Surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy

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What Is Surrogacy?

Many couples choose to grow their biological child in another woman’s womb, often because of a medical constraint or predisposition. In a surrogacy arrangement, a surrogate lends her uterus to a couple as she grows their baby for them. Surrogacy is suited for couples where the female partner exhibits a weak uterus, has existing medical conditions or has a history of implantation failures. Women who plan to become single parents can also opt for surrogacy. On Cloudnine, surrogacy arrangements are strictly governed by an upstanding, ethical protocol. At the outset, a surrogate is mandatorily asked to sign a contract-cum-consent form with Cloudnine.

Why Choose Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a promising route to pregnancy for couples who have been unable to carry a baby to term on their own.

Carefully Handpicked

All our surrogates are carefully selected based on a stringent series of fertility criteria, with the most significant being age. Members of our surrogacy pool are all young, fit and healthy.

Fertility Record

All our surrogates have produced at least one healthy child in the past. Further, a surrogate’s pregnancy potential is reviewed by a spate of scans and blood tests.

Medical Screening

As a first step, a selected surrogate is screened for infections like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis.

Is Surrogacy Right for Me?

There are several potential reasons why you may be advised to opt for a surrogacy programme. If you have been diagnosed with an unconducive uterus, surrogacy may augment your chances of pregnancy. Similarly, if you have struggled with implantation in the past, surrogacy offers you a haven to grow an embryo to term. Alternatively, your doctor may recommend surrogacy if you have medical or surgical conditions due to which carrying a pregnancy can pose a risk to your health or life. Surrogacy is also a valid path to single parenthood.

What Are the Steps of Surrogacy?

1

Surrogate Selection

Once you opt for a surrogacy programme, Cloudnine alerts its partner bank to release a suitable surrogate based on predetermined clinical and physical criteria.

2

Surrogate Evaluation

Your surrogate’s pregnancy potential is evaluated based on scans and blood investigations. These aim to rule out medical conditions and infections.

3

Legal Contract

A legal contract-cum-consent form is signed by you, your partner and the surrogate, binding you into a legal agreement for the duration of the pregnancy. Another contract is then signed by you, your partner, the surrogate and the assisted reproductive technology bank. By signing both contracts, you agree to take full responsibility for the child, pay for your surrogate’s pregnancy expenses and take full responsibility for her until delivery. Likewise, the surrogate loses all rights over any children she carries to term under the surrogacy arrangement.

4

Uterus Preparation

Your surrogate’s uterus is readied for embryo transfer through a course of medications aimed at building the uterine lining.

5

Embryo Transfer

As a final step, your eggs and your husband’s sperm are united to create embryos. Embryos produced in the laboratory through this process are then transferred to your surrogate’s uterus.

What Are the Risks of Surrogacy?

Surrogacy per se does not carry any specific risks. A surrogate is as likely to experience complications during pregnancy and delivery as any other pregnant woman.

TESTIMONIALS

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Cloudnine Helped Us Realise Our Long-Held Dream of Parenthood.
Dr. Radhika Sheth was our pillar of strength throughout our days of infertility. When we consulted her, she suggested that my wife and I pursue fertility treatment on Cloudnine. Cloudnine gave us the best of both worlds; the comfort of consulting Dr. Sheth and easy access to first-class amenities. Over the span of 4 months, we underwent 6 treatment cycles in order to beat our stubborn condition. And in the end, our persistence paid off. Thanks to Dr. Sheth, we conceived. We were so content with our experience, that we opted to continue our affiliation to Cloudnine with their signature maternity experience. After all, Cloudnine helped us realise our long-held dream of parenthood.

Mr. Amit Kumar
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My fertility treatment plan on Cloudnine was composed of an HSG test followed by two IVF cycles. The experience was very good, and if it weren’t for the support and encouragement I received from the doctors and nurses, I wouldn’t have become a mother to my baby boy. I am thankful to Cloudnine for giving me the gift of motherhood.

Mrs Meena
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I was referred to Dr. Uma Maheshwari early this year. At the outset, it was an emotional experience, but Dr. Maheshwari and all the nurses, especially Divya, Omana and Ranjitha, were warm and embraced me like they would, family. Dr. Uma was very caring and always remembered every little detail about my pregnancy. Best of all, she was available when we needed her.
I consider Cloudnine a very lucky place. I came here looking to go through fertility procedures and artificial conception but ended up conceiving naturally. I would recommend Dr. Maheshwari and her entire team to those looking for quality fertility solutions. Thanks to the entire team for taking such good care of me.

Mrs Rakshambi Kai K
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I opted to meet Dr. Radhika Sheth at Cloudnine Hospital, Malad, to discuss fertility treatment options. I knew I’d made the right choice when I discovered how approachable she was. She was very cooperative, always available, ever-smiling and full of positive energy. Not only did she suggest the right treatment plan for me, she worked hard to make me feel special along the way.

Mrs Shruti Pansari
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I am extremely pleased with the experience we had with Dr. Radhika Sheth. After having undergone fruitless fertility treatments for more than two years with other doctors, I was finally able to conceive after an IVF cycle administered by Dr. Sheth. Needless to say, she was very helpful and supportive throughout my treatment tenure. I am and always will be eternally thankful to Dr. Sheth for giving me my precious bundle of joy.

Mrs. Bhumika Vashisth
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I am extremely happy with the treatment we received from Dr. Radhika Sheth and her team at Cloudnine Clinic. The doctor devoted ample time to hearing about our medical history, present problems and general issues we were facing. She was very understanding and would patiently answer all the questions we asked her. During the first visit itself, Dr. Sheth assured us that we would get pregnant; that there was absolutely no doubt about it. Hearing those words was a big relief and instantly boosted our confidence. We started our fertility treatment last year, after which, much to our delight, we finally conceived. We are eagerly awaiting our baby now and can hardly express our happiness in words. We consider ourselves very lucky that God directed us to Cloudnine Clinic.
Thanks to Dr. Radhika Sheth and her entire team for making our journey to conception worthwhile. Last but not the least, a big thumbs up to all the administration staff for the wonderful operational support.

Mrs Vaishnavi Ghosalkar
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I am very happy to share experience I had with Sure. I tried to conceive from past 1 year without any success. I had gone to many doctors in Bangalore and at my hometown but I couldn’t conceive. I came to know about Sure from Cloudnine hospital. I had posted a message for appointment and I immediately got a call from Sure. I was amazed with their immediate response. This experience continued. I got an appointment with Dr. Jyothi Menon and was very much satisfied with her answers during my first visit itself. I got confidence with her words. Based on her advice, we thought of going for a treatment at Sure. Her way of treatment was very good. We had to visit Sure 4-5 times in the first cycle. My first cycle at Sure was successful. I am 3 months pregnant now. I am very thankful to Dr. Jyothi Menon. Staff at sure are really caring, supportive and are cool in answering all the questions. Especially I need to mention about Swetha at reception. I had very good experience with her every time I go there. Ambience at sure is very good and hygienic. Nursing staff is also very caring.Overall it was a wonderful experience.

Mrs. Asha
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Doctor was available as per the appointment which is very much appreciated. Doctor spoke to us in a very encouraging manner and presented the facts clearly. Support staffs were very polite and responded to situation. GREAT SERVICE!

Mrs. Harini
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The team is fantastic, very co-operative and knows their jobs. At OT sister Shyamala was at most courteous, understanding by sharing her love and affection to me. The admin team is well managed and carry their duties effectively GRE-Geetha and others. The other nurses Sangeetha, Sherly others whose name I am not able to recollect were very good especially while injections. Overall very impressed with the setup and have started referring people.

Mrs. Jaya
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It was a wonderful experience, I am very glad with the way all the doctors, nurses have supported me. Hope to see the clinic grow bigger and maintain its reputation throughout. Thanks to all of you and I hope to come back as a ‘MOM’.

Mrs. Payal

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