Usha Specialty Clinic the best fertility centre for IVF & Surrogacy. We assist the couple understand the complete process of surrogacy starting from the concept of surrogacy i.e., the third party reproduction, surrogate recruitment protocols, legalities, treatment process, medication and risk involved.
"Every couple has the right to have their own baby" be a natural way or an assisted technology that delivers their dream come true !
Surrogacy – is the novel way of third party reproduction where a mother (Surrogate) willingly agrees to become pregnant through Artificial Insemination and carry the pregnancy till term and handovers the delivered baby to the couple who cannot have the baby on their own. She will prepare herself to bear all the pain, stress, bodily changes during the treatment period and finally emotionally get permanently detached from the baby she has nurtured. She is an Angel of happiness to infertile couple !
The angels of surrogacy:
- the NGO or an agency that provides surrogacy services
- the Surrogate – women who agrees in terms to bear the child and deliver
- the Fertility Specialist – the doctor who treats surrogate
- the legal advisor – the lawyer
- the intending couple – You, of course inability to have a child is not a sin ! Remember, even the beautiful rose has to blossom at the middle of thorns. Think Positive, thorns are there to protect the rose !
Surrogacy only for eligible couple:
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Repeated failures after IVF treatment
- Premature menopause
- A hysterectomy, or a congenital absence of the uterus
- Possibility of a Health condition such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac or renal disease or cancer which makes pregnancy and birth dangerous.
Gestational Surrogacy – genetically your child
It is mandatory that one of the Intended Parents must have a genetic link with the child born through IVF/Surrogacy Treatments.
The Surrogacy Bill
Presently in India the surrogacy practice is approved and is under consideration. ART Bill to regulate Surrogacy is with the Government waiting to be introduced in parliament. At Usha Specialty Clinic we follow the guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (I.C.M.R.) in process of recruitment of Surrogate Mother.
Once the surrogate has been inducted, she will undergo thorough medical and psychological evaluations to determine that Surrogate Mother is mentally healthy and to ensure that she will be able to follow the protocols provided to her in due course of becoming a Surrogate Mother continued during her Pregnancy period and later.
Blood tests for sexually transmitted diseases and all communicable diseases are carried out. Variety of Blood-Hormone tests and other pathological and bio chemical tests are performed.
A cervical culture and/or DNA test to screen for infection with Chlamydia, Urea Plasma, Gonococcus, and other infective organisms that might interfere with a successful outcome.
Once the women intending to be a Surrogate Mother has undergone these tests and her Medical, Physical and Psychological Fitness is ascertained then only she is formally inducted into Program.
Surrogate: Surrogate is a woman who bears a child on behalf of another woman.
Egg Donor: An Egg Donor can be the woman who is able to produce healthy egg which can be fertilized in vitro and then transferred to a surrogate mother to carry the pregnancy forward.
At Usha Specialty Clinic we recruit only healthy married women who have had natural conceptions and delivered before.
This procedure is used to stimulate the Egg Provider (egg donor/ Female Partner of the infertile couple), here Hormonal Injections are given to the Egg Provider to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple follicles. Progress of this is monitored through Ultra Sound Scans and blood tests at regular intervals.
Blood tests (as appropriate) for sexually transmitted diseases and all communicable diseases are carried out on a Sperm Donor. His semen is tested as per WHO Methodology for various parameters like Physical Appearance, Chemical Appearance, Motility, and Morphology.
In case of Oligospermia & Azoospermia, Testicular Biopsy and procedures such as TESA & MESA are carried out.
This is important to ensure Fresh Embryo Transfer; here Cycles of Surrogate and Egg Provider (Egg Donor/ Genetic Mother) are synchronized to prepare endometrium of the Surrogate mothers to receive Fresh Embryos created by using Sperm and Oocytes from Egg Provider.
The surrogate will receive estrogen orally, by skin patches, or by injections, and then progesterone to help prepare her uterine lining for implantation.
The egg provider undergoes trans vaginal ultrasound-guided egg retrieval during the period between day-11 to day-14 of stimulation or when follicles reach 17 mm size.
Egg fertilization is done on the same day of retrieval by fusing the Sperm and Egg, and embryo culture process is carried out for approximately 72-120 hours following egg retrieval.
Embryos are transferred to the surrogate’s uterus on day-2, day-3 or day-5 (Blastocyst) after starting progesterone. Surrogate Mother then is shifted to post-operative unit for rest.
Progesterone is given to Surrogate Mother and pregnancy test is carried out on the 12th Day of Embryo Transfer and updates are provided to Intended Parents in a time interval ranging from a week to 10 days with a special emphasis for checking for chromosomal and other structural defects in the growing foetus.
In the due course of pregnancy Surrogate Mothers are monitored on a daily basis by the medical team, they are monitored on a weekly basis by a obstetrician to ensure that the safety and growth in Pregnancy and appropriate steps are taken for safety and wellbeing of the Surrogate Mother and foetus.
Surrogate Mothers are also monitored by a nutritionist on a fortnightly basis where her Diet is planned accordingly with the nutritional requirements of each Surrogate Mother based on the trimester of pregnancy.
During the course of pregnancy we ensure that the Surrogate Mothers are well taken care and provided with a homely and hygienic environment.
At Usha Specialty Clinic egg donation program is considered to assist a woman, who is unable to produce their own healthy eggs for pregnancy like:
- Failure to achieve a possible pregnancy following repeated attempts at IVF or other Assisted Reproductive Technology.
- Poor fertilization of eggs in spite of good quality sperm.
- Absence of ovarian function due to preceding surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.
- Premature ovarian failure.
- The presence of inherent disorder that have high likelihood of being transferred via the women’s eggs to the offspring.
- Women over the age of 40
- Unexplained failure of IVF consecutively.
- Poor responders (less than 3 to 4 eggs)
- Becoming an Egg Donor
Young, healthy women between ages of 21-32 years are eligible for egg donation program here at Usha Specialty Clinic . We have few selection methods which are as follows: