Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Twins - what would you tell prospective parents?

Given the recent flurry of twins and triplets at SCI, we thought it would be wise to share some of the wisdom from those who have brought their babies home.

We thank Nan from Australia who was very kind in sharing her thoughts along with these beautiful photos of her babies

"My goodness where do you start to talk about such a wonderful rollercoaster journey. As the IP of twins, life is about to become hectic I thought that I would keep this simple with a few thoughts after four months. I hope it helps.
·         If your twins are born early and are admitted to Delhi New Born; it’s a long way away. Drive there with Rahul or one of his drivers
·         Dr Gupta ( Delhi New Born) is a wonderful clinician and all babies admitted to his care are very fortunate.
·         Once discharged and you are still in Delhi hire a nurse around the clock. It will cost about 1000 INR for a 12 hour shift ( roughly $20). You can sleep and take advantage of the nurses calm experience. Ask them to teach you how to swaddle.
·         Stay at an apartment. You will be able to boil all bottles and have room to make a home for your family.
·         Tulip apartment in GK 1 was fantastic, comfortable roomy and close to where you need to be.
·         Get everything delivered; delivery is very cheap and makes like a lot easier.
·         Enjoy being in Delhi; when you get home you will weirdly miss it.
·         Buy some Indian colic medicine for babies its fantastic.
·         Buy some Indian panadol it is cheap and effective.
·         Buy the formula in bulk.
·         Take two phil and ted cocoons with you; they have been fantastic. My twins are still sleeping in them.

·         You can’t have too many bottles, bibs, and singlets, light muslin wraps for swaddling.
·         When you come home take all offers of help.
·         Sometimes one twin may have to cry for a moment when you are on your own and its twin is crying harder.
·          When you come home seriously consider getting a night nurse to help at least one or two nights a week. No sleep is a form of torture. In Sydney I used Dial an angel and they were fantastic.
·         Love your babies
·         Think about having some more "

Think of having some more?? Brave words from a Mummy blissed out on parenthood. We wish Nan and her family the choicest of God's blessings.

If you have a dream of having a family, please feel free to email us

Saturday, 26 November 2011

From Australia: Baby Harlee

Clients come to us at SCI with many stories of infertility and heartbreak. One of the most common stories for heterosexual couples is a history of failed IVF treatments.

It gives us great delight when, after such a history, a couple becomes pregnant with their first attempt and 9 months later welcome the birth of a much wanted child. Below is one such family, we thank them for sharing their story

Dear Dr Shivani and all the SCI Team,

Thanks to your professional and highly knowledgeable staff for helping us have our first child. Our son is very healthy and is doing well. We wanted you to know what a wonderful experience we had with SCI. After years of unsuccessful IVF in Australia; this was the first attempt with your clinic and now- nine months later we are welcoming our child into the world.
Throughout the entire process (IVF to birth) we always felt confident that we were receiving the best service possible. Your staff are highly professional and skilled at what they do. They also have excellent interpersonal skills and were always very quick to respond to any emails and provide regular updates in regards to our surrogates pregnancy. We were reassured to know how well our surrogate and her family were looked after and supported throughout the journey.
Despite being so far away – we felt confident that any questions would be answered quickly-day or night. Upon return to India to greet our son into the world- we have been amazed at how much support has been available (night nurse, driver, accommodation assistance, and administration paperwork). We were also impressed with the nursing staff at the hospital who ensured we were confident with all baby care tasks before our son was discharged.

This has been a fantastic experience for us- and words are simply not enough to thank you for our new born son. We hope to return in the future and try for another child to compliment our new family.

Lots of love,

Jennifer, Eric, and Harlee

We wish this family the choicest of blessings.

If your family has had failed attempts at IVF and want to explore options, please contact us.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

From Norway: plans for a baby brother or sister for the beautiful Oline

How beautiful is this picture; Oline Siona, my, how you have grown.

It is with great delight that, not only do we receive this unexpected update from  this wonderful family from Norway, but now we are delighted to read that they are making plans for a future brother or sister for this gorgeous little girl.

As always, we wish the choicest of God's blessings and look forward to seeing them all again in 2012.

Dear Dr Shivani and SCI staff,
First I want to thank you for the good treatment and help we got to get our little daughter Oline Siona. No words can express our deepest gratitude...She is now 10 months and is a little sunshine. She is smiling from morning to afternoon. So do we, we can not believe she is truly our little girl. We are thinking of you Dr. Shivani, SCI and SM Rinku every day and are really grateful for what you have done for us: helped us become a family!
we consider siblings in the future to Oline Siona, we consider 2012/2013, but wish it could be done before!
Thank you..
Love from Norway,
Ole, Oline and Heidi.

If you believe that we can help you with a sibling project, please feel free to contact us.

Monday, 21 November 2011

From Spain: Baby Henry

From Spain, beautiful Henry and his wonderful mother:

Querida Doctora Shivani,

Adjunto le envío unas fotos de Enrique, el es un bebe precioso, muy tranquilo, duerme y come muy bien, nos sentimos bendecidos con este regalo que Dios nos ha dado gracias a usted, a todo su equipo y nuestra maravillosa madre subrogada.  
Quería darle las gracias a usted y a todo su equipo por el excelente trato que he recibido durante todo el tiempo que he estado con ustedes. Me he sentido siempre muy tranquila por la rápida y pronta información que he recibido a lo largo de todo el tratamiento. Fue una suerte iniciar todo con usted, ya que me encontraba en una difícil situación tras haber tenido una mala experiencia en otra clínica de Delhi. Acudí a ustedes como ultima esperanza, y desde el principio, sus palabras de tranquilidad y su equipo maravilloso, hizo que me sintiera muy confiada e ilusionada. Quiero darle las gracias por haber podido conseguir completar mi familia, les estaré eternamente agradecida.


We wish them the choicest of God's blessings.

If you believe we can help you,please feel contact us.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

From Australia: Plans for a sibling project

We know we are doing well as a service, when we receive letter such as these. A sibling for baby Finn,
how wonderful...

We wish you all the choicest of blessings and look forward to seeing you all in Delhi in the near future

Dear Dr Shivani and all the team at SCI
Well here we are 15 months later with our beautiful baby boy in our arms. We feel so blessed to make our family complete. We thank you so much for making our dream a reality and Finn has already added so much to our relationship. Finn needs a sibling so we will be back soon to hopefully make our family of four.  Even though nature has presented us some challenges along the way having little Finn in our arms has made it all worth it.  Thank you again for our special little treasure.

Scotty and Rusty  
If you believe we can help you with a sibling project to complete your family, please contact us.

Friday, 18 November 2011

From the UK : Twin trifecta

For those keeping count, this last week, it has been a pigeon pair for U.S.A; a bundle of girls for Canada and now a rumble of boys for the UK. And yes, to those who ask, there are many singleton's born at SCI, just not this last week!

It is with great joy that we share with you our latest set of twins, two boys for two proud Papa's from the UK. As always we are forever thankful for this family sharing the picture of their beautiful boys and kind words.

We wish them all the choicest of God's blessings.

I thought you might like to see this picture of Felix and Thomas sleeping soundly. We collected them from the hospital yesterday and they have already settled in well at the temporary flat. It is a real testament to your medical skills and the workings of SCI that we have come so far so quickly. We are absolutely delighted with our new family and want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and the team for making it happen. With best wishes and many sincere thanks to you and your team,
Lawrence and Alexey, UK. Proud parents of Felix and Thomas born November, 2011

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

From Canada: a bundle of girls ( twins!)

What a wonderful week we have had, with twins and Singleton's galore!

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the newest little Canadians, a small bundle of girls to complete this special family.

We are very thankful for both their kind words and beautiful pictures. As with all our families, we wish them God's choicest of blessings.

Dear Dr Shivani and SCI Staff,
We can not begin to thank you for the support and the journey we have
had the pleasure of experiencing through your clinic. Expanding our family has meant so much to us, and the ease of our experience through your clinic empowered us to focus on our Surrogate's pregnancy, delivery and the twins after their birth.

The hospital staff where the twins were born were incredible.  They supported my efforts with Breastfeeding.  Even though our babies required a little more medical attention, we were well informed and welcomed into the nursery each and every hour that we spent at the hospital.

Thank you is not enough but I can not find the words to describe our gratitude and appreciation for all that you have done for our family.Many blessings to you and everyone who has the privilege of working with you,

Much love, Aleksandra, Richard , Jessica, Nikko, Mitchell and the
newest members of our family, Milena and Nevaeh

Monday, 14 November 2011

From the U.S - twins and a family completed!

I will leave it to this family to express their joy for the wonderful addition to their family. We wish this family the choicest of God's blessings.

Dear Dr. Shivani and the rest of the SCI team,

The words "Thank You" don't quite seem enough for what you've given our new family. In fact, you've given us a family, and there really aren't enough words to describe the gratitude we feel toward you and your team, and the sheer joy you've brought into our lives. Everyday since their birth on Monday, we wake up, after very little sleep, feeling like we just hit the jackpot, especially after getting twins on the first try.

When we first started looking into the specifics of surrogacy, we were hesitant, to say the least. After meeting with some local clinics in the United States, we became a bit discouraged. And more so after looking into international options...until we came across countless wonderful comments about SCI on so many surrogacy blogs. But even though we were confident in your skills to help us start our family, we understood the odds of success.

Well, over these last 37+ weeks, you and your staff have lived up to all of our hopes, and each of the comments that lead us to SCI in the first place.  You've all done a fantastic job - from your clinical efforts, timely updates, finding our great surrogate (we're still amazed that such a small woman was able to carry twins for 37 weeks), to the team that helped us coordinate all the legal and necessary procedures to get our babies' passports and exit visas, and even the car service you work with (we just love Rahul and his team).

While it's not enough, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for what you've given us. We wish you all the best in helping other families experience the same happiness.

Lee, Stacey, Brady and Rooney

If you believe we can help you achieve your dreams of having a family, please feel free to contact us.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

What a brilliant day for Australia, Canada and Spain!

Today was a special day for new parents from:




who all celebrated the birth of their babies today. Hopefully in the coming days we will be able to share a photo or two of these new arrivals.

This has to be the best part of my role, telling parents who have been through so much, that their baby/babies have or are about to be born. This is what we, at SCI are about, helping  people to become parents.

If you believe we can help you achieve your dream, please contact us