We arrived in India in the early hours of the morning. I had done a big trip around India a few years previously. My husband and I have done many trips through asia so although bustling, it was not a major culture shock for us.
The heat was... it was reported as the hottest summer in 100yrs! With temperatures reaching over 49 degrees , we only did a couple of small trips. This was afterall a fuctional visit more than a holiday. We didnt feel too bad spending time in the hotel or the shopping centre for air-conditioned relief.
We enjoyed meeting our doctor and her associates. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, we knew we had made the right decision. My husband was able to leave two "swimmer" samples throughout our stay. Enough for around eight tries. Our doctor tends to choose the surrogate, or a choice of one or two ladies is possible. It is so important that the donor and surrogate cycles are in time. We got to briefly meet our surrogate during the legal meeting. She was shy and sweet. Her sister was currently pregnant in the programme which I thought would be nice for her to have the care and support of her sister. She had applied to be a surrogate a few months earlier, and was quite dissapointed the pregnancy test was negative at that time.
We left India the following day. We found that the "swimmers" had to be frozen as the timing was not quite right. They were thawed and the IVF and transfer occurred over the next few days. We had a little less than 2 weeks to wait and see.....