Thursday 9 December 2010

7 babies in 7 days!

We have been very busy and blessed in the end of November. Seven babies born in Seven days to parents from Australia and the United States of America.

In this picture you will see baby Ruby( mentioned in the last Blog post) being held by the very popular and able Shilpi, and a beautiful pigeon pair of twins (being held by one of our nurses), born to Australian parents.

One of the blessings of my position is seeing the joy ( and anxiety) of new parents when they hold and feed their baby during those first few days in hospital. It is a blessing that has been abundant over the last number of weeks.It is something that no-one at SCI will ever get tired of witnessing, nor take for granted.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Feedback from our newest American Dad

"My baby Ruby was born on November 17, 2010, happy and healthy, thanks to the loving care that I received from Dr. Shivani and her staff.

Every step of the way was warm and reassuring. From my initial contact to the day I took Ruby home, everything was perfect. I had worked with another clinic in the past and unfortunately miscarried at 4 months. Dr. Shivani was recommended by friends whom I met at the other clinic (who were also unsuccessful, and are now very close!); they said they had had a great experience up to that point. So after doing some research and some hand holding from Megan, I flew to India last March.

My entire experience then was fantastic. Shilpi called me daily to make sure I was fine. Dr. Shivani was great; very, very warm and informative. I left India feeling great about the entire process. Two weeks later, I received an e-mail from Dr. Shivani that the surrogate was pregnant (I used an Indian donor and surrogate). Each month, I received ultrasound photos and reports and reassurances that everything looked fine.

Ruby was born a month early which was a bit of a surprise, but seeing and holding her at Phoenix Hospital was the best moment of my life. I took her "home" three days later and everything is wonderful. She's simply beautiful.

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Shivani and her staff. The nurses at the hospital were wonderful. Megan and Shilpi are fantastic. And Dr. Shivani was a caring and loving presence through the entire pregnancy and beyond.

I should add that every step of my initial agreement was honored -- there were no financial surprises, unlike what I have heard about other clinics. SCI Healthcare, in my experience, was the epitome of integrity. I was always made to feel like Ruby (formerly known as "the baby") and I were the two most important people in the world.

I give SCI Healthcare a ten out of ten!"

Three cheers for Team SCI