Infertility and Genetic problems are they major reason why In–Vitro Fertilization treatment is carried out. Since the introduction of IVF, more than 5 million test tube babies have been successfully created and are living healthy. IVF might be an artificial way of conception however its currently saving many couples from infertility issues.
In Nigeria today, there have been many successful IVF deliveries. Most people are still confused on how test tube babies are made, well basically unlike Artificial Insemination whereby the fertilization happens inside the woman, specifically inside the Fallopian tube for In Vitro Fertilisation, these test tube babies are developed from an egg that was fertilized outside the body and then implanted in the uterus of the biological or surrogate mother. However In Vitro Fertilization has a higher success rate than Artificial Insemination with a 60% chance of getting pregnant for every attempt.
People often as “How expensive is In–Vitro Fertilization”. Well, IVF treatment are very expensive therefore it’s rare to find free IVF treatment in Nigeria. However some of the IVF centers on this list periodically offer free IVF screening and treatment. Currently the cost of IVF in Nigeria is between 800k – 1.5m.
Below is the Cost of IVF in Nordica Fertility Clinic in Nigeria;
1. Single Cycle Package – This cost N870,000
2. Two Cycle Package – This cost N1,260,000
3. Three Cycle Package – This cost N1,760,000
Note that this fees also excludes the cost drugs for Ovarian stimulation.
It may be more or less depending on the fertility clinic. Nordica and Bridge Clinic currently one of the best fertility clinics in Nigeria.
Cost of Sperm and Egg Donation in Nigeria
Sperm and Egg donation which is a means of building a health family has sadly become a very profitable business for youths. According to reports from a Gynecologist, the cost of Sperm donation is about N150,000 and Egg Donation can go for N400,000 in Lagos and Port-harcourt. Nigerian Youths who are desperate for money have already began to take advantage of this opportunity to make money by being donors.
These donors are thoroughly screened before donation. In the case of a female donor, her egg are removed, and the ovaries will be fertilized by the sperm of the male partner (or sperm donor) in the laboratory.
Most people prefer going to fertilization clinics abroad for IVF treatments, according to research Austin fertility clinic and Chicago fertility clinic are currently the best in the US. However this is a list of affordable fertility centers in Nigeria that has carried out successfully deliveries of IVF test tube babies. These Centers have qualified In–Vitro Fertilization doctors and also state of the art Labs and medical equipments.