Lockdown stops couples who took a surrogate route to parenthood from holding newborns.
For the last 12 years, Sheeba* and her husband have been trying to have a baby. Their dream came true last month when she had a baby through surrogacy, but life has been more agonising for the couple. The couple is among the many who are unable to see their babies delivered by surrogate mothers since the country went into lockdown on March 24. In India, 5,000 to 10,000 babies are born through surrogacy every year.
“They had come down from Dubai to Kanyakumari and planned to come to Chennai a few days before the delivery,” says Dr Geetha Haripriya, fertility expert and chairperson of Prashanth Hospital. The surrogate was due to deliver by March-end. “Sheeba’s mother fell ill and the surrogate went into labour on March 17. By the time Sheeba’s mother recovered, the lockdown was announced. We’ve sent them photographs of the baby. We give them daily updates about the baby’s health,” said the doctor.
Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour
, fertility expert and founder-director of SCI IVF Hospital in New Delhi, says that four babies were born through surrogacy at the centre in the past two weeks. “While two couples were able to come and get the children as they live in Delhi, two others have not yet seen their babies,” says Dr Sachdev. “One of the couples is from UP and have had a girl after trying for 14 years. The other, from Rajasthan, has had a boy. Though we gave them letters from the hospital, they are unable to come as the areas they live in have been sealed off.”
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Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour General Secretary INSTAR on Rajya Sabha TV today for a Debate on Surrogacy 21 November 2019.
Govt refers a surrogacy bill to Rajya Sabha select panel after members seek review.
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2. The proposed bill allows only altruistic surrogacy, which does not involve monetary compensation to the surrogate mother
The government on Thursday sent the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha for review. Click here to read the full article: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/surrogacy-bill-2019-referred-to-rajya-sabha-select-committee-for-review-11574347388503.html
Parenthood through surrogacy is very easy and it has paved a new way for the couples to have a baby even after facing the problem of infertility. For those intended parents who are looking to have surrogated baby has to follow few step and these are mentioned below:
- The first thing that you should do is to have initial consultation about the plan with your doctor
- The next is to select the egg donor and the donor should be between age 21 to 29
- The next process is the screening and selection of surrogate
- Prior to the process, you should also have medical screening
- You should also have legal agreement between egg donor and surrogate candidate
After this, the process of in-virto fertilization and embryo transfer takes place at IVF clinic. The final is the joy of pregnancy when your team stays in support as you prepare for the birth of your child. This is when you at one side have all the legal papers done and you can also enjoy the phase of parenthood, which is due to the surrogacy. The process is the best solution for those couples who are facing the problem of infertility and even they can have baby.
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Surrogacy is the process through which any couple can become a parent through the artificial or natural insemination. This is a blessing for the people wherein one of the couples is facing some kind of health issue and their partner is unable to conceive. This is certainly a very healthy practise and has become legal in many countries including India from the year 2002. Since then there has been a lot of cases of surrogacy which have been successful and many parents are now enjoying parenthood.
India has been one of the nations where surrogacy has been enjoyed to the fullest. Not only the Indian couples but many from the other countries have come here and became proud parents of the babies. All thanks to the Surrogacy treatment in India which is cheap and the best too. There are lots of clinics where one can avail top notch surrogacy facilities and receive the right treatment.
But it all about finding the best surrogacy expert as well as the specialised
Surrogacy clinic for the same. It is because an expert will let you know about the process, its pros and cons, how to go about and lot of other things that are necessary. All this results in a better experience both the surrogate mother as well as the couple.
So before you decide to try surrogacy to become a parent, it is essential to know how surrogacy is possible or what are the different ways in which surrogacy can be done. So let us get started.
As the name indicates, this is the surrogacy which was uses the old method to get pregnant. In this type of surrogacy, the eggs of the surrogate mother are fused with the semen of the couple or anyone else to become pregnant. This process of becoming the mother is also known as IVF and this is the reason that the surrogate becomes the biological mother as well.
The second type of surrogacy which is very popular nowadays and the best too is the gestational surrogacy. The best part of this process is that there is no connection between the baby and the surrogate as the eggs of the mother are fused with the semen of the father and then the embryo is implanted in the surrogate. All this is done via IVF and is really successfully. In case any of the parents are going through some health issue, eggs or semen from others can be used in this case.
In India gestational surrogacy is definitely the process followed as it gives the best results. Dr shivani sachdev gour is the expert from the SCI Healthcare and SCI IVF Hospital and Multispecialty Centre where she has given birth to around 1200 babies through this process. She is an experienced gynaecologist and fertility expert having more than 10 years of the experience and competency. Her work and the will to take surrogacy to the next level is what inspires the people.
If you have any queries related to surrogacy do get in touch with her for all the help and assistance.