Saturday, 21 April 2018

Surrogate Mother- Fulfilling Dreams For Years

Starting a family is a long-cherished dream in everyone's life. But there are many people who are not fortunate enough to realize their dream of being blessed naturally, there are many who are waiting for long to have their own children, for one reason or another, this can be due to their inability to conceive or carry pregnancy to its term like for  women suffering from severe debilitating illnesses such as Severe Diabetes, Hypertension, cardiac, liver or kidney disease wherein they can get pregnant but cannot carry a pregnancy to term without jeopardising their and the babies health or maybe it is medically not possible for them to conceive like in case woman suffering from MRKH syndrome or women who have to undergo chemo or radiation therapy because of different kinds of cancers and many such factors.

Further adding to this delay in planning families, increasing stress and changing lifestyles have hugely contributed to the increase in infertility rates as-well as are cause of immense concern in pregnancy Term.

For such patients Surrogacy is a last resort of Infertility Treatment after all other attempts medical avenues have failed.

Surrogacy consists of many parties, the Intended Parents, Medical facility where the process is being carried out, the ART Bank and the Surrogate Mother herself.

Much has been debated in Media about the process as a whole, about how Intended Parents,  Medical Facilities, ART Banks, and Surrogate Mothers have benefitted from this process or otherwise. But focus of such debates on Surrogate Mother either stops on the remuneration she receives in a poor country like India or either on the exploitation point of view. Later one, which the media portrays often as it helps them gain their T.R.P.

Through this article we would like to bring true picture and a positive prospective of what happens to a Surrogate Mother; emotionally/ financially/ health wise/ family wise and reasons, benefits etc. from the period she decides to become a Surrogate to the day she delivers and handovers the child to the Intended Parents.

Surrogate Mothers are often stated as selfless and special women, willing to help childless couples have the best gift of their lives. Intended parents opting for Surrogacy have to rely on the Surrogate Mothers for delivery of their children and this method has been into practice for ages now.

How a Surrogate Mother is recruited

The surrogacy clinic implements a proper surrogate screening process for ensuring that surrogates are physically and mentally stable to bear someone else’s child. For becoming a Surrogate Mother in India, the woman has to deliver a child of her own first and should have experience in parenting at least one. She should not have more than 2 children or should not have been through more than 2 deliveries. The woman must have uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as well documented by the medical records. Age also plays a major factor while consulting a woman willing to become a Surrogate Mother. She should be within a span of 21 to 35 years of age and with normal height and weight patterns. Surrogate Mother needs to be a legal resident of the country where she is planning to bear the child of Intended parents.

Why become a Surrogate Mother

In a country like India there are many factors that play a role in one’s life, that propel them to make hard decisions. Considering the fact that even after 70 Years of independence 30% of population of India still is below poverty line speaks much, which is also 1/3rd of the total world population who are poor.   

Often for such strata of society, they rely on daily earning jobs or agriculture for their day to day living. In case of jobs of daily wages, the wages for such people vary from somewhere at Rs.100 a day or US $ 1.8 to Rs. 600 a day or US $ 10 and are often seasonal. And due to gender inequality prevailing in the society Women often end up getting somewhere near lower end of such limits. Now with rising inflation and increasing families lies a dilemma of at-least feeding themselves and the children, bearing necessary medical expenses and educating their offspring.

Indian Population is very bearing and at first they try to reduce, and then due to lack of reach of banks into villages are forced to approach local money lenders who charge exorbitant rates of interest for lending and thus often families fall in debt trap.

Still the agriculture system in India is often dependant on Monsoon or seasonal rains, one failure of season and the entire future of the family is in jeopardy as families borrow huge amounts for cultivation expecting good seasonal rains and hence are unable to repay.

Then there are also women who are divorced or separated (In absence of proper knowledge of legal system and courts or in rural areas) or who have never married due to their financial conditions who are again looking for an avenue to earn their livelihood.

Now such families who want either, to repay their family debts, educate and create a future for their children, improve the future of their families, use the remuneration they receive to create a new source of income for themselves or their families decide to become a Surrogate Mother. Income they derive from this process if successful if in a span of 12 months is approx. 3 Lacs in our centre, which comes around to Rs. 800 a day or 24000 a month which even most graduates with experience of more than 4 years would not earn in India and is mostly sufficient enough for them to at-least create a new future for themselves and their families.

There have been instances of children of Surrogate Mothers coming to our centre who are pursuing their Lower Secondary or Higher Secondary visiting our centre to visit their mothers, children of all of the Surrogate Mothers are gaining education in some school and we are encouraging all of them to do so, there are instances wherein we have been invited to open a tailor shop or grocery shop and even a e-seva centre’s for providing government services available through internet of women who were Surrogate Mothers earlier at our centre, instances of such families buying lands and cultivating in them we have heard of and this makes us proud, this makes us happy and satisfied. Such instances give us a feeling of fulfilment wherein we have been able to support a neglected part of a society and have been able to support or in a way create a new future for a family or an individual.

To encourage this prospect and with our intent of building futures of families, over the years’ time and again we have invited self-help groups (S.H.G.’s) who are involved in imparting training of alternative professions like handicrafts, tailoring, pottery, computer training, education etc. to the premises of ART Banks to impart Surrogate Mothers with such training to enable them to create their future.

Now compare this positive vibes with the negative news surrounding exploitation. This gives us immense satisfaction as through this process of Surrogate Parenting, we have not only built a future of family of Intended Parents but also of the selfless and special women called Surrogate Mothers.

In the Process

Now once it is determined that woman is fit to be a Surrogate Mother, then she is resides in the premises of the A.R.T. bank preferably in premises in proximity to the Hospital with a view on her health and to address any medical complications if arises. Here she is made to understand the entire process including the details of agreement she will be undertaking with Intended Parent, payment and its terms. These are documented in English as-well as vernacular language of the Surrogate Mother. In case the Woman is unable to write or read a person who is fluent in her mother tongue explains her in detail the entire process enabling her to make a informed decision.

In this phase once the woman who has decided to become Surrogate Mother has many doubts often cold nerves regarding the entire process. Doubts that whether she will be Pregnant or not, what will happen if she is pregnant, will she be able to carry the pregnancy to its term or not. She is resided within the premises of ART bank to ensure that she is placed in an environment wherein she is able to communicate with other such ladies who are already under the process to calm her nerves. A Doctor who also acts as a Counsellor meets her one to one in a meeting where an attempt is made to clarify all her doubts and address all her apprehensions. The reason for housing them in such premises is also to ensure that the process she is in as a Surrogate Mother is brought to a logical successful end with delivery of a healthy child and thereby also satisfying her purpose of attaining good financial remuneration. With her being in close observation of the medical facility the chances of successful pregnancy resulting in delivery of the child is maximised by leaps and bounds. It is ensured that for at-least a week she is time and again counselled and all pros and cons of joining this process is made known to her before actual start of the medical process.

Thereafter once the medical process starts after her full satisfaction, with an eye on the common complications like nausea etc. that occur during pregnancy a diet plan is designed by the nutritionist to ensure to minimize the discomfort to her, she is provided options of indoor games like caroms, chess and local tribal games for her entertainment and to divert her attention and clam her nerves. A TV set is provided for every batch of 6 Surrogate Mothers for their entertainment as-well. She has her own phone or a phone is provided by ART Bank to ensure that she is in touch with her near and dear ones. Noteworthy small children of such Surrogate Mothers are allowed to reside with them to ensure the well-being of them as-well.

She is trained and counselled for leading a clean and healthy life style and is instructed to undertake common exercises like walking or yoga for them to be healthy. Food provided to them is also sent to the Hospital for the Doctors to check the same on the quality, nutritional value and taste. Appropriate items for daily chores like clothing sets, bedding sets, soaps & bars etc. are provided to them individually at regular intervals. They are counselled in common etiquette's for clean and healthy living to minimize the chances of any kinds of diseases or infections. Daily a physician visits the premises to ensure that a disease or ailment in timely diagnosed and cured and they are advised to visit the Hospital Premises based on a fixed schedule and appointment to ensure their comfort. A trained nurse or a mid-wife is also housed in the premises to ensure their safety and well-being.

Once Embryo Transfer process is completed, the Surrogate Mothers who are Pregnant are allowed to stay in the premises and those who have not impregnated are allowed to leave and go to their home as per their comfort with appropriate compensation provided to them for such process to take place. A payment plan is designed for them in a way that in course of the process and during the pregnancy depending on the progress an optimum amount is given to them so that in case of failure of such embryo transfers or in case of miscarriage she receives monies to be part of the process. Noteworthy this detail is also informed to the Surrogate Mother before enrollment.

Those who are pregnant are monitored and appropriate daily plan is designed for them to ensure their well-being and to inculcate good habits that they can even carry to their respective homes after the process enabling them as ambassadors of Healthy India. Medication to them is provided for fixed intervals of time and mid wife ensures that they take their medication and diets on time. A weekly meeting is fixed for them with physician apart of her regular medical consultations only to address their non-medical apprehensions and to calm their nerves.

In case of family functions or emergencies where their presence is required it is ensured that they are allowed to attend it and are sent to their homes with one of their family members and for those in the later stages of pregnancy are accompanied by mid wives to ensure their health and well-being.

In later stages of pregnancy the anxiousness to deliver and go to their respective homes increases in Surrogate Mothers and at times can have adverse effects on pregnancy like hypertension etc. To facilitate Surrogate Mother through this stage which is the most difficult stage in pregnancy an attempt is made to keep her occupied in some activity or other by S.H.G’s to divert her mind. She is kept under close observation of mid-wife and people with some kind of complications are shifted to the facility providing Gynaecology Services to ensure her safety. For rest of the women, as and when need arises as they go into labour, they are shifted to a specialized facility providing world-class Gynaecology  and Paediatric Services to ensure well-being of the Surrogate Mothers as-well as the child/ children being born. 

The Medication and Services provided to the Surrogate Mothers during their stay in our partner facility which is one of the renowned and high-end facilities in Hyderabad providing Gynaecology and Pediatric Services is same as they provide to their regular patients again ensuring well- being of this woman who through her noble act has brought smiles and future of unknown people by helping them become parents, which otherwise would not have been possible.

Post birth of child, she is allowed to keep the child for appropriate time with her and a small meeting is arranged with Intended Parents to ensure that she is satisfied that the child born through her is safe hands. It is advised that parents bring gifts with them for the Surrogate Mother to soothe her and to give her the feeling of the parents being obliged and thankful towards her. In case of parents who are unable to meet the Surrogate Mothers for some reason, Hospital arranges a gift set given to her on behalf of the parents only to bring a smile on the face of this great woman who through her noble act has brought smiles and future of unknown people by helping them become parents.

Thus in this process of Surrogate Motherhood, which is even not regulated by Law, we ensure that each step we undertake is ethically and morally correct and in a way contributes in building a healthy society and healthy nation and bring smiles to all the parties involved.

Nothing can replace the joy of a smile of a child and this article is a tribute to these great women who through their noble act continue to bring smiles and future of unknown people by helping them become parents by going through pains and hurdles. It is an attempt to bring in a positive side of Surrogacy and Surrogate Mother that has been neglected by the sections of society which has often criticized the process and has viewed this process as only a means to exploitation of woman. It is a tribute to the strength and power of woman, who only has the power to give life and then donate her smile. A tribute to a Mother special and valuable than others a “Surrogate Mother”.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Kiran Fertility services launches Surrogacy programs in kenya and Ukraine

Surrogacy Abroad
Kiran Fertility Services launches Surrogacy programs in Ukraine and kenya

Surrogacy in Ukraine
Legal Requirements:
  • Only Married Hetrosexual couples can have a baby through surrogacy in Ukraine.
  • The Marriage Certificate needs to be appostilled by your home office/embassy.
  • Your Doctor needs to provide letter of support that you need Surrogacy, alternatively we can also provide such a letter.
  • Estimated time – 12 to 18 months.
  • Wait time between embryo transfer 4 to 6 weeks.

Available programs :

  • Self cycle
  • Egg donor
  • Frozen embryos
  • Cost –
  • Guaranteed packages with donor – available
  • Visa requirements – Yes. You need to apply for a medical visa before commencing the program. Please click on the link below to learn more.
  • Embryo shipping – possible.
  • Pre and post birth legal help – available.
  • Travel Desk for accommodation and flights – available.
  • Local facilitator – available.
  • Egg donors – Caucasian.
Surrogacy in Kenya
Legal Requirements:
  • Single men and women, gay men and women apart from Married Heterosexual couples can have babies through surrogacy in Kenya.
  • Surrogacy in Kenya is a viable alternative for those intended parents, who are unable to access surrogacy in India, Nepal or Cambodia because of the regulations in those countries or in US and other countries because of high cost.
  • No requirements of any official or government documents needed to start the process.
  • No requirements of marriage certificate.
  • Estimated time – 10 to 12 months
  • Wait time between embryo transfers – 2 weeks.

Available programs :

  • Self Cycle
  • Egg donor
  • Frozen embryos
  • Embryo donation
  • Cost –
  • Guaranteed packages with donor – available
  • Embryo shipping – possible.
  • Pre and post birth legal help – available.
  • Travel Desk for accommodation and flights – available.
  • Local facilitator – available.
  • Egg donors – Caucasian, African, Oriental
  • Visa Requirements – tourist visa, visa on arrival – yes.

Kiran Infertility centre launches its fourth unit in Bengaluru

 is Proud to announce the opening of it's fourth unit in India in the IT capital and the most cosmopolitan city in India-Bengaluru.
Incidence of Infertility is on the rise, latest studies show that 10% of the entire population is suffering from varying degree of Infertility and find it difficult to have a baby naturally and seek some kind of help for the same.
According to Dr.Samit Sekhar, Executive Director at the Kiran Infertility centre(KIC)-“Reasons for infertility can be attributed to both male and female partner,however in the last decade or so abnormal increase in Pollution, radiation,pesticides in food and water and life style related issues such as smoking,excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, Stress,late marriages and abnormal working hours have all led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of Infertility”.
“Bengaluru being a leading IT hub has a lot of Young couples working in the IT industry and exposed to radiation,abnormal working hours,stress,Irregular diet and lack off exercise, all this has led to young married couples facing difficulty in conception”-and has been one of the major reasons for the launch of Kiran Infertility centre’s Fourth Unit In India after Hyderabad and Gurgaon.
“KIC will Have state of the ART facilities at it’s Bengaluru unit and will provide all fertility services ranging from basic to the highly advanced like IUI/IVF/ICSI/ gamete donation/Assisted Hatching/PGS/OOCYTE & Embryo Vitrification and Surrogacy to cater to the varying degrees of Infertility all under one roof”.
Patients who conceive after Assisted Reproduction at KIC will continue their Ante natal Care under highly experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologists. There is a chance of early miscarriage during the first trimester in such cases and hence it is important to provide adequate support and take preventive measures in such cases.
KIC Bengaluru is located at 8th block 80 Feet Road-koramangala,Bengaluru

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Why do Patients Travel to India for Surrogacy

Why do Patients Travel to India for Surrogacy The need to have a child by means of surrogacy and Ivf makes infertile couples from all across the globe travel several thousands of miles to INDIA. "According to Dr. Samit Sekhar The willingness to travel for seeking surrogacy treatments and the practice that facilitates fertility travel is known as reproductive tourism." In the past few years, reproductive tourism in INDIA has expanded rapidly and is now a huge part of the medical tourism industry in INDIA.

The Kiran Infertility centre has carried out research as to the reasons that compel infertile couples to travel abroad for fertility care. some of the findings of that research are_ According to Dr. Samit Sekhar One in six couples worldwide experience some form of Infertility Problem at least once during their Reproductive lifetime. The current prevalence of infertility lasting for at least 12 months is estimated to be around 9% worldwide for women in the reproductive age group. 20-30% of infertility cases are explained by physiological causes in men, 20-35% by physiological causes in women, and 25-40% of cases are because of a problem in both partners. In 10-20% no cause is found. Infertility is also associated with lifestyle factors such as smoking, body-weight and stress. Increasing age in the female partner is one of the most common explanations today.  It is now estimated that around 5 million babies have been born worldwide through ivf and other forms of assisted reproductions since the first IVF baby was born in 1978. It is estimated that about 50,000 patients travel abroad each year for fertility treatments such as surrogacy Most ART treatments take place in women aged between 30 and 39. India- Major Destinations offering Reproductive Tourism Major Points of Departure for Patients of travelling to India for surrogacy treatments. USA Latin-American Countries mainly Brazil. Canada Israel Spain South Africa Japan Sweden Singapore Australia Hong Kong African Countries Factors contributing to Reproductive Tourism. The factors involved that contribute in prospective Intended Parents to search for other avenues abroad can broadly be classified into two: Demand Supply Factors contributing to Reproductive Tourism: Demand Side Requirements. Country Specific Policies and Laws Regulations with respect to ART Techniques Time Frame of the Process Racial Diversity Local Dearth of Technology Cost of ART Third party Reproduction- Eggs, Sperm, or Wombs. Social Stigma & Secrecy Gender Selection (banned in India) Country Specific Policies and Laws. Non Commercial Surrogacy (Altruistic Surrogacy): Countries like Australia, Canada, Greece, Israel, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Countries like Israel, U.K., U.S.A. & Canada advocate rights for Surrogate/ Donors wherein they can keep the baby if he/she wishes to. Eg: Baby M case in USA, 1986: the Surrogate mother was deemed the legal parent, but the custody was given to the genetic parents. In South Africa, an Intended Parent can only enter into a Surrogacy Arrangement after Court's Approval, which may take a long time to be processed. New Zealand law recognizes Birth Mother as the only Mother and despite the Surrogacy Arrangement an Intended Parent needs to enter into an Altruistic Surrogacy Arrangement only and adopt a child through Court. Regulations with respect to ART Techniques. Countries in Europe, Middle East Asia have imposed regulations on various techniques of ART like number of Embryo's to be transferred, scheduling of Embryo Transfers etc., which may have a negative impact on outcome of the case. Swedes, Norwegians, and the Dutch travel to Denmark for sperm. These countries permit only known donors and prohibit anonymous donation. As a result women seeking semen donors from these countries travel to Denmark which permits anonymous donation. Similarly there are countries where there are restrictions imposed for Same Sex Couples and Single Parents and such these people travel to other countries for undergoing this process. Time Frame of the Process. Many big facilities in various countries have a waiting period due to various factors. In this scenario, the Intended Parents would not want to wait. Especially those whose biological clock would be ticking. Hence this factor is a major contributor to Reproductive Tourism. In fact, Sweden has almost a 2 year waiting list for sperm donation. Racial Diversity. Intended Parents opting for ART Techniques with either Sperm/ Egg Donation often like to look out for a Donors with different ethnicities and this leads to patients travelling. Britain prohibits payment to Donors, hence patients from Britain go to Spain and Romania for Donors. Clinics in countries like India, Romania & Spain cater to such patients seeking oocyte donors Local Dearth of Technology. In certain African, Middle-Eastern, Asian and a few Latin American countries, the ART Treatments are not as advanced as in other parts of the globe, this contributes for residents of such countries to look out for more advanced avenues. Cost of the process Costs for ART Treatments in various developed countries like USA, UK, Canada are higher by at least three times from the costs in countries like India, Thailand and hence not all people have access to these treatments. Most of the Government sponsored Health Insurance Schemes do not offer coverage to ART Treatments. Third Party Reproduction: oocytes, Sperm, or Wombs. Various reasons such as Government Regulations and Differences in Cost-of-Living have lead to compensation disparities among developed and developing countries in payment of Donors and Gestational Carriers, hence contributing to exodus of patients seeking such treatments to cheaper countries. Social Stigma & Secrecy Patients move to other horizons to maintain Secrecy. Certain societies, especially in Asia and the middle east, Infertility is considered as a Social Stigma and hence patients go to other countries for such processes. Factors contributing to Reproductive Tourism: Supply Side Services. With a growing Market for Surrogacy and fertility care Hospitals are coming up with innovative ideas to attract patients from across the globe: Cheaper Costs Integrated Services Tourism New modes of Communication via emails, Skype etc. Diagnostic Testing and Medical Protocols Integrated Legal services Costs Due to less costs of Medical Treatments and less cost of living, countries like Thailand, India, Cyprus, Romania are providing ART Treatments with costs at times which is equivalent to 1/5th of costs in developed countries. Main selling point of medical tourism is the attraction of 'First World' medical treatment at 'Third World' prices. Integrated Services Countries targeting patients for reproductive tourism are now coming up with innovative and comprehensive services. They are providing Non- Medical Services like Food, Accommodation, Travel, Tourism, Legal, etc. Patients do not need to look out for Donors or Gestational Carriers as Medical Facilities are tying up with different agencies which provide services of oocyte and semen Donors. Tourism As we know that almost all ART Treatments are minimally invasive and do not require admission for more than a day and do not require extended medical monitoring hence they include Tourism Options in the package to their patients The clinics have also tied up with Tourism Service Providers and also try to include holidays in their Medical Protocols New modes of Communication Internet has brought about a vast change in the mode of communication in Medicine too. Unlike as in the past, patients now using ART Treatments like Surrogacy do not need to spend extended periods of time in other countries, especially when opting for Oocyte donors. Now a days, all medical reports are sent to patients over email in real time. Legal In most countries offering surrogacy and other ART treatments, the laws are straight forward and clear-cut. Some medical providers offer free Legal services before beginning the process, so that the patients can make an informed choice. There by providing a sense of security. Conclusion Reproductive Tourism is a developing phenomenon and is here to stay. Facilities providing ART Treatments have to gain and garner the trust of international patients by continuously addressing their Medical, Legal & Logistical concerns, whilst simultaneously improving with the introduction of latest technology and complying with good clinical practices. According to Dr.Sekhar Till date, 1609 Patients from 24 different Nationalities(excluding India) have visited KIC for various Infertility Treatments. 836 International Intended Parents have enrolled with the Facility for Surrogacy, with 228 Births and 106 on going Pregnancies beyond 12 Weeks with 32% self-cycles and 67% using Donor Eggs, 1% using Donor Sperm. Overall 407 Births for International Patients by treatments including Surrogacy and IVF.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

How music gives IVF eggs good vibrations by making them more likely to get fertilised

Some of the colleagues of mine are attending the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s annual conference in London and told me about an interesting presentation by a group of spanish researchers that Playing music to an egg in a dish in an IVF lab increased the chances of it being fertilised by 5 per cent.
The Spanish researchers believe that the tiny vibrations produced by music give fertilisation a helping hand,They think the vibrations may ease the passage of nutrients into the egg and speed the removal of toxic waste, so increasing the odds of fertilisation taking place and the embryo surviving.

apparently Pop, classical and heavy metal were equally good,apparently these group of music lovers placed iPods in half the incubators and left them playing music including pop songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna, heavier tracks from Nirvana and Metallica and classical works by Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi.
When they checked the dishes, they found that fertilisation rates were higher in the incubators in which music had been played.
Embryos don’t develop the ability to hear for at least 14 weeks, so the Doctors think that the vibrations produced by the music are key.
at first the idea seemed bizarre to me but it could have some scientific basis.
after ICSI we keep the Embryos in a petri dish filled with culture media but after natural intercourse the embryos move down the fallopian tubes and then pass all the way to the uterus so maybe the vibrations from the music maybe mimicking this affect! well seriously i dont know! maybe more studies are needed but who would have thought!!

Monday, 13 March 2017

How three parent babies will be born through surrogacy in the future!!

How three parent babies will be born through surrogacy in the future!!

India and its Doctors has always been at the forefront of ground breaking medical procedures and research especially in the field of Assisted reproduction and Surrogacy.

"Genetic diseases are a group of hereditary abnormalities due to a mutation in the mother's mitochondria,these diseases can affect one part of the body or multiple parts including the brain, kidneys, muscles, heart, eyes, and ears”.
according to conservative estimates thousands of children across the world are born each year with a mitochondrial disorder including mental retardation, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and muscular dystrophy etc,many unable to go past the first few months of infancy and succumbing to the genetic condition”.
what this relatively simple technique will do is to take only the healthy genetic material from the embryo of a woman with defective mitochondria and a second embryo is then stripped of its key DNA but still retains its healthy mitochondria. Finally, the fertilized embryo is placed in the womb of the mother. This is excellent news for families with mitochondrial disease. This will give women who carry these diseased genes more reproductive choices!earlier they had no choice but to opt for an egg donor.
 the notion that a child will be born with DNA matching three parents is incorrect as the donor egg that is left stripped of its DNA contains no genetic material that will influence the child's physical Traits”

of course this procedure needs to be Legislated in parliament and should be allowed to be practiced however  some orthodox groups have already called the practice unethical and risky and say it will lead to the birth of “designer babies” and With the growing popularity of IVF and surrogacy this debate is here to stay!!

Dr.Samit Sekhar

ivf and surrogacy program Director

Kiran infertility centre

Thursday, 9 March 2017

6 Months Baby Boy

Hello Dr.  Samit,

We wanted to send you Colton's six month picture.  We are so great full for
him and thank you for all you did for us.  We hope you are doing well.

Chad, Jaime & Colton