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An Introduction to Surrogacy
Surrogacy is an accepted medical method of Assisted Reproduction. The word ‘surrogate’ originates from the Latin word Surrogatus (substitution) - to act in the place of. The term surrogacy is used when a woman carries a pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for another woman. The first documented case of surrogate pregnancy comes from the Bible. In 1899, the American Indians were the first ones to truly begin the history of surrogate motherhood . Surrogacy in India also dates back in time.

In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate lady carries the genetic material of the intending couple or sperm/egg  from donors. Gestational Carriers are impregnated via IVF/ICSI, using the Intended Mother’s eggs and the Intended Father’s sperm, or using an Egg Donor or Sperm Donor. Gestational Surrogacy provides couples the opportunity to be genetically related to their children and the procedure is covered legally to protect both the surrogate lady and the Commissioning (Intended) Parents.

Modern science has given infertile couples the opportunity to enjoy the fundamental right of parenting children. It is an alternative for many couples (and even individuals) who cannot otherwise bear children. Surrogacy is gaining popularity as this may be the only method for some couples to have their own child. A greater awareness of this option has helped many to turn to it as a possibility to fulfill their parenthood dreams.

At our clinic, we perform gestational surrogacy as per the norms established by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Department of Assisted Reproduction (IVF) and Genetics
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