Success Stories

(Names have been changed confidentiality)

Dr S Mani

Nursing by profession and being married for 16 years without children was a very depressing situation. Being a paramedic, knows doctors, treatments, medications, and everything but still helpless. Fearing social stigma and interrogations from family, had fled to the middle East. Vacations were the time for various treatments at different places and had spent enormous amount of money and getting negative results. Now through surrogacy they are blessed with a baby girl and the happy couple are getting back into a normal social life.

India

A young couple of different castes fell in love and got married, against the wishes of their parents and started their family life 10 years ago. To their dismay they could not bear any children, they tried ICSI, IMSI, laparoscopic surgery and many other procedures and prayers, nothing worked added to this she was also suffering from epilepsy. This led to quarrels among them and with no other family to support or guide they were in the brink of divorce. It was during this time the wife was confiding to her friend the tragic situation and the friend suggested surrogacy. Now they are doubly blessed with twins. The excitement and fervor was such that the mother had lost all sense of surrounding and was behaving ecstatically. Who wouldn't, surrogacy helped restore their family life.

India

A young couple of different castes fell in love and got married, against the wishes of their parents and started their family life 10 years ago. To their dismay they could not bear any children, they tried ICSI, IMSI, laparoscopic surgery and many other procedures and prayers, nothing worked added to this she was also suffering from epilepsy. This led to quarrels among them and with no other family to support or guide they were in the brink of divorce. It was during this time the wife was confiding to her friend the tragic situation and the friend suggested surrogacy. Now they are doubly blessed with twins. The excitement and fervor was such that the mother had lost all sense of surrounding and was behaving ecstatically. Who wouldn't, surrogacy helped restore their family life.

India

This couple had been married for 5 years, but the wife was confirmed with Turners Syndrome. This is a chromosomal abnormality Turner syndrome (TS), also known as 45,X or 45,X0, is a condition in which a female is partly or completely missing an X chromosome and are unable to have children. No cure for Turner syndrome is yet known. Even so they were subjected to 6 IVF treatments during this period knowing it would not succeed and had spent a lot of money. They approached me a year ago and now through surrogacy they have a beautiful healthy baby which has turned the world around for them and are leady a happy family life.

India

Recently surrogacy has been in a lot of v news for all the wrong reasons. There is a strong possibility that surrogacy is soon going to be almost impossible for many of the childless couples yearning for a baby of their own. All the women are not physically fit to conceive, some women are born without a uterus, while for several women uterus has to be removed due to medical complications, a lot of women cannot bear a child due to obstetrical disorders. The only workable solution for these women to bear a biological child of their own. is surrogacy. Again, this is only one side of the story. I have personally witnessed the extraordinary changes in the lives of a number of surrogate mothers, who would alternately be forced into prostitution or compelled to commit suicide. Before criticising ”Rent A Womb” as unethical and abusive listen to the stories of these two surrogate mothers Lakshmi and Sabira from Gift IVF Centre published in the popular Malayalam magazine ”Vanitha”. For the benefit of those who don’t know the language, the gist of the story is that their miserable life was completely transformed by the remuneration received from surrogacy. They consider it as a noble deed and have no regrets, as the satisfaction received from helping an unfortunate couple to complete their family is priceless.

15 Years into marriage and Ramu at the age of 46 and Rani aged 34 (names changed as part of the confidentiality agreement) still had no children. 4 Years into marriage and Rani conceived, but she was on psychiatric drugs. Doctor advised to withdraw from medication due to pregnancy. This caused severe depression and suicidal tendencies and hence the pregnancy had to be terminated and medication continued. Again after a year Rani again became pregnant and tried to stop the psychiatric medicines but symptoms reappeared and there was a miscarriage. They had no options left and this in turn aggravated Rani's condition. But now through surrogacy, they are a happy couple with a lovely child leading a normal, happy life.

Surrogacy family

This new baby girl was born to a couple after 14 years of Marriage

This new baby girl was born to a couple after 14 years of Marriage. The mother had a problem of endometrioses and was operated when she was just 22. In her own words she was used like a guinea pig while treating for infertility in these past 14 years ? IVF was done three times and innumerable IUIs and medications. She was fed up and had lost all hope and it was then that they came to know about surrogacy and here at GIFT IVF the dream was fulfilled.

Surrogacy family

India

Some time back, a couple approached me for doing surrogacy as the woman was suffering from pelvic abnormalities and couldn’t conceive naturally. The woman was polio infected resulting in the lower limb deformity and asymmetric pelvis. Normal pregnancy and child birth were very risky for both the mother and baby, but the couple was desperate to have their own baby.As all the conditions were satisfactory, medical procedures for surrogacy were started. Sadly, the first two attempts turned out to be unsuccessful. The disheartened husband became very agitated and started harassing me. There were times when he would call me more than ten times in a day. I often considered dropping the case, however, my heart went out to the suffering couple especially the wife who had no option other than surrogacy for having her own biological child. Feeling their pain, I continued the process, even though it was taxing and strenuous. After five futile attempts, I was overjoyed to finally get a positive result. This changed their life completely and they are ecstatic to have their own baby boy. I was quite surprised at the changed behavior of the father who became perfectly calm and composed after the family was blessed with the baby.