Medical ART center (MART) the Fertility Unit of the MART GROUP OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES, is happy to announce the delivery of her first set of quadruplets in a 31 year old patient with four years of infertility at the MART Medicare, the Obstetric Unit of MART. The couple’s treatment started at MART in August 2013 with series of investigations and management where a diagnosis of primary infertility due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO) and male factor issues were made. The above were addressed with specific medications and the Fallopian Tube Sperm Perfusion (FTSP) also known as artificial insemination which is a method of assisted conception was done in October 2013. She came back after 2 Weeks for test and was confirmed positive by the Beta HCG (bHCG) pregnancy test.
The initial scan post positive test was done to determine the position of the implantation. One week later another scan was done to confirm gestation, which showed twin gestation. The 7th week Scan showed triplet gestation and by 8weeks, the quadruplet gestation was confirmed. She was managed at MART Medical Art Center high risk/multiple pregnancy care unit, and was transferred to MART Medicare from the 10th week for continued routine monitoring.
The Obstetricians at Mart medicare did a Cervical Cerclage, and she was closely monitored.
She was readmitted at 20 weeks for close monitoring and plan of delivery. At 33 weeks, she had elective Caesarean Section by a team of specialists led by Drs. Akinola & Olusanjo and team which included two aneasthetists, two obstetricians, four neonatologists and theater nurses. The quaqruplets were delivered in about three minutes at 9.am. Birth weights are: 1:35kg- first female, 1.25kg- male, 1.2kg-female and 0.9kg-female, all alive and well and are currently being placed in the Neonatal unit with specialized, ventilators, respirator and individual incubators, light phototherapy sets and monitors.
Although, these are not the first set of high order multiple pregnancies as we have had previous sets of quintuplets , quadruplets, triplets who conceived from our clinic through our IVF treatment but went out to be delivered in other hospitals in India, UK and US respectively.
This is a great feat for us as we have achieved the one stop plan for our patients to be taken from infertility management to delivery in the same facility, reducing the stress on patient and medical tourism outside the country.
MART is happy to collaborate and complement government effort in the reduction of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the country. This was the pledge given by the CMD/CEO Prof Oladapo Ashiru OFR, when the Mart Medicare was formally opened by the Honourable Minister of Health Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu in September 2013.