Updated on June 5th, 2019
Tusshar Kapoor, bollywood actor and son of yesteryear’s superstar Jeetendra, announced the birth of a baby boy born through IVF and surrogacy on June 27. Tusshar will be a single parent as the actor isn’t married, nor has he publicly spoken about having a live-in partner at the moment. This is the first such instance of an unmarried Bollywood celebrity choosing this method of assisted reproduction.
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Truly, it’s Tusshar’s unfamiliar path to parenthood , who is now a proud father to baby Laksshya, who was conceived through IVF and surrogacy.
Here we are presenting 7 things which people didn’t know about IVF and surrogacy.
1. IVF And Surrogacy Is Not Understood By The Masses.
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Most people are unfamiliar with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy. The IVF and surrogacy process involved using Tusshar’s sperm and a donor egg. Later, a surrogate mother from Mumbai carried the baby in her womb.
The IVF treatment was led by Firuza Parikh, Director of IVF and Genetics at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre. Appreciating Tusshar’s decision and dedication, Parikh said, “I am impressed with Tusshar’s determination to be a father. He maintained a keen interest in the baby’s health at every stage. He will surely be a sensitive and nurturing parent.”
2. Likely Spend More Money Than You Planned To Spend.
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The process can cost you huge amount of money when working with a private surrogate, and these numbers do not include unexpected expenses.
3. You Will Be Applauded.
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“As a public figure, Tusshar’s brave and bold decision will open the field of assisted reproduction making it accessible to not just single parents, but also to many who fervently desire to have a baby,”said Firuza Parikh, Director of IVF and Genetics at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre.
4. The Relationship With Your Surrogate Is Extremely Unique.
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Nothing prepares you for a relationship quite like this one. The most important ingredient in any surrogacy relationship is trust. Trust is the foundation of surrogacy and should be at the core of your relationship with your surrogate.
5. People May Offer Empathy With Their Congratulations.
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6. Sharing Your Story Will Inspire Others.
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” The paternal instincts in mee have been overpowering my heart and mind for some time now. Therefore, I am thrilled beyond words to have Laksshya, now the greatest source of joy in my life,” Tusshar. Surrogacy is not often talked about, but sharing your story freely can give hope to and inspire others.
7. Your Surrogate Will Become Your Family’s Angel.
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When you hold your baby for the first time, it’ll be hard to express just how much gratitude you have for the woman who carried your child. The feeling of joy will overtake you, and you will be forever grateful.
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