First ever of its kind :- A mother becomes a Surrogate for her daughter and delivers twins successfully in 21st Century Hospital and Test tube baby center-Surat
No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you—LIFE. It is said that God could not be everywhere, so he created Mothers.. Mother’s Love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible truly said by Marion .C. Garretty. This is turning into reality today at 21st Century hospital, Surat.
The daughter did not have a uterus, so her mother became a Surrogate mother for her daughter’s own sake!!! Bhavika Kathwadia had congenital absence of uterus and vagina. To be precise in medical terminology, this is called as Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome( MRKH Syndrome) in which the girl child suffers from congenital total / partial absence of uterus, vagina along with other systemic abnormalities involving the renal (kidney) system. She doesn’t menstruate and hence cannot bear an offspring.
Bhavika and her husband Mr. Saurabh Kathwadia, residents of Rajkot were happily married since 6 years. Both their respective families were aware of the fact that Bhavika could never produce a child because of her genuine problem and were very supportive towards her.
Just like every dark cloud has a silver lining, Bhavika and Saurabh did not give up hopes and consulted Dr. Purnima Nadkarni and Dr. .Pooja Nadkarni Singh of 21st Century Hospital, Surat . Eventually their queries were solved and they got a perfect, flawless solution for their grave situation i.e SURROGACY
Surrogacy was the only ray of hope for Bhavika’s case. Dr. Purnima and Dr. Pooja suggested Bhavika’s mother Mrs. Shobhanaben Chavda to become a surrogate for her daughter. Shobhanaben readily agreed to help her eldest daughter to get rid of her childlessness!!! Shobhana being 45 years of age with 4 children, the youngest being 12 yr old was definitely in a decent age group to become a Surrogate.
Dr.Pooja planned Bhavika’s IVF-ET (Test Tube Baby Treatment) with ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection). Three embryos were transferred into Mrs.Shobhana’s uterus. She conceived in the FIRST attempt and had a TRIPLET pregnancy!!! This is a rare case of TRIPLET SURROGATE PREGNANCY AND THE FIRST OF ITS KIND WHERE A MOTHER IS FOSTERING THE PREGNANCY JUST FOR HER DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!
Since Triplet pregnancies have a greater relative risk of miscarriages, 1 embryo was reduced from amongst the three during the third month of gestation. Shobhanaben continued with Bhavika’s twins. She took utmost care of her grandchildren who were dwelling in utero inside her since conception and implantation!!!! The nine months of her pregnancy were uneventful and smooth.
Shobhana underwent a Caesarean section on 10/12/2010 at 21st Century Hospital in Surat conducted by Dr. Purnima and Dr. Pooja impeccably. She gave birth to 2 healthy boys, 2.4 kg and 2.5 kg and is recuperating well now.
On the other hand, her daughter Bhavika’s joy knew no bounds as she leaped with happiness when she saw her own twins, her very own biological babies gifted to her, by her Angel Mother! She expressed extreme gratitude towards Drs. Purnima and Pooja for making her difficult dream come true.
Mother’s Love only grows by giving. Motherhood has a very Humanising effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials!!! Bhavika could experience Motherhood only because of her mother’s help.