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SCI Delhi-Dr Shivani

Dr. Shivani Sachdev-Gour (who goes by "Dr. Shivani") is a Gynecologist and Fertility Specialist and a founding Director of SCI Healthcare. We have helped many families from the UK, USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. We work with all people wanting to create a family and are LGBT friendly. 

Languages Spoken: English, Hindu
India, New Delhi



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Why SCI Healthcare ?

SCI's Healthcare surrogacy program is proven, with more than 200 babies now home with their families, it’s clear SCI Healthcare is doing well! We provide  references from past and present clients and have online blogs praising our service.

High success rates

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour and her team are one of the largest and most experienced IVF/surrogacy providers in India. Dr Shivani is “hands-on”, SCI Healthcare’s embryology team is experienced and we enjoy high pregnancy results with 75 per cent of donor egg/surrogacy clients achieving pregnancy on their first try.

Brand new five-star medical facilities

Our IVF centre Isis Hospital is brand new and equipped with the latest medical equipment. Our centre rivals the best private hospitals in the world in terms of medical care and comfort.

Ethical and reputable

SCI Healthcare follows the Guidelines for IVF and Surrogacy practice recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research. In the absence of Indian legislation regulating surrogacy agreements, ICMR guidelines set out a code of ethical standards we closely observe.

Good communication

We understand how difficult it can be using a clinic in a foreign country. Most of our clients start the surrogacy process feeling alone, however rest assured, hundreds of couples before you have done just that and are now home with their babies. If they can do it, so can you!
We provide regular test results throughout your treatment and pregnancy. We don't keep clients waiting for news, there is always someone available to help you.

Extensive choice of Indian donors

We have many young Indian women enrolled and willing to help our clients. We are also the only clinic in India to offer academic donors, young women who have post-secondary school education. You can view our donors profiles prior to enrolling without charge.

We can accept frozen embryo and sperm shipments

We regularly accept shipments of sperm and embryos from clinics around the world. We trust only experienced shipping companies who have successfully delivered to us without issue.

Surrogates ready to start

You do not need to wait to be matched with a surrogate. We have pre-screened surrogate mothers keen to get started. Once you have enrolled and have your test results to us, we can start your cycle.

Embryo transfer must occur at exactly the right time. Dr Shivani cycles a group of surrogates at the beginning of a treatment cycle. When you, or your donor, are ready to start the active phase of treatment, stimulation medications, you receive surrogate profiles. You are only offered profiles of women whose cycles best fit your cycle or your donor’s cycle. In the rare case of something not going according to plan and your surrogate mother is not ready for embryo transfer, we have other surrogates on the same cycle ready for transfer. This means your cycle will not be cancelled.

Transparent prices

We offer a basic surrogacy package and advise all clients of costs for services that may, or may not, be needed. Not all pregnancies run smoothly and sometimes there are unforeseen expenses.

Assistance in Delhi

When you are in Delhi, be reassured that you are not alone. Our concierge service will assist you with everything you may need including airport pick-up, private taxi services, the best prices for quality accommodation, places to shop and things to do and see.  After birth of your baby we help in practical ways by loaning you baby items such as bottle warmers and sterilisers, and baby baths, and provide a low cost in-home nursing service.

Our services include:
  • IVF ICSI, IUI, Natural cycle IVF
  • Infertility investigation
  • Tubal ligation reversal
  • Egg and Sperm donors
  • Surrogacy
  • Freezing/storage of eggs, sperm and embryos
Our success rates with young donors and surrogate mothers is more than 75%,with a live birth rate of 55%. We have many successful surrogacy births with babies safely home with their families, and more than 50 pregnant surrogates for international clients.

Due to the the care and diligence of my recruiting staff, we have more than 65 screened egg donors for Intending Parents to choose from. These are a mix of new and experienced donors, so that IPs will be able to see the results of previous egg collections when possible. We have listened to IP's concerns with regards to not knowing if their baby has a half sibling in the same country and therefore we are committed, as far as possible, our donors donate once to any country.

We understand that for some IP's academic excellence is an important characteristic when choosing an egg donor. We are particularly proud of the establishment of our Premium Egg Donor Service in which women who have studied at prestigious Delhi universities have kindly agreed to become Egg Donors.

Our clients

In the past two months we have helped more than 20 families become pregnant. Some families come through LGBT networks and word of mouth, many believing they would never have the opportunity to have children of their own. We have intending mothers who have survived cancer and had hysterectomies, others with significant histories with IVF procedures in their own countries and others who had resigned themselves to being childless after being confronted with the significant waiting time for adoption in their countries. We have had successful outcomes for many of our families who have chosen to self cycle in India.

If you believe that we can help you achieve your dream of becoming a family, please contact us.

  Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour, MD, DNB, MRCOG (UK)

Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour is the founder and director of SCI Healthcare and Isis Hospital and Multispecialty Centre and consultant fertility specialist. Dr. Sachdev-Gour has practiced as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and infertility specialist for the past ten years. She completed her medical and obstetrical qualifications in Mumbai in 2000 and was involved with treating the first cases of legal surrogacy in India.
Dr. Sachdev Gour spent four years in the United Kingdom as an IVF clinical research fellow at the prestigious Hammersmith Hospital, and practiced as a gynecologist and obstetrician at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. She gained membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) in May, 2005.
In 2007 Dr. Sachdev Gour returned to Delhi to consult as an IVF specialist with Delhi’s premier infertility treatment centres. She now leads the SCI Healthcare and Isis Hospital surrogacy and IVF programs.

Dr. Vishal Dutt Gour, MS, MCH

Dr. Vishal Dutt Gour, is the Consultant Urologist and Male Fertility Specialist at SCI Healthcare and ISIS Hospital. He
consults on male fertility problems and performs surgical sperm collection (TESA/PESA) when necessary. Graduating as a doctor from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, Dr. Gour gained his General Surgery and Urology specialist qualifications from BJ Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He was awarded the Shri Dhirajlal Desai Medal for first in M.Ch. (Urology).

  Dr.B.Rekhi MBBS, MD. (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

Dr. Rekhi is the lead obstetrician with SCI Healthcare. She has over 30 yrs of experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology and has been working in Multi speciality hospitals in Delhi.

Dr. Dhwani Mago, OBGYN, DGO, PGDS

Dr. Dhwani is in the obstetrical team with SCI Healthcare. She conducts all routine checkups and medical reviews of surrogates and assists in delivering all babies born through our surrogacy program.

Dr. Sunita Verma

Dr. Sunita is part of the obstetrics team at SCI Healthcare. She conducts all routine checkups and medical reviews of the surrogates and assists in delivering the babies born through our surrogacy program.

Dr Beena Muktesh MS (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Dr Beena Muktesh completed her OBGYN qualifications in Jaipur, India and completed a Diploma in Endoscopy at Kiel University, Germany. She worked at the Bahrain International Hospital in the IVF Department for three years and trained in IVF at Midland Fertility Centre in the UK. Dr Muktesh has been practicing as a consultant Gynaecologist in New Delhi for more than 20 years

Dr. Usha Modi

Dr. Modi undertakes all the pathology work, blood tests and cultures. Dr. Modi has one of the most important roles, her tests confirm that our surrogates are

Mr. Vishnukanth Deene, M.SC. Biotechnology

Mr. Deene is the Hospital’s senior embryologist. He is one of the leading embryologists in India and leads the team of embryology staff and technicians. He qualified with a Masters of Science in Biotechnology in 2002 and has worked as a freelance embryologist in IVF Centres throughout India, West Africa and Nepal. Mr. Deene is a highly sought after embryology specialist due to his experience, dedication to perfection and higher than average pregnancy success rates.


Dr. Suneet Jolly

Dr. Suneet Jolly, MBBS, DNB (RAD), MNAMS, is SCI Healthcare’s consultant ultrasonologist. He performs all scans on our surrogates and babies throughout the pregnancy. He completed his professional training at DNB in Radiology at Diwanchand Aggarwal Imaging Research Centre. Dr. Jolly has been practicing for the past 12 years as a Radiologist and was awarded as the best worker of Southern Delhi (DMA).



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