We had a very comfortable flight and we arrived at Hyderabad at about 7.30am. There was a taxi driver holding a placard with our names written on it. It was about a 30 to 40 minute drive from the airport to the clinic. We arrived at the clinic and were taken to the office on the 2nd floor of the clinic. It was a very clean room with sofas to relax. The assistant who brought us up there switched on the AC and the TV which had some old bollywood songs being played.. We were trying hard to beat the jetlag after a 22 hour flight.
We were brought some breakfast (Idli, sambar, chutney and Vada). Had breakfast and waited for the doctor to arrive. I kept falling asleep on the couch waiting for the doctor. We then met our case manager. We had some more paperwork to be completed and then some blood tests. We then met Dr. S who explained us the process for the coming week and some of the medication protocol.
We were handed a temperature-controlled-bag with medications in it along with some injections and tablets. I was explained how the injections were to be administered. Since I had already gone through this for our previous IVF process in the US, I was comfortable to take the injections on my tummy without a problem.
We were given a tour of the whole clinic and also the surrogate living area. They have multiple rooms on the upper floor of the clinic where all the surrogates live as soon as they have had a transfer. They have maids to clean the area and do the laundry and a cook to take care of all the nutritious food they are supposed to receive during the pregnancy. There are security people to guard the area. The surrogate’s family can visit them during the fixed visiting hours. If the surrogate wants to visit her family in their home, the surrogate will be accompanied by a member from KIC to assure their safety.
After the visit, we took our medications and then left to Bangalore to spend the next few days with our family.