Medical Tourism Co. works with a reputed Facility for Human Reproduction in Mumbai, India, which is now under the leadership of the world renowned surrogacy and fertility expert, and has been involved in the treatment of male and female infertility since 1963.
The state-of-the-art artificial reproductive technology (IVF, Surrogacy etc) and advanced facilities have been accredited the European quality standards certificate of ISO 9001-2000.
Surrogacy in India is popular with a large number of people from the US, Australia, the UK and other West European countries. There are thousands of happy surrogacy & egg donor clients from across the globe.
Gestational surrogacy is done through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The recipient mother or an egg donor provides the eggs which are fertilized with the sperm of the recipient father or a sperm donor. The resulting embryo is transferred into the uterus of the surrogate mother.
Gestational surrogacy works better for couples because the woman used as the gestational surrogate, has no genetic link to the baby she is carrying. This means that the child is the genetic property of the couples, and the surrogacy contract is legally recognized and enforceable. Unlike adoptions, there is no risk of the genetic mother changing her mind about giving the child for adoption.
Procedure followed for Surrogacy in India
Requirements for Surrogacy
In the past few years there have been many cases of the misuse of surrogacy. To prevent this, certain guidelines have been laid down. A contract is drafted specifying that the baby becomes the legitimate adopted child of the genetic couple. The genetic parents, the surrogate mother and her spouse will sign this document.
Requirements of the sperm donor and the Oocyte (egg) Donor are – they should be free of HIV, hepatitis B and C infections, sexually transmitted diseases, hypertension and other medical conditions. The blood group, Rh status, age, height, weight, etc. are also determined and stored for future references.
Screening the surrogate mother
The services begin with finding an Indian surrogate, who is sourced by means of advertisements in local newspapers. Surrogacy clinics in India ensure that surrogate mothers taken into their program are qualified for the job.
They are usually in the age bracket of 21-35 years, and their pregnancy history mentions normal deliveries and healthy babies. She is tested for HIV beforehand, and tested again, just before embryo transfer. The surrogacy clinic under our network in Mumbai, India also requires the surrogate mother to go through basic serological screening tests, and investigates for infectious diseases, and thalassemia.
The gestational surrogacy program process begins with Estrogen tablets that are given to the surrogate to prepare her endometrium (lining of the uterus) from the first day of her menses. Alongside, the genetic mother will be given Gonadotropin injections from day 1 of her menses, which will continue daily for approximately 10 days. Within that time period, mature eggs will have developed in both ovaries of the genetic mother.
The egg pick-up will be around Day#13. On the day of the egg pick-up, the genetic father provides his semen sample. On Day #15 experts start the embryo transfer, into the surrogate, guided by an ultrasound. The surrogate is then put onto certain injections and tablets for luteal support. After 15 days of this, a pregnancy test is done to confirm the pregnancy.
Genetic parents need to be present in the fertility clinic in the beginning stage (as explained above) and during the delivery of the baby. Once the embryo transfer has taken place, the surrogate is placed under the care of the clinic’s efficient obstetricians till term (9 months). Genetic parents will be provided with regular updates about the surrogate mother’s progress through e-mail. The baby will be delivered in a hospital set up and handed over to the genetic parents immediately following the birth.
The Government of India issues a birth certificate in the name of the Intended parents / Genetic parents. Genetic parents are requested to educate themselves about the prevailing laws in their country. This helps in speedy facilitation of the formalities required to carry their baby back to their country.
Various country consulates in Mumbai also help find out about the laws and formalities that are prevalent in the country of the intended parents. The genetic parents are also provided the services of a lawyer to expedite the paperwork. Relaxed paperwork and surrogacy laws in India are also the major pull-factors for Americans, Australians, UK citizens and other West European nationals.
International Clients Program
This Surrogacy Agency in Mumbai, India has given the hope of a family to many childless couples from many countries, including, U.S., U.K., Israel, Bahamas, Spain, and Canada. In fact, they have a special program for international patients called ROIP Program. This clinic also has access to a team that takes care of the tourists from the time they set foot at the airport and provides assistance in matters of hotel bookings, hospital stay arrangements, ticketing, visa, local transport, and sightseeing.
This Mumbai surrogacy clinic believes in customizing the embryo count for each patient, rather than the one-size-fits all approach, which has ensured a good success rate.
The clinic is currently headed by a dynamic and talented doctor, who, apart from being an expert in Assisted Reproductive Techniques, is also the senior member of the drafting committee of the upcoming Surrogacy Legislation in India. Very recently, he successfully handled one of the largest series of gestational surrogacy cases in the country.
Doctors and Staff
The director is joined by a team of motivated professionals, who strive to provide the best services to their clients. A talented Laboratory Director, and Embryologists work with the head doctor to make many successful surrogacy stories. All of them are Master degree holders and have substantial experience in their fields. Together with a qualified staff they provide excellent gestational surrogacy services to numerous local and international patients every day.
The surrogacy agency is located on the ground floor of a premium residential facility in a quiet neighborhood in Mumbai. The plush 9001-2000 certified clinic, houses facilities like consultation, diagnostic laparoscopy, diagnostic workup, semen banking, diagnostic hysteroscopy, testicular tissue cryopreservation, embryo cryopreservation, IVF, and egg and embryo donation.
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