Breaking News: Life International Hospital Awka records another Quadruplets through IVF


By Olivia Patrick, Awka

It was jubilation in Awka, when history was once again made on Monday, 26th February 2024 as Life International Hospital Awka facilitated the conception and delivery of a set of quadruplets comprising of a baby girl and three boys.

Dr. Louis Nwajiaku, the Head of Clinical Services at the world class medical facility domiciled in Awka, the administrative capital of Anambra State announced this to when our reporter visited the hospital to ascertain the news making the rounds.

Dr Nwajiaku disclosed that the blessing of a set of quadruplets came in the morning hours as Mrs Stella Obimma delivered successfully in their facility to the glory of God and excitement of both the medical team and Obimma family.

Nwajiaku informed that as part of the Fertility team who managed the process from conception to delivery, the birth of the quadruplets showcased the fact that medical intervention through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) works in our environment and gives results.

The Head of Clinical Services disclosed that women who seek for IVF in our climes are between the age bracket of 25 to 50 years although the process is not tied entirely to age but indications based on the reason a woman would seek for fertility services.

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He said, “We thank God and are indeed glad for the successful delivery of the quadruplets as our team managed the process from the period of conception to the point of success story of the delivery of the quadruplets.

“For us in the medical field and the entire Fertility team, it is a thing of joy and we are excited for the success story just like the Obimma family because this is one method to solve the challenge of childlessness in our environment and showcase to our people the fact that medical intervention in terms of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) works in our environment and give results.

“We do encourage our people, once you venture into the medical process with your faith and a good medical team, you will surely get the result,” he said.

Dr. Nwajiaku further disclosed that IVF also provides opportunity for sex selection which can be done in their facility as the centre is strongly linked to her mother facility, Life Specialist Hospital in Nnewi, which is a foremost IVF Centre in the South East Geopolitical zone established as far back as year 2010 to date which gave birth to Life International Hospital in 2018.

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The medical expert also revealed that IVF process costs between a million and 1.5 million naira which can be paid in installments as drugs needed to stimulate the woman during the period of stimulation comes from abroad with the cost usually influenced by the rate of Dollar to Naira exchange rate.

Meanwhile, the Life International Hospital Paediatrician, Dr. Sylvia Echendu disclosed that the quadruplets were delivered around 5:30am.

She further stated that they would be monitored closely because they were delivered before 37 weeks of gestation.

In her reaction, a visibly elated mother of four babies, Mr. Stella Obimma thanked God for the gift of the quadruplets which she described as a special blessing from God having lost a baby the previous year.

“I give God all the glory for this huge blessings to me and my family in the form of a set of quadruplets comprising of three boys and a girl. Just last year, I lost a baby and God heard my cry and prayers by blessing me with four babies, I cannot thank him enough for this moment of joy and giving me the strength to pass through the process successfully,” Mrs Obimma stated.

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On his part, the husband, Sir Hon. Vincent Obimma could not contain his joy as he described the birth of the quadruplets as a great miracle for him and his wife. The former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the then Governor Willie Obiano on Transport disclosed that they were looking forward to the birth of a baby but God in his infinite mercies gave them four which he described as fulfillment of prophecy to the family.

Obimma informed that they were childless for six years before the birth of their first fruit – a baby girl followed by another before the advent of the quadruplets. He advised couples who are looking for the fruit of the womb to be patient and wait unto the Lord at all times.

More than 500 babies have been delivered in the state through the instrumentality of the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at both Life International Hospital Awka and Life Specialist Hospital Nnewi.

3 thoughts on “Breaking News: Life International Hospital Awka records another Quadruplets through IVF

  1. Fascinating to see the consistency of Life International Hospital Awka & Life Specialist Hospital Nnewi Using IVF…. What’s the secret??

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