Kiran Infertility Center
July 2012 Volume 1, Issue 3
Kiran Infertility Center– Newsletter August ‘12 Team KIC at the ‘Men Having Babies Seminar’- NYC !2012! The Kiran Infertility Center has helped numerous couples, both gay and straight, have their own children through its IVF/ Surrogacy programs. You can meet the team and discuss various options, and have your doubts cleared in person at NYC this month!
Inside this issue Welcome page........................... 1 Employee Focus: Lydia ............... 2 Donor Focus: Elizabeth- Yolandi . 2 Parent Focus: Felix Yang............. 3 Events: Men Having Babies SeminarNYC - 2012................................. 4 A Challenging Case..................... 4 Visitors this month……………………..5 Statistics…………………………………….5
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Employee Focus– Lydia, Case Manager, Australia Hello everyone! My name is Lydia, I am 28 years old, and was born with a condition Mullerian agenisis. This does not allow me to carry my own child. I have been married for 4 years. I met my husband in 2007 and we knew from our first meeting we would be together for the rest of our lives. Soon after our wedding in Nov. 08, I began researching surrogacy. I knew I would choose India as my preferred destination for surrogacy, due in part to the favorable laws and also because of the cost. I contacted numerous clinics in India until I finally found the Kiran infertility Clinic, the were the most helpful and also the most professional of all the clinics I had been in contact with. It wasn't until April 2011 that my husband and I went over to India for our first round of fertility treatment, unfortunately our first attempt and IVF was not successful, although our second attempt was and we were blessed with our miracle boy Alexander! Having been through the entire process gives me a unique perspective ( and great joy!) when speaking with Intended Parents and I am able to help them better!
Lydia– I would highly recommend the clinic to anyone who is thinking about going down the surrogacy path, and would like to thank the stars of the clinic Dr Samit and Anjani for all of their tireless work they put into helping my husband and I realize our dream of having a family!
Donor Focus : Elizabeth & Yolandi Hi, I am Elizabeth (with the pink flower) all the way from South Africa and have my own Pet shop. I am 27 years old and love camping and caring for animals. I heard about the egg donor through Celeste in South Africa who helps the Clinic find people to donate. The Clinic is very professional and friendly, they help me to feel brave enough to get my injections! The appointment is very quick and leaves us free for the rest of the day! India is a nice warm country with many bold historical stories and buildings. The people here are very friendly and I just love the way the women dress. It shows that us women are very special and are born princesses and should be treated that way not only in India but in our own countries as well. We have the gift of giving birth or helping someone have that special chance. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help our recipient, it’s really a special feeling. Thank you for treating us the way you do.
Yolandi- When they told me I was matched I could not believe it but here I m, in India. The place is like a dream come true! Everyone is so friendly and helpful and the history about the place is so rich! I would tell everyone I know to come here and help someone to become a parent. Because its the experience of a life time!
Humor Section :) 20 reasons why you should date a doctor!! 1. The stethoscope 2. They can give you the gift of "missing them" because they are always at work 3. They can give you a free medical consultation 4. You save yourself the embarrassment of going to a doctor with a water infection!! 5. They are smart!!
“I could not have done all these without the help of my family and friends, and of course the Kiran Infertility Centre and their surrogates. The road to become a parent was not smooth for me but my ultimate turning point was signing up with KIC after talking to Dr. Samit and several other parents who had worked with KIC in the past. Then nine months after my three girls were born. KIC helped me through every single step along the way. They have my highest praise!”
Parent Focus– Felix Yang I grew up in a city south of China and moved to Canada in 1995 with my family. As a child, I had always been the loving one who brought home little pets. I’ve had three cats, two rabbits, a turtle, don’t-rememberhow-many chicken, ducks, fish, and pigeons. I brought them home, played with them for a few days, and then my parents would raise them for me. This didn’t seem to have stopped at childhood as eight months ago I brought home three little babies and needless to say, my parents are helping me raise them. The thought of having a baby on your own may scare some people - having triplets on your own is definitely not for the faint of heart. But as a single father of three girls, I could not be happier. They are very different in personalities. Kaylee is the oldest - two minutes older than her twin sister Megan. She does not have any patience; she would scream on top of her lungs if you don’t give her what she wants. Megan is quiet, shy, and the laziest; she would extend her fat arm to fetch a toy but if she can’t reach it, she would either turn to another toy or big tears coming down her face cry for help instead of crawling to reach it – as a result she is the biggest in size but where you put her is where she will be. Eva is about two weeks younger than her sisters, smallest in size, but she is smart, playful, active, and loud like a bird. She figured out how to sit and crawl herself and now she is constantly exploring the forbidden dark corners. I haven’t brought home any more little pets since my daughters came home. They seem to be keeping me fairly occupied. Some people asked me whether I would have more babies - I think I have enough of those…..well except maybe if it’s a boy! My parents are still young and healthy! Just kidding ??
6. They know their anatomy well (know what works and where) 7. They are heavy weight party people in the weekend 8. Let's play doctor!! 9. They are well trained to listen. 10. They know how you feel, or at least pretend to!! 11.They always have strange new story to tell.
12. They offer you a tissue when you feel like crying (it is a reflex). 13.They can stay up all night if you want them to. 14. They can guide you in the gym. 15. Money!!! (Although they work long hours for it) 16. Free medical samples!! 17. They are unshockable!!! 18. They know what you want to hear and say it!! 19. They always try to dress nice!! 20. They are trained in breaking bad news in a nice way.
KIC at the Men Having Babies Seminar- NYC ! We are proud to announce that the Kiran Infertility Center Team will be attending The eight annual NY Men Having Babies Surrogacy Seminar and Expo scheduled for September 22, 2012! This year's day-long event is going to be the largest and most extensive program for prospective surrogacy parents ever! Alongside, there will be a representation or information from a number of supportive community organizations. While the event is organized by a gay parenting organization, non-gay prospective parents are welcome and will no doubt highly benefit from it as well. When? The Eighth Annual NYC Men Having Babies Seminar and Expo will take place September 22, 2012, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM. See program below for more information. Where? The conference will take place at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 3rd Floor, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011. RSVP if you are coming! email@example.com
You can also pre-register for the event here: http://www.menhavingbabies.org/surrogacy-seminars/ny-2012/registration/
A Challenging Case: Mr and Mr.N.- a Japaneese couple in their late forties who had been married but childless for the last 20 years approached us in March 2011, requesting to be included in our surrogacy program. Upon evaluation, the female partner had atrophic ovaries and very high FSH levels and hence was not able to be the genetic mother. They opted for a Thai donor with the Sperm to be provided by the male partner. While examining the semen sample of the male partner, it was noted that there was a total absence of sperm. Upon further enquiry, Mr.N revealed that he was wrongly diagnosed with Prostate cancer and was given significant amount of hormonal therapy and radiation. This led to his Azoospermia. His testicular scan revealed normal sized testes. Upon counseling, he agreed for a testicular biopsy and a small size of testicular tissue was removed from his right testes. This piece of testicular tissue was washed using density gradient media and a few motile and immotile sperm were isolated and frozen. A month later, their Thai Donor underwent an egg retrieval and 12 eggs were retrieved. But because of the poor quality of sperm, only 2 Embryos had divided and the two were transferred into a gest ational carrier on day 3 at 6 to 8 cells. 15 days later, the Beta HCg was done and it was Positive! On day 28 of embryo transfer, an ultrasound showed two gestational sacs. Their twins- one male and one female was born at 36 weeks. With help of our legal team, they were able to get the travel documents for the babies in 2 weeks time and the happy family of 4 were able to go back to their country!
Visitors at KIC this month
Seen here are Elizabeth-Yolandi with some of the IPs from Canada and Brazill, with Dr Kiran Sekhar and Sairaj Jaiswal.
Statistics this month: 22 New Intended Parents joined our program. 6 Births 24 International Intended Parents visited KIC 4 genetic samples shipped 15 Caucasian donors inducted. 7 Indian donors inducted 30 embryo transfers carried out resulting in 16 pregnancies.
Visiting Journalists We were visited by Journalists from Japanâ€™s biggest newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun this month. And also coverage by the Daily mail, UK. This adds on to the huge list of news media coverage such as the B.B.C., A.B.C., C.B.C., Globo TV, Brazil, Wall Street Journal, Advocate magazine, Pink Parenting magazine, TV Netherlands, Asahi Shimbun Japan and many many more!
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