We fulfill your dream of having a child by offering you the very best clinical service in friendly and modern surroundings.
Lily Fertility Centre is one of Nigeria’s leading fertility clinics. Our success rates for infertility over the past seven years are among the highest in the country. Overall, our team of fertility specialist, doctors, nurses and support staff enable us to offer our patients the most effective new procedures and technologies available in infertility treatment today.
This brochure introduces you to our Clinic and allows you to gain an idea of the assisted conception techniques we offer here. We hope it will help you gain an understanding of what we can do for you and enable you to be better informed on some of the complex issues that face any couple starting fertility treatment before you decide what you want to do.
One in six couples find it hard to get pregnant in spite of regular unprotected intercourse whilst trying for over a year. We are here to help and guide you to what we all hope will be a successful outcome.
We are a team of medical, nursing and scientific experts dedicated to giving a comprehensive and caring fertility service. The treatment services we offer are of the highest standards and our results compare favourably with the national figures.
What is fertility treatment?
Assisted conception is a term used to describe the methods available to help couples to become pregnant when they are having difficulty conceiving. It is also often called fertility treatment.
Why do some couples need fertility treatments?
Each month, an egg develops in one of the ovaries in a small sac of fluid called a follicle. The egg is released from the ovary and passes down one of the fallopian tubes, which are attached to the uterus (womb).
For a pregnancy to occur, sperm, which has been deposited in the vagina during intercourse, has to swim towards the egg in the fallopian tube. This is where fertilisation normally occurs.
The fertilised egg (embryo) begins to develop as it travels through the fallopian tube towards the uterus. After about five days, the embryo hatches out of its outer coating and buries itself (implants) in the thick lining of the uterus where it begins to grow.
Rarely, an embryo implants in the fallopian tube. This is called an ectopic pregnancy.
The need for assisted conception
One in six couples take longer than one year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse to become pregnant. Assisted conception might be needed if:
The woman’s ovaries do not produce an egg each month;
There is a blockage in the fallopian tubes; or there are problems with the sperm.
Both partners might have a reason for a delay in conception. In about one in ten couples we do not find a reason for the delay.
There are treatments available for all of these circumstances and we will talk to you about a suitable option for you.