Udensi, Nurse Blessing, Victor and all other staff members at Bridge Clinic for their support throughout this process. We are seven weeks today and hope for a successful delivery.”
“To God be the glory, we are already 16 weeks gone. It has not been an easy journey and I’ve had some bleeding and spotting. But Almighty God was there at every stage of the procedure and we have every reason to thank Him and the wonderful TBC team of TBC, Port Harcourt. This second successful journey started in February 2014. We had our first success on the 4th attempt. I say never give up. Patience is the key. We had to wait a whole year for a suitable egg donor. The procedure started in April 2015 with injections, which one never gets used to. We thought all was going well but were faced with ‘no sperm cells’. We rejected the donor plan and prepared for surgery but God showed up again. A few cells were found and gradual storage done as a backup. Thirteen eggs were collected and, to God alone be the Glory, sperm cells were found. Only two were fertilised, and we hoped against hope they would make it to blastocysts. Day 5, the two embryos were transferred and we waited for two weeks. On the evening of Day 13 I started bleeding heavily. On the morning of Day 14, as instructed by the clinic, we carried out a home pregnancy test that returned positive. We came for an ultra sound scan which confirmed our pregnancy. Today all is well and our bundle of joy is growing daily to the Glory of God. We encourage everyone passing through this route, that God will use the skillful hands and knowledge of TBC team and that God himself will show up for you throughout the procedure. God bless”
“To God be the glory, for I was worried and scared. Today I am smiling at my bundle of joy. It all started when we got married on 15 September 2011. Four years went by without an addition to our family. By God’s grace, we were able to learn about TBC via online and decided to give it a try. We tried IVF through the Port Harcourt Bridge Clinic and it was successful. Thanks to God and all the doctors and nurses at this clinic for their prayers and words of encouragement. May God that is using you to do the good work, continue to bless and favour you in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
“I am indeed grateful to God and thankful to everyone at TBC for the blessing of our pregnancy. By the grace of God, this is my 4th child. This was my first experience with IVF and thanks to God’s grace and everyone here, it was successful. I want to thank all the doctors and Nancy, Stella, Ann, Ola, Amina and all the others for their encouragement and kindness. I pray that God will continue to bless many other couples seeking the fruit of the womb. God bless you all. ”
“I have been asked to write an essay on infertility and I think I could use many pages to express myself. I am writing this to encourage someone out there to take the right step. The rest of the story and the success you have been waiting for is at the Bridge Clinic! I had my fears but having read the profiles and success stories of other mothers, I was encouraged to try myself. I started my treatment in October 2015 and had my embryo transfer on 7 December. Before it was time for my test, I had almost all the signs of early pregnancy. Today I am 12 weeks pregnant and God has been awesome. I had 2 embryos transferred but when I had my first scan, one heartbeat was shown. This is to say that God determines what he wants to give you. Please my brothers and sisters, don’t wait if you have the resources to have IVF. It’s true. It’s real. It’s natural and so little stress compared to the days, months and years of waiting that are full of pain. A hymn to the Bridge Clinic. A very big thank you to my Doctor (Mrs.) Oyeleye for her patience and understanding. I also say a big thank you to all the nurses and staff. I think one of the greatest things you can do in life is to put a smile on someone’s face. The team at this great clinic did that to me and my whole family. I am so grateful for their commitment and all their services. You were not just interested in collecting the money, you were really interested in achieving a positive result. Thank you Doctor Fabia .Thank you Lord.”
“To God be the glory, honour and adoration. For He is faithful. God never fails. When all hope was lost, God used TBC to restore my hope and put a smile on my face. I got married in November 2013 and after two miscarriages, I was not ovulating at all between 2014/2015. As I was searching through the internet, I came across TBC which we decided to visit. I started the treatment cycle in February 2016 in which my system was no responding well for the ovarian stimulation. By the special grace of God, God used Dr. Udensi to keep trying and impacting hope on us. On the day of the egg collection four eggs were collected and two fertilized. The two were also implanted. We kept praying for God to help us. On 4/4/16 which was the day they gave me a pregnancy test, early in the morning. I prayed before doing the test and God answered me and the test came out positive. Today, as I came for scanning it revealed my baby’s heartbeat. I also saw its movement and he was 11 weeks and 3 days. Thank you TBC, thank you Jesus. My special thanks goes to my one and only Dr. Udensi. The way you took my case, the way you responded to my calls. I say to the Almighty God, continue to bless and impact more knowledge and skills for you to help many couples looking for happiness too. All thanks to all the staff at Bridge Clinic in Port Harcourt. May God of Heaven bless you and also grant all your heart’s desire. In Jesus Name.”
“We came to The Bridge Clinic, with the hope of undergoing the IUI procedure but tests carried out showed that it may not be the best option. With the encouragement of Dr. Udensi, we decided to try out the ICSI procedure. The whole process took 2 months. On the day of the embryo transfer, we decided to have 2 embryos transferred. The embryo transfer was simple with very little pain. We were skeptical of the outcome as it was our first time undergoing IVF. I was to test about 2 weeks after the embryo transfer, but I tested a week after which was shortly after the HCG injection so I felt the HCG in my system. Nurse Nancy called me in the morning of the official test to remind me to carry out the test and I did. I got a positive result immediately! The nurses and Dr. Udensi were so excited when I called them to let them know. We have been trying to conceive for 5 years and for the first time we got a positive result. We are happy with the outcome. On my 6th week scan, we saw two sacs in the scan and eventually saw two heartbeats on the 8th week scan. We were expecting twins. I would like to use the opportunity to thank Dr. Udensi for his support and appreciate Nurse Nancy, Cynthia and Kemi for their encouragement. I would also like to thank all the other staff at TBC who always had a smile on their face during the visitation days. I would also like to use this medium to recommend TBC for their professionalism. We thank God for making this process a success.”
“As I write this testimonial. I am 8 weeks pregnant. While one might think that 8 weeks is early, it is the furthest I have come to being pregnant. This is the first time that my dream of carrying a pregnancy to term that has not been dashed within antenatal care. In our three year marriage, my husband and I have dealt with two chemical pregnancies and an ectopic pregnancy which resulted in a loss of my right tube. We have been through a lot. We decided to work with The Bridge clinic based on recommendations from friends who told me that her sister had dealt with 5 years of infertility; this was before her decision to work with The Bridge Clinic. She now has three beautiful children and her reproductive issues have become a distant memory. Working with The Bridge Clinic, has been a complete pleasure. My first consultation was professional. Dr. Oyeleye was personable, knowledgeable and willing to answer all the questions I had (I had a lot!). My husband and I did not want to start immediately with IVF. Dr. Oyeleye worked with us on ovulation induction using Clomid. In November 2015 I got pregnant after the first try but unfortunately the pregnancy turned out to be ectopic and a difficult decision had to be made to remove the right tube. Dr. Oyeleye showed compassion and concern. I was touched. After taking a few months to heal, we decided that IVF would be the best way forward. In April 2016, I commenced the protocol that Dr Oyeleye and Dr. Udenis had laid out for me. I was pleasantly surprised, contrary to everything. I previously feared the process that was no horrible. Dr. Oyeleye and Dr. Udensi did everything to ensure an optimal and safe egg stimulation, collection and embryo transfer. It also helped that everyone at the clinic was so kind. There was always a smile from the receptionist and some words of encouragement or show of concern. Nurse Kemi was my assigned nurse. The other staff members took the time to know my name and to familiarise themselves with my case. When the protocol was over, and my positive result was confirmed, everyone (medical and non- medical staff) took the time to personally congratulate me. I have now been referred to another clinic for antenatal care. While I am happy to be moving to the next phase of this journey I will certainly miss the compassion and professionalism. The Bridge staff showed compassion throughout the entire time. There was never a time when I called Dr. Oyeleye that she didn’t answer my call or get back to me. There was never a time I sat in the waiting room for longer than necessary during an appointment. If I needed to change an appointment time, the clinic was ready to work with me. I could go on. I would highly recommend TBC to anyone looking for reproductive assistance. The quality of care is worth every penny. As a total package, TBC ticks all the boxes.”
“God makes everything beautiful in His own time. I had an ICSI done which failed. Seven spare embryos were frozen and we were asked to come for a frozen embryo transfer. My husband and I started the process. On the day of the embryo transfer, I was told four were dead. One was graded 3CC and two were early blastocysts. I was so scared, but I kept telling myself that if one can get to blastocyst stage, it will stay. We kept praying to God. My wonderful doctor (Dr. Oyeleye) and the whole team were all there to support me. Even with my phobia for oral drugs, I kept taking the drugs diligently. I decided to take the pregnancy test two days before the date (5 August 2016), I noticed a faint line. I was still skeptical so I decided to take a blood test and it came out positive. I couldn’t believe it (NB: the embryos transferred were 3CC and 2). I repeated another urine test and it came out positive. I shouted out with joy I am pregnant! Today my baby is 7 weeks and 2 days old and doing well. I want to thank everyone at Bridge Clinic (Dr. Oyeleye, nurses Kemi and Cynthia as well as Nancy and Ola) and all the others for being there for me. Embryologists, thank you for showing my baby love during his stay with you in the lab. Muah! I love you all!”
“Our journey towards Bridge Clinic started sometime in April. We began to consider visiting the clinic and finally came to Bridge Clinic for many reasons. (1) We heard people’s testimonies, particularly my aunt’s. She used the Lagos branch in 2001 once and it worked out. (2) We guessed since Bridge Clinic pioneered IVF it would be more professional. We came here optimistic that it would work for us the first time, despite discouragement about the failure rate. The treatment started on the 6th of June. I never envisioned that the injections were going to be hellish. I had my fear about egg collection and so many other things. With encouragement from Dr. Ifeoma, nurse Kemi and Nancy, I was able to go through the treatment. However, two days before the embryo transfer I needed surgery for a Bartholin cyst. I never knew I would have to start taking injections afresh. I was shocked to hear that. I started again. Then, during the process, there was some mix up with tablets. I started taking them earlier than required. The treatment was cancelled again and I had to start over. I was heartbroken. To God be the glory as I got over the disappointment and started the treatment for the third time. In the meantime, the embryo was frozen. Today I am here for my five-week scan and thanks to God the baby is doing well. Finally, God crowned our effort with success. I am just excited that after the stress, I am an expectant mother today. My story has changed for good. To God, who made provision for us to start and finish this treatment, I say a trillion thanks, and to the management of Bridge Clinic I say: well done and God bless you all. You people are warm, courteous, understanding and friendly. Please keep it up. To anyone at Bridge Clinic starting this journey to motherhood, please don’t underestimate the power of prayer, because at the end of the day, God has the final say.”
“I am writing to testify to the Lord’s goodness after my second experience with Bridge Clinic. The Lord saw me through the first and second time. The first time I had a son. Two embryos were transferred, but only one survived. Now the Lord has done it for me again by allowing the two embryos that were transferred to survive. To God be the glory. I am encouraging you, if you are going through this process, have hope in God Almighty, because only He can help you. I will not forget to thank Bridge Clinic and its staff. You people are too much. My special thanks goes to Dr. Oyeleye, nurse Kemi, Nurse Nancy and every other staff member of Bridge Clinic. Thanks and God bless you all.”
“I have been married for 2 years, but have been with my husband for 4+ years and not once did I ever get pregnant. I did a series of tests and was told that I could not get pregnant naturally because both of my fallopian tubes were blocked. My husband and I researched fertility clinics on the internet and Bridge Clinic was our first choice. We started our treatment in October of 2016 and after a series of injections and transplants, I am really happy to tell everyone that my IVF treatment was a success and I am pregnant. This was my first attempt at IVF and it was successful. Today I came for my final scan and to hear my baby’s heartbeat which was considered satisfactory by the doctor. I want to really voice my appreciation for Dr. Udensi, Dr. Ifeoma, nurse Kemi, nurse Nancy and Oge for making me a part of the Bridge Clinic family and treating me as if I was a relative. Thank you”
“We started our fertility journey in February 2017. My husband stumbled upon Bridge Clinic when he was surfing the internet, all the way from the USA. To the glory of God, our situation changed after visiting Bridge Clinic. We were impressed with what we saw and the whole success story that gradually unfolded. Even though the journey was not easy, with its series of tests and investigations, it was worth every bit of it. We sincerely want to thank Bridge Clinic’s staff. The relationships that exist between them and their patients are just awesome. I feel at home whenever I am there and I appreciate their encouragement and support. We were especially impressed with their high sense of professionalism. In fact, every aspect was just perfect. Special thanks to Dr. Udensi, Nurse Kemi and Oluchi, the embryologist and pharmacists, as well as my friend, the tall, fair lady I met at reception, along with the rest of the receptionists. Obviously, you guys are just wonderful. We will not hesitate to refer anyone. To the glory of God, the success story keeps unfolding as I expect to hear my baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Kudos to Bridge Clinic and its staff. My husband and I are saying thank you so much. May God bless you.”
“Imela Chineke Obioma. Lord, I humbly bow before your throne. I return all praise, worship and adoration to your Holy name. A journey that started on the 30th of January 2017, with the first medical appointment on the 3rd of February 2017, has ended with a wonderful testimony. God has done what no man can do. As someone who hates needles, I never believed I could give myself injections. However, I have come to realise, with God, anything is possible. When I started the treatment and realised it mostly consisted of injections, I knew my own strength would not be enough. I prayed and handed it over to God. Honestly, God proved his faithfulness. I started giving myself injections without fear. Even when I was introduced to a new medication, which I found out I couldn't give to myself, I employed the services of a nurse. I now surrender to injections. My sisters, if I can do it, honestly, so can you. The 6th of April 2017 is a day I will never forget; a new beginning; the day I got the double lines. I prayed, cried and laughed. My advice, to anyone reading this, is to overcome fear and have faith. Fear is a feeling that can go away, but faith – your choice to believe – will remain. To the amazing people at Bridge Clinic, God bless you. You became my family from the first day I set foot in your clinic. I love your procedures and you explained each one to me. My questions were given the right answers. I disturbed the doctors and nurses yet they never complained. I can always call at any hour and be attended to. To my Doctor, Doctor Udensi, thank you so much for bearing with me. You have a heart of gold. I won't forget to mention Oluchi, Kemi, Oge, the embryologist and my good friend at the pharmacy, Rosetta. You are all awesome. God bless you!”
“The journey to success begins one step at a time... 7 years of issues have finally come to an end, thanks to the merciful God, through Bridge Clinic's expertise and commitment. It took a lot of prayers, counseling, courage and guidance before this spectacular breakthrough. Amongst others, our family’s most profound memories are of the sincerity, knowledge-based approach, customer care, friendliness, motivational skills and the brotherhood of the entire Bridge Clinic staff. These mentioned characteristics were not experienced by us alone. Our observation during IVF revealed that this level of excellence is experienced by all customers, clients and patients of Bridge Clinic, Port Harcourt. We are profoundly grateful to God for his bestowed blessings and mercies; for giving us our own baby. We are also specifically grateful to Dr. Udensi, nurses Kemi and Oluchi, the customer desk staff as well as the lab staff. We hereby recommend those who want to be parents to try Bridge Clinic.”
“My heart is full of joy and gratitude, God Almighty. I have been hoping and praying for the fruit of the womb for four years. I went to Bridge Clinic and God answered my prayers. Now I am pregnant with twins. I am most thankful for the support and encouragement provided by Dr. Ifeoma Oyeleye. Nurse Kemi, Nurse Oluchi, Nurse Oge and every other staff member: thank you all for your support and positive attitude.”
“Lord, I am grateful. In 2015, we heard about Bridge Clinic on a radio programme, "Sharing Life Issues", anchored then by the late Chaz B (may his soul rest in peace). Having been married for three years and not being able to conceive, I decided to take the bull by the horns. I enquired and booked an appointment. By early 2017, we came to Bridge Clinic, optimistic, and God blessed us. The numerous drugs and injections I had to administer were painful, making the journey somewhat uncomfortable. I also experienced severe abdominal pain for some days after the egg collection. However, a few days after the egg collection, two embryos were transferred and one survived. The last scan confirmed that my baby's heartbeat was perfect. I am currently 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I give God all the praise! I can't thank Bridge Clinic enough. Dr. Udensi treated me more like a younger sister that a patient. Nurse Oge, Amina and Rosetta, I appreciate you all.”
“We got married in July 2013 and thought we would have children immediately. Not so easy. The first year, nothing happened. We started our first fertility treatment and I was placed on clomid for three cycles. Still, it did not work for us. This was towards the end of 2014. We started looking for help and were introduced to ICSI treatment at a hospital in Port Harcourt (we will withhold their identity). Here, we started the treatment and it did not work for us. Again, it failed. We were devastated and confused. I mean, ICSI was or is supposed to be the ultimate fertility treatment? Nobody called us from the hospital to encourage us or offer sympathy. We had to bare the pain and heal from it all, alone. We did not know what went wrong or what steps to take next. This was in March 2015. We had already made up our minds to not go for the ICSI procedure again, because I was still in physical and emotional pain from the last procedure. We were both still in pain. I came in contact with Dr. Ifunanya and she invited us to Bridge Clinic. We started talking and were encouraged to do the procedure again. We started treatment as soon as we were physically ready. The journey was scary because of our past experience, but any time the fear returned, my husband and I would pray and talk about it. The treatment process was a lot different this time than at the previous hospital. We got one on one treatment from the doctors. The nurses were always at our beck and call. It was surreal. This time, I understood what medications I was taking and why I was taking them. The egg retrieval was a lot less painful, during and after; unlike my last experience when I was in such serious pain that I could not function on my own and had to take cataflam (I did not have to take even Panadol this time). The embryo transfer was carefully done with our complete attention and understanding. The nurses and doctors checked on me during the two weeks’ wait before the pregnancy test. Hallelujah to the king of all kings! He makes things beautiful in His time. He has settled me and made me a happy mother of children. Our lives were changed forever when I tested positive. Finally, I did the pregnancy test and it came out positive and it is still positive! I want triplets oh! I have always prayed for a miracle and I know God can do all things. This was our early Christmas gift in 2016 and we are forever grateful to God Almighty for his mercies and compassion. We were not consumed by trials and temptations. To God be all the glory. My husband and I and our children want to say a big thank you to every member of the Bridge Clinic team – the doctors, nurses, embryologist even the cashier too! We know you prayed for us. We prayed for you too, every day. Thank you for letting God use you mightily. To God be all the glory!”
“We give glory to Almighty God who never fails in his words; who promised his children that none shall be barren in the land; who said that for our shame, he will give us double. We return all glory and adoration to him for he is true to his word. We also want to thank our friends (Bridge Clinic staff): Dr. Oyeleye, Dr. Ifunanya, Cynthia, Oge, Kemi and Nancy, to mention but a few. We call them our friends because they were and are more than doctors, nurses or consultants to us. They are warm people indeed. This journey was not an easy one because it tested us in every aspect of our lives: spiritually, physically, emotionally, financially and otherwise, but God saw us through. Having been diagnosed with blocked tubes after 3 HSG scans, my husband’s doctor friend advised us to go for IVF, specifically at Bridge Clinic. In 2015, we went to enquire and met Dr. Oyeleye who took us through the whole process. We came back and started the process in June, 2016. Along the line, polyps were found in my uterus which filled me with doubt, but the doctor assured me in her words, “Don’t worry. By God’s grace, once this is removed, everything will be just fine”. I went for a polyps removal surgery which was successful and was given some time to heal. The treatment started again in September 2016 and by October the main procedure took place. I am happy to say that my result came out positive. We are expecting our babies! I want to encourage others out there to not lose hope. If God can do it for me after 7 years of waiting, God can and will do it for you. Just hold on to him. Lastly, I want to thank my one and only husband who supported me in every way I can think of and I pray that God will continue to preserve and protect him. Once again, kudos to Bridge Clinic. May God bless you all, Amen.”
“My profound gratitude goes to God Almighty for his protection and faithfulness. My journey with Bridge Clinic started in March 2017 after two ectopic pregnancies and a diagnosis that I was unable to get pregnant naturally. We received intensive counseling from Dr. Oyeleye who advised us to return in April for treatment. We believed in God and followed the clinic's instructions, even though it wasn't easy to inject myself. To the glory of God the egg collection was successful and my embryos were transferred 6 June 2017. Although I was nervous at first, I did my pregnancy test and I saw two lines. I was very happy that it was a big positive. Today I am 8 weeks pregnant and heard my baby's heartbeat. With joy in my heart I say a big thank you to Bridge Clinic for their facilities and technology. To Dr. Oyeleye, Nurse Oluchi and Nurse Kemi: thank you for putting smiles on our faces. Once again, we say thank you to Bridge Clinic – your care, concerns, love and smiles I just can't quantify. Love you all.”
“I am a 44-year-old lady who got married at the age of 25. I had my first child, through natural conception, at the age of 32. Since then it has been tough conceiving, despite all attempts. I underwent three unsuccessful IVFs, two via Bridge Clinic, after which I gave up. In 2016, I decided to try again and was looking for a place to go. My husband insisted that we should go to Bridge Clinic, no place else. Unbeknown to me, he had been privately reading about developments in artificial insemination and probable cause of failure in the initial procedures. He told me that Bridge Clinic had upgraded to a level that would eliminate initial setbacks. I trusted him. Unfortunately, there were complications at 24 weeks and I lost the twins. My life was clearly in danger due to an acknowledged error of judgment on the part of the resident hospital. I was devastated. My nurse at Bridge Clinic, Cynthia, listened as I narrated what had happened. She was excellent and encouraged me. The Doctors were amazing. They told me to get back on my feet, come in and use the frozen embryos – they reminded me that my babies were still in them. They were very professional and caring. I got discharged from the hospital and drove straight to Bridge Clinic. Dr. Ifeoma Oyeleye., who was my contact, felt my pain. She was very caring. One month after the other, the brilliant Dr. Fabian transferred frozen embryos and they implanted again. As I write this, I am 7 weeks pregnant, courtesy of a clinic with such professional excellence that is yet to be matched by any other fertility clinic in the country. Special thanks to the entire clinic staff – the doctors, nurses and pharmacy staff and oh, you Kemi, I didn't forget you.”
“This journey of procreation turned from the proverbial 40 days to 40 years in the wilderness! Having married in 2011, my dear husband and I thought we would take two additional years to just enjoy ourselves before starting a family. After all, “age was on my side”. Imagine the shock, pain and despair when we actively started trying in 2013 without experiencing ONE missed period! We didn’t know what to do and where to begin. Then we started our journey, trying everything from church programmes and different hospitals to herbal medications (some extremely bitter and smelly, I must confess). All the while enduring pitiful words, encouragement and advice from family and friends. We also had to contend with side gossip and mocking sympathy from foes. My sister then encouraged me to actively pursue IVF. My office colleagues further encouraged me by strongly recommending Bridge Clinic. We were off to a very slow start, I must confess, but my husband encouraged me all the way through, especially when it had to do with all those injections! I never believed I could inject myself, let alone every month. Then, off course, Doctor Google made me really scared that the process wouldn’t work, after reading other people’s negative stories. But, here I am today, staring at the picture of my beautiful baby’s heartbeat and fetal pole. I still can’t believe it, I’m a parent! I want to say a very big thank you to the entire Bridge Clinic staff. Especially Dr. Oyeleye (who made the whole process seem so effortless), Nurse Kemi (my go-to person whenever I coughed or sneezed), Nurse Cynthia (for the encouragement), Oge (who bore my snappy moods with a smile) and Mopheth Pharmacy (for their support and understanding). I LOVE YOU ALL. Please let me stop here so that I can go start celebrating full time with my darling husband. Kisses. ”
“Great thanks to God Almighty! We also appreciate the efforts of the management and staff at Bridge Clinic, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, for making us parents. We were married for a few years and heard about Bridge Clinic. We went there, did a series of tests as instructed and had the first IVF in May 2015, but failed to get a frozen embryo. The Almighty God heard our prayers in June 2016 as we summoned up the courage for another IVF. Today I am a proud, pregnant mother. The baby has come to stay. Indeed, God answers prayers. My joy is full as an expectant mother as we believe that God gives children in his time. He who has made it possible will continually guide, protect, preserve and sustain my pregnancy and at the right time I shall deliver safely in Jesus’ name, amen. Special thanks to Dr. Oyeleye and team and my husband for his prayers. We give God the glory, in Jesus’ name, amen.”
“With a heart full of joy, I want to give all praise and honour to the God who will never ever fail, my sweet and wonderful God. I also want to thank God for the day I discovered Bridge Clinic, because God used Bridge Clinic to make my heart’s desire come to pass. This is my testimonial to the glory of God. I first came to Bridge Clinic in 2012. God blessed me with a baby boy. I came back in 2016 and God used them again to give me twins. This is wonderful beyond words. God is using Bridge Clinic to put smiles and happiness in the lives of families all over the world. This is the place to come. I am writing to every family that will read this: when you come to Bridge Clinic your family will not regret it because they take their jobs seriously. I am proud of every member of their staff. Each and every staff member at Bridge Clinic is a blessing to me and my family. Words are not enough to express everything I feel in my heart for Bridge Clinic. They were a great blessing to me and my family. When you come to Bridge Clinic, come with great expectation and they will not fail you, by God’s grace. Bridge Clinic will always give appointments and keep to them. They will always call you for your tests and encourage you during the process. They will help manage your health all the way through the process. They are a blessing in our generation. From the first day of my treatment, to the day I did my egg collection, it was good news all the way. They collected my eggs, injected and transferred two and they, by the grace of God, became twins in my womb. My special thanks go to my wonderful and hardworking doctor, Mrs Ifeoma Oyeleye; to all the wonderful nurses; and all the staff working in Bridge Clinic. Keep up the good work and God will continue to use you guys to do great work.”
“We thank God for his mercy in our life and family. We also thank God for using Bridge Clinic that put smiles on our faces after 6 years. In fact, we didn’t believe it when a friend directed us to Bridge Clinic. We said, ‘let’s try our luck’, and today we have so much happiness in our home. Bridge Clinic attended to us in such a way that we started wondering. The nurses kept calling, often asking us how we were. Even Doctor Udensi, who is the best Doctor I have ever met. I will never forget him because he really took care of us. The clinic was very nice to us; the nurses and everybody else were so friendly. It made me feel at ease. I thank God for that clinic. They have given us much to remember. God answered our prayers through Bridge Clinic. We are grateful to God because he has returned our joy. Once again, thank you Bridge Clinic.”
“To God be the Glory First of all, I give God the glory. My special thanks go to almighty God for his infinite mercy and grace and for making this IVF journey a success. He is an awesome, magnificent, wonderful God. I thank him a million times. God is the giver of children; children are a blessing from him. Put your trust in God, he never fails. I return all glory, adoration, thanksgiving, praise and honour back to him alone. My husband and I got married in June 2012. For four years I did not miss my period and talked less of getting pregnant. My husband and I agreed on IVF, but didn’t know of any hospital offering it here in Port Harcourt. My husband’s friend’s wife recommended us to Bridge Clinic through the help of her doctor in Aba. We came to Bridge Clinic on January the 8th in 2016. The screening test was okay. My first scan showed that I had endometrial polyps in my womb. I was asked to have it removed, which took almost two months, before the commencement of IFV. At last God miraculously removed it from my womb. Another challenge we encountered was my husband’s diabetes. He was told that he would have to undergo surgery to retrieve more sperm cells – or that we should consider donor sperm. This was a hard decision for us to make, knowing the consequences it would have. I started my treatment cycle on the 7th of May 2016, taking my injection every night. The injection treatment was a success. It taught me how to inject myself. The egg retrieval was a success. Ten eggs were collected, four fertilised and my husband’s surgery was a success. God healed him speedily. Sperm cells were retrieved from him. Two embryos were implanted into my womb. I was asked by my doctor to do a pregnancy test in two weeks’ time. During the two-week waiting period, I prayed and fasted and sowed seeds to God for perfection and protection. Because I had faith that he had done it. Two days before my pregnancy test on the 30th of June, I had a dream that my pregnancy test would be negative. I had abdominal pain and woke up from the dream. My stomach still hurt. I placed my hands on my stomach and asked it to stop, in the name of God, and instantly the pain ceased. On the 30th of June 2016 I did my pregnancy test and it was positive. Doctor Nwanna was the first to call. She was very happy for me. Others called later on. A week later I went for my first scan in the hospital. The baby was okay. The doctor saw one mass in my womb. I am very grateful to God that at last I was finally pregnant. I will not fail to thank my lovely husband, who stood by me, for his support and care. My special thanks go to my pastor and his lovely wife for the daily prayers, words of wisdom and for allowing God to use them as a medium to contribute to the success of the IVF. I am also grateful to all the staff of Bridge Clinic for their concerns, support, care and words of encouragement. They are wonderful people to be with – so nice, kind-hearted. The doctors – Nwanna, Udensi, Fiebia – and the nurses – Cynthia, Kemi, Ola, Nancy, Amina and Oge.”
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