Fertility Centre

The Griggs Fertility program currently works intimately with the Houston Fertility Institute (HFI), Houston, Texas, USA. The program comprises of the Long Stay Program or the Short Stay Program. Note that under both programs all laboratory tests, diagnostic procedures and Pre-IVF surgical procedures are considered to be separate from the IVF program proper

Long Stay Program

Under the Long Stay Program the interested couple travels to Houston, Texas USA and enrolls in the Houston Fertility Institute directly. Please check out their website at www.houstonfertilityinstitute.com for detailed information. The couple begins and completes every aspect of the program in Houston. These include initial counseling, testing, diagnostic procedures, IVF procedures. After pregnancy is achieved, the first 10 weeks of pregnancy can also be monitored at HFI. The fee information for this program will be forwarded to you directly from the Houston Fertility Institute, when you contact them by phone (281-357-1881) extension 310 or by email through the contact email option on the HFI website. You will receive information about the HFI detailed fees from the HFI billing office. Note that the female partner will need to stay in Houston for a long stay between three (3) weeks and ten (10) weeks or longer, in order to complete all the required testing and procedures. Please visit www.houstonfertilityinstitute.com to view the various plans under "patient services".

Short Stay Program

The short stay program is specially designed to shorten the length of stay in Houston, Texas, for the couple. Dr. Kanayo Ubesie is in charge of the Short Stay Program in Nigeria. He also runs his main obstetrics and gynecology practice in Houston, Texas. The program collaborates intimately with the parent fertility center, HFI, to offer different pathways for couples to achieve pregnancy. While some couples are expected to reach their goal in the Nigerian center, other couples complete the process during a 2 week stay at the HFI center in Houston, Texas USA, depending on the fertility package(s) selected. Strict confidentiality is maintained with any of the packages available. The initial lab tests, ultrasound monitoring, diagnostic procedures, required surgeries and possibly 3 cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) are performed at the Lekki, Lagos office. The already "prepped" couple then transfers to the HFI center in Houston, Texas USA for the IVF portion of the program. The couple will receive a discount on the amount to be paid in Houston after they present the receipt of payment made to Griggs Fertility Program, Lekki, Lagos for the Pre-IVF monitoring. Please contact Dr. Orunwa at 07064435434 to set up an appointment to see the consultant gynecologist under the Short Stay Program. She will also arrange for the necessary blood tests under the collaborative program with AmLab Advanced Diagnostics USA. Any required surgery, such as hysteroscopy or myomectomy, will be scheduled and performed prior to transfer to HFI.

The HFI IVF Program
  1. Ovulation Induction
  2. Timed intercourse
  3. Intrauterine insemination
  4. In vitro fertilization
  5. Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  6. Pre implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  1. Sex Selection
  2. Egg donation and Egg cryopreservation
  3. Sperm donation and Sperm cryopreservation
  4. Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  5. Embryo transfer and Embryo cryopreservation
  6. Surrogacy

Initial enrollment in each program/package starts at Griggs Specialist Hospital.
Initial registration
Medical history taking, physical examinations for the couple
Initial counseling

Prenatal Screening Needed:

Basic blood work:

  1. ABO Grouping and Rho (D) Typing
  2. Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)
  3. Intrauterine insemination
  4. Antibody Screen
  5. CBC with Differential/Platelet
  6. Prolactin
  7. RPR, Rfx Qn RPR/Confirm TPA
  8. Rubella Antibodies, IgG
  9. TSH + Free T4
  10. Varicella-Zoster V Ab, IgG
  11. Semen analysis (male)
  12. PAP smear
  13. Samples for infection testing: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, RPR, Hepatitis, Varicella Zoster
Uterine Cavity Evaluation:

Basic blood work:

  1. Transvaginal ultrasound/Saline Infusion Sonogram (SIS)
  2. Hysterosalpingogram
  3. Diagnostic Hysteroscopy with Tubal Cannulization
Genetic Screening (Optional)

Couples are encouraged to select the package of their choice, early in the program, so that individualized management plans can be developed to suit their interest. Confidential transfers between centers can also be arranged after appropriate counseling. After pregnancy is acheived, couples are also offered choices for prenatal care, delivery and post partum care. They can enroll in the Prenatal program at Griggs Specialist Hospital or transfer to our affiliate prenatal program at Griggs Doctors' Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest, Houston, Texas USA.

To transfer to any of our affiliate fertility/prenatal centers in USA individuals must meet the stipulations of the US Immigration department and obtain the necessary travel documents from the US Embassy in Nigeria. Couples may also enroll in any other prenatal program of their choice.

Prenatal Clinic Hours

We have established our business hours to serve you better

  1. Monday: 9am - 10pm
  2. Tuesday: 9am - 10pm
  3. Wednesday: 9am - 10pm
  4. Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  5. Friday: 6pm - 10pm
  6. Saturday: 9am - 10pm
  7. Sunday: By Special Arrangement