Medical staff at the UQ Hospital in Takoradi, Western Region, have written their names in the annals of medical history by delivering the first ever twins delivered through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in the Western Region. The successful delivery happened on Saturday, 9th February, 2019. Hitherto, such cases were always referred to Accra and Tema.
More mothers are also expected to be delivered at the center in the coming weeks, through the same means.
The babies – a male and a female, together with their mother (Name Withheld), are doing well when we visited the center on yesterday. The overjoyed mother could not hide her joy, and expressed thanks to God, and the staff of UQ hospital led by Dr. Samuel Agyemang for the joy they have brought to her and the husband.
“Pregnancy is nine months and so when a woman gets pregnant, you have to wait for nine months to get your baby, and this woman was supposed to be delivered in two weeks’ time, but for some reasons she had to be delivered yesterday. As we speak, she has two bouncing beautiful babies, who are also doing very well together with their mother at the moment. In the Western Region, we have had many cases of such kind coming to us as medical practitioners but we usually refer them to Accra and Tema, but thank God UQ Hospital now has such technology here in Takoradi, and have been successful in our first case,” Obstetrician Gynecologist, Dr. Samuel Agyemang noted in an interview with Skyy News.
The process, according to him, is very affordable, and is urging couples with fertility problems to take advantage of the facility to make their dreams of having babies come through. He added that there are no age limit to the technology, and all can benefit.
“Since this has been successful, we are going to deliver the rest in the coming weeks and we want others to benefit from the technology. It is very affordable, as you can see, the babies are doing very well and these are healthy babies like any other babies,”Dr. Samuel Agyemang indicated.
In Vitro Fertilisation is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. It is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs, retrieving a sperm, and then manually combining them outside the womb (particularly in a laboratory dish) for two to five days. The embryo(s) is/are then transferred to the uterus for the woman to carry till delivery
Story by: Eric Nana Gyetuah/Skyy News/Takoradi