Summary Of Our Surrogacy
A Summary (if such a thing) of our Surrogacy History
Summer 2005. A plane hop to India for a no-holds barred insemination ritual on a surrogate whom we found by advertising in the Indian press. Two months of hard graft produced no result. (for those inclined, our ebook will chart this event and more) The list below charts our official surrogacy attempts, i.e. outside of the bedroom!
- Surrogacy #1
With the same Indian lady as above, we tried a more hands off approach in autumn 2005. We went to Rotunda IVF clinic in Mumbai and started treatment to produce eggs of the surrogate to go back into the surrogate. Evidently she had poor eggs.
- Surrogacy #2
Spring 2006. Same surrogate, same story, same result.
- Surrogacy #3
Early 2007. A different surrogate this time along with a different egg donor. Both selected from the Rotundas books by Dr Kadam. Donor was nice. The blame game was now not ours if it was to go wrong which it did of course.
- Surrogacy #4
Spring 2007. Back to Rotunda again. Back to the same donor but a different surrogate. And back to square one yet again.
- Surrogacy #5 and #6
Summer 2007.Two is better than one right? Wrong. Two wasted surrogates, two wasted donors and a partridge in a pear tree.
- Surrogacy #7
On average we had six embryos implanted in our prior attempts. Dr Kadam gave us a donor of her choice. Squeezing in the fifth attempt of the year we were guaranteed results. It was December 2007. Nine embryos were shoved into another surrogate. Result: Daisy
- Surrogacy #8
Summer 2008. Our run of bad luck migrated with us to Dr Patels Akanksha clinic in Gujarat.
- Surrogacy #9
Two more ladies got bowled out for a duck.
- Surrogacy #10
Weve broken the record so now lets put a stop to this. Seven embryos entered this third surrogate at Dr Patels. Result: Dhillon