Friday 23 December 2011

From Australia : Bliss

Sometimes a photo is enough:

We would like to take this opportunity to express our joy and delight at the safe arrival of our baby girl, Evelyn Grace.  We are finally now a family.  Our grateful thanks goes to our surrogate mothers.  The support and care that we have received from the team at SCI throughout this journey has been fantastic.  Everyone is working carefully and meticulously to ensure that our journey home flows smoothly as well.
We wish to especially thank Dr Shivani, whose assured and calm manner really provided us with the faith and hope that we could achieve our dream.  Meg and Margarida, who made themselves available to answer lots of questions about the process, reports and accommodation.  On the topic of accommodation, Mr Sandeep Jaggi of Tulip House in GK1 provided us with the best of attention during our stay.  Finally Rachna (client liaison) and Rahul (taxi service) were the pair that 'made things happen' and helped us so much.
On behalf of our family, thank you SCI, for helping Evelyn into our lives!
Fiona and Sander

We wish this family the choicest of God's blessings.

If you believe we can help you, please email us

Wednesday 21 December 2011

From Canada : a family completed

It is every doctor's wish to be part of a client's healing, whether this is physical, emotional, or bit of both. We are delighted to have made this Canadian families dreams come true, especially after years of heartache. We wish you and yours God's choicest of blessings:

Dear Dr. Shivani and the wonderful SCI Healthcare Team,

Words cannot capture how we feel at this moment, with our healthy, happy four day old son in our arms. I have dreamed about this moment for so so long. And for much of that time, this dream did not seem achievable. We struggled to have a baby for several years, and every treatment attempt led every doctor to give us a discouraging outlook. Then we found Dr. Shivani and her clinic, it was the first time we were truly greeted with understanding for what we had been through, with true compassion for what we had lost, and with positivity around the fulfillment of our most important dream.

Many asked us why India, why this clinic and I have always said the same thing: India has a process and this was the KINDEST clinic we could find. Dr. Shivani, you helped us through some difficult times, and you have helped to TRULY heal me. The birth of our son has made me the HAPPIEST and MOST PEACEFUL I have ever been. We are elated, but after years and years of anxiety and stress and sadness over my unfulfilled desire to have a baby, it is the peace and calm this baby brings to me that I cannot believe. My baby has healed my broken heart. And, he would not be here without all the love, care and attention that Dr. Shivani and her staff have given to us, to our generous surrogate, and our fantastic egg donor. Your international coordinators, Meg and Margarida, were a lifeline during the throes of "surrogacy pains", which, although not as painful as "infertility pains", were quite significant. Also, your medical, administrative, concierge and financial staff were all so professional, kind, respectful and available. For someone who is quite private and did not know anyone who had travelled a similar path, it was sooooooooooo nice and essential to have this team. Each and every member of the team responded to my emails with such reassurance and promptness. It made having a baby on the other side of the world the most normal, inclusive and supportive process ever.

Everything I have written does not truly capture the essence of how I feel. Just know that I am forever grateful to our surrogate, our donor, Dr. Shivani and the team at SCI. The only way I know I can repay you and God for finally giving me the baby I have wanted with every fibre of my being is to love and care for my son with every inch of my heart and soul. Since, he is now my heart and soul I know that this will be easy.

We love you all at SCI!!!!

Thanks for everything!!!

Baby P's mommy and daddy: K & M.

If, after years of heartache, you believe we can help you achieve your dream of becoming a parent, please email us.

Monday 19 December 2011

From Ireland: Greetings from Ireland

A lovely note from our a couple who recently returned home to Ireland with twins (boy/girl):

Dear Dr Shivani and Team,

Thank you so much for making our family complete with the additions of J&J born two months ago. Without the help of SCI, Delhi New Born and of course the wonderful R we would not be where we are now. Both babies are doing great and are piling on the weight.

It was not always the easiest of processes dealing with things from miles away but yourself and your team would always put us at ease and diffused the queries we had when we met face to face. You never know that in the future we maybe back for a sibling project.

Best wishes B, D, J and J.

As with all our families, we wish this family the choicest of God's blessings.

If you believe we can help you acheive your dreams of having a baby, please email us.

Friday 16 December 2011

Happy Hanukkah (Chanukah) to all

One of the joys of working with our international community is that we become aware of the many festivals and celebrations that are centred around family. 

We wish all a Happy Hanukkah (Chanukah) and a wonderful time with family & friends on the 20th  when the the first candle of the menorah is lit at nightfall. Our  thoughts are  especially to those families who have the joy of celebrating their first Hanukkah (Chanukah) with their precious babies

Sunday 11 December 2011

Our 250th SCI baby returns home from Delhi

In the last week our 250th baby, yes that right our

250th baby!

left Delhi to return home to their extended family and

We are also happy to share that we have over a hundred families waiting for the birth of their baby or babies over the next 8 months.

It is with great delight, that we have been privileged to help so many people from around the world fulfill their dreams to become parents. We wish God's choicest blessings to all our SCI families.

If you believe we can help you achieve your dream to have a family, please contact us.

Thursday 8 December 2011

Feedback from a Norwegian Family

We are always pleased when clients take time out to give us feedback on their journey with SCI and let us know what has been important to them.

We appreciate the challenges and anxiety that goes with having a pregnancy half a world way; and as we like to remind those who are just starting their journey into surrogacy, this relationship with SCI  ( or any clinic) is one that will last 12 months or longer for those considering sibling projects.

A large part of this journey is about getting and staying pregnant,but equally it is about having good information, choices based on evidenced based research, timely scans, regular updates, having your hand held during those moments of panic and most importantly having your questions answered.

Thank you is not enough but I can not find words to describe our gratitude and appreciation for all that you have done for our family.

Throughout the entire process 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 quick to respond to any emails and provide regular updates regarding our pregnancy. Despite being so far away – we felt confident that any questions would be answered quickly day or night. Many Blessings to you and everyone who has the privilege of working with you. You and your staff have lived up to all of our hopes. You've all done a fantastic job - from your clinical efforts, timely updates and finding our great surrogate. A wonderful experience to get help from SCI Healthcare.

While it's not enough, we want to THANK YOU DR. SHIVANI 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!

As with all our families, we wish this special family the choicest of God's blessings.

If communication & professionalism is an important part of your surrogacy journey, please feel free to contact us.

Monday 5 December 2011

From Australia: Baby Nicholas

Photos say a thousand words:

What can one say that hasn't already been expressed by other intended parents whom have used SCI and the amazing Dr Shivani.

Becoming a parent seemed near impossible for me, until I was recommended to Dr Shivani and the wonderful team at SCI. I was blessed to travel to India in February 2011 and meet with Dr Shivani and her team, as well as explore some of this beautiful country. My dreams of fatherhood were realised in November with the birth of baby Nicolas.

The communication and updates from the SCI team during the pregnancy was fantastic, especially when you are half a world away in Australia!

I will be forever thankful to Dr Shivani and her team for the precious life that is now my son. You truly do make dreams come true.


We wish baby Nicholas and Simon the choicest of blessings.

If you believe we can help you, please contact us

Friday 2 December 2011

From Norway: an update on a lovely little girl

It is wonderful to receive updates from our families and to be able to see how our little ones have grown, thank you for sharing your precious story with us:

Dear Dr.Shivani,
how are you? Hope all is well with you and your family.
Congratulations on your new clinic- it looks fantastic.

A year has passed since we last met and our thoughts are often on the two months we spent in Delhi. At the time we felt scared, confused and unbelievably happy. In retrospective we see that you and your staff helped us through the whole ordeal in a warm and caring manner that made us feel safe and well looked after. Thank you so much!

Little Karlise has grown into a beautiful toddler. She is a humerous girl with an adventurous personality. Everything can be climed, eaten or explored and she greets the world with smiles and laughter. In August she started kindergarden and it was a success from day one. Karlise loves to play with other children and she has become very popular among the staff. A true heartbreaker:-)

We have enclosed a few photoes so you can see for yourself.

Now Christmas is coming up and we are all really looking forward to it. Thanks to you and our surrogate Anju we can now celebrate Christmas as a family with all the joy and happpiness anyone could want for. For this we will always be grateful.

Fondest regards from all of us here in Norway

We wish this family the choicest of God's blessings.

If you believe we can help you, please contact us

Thursday 1 December 2011

21 Babies born in November!

It is with great delight that we celebrate the safe delivery of 21 babies to families across the globe in the month of November!

Celebrations for new Families
Families from:


United Kingdom





have all celebrated the safe arrival of much loved, much wanted babies into their families and lives. 

One of greatest joys that we have at SCI, after telling someone that they are pregnant, is telling someone of the safe arrival of their baby or babies.

If you would like to receive such news, please email us.

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

If you want to see more pictures of families that we have helped, please look at out web site:

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

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

Monday 31 October 2011

A beautiful story of love

We are so proud of our friends Tony and Brett, who, along with their family and friends - and their four sons - told the story of their surrogacy journey on Australian television. Tony and Brett are the proud parents of two sets of twin boys, born through Surrogacy Centre India. You can view their story online at the link below

It is not easy to put one's family in the media spotlight. This moving story shows the love between Tony and Brett, and how their love made a family.

Be prepared to shed of few tears of joy  ... Tony and Brett - you did yourselves, your families and your SCI family proud!!!

Australia: then and now:Baby L

It is with absolute joy that we are able to help families have children, but we are especially thankful when former clients take time out of their busy lives to write a kind note and let us know how their baby is doing and give us their thoughts on our practice and the new web site.

But what causes great delight at SCI is when we are able to see the small baby that left Delhi grow into a beautiful, independent little person, thank you M and S for sharing this with us.

Baby L (then)

"What a great new website, so many beautiful stories.  SCI have help so many couples become a family which would have never been possible in Australia.

We can never thank you and your team enough for our beautiful L.  May SCI continue to help other couples become families

M & S" 

with this beautiful updated photo of L (now), what a gorgeous little girl.

We would love to see more 'Then and Now' photos from old SCI clients, so if you are willing to share this with us please let us know.

If you would like to be a 'Then and Now' photo in 2012/2013, please feel free to contact us.

Thursday 27 October 2011

From UK / Ireland :How fast you have grown!

We were delighted to see the photos of baby C, it is amazing what a difference 8 months makes. It it such a joy to see our babies grow to be big, strong independant little people.

Happy Birthday little chap, how you've grown !

We wish you the best of Diwali's blessings, may the next year bring you much love,light, joy & laughter.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Happy Diwali to all

 Happy Diwali * and a prosperous new year to all,
from my family to yours

Diwali* or Deepawali is one of the most popular festivals of India and of the Hindus. It is believed that the festival of diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya , after 14 years when Rama return to Ayodhya, his capital city, people were over joyed by the news of his arrival and started the tradition of Diwali by celebrating the day with lights and lamps.

Many Hindu consider Diwali as the beginning of new year, in the traditional Hindu Business world, it marks the beginning of a new accounting year.

Diwali is such a wonderful festival, a time of giving and sharing, a time to catch up with people, in other words its time to catch up with the little joys that we keep overlooking for the remaining part of the year. Its time to visit friends and relatives, so like Christmas, people take leave, armed with sweets and savouries meet and spend time with those closest to them with houses brightly decorated with Divali lamps, candles and hangings.

Saturday 22 October 2011

What happens after egg collection or what you need to know about embryos?

Once you have egg collection we, at SCI, do our best to make wonderful healthy robust embryos. So, as part of what we offer at SCI includes ICSI.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure in which a single  (best looking sperm) is injected directly into an egg. The skill of the embryologist is paramount here and we are fortunate to have one of India's leading embryologist to do this.

What happens next : Embryo Culture

SCI follows the Hammersmith protocols in which embryos are cultured until having reached between an average of 2–8 cell stage between day two and three days after retrieval. Our embryologist will then grade the embryos (based on the number of cells, evenness of growth and degree of fragmentation),  that will assist Dr. Shivani, in deciding which embryos to transfer and how many to  freeze. Dr. Shivani, as your treating doctor will undertake the transfer to either you or your surrogate.

With SCI, we believe that IP's should have as much information about the process as we are able to provideso that IPs can :

1. Be informed
2. Have all the information available so that they can make informed, evidenced based decisions in moving forward.

Please see a sample embryology report given to all clients at SCI, (with client name removed). From this report you can see the number of egg collected, and the maturity (in this case 18 eggs, 17 mature - MII and one GV - germinal vesicle, not mature. It is important to know not just how many eggs were collected, but how many were viable.

From this report you can see the number of viable eggs that had ISCI and were fertilised ( again not all eggs fertilise) - in this case 17 - 2PN is 2 pro-nuceli - the DNA from dad and DNA from the donor.

On the left of the form, the four best embryos - all 8 cell of grade 1-1.5 were transferred by Dr. Shivani to the surrogate. If you would like to see Dr. Shivani undertaking an embryo transfer, please click here :

On the right side of the form, you will see the number of embryo frozen and the grade (7 x grade 1 of 6-8 cells, and 3 x grade 2-3 of 6-8 cells.

Our embryologist doesn't freeze anything lower than a grade 3, as there is so little chance of the FET leading to a sucessful pregnancy and live birth. This is important information to have, especially if you are proceeding with FET in the future. Some less reputable agencies will often transfer lesser quality embryos with very little chance of success.

This was the first try for these clients, with wonderful results (and a twin pregnancy) , they are in the lucky 70% of clients with donor and surrogate who become pregnant on first try. Of course, there is always the unlucky 30%, but most SCI clients are pregnant on a subsequent transfer with 90% of clients becoming pregnant within two attempts.

If you believe we can help you, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email us,

Thursday 20 October 2011

Egg Collection

We have many women who choose to self-cycle with SCI, some of whom very generously share their stories via their blogs, but I thought it would be helpful to talk about the process. With SCI, it is important for you to note that it is Dr. Shivani who has trained and has extensive experience in all forms of egg collection will be the doctor who monitors you cycle and undertaking your egg collection.

Before Egg Collection

Prior to any egg collection it is important to have a detailed assessment of a woman’s fertility hormone levels and that we track your cycle to ascertain when you are ovulating. Establishing your AMH & FSH levels will give us some evidence based criteria to which we can assess your chances of success.

IVF egg collection

During a typical menstrual cycle, one egg matures and is released during ovulation. In order to increase the chances of creating a viable embryos and a successful pregnancy, we undertake a controlled hyper stimulation in order to stimulate resting/ dormant follicles. Your treatment is based on the information provided prior to egg collection, based on your hormone levels and ovulation cycle, so no one person’s cycle is the same as another.

Egg retrieval

Eggs develop in fluid filled structures in the ovaries called follicles. You cannot increase the number of your follicles that you have, but you can ensure that you make the most of what is available by carefully tracking your cycle and ensuring that medication is given at the right time. Each follicle can be seen and measured by ultrasound and contains one microscopic egg. The egg is loosely attached to the follicle wall. When the follicles are mature (determined by ultrasound measurements of follicle size and hormone measurements), the egg aspiration procedure is done to take the eggs out.

Anaesthesia for egg retrieval

Anaesthesia medications are given through an IV so that the woman is "out" during the egg retrieval procedure.

Egg retrieval procedure

A needle is passed through the top of the vagina under ultrasound guidance to get to the ovary and follicles. The fluid in the follicles is aspirated through the needle and the eggs detach from the follicle wall and are sucked out of the ovary ( please watch this video to see Dr. Shivani undertaking egg collection:!.

Laparoscopic egg collection
Is when egg collection occurs via you abdomen. This is an option for women who have had hysterectomies or other health conditions in which it makes it difficult to access your ovaries’. It is important to note that for women who have had hysterectomies, ovaries do move about and it is important to have an experienced doctor such as Dr. Shivani to undertake such procedures.
To maximise your chance of sucess, every step in this process needs to occur. If you believe we can assist you, please feel free to contact us.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

From Japan: Baby boom babies home in three weeks

It is with great delight that we share with you that our first Japanese babies have arrived safely home to meet their extended family and friends, with only a short three week stay in Delhi.

To date we have had five Japanese babies born, with many more due in the following eight months.

SCI understands that not all our clients speak English. Our Japanese clients have the able assistance of the Japanese co-ordinator who assists with all the paper work, translates information, offers support, assists with travel and helps with the all important paperwork to help bring your baby home.

If you believe that we can help you, please feel free to email us.

Saturday 8 October 2011

An Egg Donor's presepctive

Not everyone is able to use or access their own eggs in the surrogacy process, so the role of our egg donors are especially important. At SCI, we are privileged to have access to wonderful donors from India and abroad.

We are aware of how much our IP's treasure the choices they have and how much they appreciate the effort that all donors go through. We are especially mindful of the long journey that some of our donors from abroad take to help IP's fulfill their dream of having a baby.

This relationship we have with these agencies  has been a long established one, and you need only look at the diverse faces of baby on our webpage to see evidence of this.

We were delighted today to receive this beautiful card from one of our treasured donors:

along with these beautiful flowers:

We are grateful to this donor and the many donors who arrived abroad for the Sept/Oct cycle and wish all families the traditional surrogacy wish, may you have much baby dust and stickiness. 

Thursday 6 October 2011

From Japan: TWINS!

It is with great pleasure that we share with you this wonderful photo of Japanese twins and kind words:

Dear Dr. Shivani and the SCI team

It is the greatest pleasure for us to write this message to you all.

By the professional treatments by Dr. Shivani and the diligent supports by the SCI team, we have lovely twins whom we've been waiting for a long long time.
There is nothing more precious than the moment we saw them in our eyes and the moment we held them in our arms.
The opportunity we met you is also as precious as our babies.

The influence brought by their existence, regardless of their small bodies, is so enormous as changing our daily lifestyle, way of thinking, and our whole life itself.

No words can express our deepest gratitude for your commitment to help us having babies.
We would like you to continue to be the hope for other couples seeking for parenthood.

Throughout the treatments, we could have a strong bond between you and us, called TRUST.
We are thankful to you for bringing us a new tie at the end of our long journey, namely FAMILY.
We are in the happiest moment ever and it's just started!

A dream comes true.
But just dreaming is not enough.
We could make our dream come true by walking together with Dr. Shivani and the SCI team.
May every HOPE and the HAPPINESS to be with everyone who helped us and all the couples.







Y & A

We wish this family God's choicest of blessings

Tuesday 4 October 2011

From Australia :A bundle of babies and lucky parents and friends!

When people come back to SCI, to do a sibling project you know that you are doing well as a service. It brings us great joy to see this family completed.

Enough words for now,  i will let the photos speak for themselves, a bundle of SCI babies with their mother:

With this bundle of babies comes the need for practical help and the H family has family and friends come over to assist with the important baby pick up:

There is nothing but joy for all of us at SCI to be able to assist families such as these and help them complete their family and to view photos such as these and know that they are SCI babies:

Dear Dr Shivani,

We have arrived home safely and cannot believe that only 2 years ago this month we started our journey to have more children with SCI and now we have 5 beautiful daughters. We have absolutely enjoyed every moment of our Indian Surrogacy Journey.
India has provided so many wonderful memories but not least of all our memory of you. We consider you to be a very close friend of ours and we look forward to sharing the amazing years ahead as we watch our children grow up. You are an amazing woman and I so greatly value your commitment to other woman to enable them to experience the joys of motherhood.

Love Kim, Paul, Milla, Asha, Isla, Jaya & Eva H
It goes without saying that we wish this family the choicest of blessings. What wonderful photos, what a wonderful family.

If you believe we can help you complete your family, please contact us.

Sunday 2 October 2011

From Norway: Beautiful twin girls and a proud father

Not every family we help is a couple. Some people wait to find the right person for them, but it never quite happens, but the desire to have a baby (or babies) remains.

We are very pleased to have been able to help Herman achieve his dream to become a parent with the birth of two beautiful baby girls. Herman tells us that he is forever grateful for the help & support of SCI in making his dream come true.

We wish Herman and his girls the choicest of god's blessings.

SCI helps many single people become parents, if you believe that  we can help you achieve your dream please contact us.

Thursday 29 September 2011

Happy 1st Birthday for our first Swiss baby

It is with great joy that we receive another birthday announcement, our first little girl from Switzerland. It was obvious from the email that both, M & I the proud parents of baby B are besotted with their beautiful girl and are delighted with her progress.

Dear Dr. Shivani, dear Shilpi,

first of all best regards from Switzerland. We all hope you are doing fine.
Please find enclosed some pictures of baby. She is doing very well, she eats a lot and has already 10 kg. She starts walking
We keep you up to date.
Best regards to New Delhi and all the best
M&amp with baby

We wish them God's choicest of blessings.

Friday 23 September 2011

From Australia: Two Dads are born!

It is with great delight that we introduce the newest Australian Family Chris & Mark with their beautiful baby girl Zahra. A significant proportion of our clients are from the LGBT community.and are either single or in couples, neither is an issue for SCI. As always we thank the kindness from this family who have allowed us to share the beautiful photo and kind words below.

We are so grateful to Dr Shivani, Megan and the whole team at SCI healthcare. We feel humbled to have received these gifts in India (not available to us in Australia). At times we were apprehensive. Having seen the hospital care, we have no doubts that our baby and her surrogate mother have had the best care possible from excellent staff. We have thought a lot about the ethics of creating families and are indebted to Dr Shivani for her willingness to raise awareness and challenge perceptions in a sometimes hostile media environment. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
As always we wish you God's choicest of blessing. If you are part of the LGBT community and would like to be a parent, please contact us.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

From Australia: Sibling projects and special meetings

We know that we are doing well as a service, when families come back to us and ask us to complete their family. Kim and Paul came to us over a year ago and were blessed with the beautiful Isla and have recently returned to do baby pick up for their equally gorgeous twins, Jaya & Eva, with their older girls, this family is now complete.

Coming back to Delhi also allowed the family to again meet Sxxxxxx, the wonderful women who carried Isla and for Sxxxxx to once again meet the baby she so generously carried for this wonderful family.

We were blessed to receive this beautiful card from this wonderful family

with the following kind words

Dearest Shivani,
i don't think there are any words to adequately describe our gratitude to you, SCI and our surrogate mothers.
The fact that we have returned after the birth of Isla is testament to the wonderful service that you provide.
I will always look at our Indian daughters, Isla, Jaya & Eva with great pride at how they have been brought into this world and our family
May you continue to provide the opportunity for people around the worls to experience the joy of parenthood,
Love always,

Our heartfelt eternal gratitude to


As always we wish this family God's choicest of blessings. If we can help you complete your family, please contact us.

Saturday 17 September 2011

Monsoon season and it's raining babies at SCI !

September has been a glorious month with 16 babies have been or about to be born with the help of SCI. We have families from:

all coming to Delhi to start or complete their families. There is perhaps only more joyful thing than seeing a nursery full of SCI babies and that is the look on a SCI parents face when they see their baby/babies for the very first time. We wish them all God's choicest of blessings.

For those families yet to arrive, we hope your bags are packed but remember you can buy the most beautiful baby clothes here in Delhi, our concierge can tell you the best places to go.
If you believe that we can help you start or complete you family, please contact us.

Thursday 15 September 2011

From Australia: Proud Dads have twins

G1 & G2 are the proud fathers of a bundle of boys called Max and Rocco born with our assistance in August 2011 at full term. Australia's newest little Australians, safe and home with their extended families and friends.



As always, we wish them God's choicest of blessings. If you believe that we can help you, please let contact us.

Sunday 11 September 2011

From Nigeria: a pigeon pair

It is with great delight that we say good bye to J, his wife and new family. J goes home with a pigeon pair, a beautiful little girl and a handsome boy. We are pleased that their exit process was quick and smooth. We wish they all of God's choicest blessings

If you believe that we can help you, please email us

Friday 9 September 2011

From Australian: Love (Neha)

Everyone who comes to us at SCI has love in the hearts and and a desire to share this love with a baby. So, what better name to call the newest little Australian, but Neha ( which means love in Sanskrit).

We know that Neha's fathers, are full of love for their beautiful baby girl and we thank them for their kind words.

We are so grateful for everything that SCI have done for us, Neha has put on a lot of weight and is growing like no tomorrow we love spending everyday with her she loves going outside in her pram and for walks in the sunshine, she is just starting to smile now. I cannot thank SCI and Dr Shivani enough for the wonderful help and everything you have done for us during the pregnancy

If you have love to share and believe that we can help you achieve your dream, please contact us