Friday, December 27, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Dear Dr. Kadam & Staff,
A Heartfull Thankyou To All For Helping Us Become A Family.
Your Valuable Knowledge & Caring Nature Has Been A Wonderful Experience For Us.
Our Family Is Now Complete. We Hope To Return To Visit One Day In The Future.
Thank You So Much !
All Our Love & Warm Regards
Mr & Mrs AMN,
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Precious Dr. Kadam & Staff,
Its with great joy that I am back in Mumbai to collect my babies. Yes, on our third attempt we were successsful.
Our twin babies (Two Little Angels) complete our happiness.
THANK YOU CORION ! ! ! :)
For those who were trying to concieve/have a baby, Dont Give Up . . .
Corion is an excellent Clinic.
God Bless You All ! ! !
With Warm Regards
DF & BF
Friday, November 22, 2013
INSTAR : Indian Society for Third Party Assisted Reproduction's Blog: INSTAR- India’s first research oriented associatio...
INSTAR : Indian Society for Third Party Assisted Reproduction's Blog: INSTAR- India’s first research oriented associatio...: Guwahati, 5 th October, 2013: President- Dr Bavishi and Vice President Dr Rita Bakshi on behalf of INSTAR (Indian Society for...
Monday, November 18, 2013
In Vitro Activation (IVA), whereby scientists take an ovary or a piece of ovarian tissue and treat it with drugs to stimulate the ovaries, the ‘recharged tissue’ is then implanted back into the ovaries.
In the small study of 27 volunteers, which was published by researchers at Stanford University in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this month, five women were able to produce viable eggs.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
28 October 2013
By Poonam Taneja
BBC Asian Network
A British couple is to become parents of two sets of twin babies carried by two Indian surrogate women they have never met. Experts say twiblings - or children born to separate surrogates but created from the same batch of embryos - are not uncommon in India.
The four babies, all due in March 2014, are the result of a commercial surrogacy agreement with a clinic in the Indian city of Mumbai.
The husband, aged 35 and wife, aged 36, who do not want to be identified, travelled to India in May following two miscarriages and several failed attempts at fertility treatment in the UK.
"I thought to myself why wait and why waste any time and go through ups and downs and attempts again. We've had a long ten-year journey with this," he says.
There are no official figures, but Natalie Gamble, a lawyer who specializes in international surrogacy cases, estimates hundreds of British couples travel to India for surrogacy each year.
At the Corion clinic in Mumbai, the couple's eggs and sperm were fertilized to create embryos, which were then implanted in two different surrogates to increase the chances of a pregnancy.
"We had six embryos in the fridge and typically you would use one surrogate, but I thought get me two surrogates and implant three in each," says the husband.
A month later the clinic called with the news that one of the surrogates was pregnant with twins. They were both overjoyed.
Days later there was another call from the clinic.
"They found two heartbeats in the second surrogate," says the wife.
Commercial surrogacy is estimated to be worth more than $1bn a year in India
"The clinic was panicking because it's never happened before," she says.
"They asked us - is this what you want? Otherwise tell us now and we'll do the necessary."
However, the couple says there was never any question of terminating any of the pregnancies.
"Absolutely not, if there were three in each we would have had them."
In a few months' time they hope to return to India to pick up their four babies. They will not disclose how much they have paid the clinic, however, a surrogacy package in India, on average costs from £17,000 ($27,500) to £20,000 ($32,500).
They are grateful to the two women carrying their babies, but insist they have no intention of meeting either surrogate.
"She's doing a job for us, how often do you communicate with your builder or your gardener?"
"She'll get paid…we don't need to see her. As long as she's healthy and delivers my babies healthily, she's done a job for us," says the wife.
Neither is daunted by the challenge of having four babies and both are confident they will be able to financially provide for them.
For the professional couple from Bedfordshire, it is nothing short of an "amazing miracle".
"For me to have four children, it's going to be the same challenge as the next person having one child. I don't know any different, I'm over the moon, I can't wait," says the woman.
However, the case has raised concerns among health professionals in Britain. "It is troubling," says Dr Rima Rajkhowa, a consultant gynaecologist at Birmingham Women's Hospital.
"I think the focus in India is very much on giving parents the maximum chance of a successful pregnancy ” Lawyer, Natalie Gamble
"I think patients who don't work in the medical field are not aware of all the risks that are involved with multiple pregnancies. All they can think of and are focused on is having a child and they want to make sure every step is taken to get to that goal."
"I don't think any clinic in the UK will consider treating a commissioning couple with two surrogates simultaneously."
It is a view shared by lawyer Natalie Gamble.
"It wouldn't be allowed here. Under the regulation of licensed fertility clinics, there are quite strict rules about how many embryos can be transferred and certainly you couldn't transfer embryos to two surrogates in the same cycle," she says.
The UK's regulator, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), says that multiple pregnancies can increase the risk of stillbirth, neonatal death and disability for the child and complications for the mother including late miscarriage, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia.
They recommend single embryo transfer always be performed, unless there is a medical reason to transfer more than one embryo.
But how common is it for fertility clinics in India - a country where there are no laws governing surrogacy - to offer patients two or more surrogates at a time?
Dr Kadam says implanting two surrogate mothers is not common practice in India
Dr Kaushal Kadam, medical director of the Corion clinic, which treated the British couple now expecting four babies, insists it is not common practice.
"It's usually a single surrogate but there are times when the couple wants more," she says.
But is it really that unusual? Several couples who have had babies as a result of surrogacy in India have said clinics offered them the opportunity of using more than one surrogate per cycle.
Lawyer Natalie Gamble confirms there are similar cases but she believes it is a trend which is largely unique to the sub-continent.
"We've seen it a few times. I wouldn't say it's routine but it's not massively uncommon in India," she says.
In fact there is even a new term coined for these babies - twiblings.
"They're not quite twins and not quite siblings either," she says.
Medical experts believe twiblings represent a fertility phenomenon which has emerged as a direct result of India's estimated billion dollar surrogacy industry, an industry which critics say is driven by profit.
Surrogacy in the UK is a legal and ethical minefield. There are strict laws governing it and commercial surrogacy is banned.
Meanwhile, the Indian government is under increasing pressure to introduce laws to regulate the surrogacy industry.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Corion team were privileged to be a part of Poster Presentation at the ASRM Annual Meeting , USA
DHEA supplementation in poor responders improves the pregnancy outcome. However, debates on the actual effectiveness of the same are still ongoing. The current study was therefore done to determine if DHEA supplementation and the success rates following its administration is directly co-related to the age of the patient as well as to the levels of S.AMH prior to start of the treatment.
Dr. Kaushal Kadam at the ASRM Annual Meeting , USA !!!
Dr. Kaushal during the Poster Presentation of DHEA - The Miracle Drug For Poor Responders Does Not Work For All.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Corion wish this family the choicest of blessings . . .
Mr & Mrs BW
"I tried so many clinics in the UK to ask them if they would do fertility treatment for me, but they all said no my hormone levels where too low and refused to do any treatment on me. I desperately wanted children but feared after waiting to recover from a long illness I had left it too late. I contacted Dr Kadam who replied to my email straight away telling me I could come next week and she would start the treatment on me. The Uk have a policy of only transfering one egg per IVF cycle but in India they don't have this policy making your changes of children far greater. Now I have two lovely twin babies a boy and a girl! I am so happy. DR kadam is a really trustworthy, caring and kind doctor and I would recommend her to anyone."
Monday, October 14, 2013
Dear Dr. Kadam,
You will always be the most important person in my life. I am whole heartily thankful to you and will be so throughout my life. It has been most wonderful experience with all the doctors, nurses & the entire staff of Corion Fertility Clinic.
The feeling cannot be expressed in words. Thank you very much Dr. Kadam for giving my life a new meaning. I hope my God bless you in each and every possible way.
I A & my Daughters
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
'Surrogacy should be looked from Indian context' : Indian Society for Third Party Assisted Reproduction (INSTAR)
Friday, October 4, 2013
Dear Dr. K & Corion Team,
There are no words to describe the greatest gratitude to the Corion Family for making our dream come true. No person should ever be denied the gift of children and without Corion, we may have never welcomed our beautiful boys Aiden & Cooper into our family.
We are eternally thankful to you and would also wish everyone going through this experience.
ALL THE VERY BEST!!!
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Dear Corion Team,
you so much for all your help in making our dream to come true. Your
understanding & good nature feelings & the entire staff at Corion made
us feel so comfortable. We now have a lovely girl June & a happy boy Marek.
Our family is complete & we are so happy ...
M & K
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Dear Dr. Kadam & Team,
We would like to thank you all for all the support, care, affection & love during the stressful time we had gone through & helped us in our dream come true. It was due to guidance and support that we were not too stressed and patiently waited with the care made the transitional process convenient. We would always be thankful to you and your team.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Dear Dr. Kadam & Entire Staff of Corion,
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Thanks for helping us realize our dream of having a new baby! This is a miracle & we appreciate all you've done for us, especially putting up with all our calls. J
We hope that this is the beginning of our new family & we will be able to come celebrate with you soon…
Lots of Love
T & M
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Many families coming to Corion, battered and scared with a history of failed fertility treatments. We give the hope that things can be different , as it was with this family :
"Twin girls!!! Our hearts are filled with joy. Our little Indian princesses. One of the most important decsions of our life and we are glad to have partnered with Dr Kadam to make it happen. She is a well respected doctor and an exemplary and compassionate person. We tried many transfers. At times we felt like it just wasn't going to happen and considered giving up. Dr. Kadam gave us hope. And now we know what miracles looks like ... they smile and giggle each morning as we wake them up."
Monday, June 3, 2013
Indeed A Very Good News for Surrogacy in India:
Easing the surrogacy norms for foreigners, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has proposed that besides married couples, individuals — whether male or female — should also be allowed visas for the purpose. The current law allows only married couples to apply for visas on this ground.
However, foreign nationals will have to obtain medical visas for the purpose of surrogacy. They cannot use tourist visas."The new rules will, however, continue to bar gay or lesbian couples from hiring surrogate mothers in India. But one of the partners, either male or female, can get a medical visa. They can visit India for a period of one year, which can be extended by another six months," said a senior official. Couples have to be married for at least two years before qualifying for such visas.
At the time of seeking their "exit permit" from the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), all foreign nationals who take surrogate children from India will have to undergo DNA tests. "It is important to establish a genetic link through the DNA test," says the ministry's draft proposal.
The amendments are likely to be cleared after Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde returns from the US.
The MHA has also proposed that such foreigners should submit an undertaking at the Indian embassy or mission in their respective countries stating that the surrogate child born in India will be granted nationality of that country.
"To provide proper care and safety of the baby born from surrogacy and fair treatment to the mother, we have suggested a few amendments at the time of granting visas. The hospitals or clinics where such surrogacy is being performed must be recognised by the Indian Council of
Medical Research (ICMR)," said a top MHA official.
The foreign applicants will also be required to submit a letter from the embassy of their country in India or their foreign minister stating that the country recognises surrogacy and the child to be born through the Indian surrogate mother will be permitted entry to their country as a biological child of the couple or individual commissioning the surrogacy. They must also furnish an undertaking stating that they will take care of the child.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
A family From Spain, A family Completed...
" We decided to begin to shape our dream of parenthood with Corion Clinic in Mumbai because from the first moment we spoke with Dr. Kadam and his team, receive humane treatment and family. We are unique, not as onemore in a process as special as this and, in our view, should be treated differently so you feel like you're livingthe whole process in the same city and not thousands of miles. And so we feel it. With every email we traveled to Mumbai and we felt to be speaking in person with Dr. Kadam, feeling our babies were growing so far yet so close. It was really special and all this is thanks to them. And in the end that dream came true and I get the day on which our babies were born Lucas and Paula.”
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mr & Mrs BW :
'I tried so many clinics in the UK to ask them if they would do fertility treatment for me, but they all said no my hormone levels where too low and refused to do any treatment on me. I desperately wanted children but feared after waiting to recover from a long illness I had left it too late. I contacted Dr Kadam who replied to my email straight away telling me I could come next week and she would start the treatment on me. The Uk have a policy of only transfering one egg per IVF cycle but in India they don't have this policy making your changes of children far greater. Now I have two lovely twin babies a boy and a girl! I am so happy. Dr kadam is a really trustworthy, caring and kind doctor and I would recommend her to anyone.'
at May 16, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Corion team were privileged to be a part of the Surrogacy Australia Conference 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr.Mrs.Kaushal Kadam was invited to present on the "Post Birth Psychological & Quality of Life Outcomes for Indian surrogates. In her presentation she showed many videos of the interviews with Indian surrogates who were happy to do this and were doing it out of their own free will. They informed that were counselled at each stage and even prior to taking them into the program. The surrogates blessed the couples who helped them improve their quality of life.
|Dr.Mrs.Kaushal Kadam presenting on the " Post Birth Psychological & Quality of Life Outcomes for Indian surrogates "|
Dr.Mrs.Kaushal Kadam also spoke on "Embryo Transfer Decisions - What Does the Data show". The presentation helped couples decide the number of embryos that should be transferred to maximise the success rates and avoid multiple gestations Her data concluded that it is more than enough to transfer 2 or 3 embryos on day 3 and single blastocyst on day 5. The presentation was well appreciated by the entire audience.
It was also wonderful to meet so many Corion Fertility Clinic- Miracle Baby Families as well as those who are considering and commencing their journey with us.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
As with all our families; the entire team of Corion Fertilty Clinic wishes this family the choicest of blessings.
"In 2009 I was shattered to wake from surgery to find I’d had a partial hysterectomy , I would not bear another baby. However, we did not give up hope and in May 2012 Dr Kadam helped us to complete our family. Another Australian couple recommended Corion Fertility to us and it was the best decision we made. Dr Kadam answered all our questions promptly and we were very happy with the level of expertise, level of care and information provided throughout the entire process. Dr Kadam and the team at Corion made the impossible possible, we are eternally grateful and would not hesitate to recommend them."
Love N&D Janson
Sunday, March 10, 2013
This is what Global IVF has to say about the Elan of Corion Fertility Clinic
Surrogates and Egg Donors in India Fertility Center
After leaving Lilivati, the bustling large hospital with the fertility department nestled amidst several other medical departments, it was a nice change of pace to head to a more residential area and a building devoted to one fertility clinic. We had heard about Corion clinic from a Global IVF visitor prior to our trip. She had asked if we would check it out and we assured her we would. At the entrance to Corion, we were asked to remove our shoes. We are becoming quite accustomed to this and generally it is for cleanliness reasons, the roads in India are so dirty, that it only makes sense to remove your shoes at the door and leave the outside dirt there as well. Perhaps it’s a practice the US clinics should start using! The clinic itself was nice, the reception area inviting and nicely decorated, warm colors and lots of wood.
Dr. Kadam is a very warm, friendly woman (which goes well with the overall feeling of her clinic). She took us into her office and we immediately felt at ease chatting with her. We got into the issues of surrogacy pretty quickly. Dr. Kadam allows the IPs to choose their own surrogate…but during a cycle, she will have a few surrogates being additionally prepared, so that if the surrogate that was chosen by the IPs is not having a good response, the cycle does not have to be cancelled. This was an interesting concept to us. Basically, if the surrogate chosen by the IPs was not responding well, then Dr. Kadam would let the IPs know what other surrogates were currently available (and ready for transfer – meaning their uterine linings were well prepared) and then she would allow the IPs to choose one. She would not transfer an embryo into a surrogate until she had approval from the IPs regarding that particular surrogate.
Like many of the other fertility centres, Corion has a separate but in-house division that handles surrogacy and Indian egg donation. They house their surrogates in surrogate housing , which was approximately 5 minutes from the clinic. Unfortunately we were not able to see the housing for ourselves. Dr. Kadam explained the reason why. Apparently in Mumbai, the television networks are more powerful and much like the American version, they like to play up the ‘seedy’ side of things. In the past, the Indian media got inside the surrogate housing and played up the entire thing with a very negative angle, so since then she has said no to any filming inside her housing accommodations. Dr. Kadam was happy to send us pictures of her surrogate housing (which was quite sparse and more ‘indian- like’ them some of the more western housing accommodations we have seen) but it certainly would have been better if we had been able to see it for ourselves. That being said, the surrogates stay in the housing from the time of embryo transfer all the way through delivery. Their children can stay with them – up to the age of 5. The housing can accommodate 20 -25 surrogates at any given time, with 4-5 staying in one room. This sounds a bit ‘cramped’ to us… but of course it is based on how full the house is at any given time. The house has guards (visitors are allowed until 8pm), a maid, cooks and a staff nurse who visits every day to administer medications.
Dr. Kadam does two infectious screening labs on the surrogates, one at the initial evaluation and another right before transfer. Additionally she does HIV screening every month and a complete STD screening at the end of each trimester. She’s obviously careful and precise about this aspect of the surrogate’s health and it should help to put IPs at ease.
The approximate cost for a surrogacy/Indian egg donor cycle with Dr. Kadam is about $24,000… more if you want a Caucasian egg donor, and Dr. Kadam works with a few top notch agencies who provide Caucasian donors from various countries around the world. Her self-reported success rates for egg donor/surrogacy are 60-70% and her twin rate is 20%. She generally does 3 day transfers, but will go to blast if there have been multiple failed cycles. If the first cycle with a surrogate does not work, she will give you a new surrogate free of agency charge, however you will need to pay for the FET and screening costs.
Dr Kadam was initially with Rotunda Clinic – but 3 years ago decided to open her own place. We’re glad she did, because she really does come across as ethical and compassionate. She currently has about 30 – 35 surrogates pregnant (at various stages) and she watches the surrogates throughout the entire pregnancy. She makes sure that every month the natal checkup is sent to the IPs so that they can know the progress of their pregnancy. The surrogates generally do not speak English, and they deliver at hospitals in Mumbai where the IPs are not allowed in the delivery room. (to me this is just so strange… I can’t imagine not being allowed in the delivery room for my own baby, but it is a compromise and as we tell IPs all the time, the delivery is just one moment in time, you will have your baby forever).
One main difference that we noticed with Dr. Kadam’s program is that all medical payments regarding the hospital are paid directly to the hospital and not through the surrogacy agency. Typically a normal delivery will cost about $1800 US dollars. A c-section will cost more, and if the IPs want to take a room at the hospital for themselves that will cost more as well. If the baby is in NICU, the costs will be directly dealt with between the IPs and the hospital – the agency will not act as an intermediary.
We talked a little more about what type of Indian women become surrogates. As we’ve driven around various parts of India, we can’t help but notice all of the shacks and shantys. We have to ask the question… is this where her surrogates are coming from? Is that what they call home? Dr. Kadam said absolutely not. The shacks and shantys are for the really poor… the people who are impoverished and possibly malnourished. Her surrogates (and most Indian surrogates for that matter) come from a lower socio economic class and they certainly do not have a lot of money, but they tend to live in apartment buildings and their homes are neat and clean. They are not malnourished, they are not beggars, they are not selling things in the street. The main reason the Indian women become surrogates according to Dr. Kadam is to better the lives of their children, and that’s easy for us to believe, because that is one of the main components of why American women become surrogates as well.
We toured around Dr. Kadam’s clinic and were impressed with how nice it was. Clean rooms, modern equipment – everything to indicate that any IVF procedures would be top notch. In fact, another nice note… Dr. Kadam provides daily updates to IPs after egg retrieval/fertilization. She will let you know how the embryos are progressing and what her opinions are about them. She will let you know what they look like on day 2 and what her suggestions are for day 3 transfers. This type of information exchange was refreshing. (of course, we’re information hounds.. and with our own multiple IVF cycles, were desperate to know how the embryos were developing. Most clinics will only give you a report on fertilization rates and then again on your day of embryo transfer).
As we were moving from room to room and floor to floor, we did pass by a waiting room of several surrogates and egg donors… they seemed happy, healthy and nicely dressed. Definitely no sense of major poverty there. Of course they were putting on their best ‘face’ but it’s unlikely if the were really impoverished that they would be able to get themselves together this much. Just seeing them made us feel better about the Indian women who opt to help Intended Parents like ourselves.
Overall, we got a very pleasant feeling from Dr. Kadam’s clinic – the only thing we wish is that we had been able to see her surrogate housing for ourselves. We understand her reasons for not allowing us, but in all honesty, it’s much better to see things firsthand when deciding upon such an important journey.