The official meaning of surrogacy is to appoint another in the place of themselves. Medically, it means substituting a mother who is unable to have children with one who can. For many couples who want children and are unable to have them, yet wish for biological children, using surrogate mothers is a life-changing alternative, thanks to Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour. Reviews of her have always been positive, if not awestruck and deeply grateful.
Those who have reviewed Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour tell us that she is the current Director of the Surrogacy Centre India, which is a part of the Isis Hospital, and is the first officially recognized surrogacy centre in India once the practice was legalised in 2008. A force to be reckoned with, she aims to overcome the stigma attached to childbirth and surrogacy in India by calling for increased transparency, parental involvement and ease of the process.