KIC News Letter- April 2012
Introduction | Events - pg. 1
Activities | Employee Focus | Social Initiatives- pg. 2
cus | Interesting Case - pg. 3
For Your Information | Donor of the Month- pg. 4
Kiran Infertility Centre Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India (KIC)
is a Super Specialty Facility dealing in Infertility
Treatments & Surrogacy. Every month, there are more
than 100 people realize their dream of having their own
children. Over the years, we have helped more than
Our Surrogacy Program for International Intended
Parents has been a great success since its inception in
January 2008. Within a short time span of less than 4
Years, we have become one of the most preferred
facilities across the Globe offering Surrogacy. We have
had more than 800 Prospective Parents from 21
different nationalities enrol into our I.V.F. & Surrogacy
Programs. We have helped conceive 218 International
Surrogacy baby births already and more than 100 births
scheduled over the next 9 months. This, with a success
rate of more than 65%!
Thank you for your interest in KIC. You may have received this e-mail
as a current/ past client working with us, or an inquiry, a donor, or
just someone who is interested in learning more about Surrogacy.
Regardless, we would love to hear about your experiences, and we
would be happy to address your concerns regarding the process,
cost, or other details.
CONFRENCE- NYC !
We organized our 1st Annual International
Surrogacy Seminar at the Empire Hotel, New
York City on Saturday, December 10th, 2011.
Here, we intended to bring together past,
present and potential clients. This event was
planned to familiarize Intended Parents in USA
with various aspects of Surrogacy in India. It
was attended by Dr. Pratima Grover (Senior
Program Director), Sai Raj Jaiswal (Head-
Legal & Accounts), Anjani Kumar (Case
Manager: India), Alexis Thomas (Case
Manager- USA), and more than 50 Intended
"This successful event is the first of many
surrogacy seminars that will take place in the
US", said Dr. Samit Sekhar.
ACTIVITIES :SINCE DEC.2011
46 New Intended Parents have joined our Program
18 New Births
43 International Intended Parents have visited KIC
19 Samples of Genetic Material shipped to KIC by
4 New Caucasian Donors Inducted
5 New Indian Donors Inducted
59 Fresh Transfers carried out, resulting in 28
Purchase of LABOTECT C16 Incubator for short time
culture of the Embryos
Purchase of A STEROZOOM SZ61 Microscope from
Olympus for more precision in Semen Analysis.
Dr. Samit Sekhar, M.B.B.S.
Dr. Samit is one of the Youngest Embryologists in
India. After completing his M.B.B.S. in 2005, he
joined KIC and looked into overal administration of
the facility. After 2 years of training under Dr.
Kiran Sekhar and other eminent Embryologists, he
started working as an Embryologist since Nov.
2007. He has handled more than 1500 Indian
Cases and more than 600 International Cases,
making him one of the most successful Embryologists
in India. He is in-charge of overal maintenance of
IVF Lab, and day to day counselling of patients.
By introducing programs for International Patients,
he has been instrumental in the expansion of KIC,
from a facility of National Repute to a facility of
International Recognition. He was also invited by
the US Consulate in Hyderabad in a presentation
concerning International Surrogacy. He was also
honoured recently by a NGO working for Women
Empowerment, for his efforts in providing earning
opportunities to women.
We at KIC understand our responsibility towards society. In our endeavour to provide affordable
services to poor, the management has decided to pursue One Case of a Below Poverty Line (BPL)
family every week. KIC in collaboration with an NGO HelpAge India working for abandoned Old
and needy people, has undertaken to sponsor One Year's Maintenance & Medical Expenses for an
Elderly Person for every Surrogacy Case being enrolled. We have associated ourselves with N.G.O.
CHETNA, working for Empowering poor abandoned Women, Widows and is supporting 18 Self
Help Groups of 10 Women each establish their own smal scale businesses by financing them
This column is designed to
highlight those parents who want
to share a little about themselves
and their experience with our
Surrogacy Program. Richard and
Russell were excited to share
their story with al of our readers.
They welcomed their new baby
Rhys in 2012 and could not be
Richard and Russell are both original y from Indiana. They met at Ball State University in Muncie,
Indiana to earn their undergraduate degrees. Russell was the pianist for Richard's private voice
lessons. The two became an official couple in 1998. After graduation, Richard and Russell made
the big move to New York, where Richard pursues his singing career and Russell teaching at
Tappan Zee High School, serving as Director of Choral Activities. Richard enjoys gardening and
landscaping when he doesn't have Rhys in his arms. He also enjoys learning new music repertoire
to try out on Rhys and making song recordings with our in house mini studio. His first and most
favourite current hobby is taking pictures of Rhys and making videos.
Their journey al started about a year ago when they decided they were ready to be fathers
and started researching their options for surrogacy. Once they made the final decision to go with
Dr. Samit and his team, they knew they had chosen wisely. The rest fell into place and on
January 17th their greatest joy (and stress) came into play when they received word that their
new baby was on his way. "It was literally like being on the Amazing Race but the
prize was even better than any dollar amount," stated Richard and Russell.
An Interesting Case...
Ms. Ray (name changed) from USA came to us for the first time in Mar-
2012 for Surrogacy. They had spent large amount of money with
middlemen, brokers and medical tourism agencies based in Chicago
and California only to be led from one excuse to another and one
failure to another, and then approached us. Ms. Ray weighed 264 lbs
and had a body mass index of 32.34; she wanted her own Oocytes to
be fertilized with donor sperm and transferred into a surrogate
mother. Upon ultrasound, it was revealed that Ms. Ray suffers from
polycystic ovaries, Medical History revealed long standing
Hypothyroidism and history of Bipolar Mood Disorders. This case was
significant and chal enging for doctors because of weight of Ms. Ray
combined with other factors diagnosed above, Doctors had to very
careful y design an Ovarian Stimulation Protocol as we did not want
Ms. Ray to land up in OHSS syndrome. Also because of her weight she
was in the high risk category to be administered General Anaesthesia,
after evaluating her chest X-Ray and EKG, she was taken in for the
procedure. After 12 days of monitored stimulation, Oocytes Retrieval
was done, these were fertilized with Donor Sperm and 5 embryos were
transferred. Pregnancy Test turned up positive. The pregnancy is
presently at 7 weeks. We wish the Mother Daughter duo al the best!
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EFFECT OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS ON
Fatty acids greatly improve blood flow to the genitals. They
also lower blood pressure and support a healthy prostate
gland. This helps in lowering the risk of erectile dysfunction.
Prostatitis- (swelling of prostate), has serious reproductive
repercussions. Because of natural anti-inflammatory ability
of Fatty acids, it keeps prostate healthy and functioning
properly. Delivery of sperm is only one aspect of
reproduction. For fertilization to occur sperm must be strong,
viable, plentiful, healthy and mobile. There are two things
that lead to male infertility. One has to do with cholesterol
and the other oxidation within the sperm.
Essential fatty acids and cholesterol make up a large part of
sperm cell membranes. And over 60% of the fatty acids are DHA,
which is an Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Supplements of the omega-3
Fatty Acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) reverse abnormalities in
sperm associated with Infertility.
Donor of the
Month : Melissa
We are focusing our donor spotlight this month on Melissa who
is new to our donor database. Melissa wil be turning 23 this
month and lives in Arizona. An outgoing coffee connoisseur, a
chocoholic, a poet, a perfectionist, a chef, a shopaholic, a
world-traveller, a girly-girl, a tom-boy, a risk-taker, a thril -
seeker, an optimist, an opportunist, and a hopeless romantic...
al in one! Academical y, she grew up taking al honours and
AP classes. She studied Russian language for seven years, and
went on to major in Nutrition Science, Chemistry, and Pre-
Medicine at Oregon State University.
Between moving across states, volunteering across international
borders, and experiencing growth, change and new things, she
has been blessed with a very fulfil ing life thus far. But through
and through, one thing has always remained true: her firm
family foundation. She applied to be an egg donor to help
couples fulfil their dreams of having a family and achieving
the happiness and love that she was fortunate enough to have.
"Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of
life!" -Albert Einstein
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