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Title: Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?
Sub-title: Unexplained Infertility, Miscarriage & IVF Failure Explained
By (author): Alan E. Beer MD, Julia Kantecki, Jane Reed
ISBN10-13: 0978507800 : 9780978507800
Format: Paperback
Size: 228.6x152.4mm
Pages: 500
Weight: .820 Kg.
Published: AJR Publishing (US) - October   2006
List Price: 23.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 14
Subjects: Reproductive medicine : Popular medicine & health : Women's health : Pregnancy, birth & baby care
This book explains how the immune system can behave in a way that prevents a pregnancy from continuing. High levels of Natural Killer cells, genetic compatibility between partners and blood clotting problems are all significant causes of reproductive failure. Autoimmunity (both inherited or environmentally triggered) are a major reason for the increase in infertility and miscarriage today. This book also explains why such disorders are not just devastating to a pregnancy and can also be markers of potentially serious health problems in the mother. This text includes contributions from Professor David Clark, Dr Carolyn Coulam, Dr William Matzner and Dr Geoffrey Sher.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Christo Zouvres, MD Preface Alan E. Beer, MD Introduction Helping to Explain the "Unexplained" Defining Reproductive Failure Recurring Nightmares The Immune System Category 1 Immune Problems: Tissue Type Compatibility Category 2 Immune Problems: Blood-clotting Defects Category 3 Immune Problems: Immunity to Pregnancy Category 4 Immune Problems: Antibodies to Sperm Category 5 Immune Problems: Part One--Natural Killer Cells Category 5 Immune Problems: Part Two--Antibodies to Hormones and Neurotransmitters Hope for Older Mothers-To-Be Immune Problems and Pregnancy Comprehensive Immune Testing Dr Beer's Treatments Immune Therapy: Rejected by a Body of Medical Opinion Trials on Trial Hope . . . and Inspiration Addendum: Fertility Under-Fire The Legacy of a Toxic Pregnancy The Toxins Eating at Our Health Baby-Friendly Alternatives by Zita West Acknowledgements Epilogue Notes Appendix Glossary Index
Julia Kantecki is a marketing director who conceived and had a normal pregnancy after following immune therapy.
Jane Reed is the founder and moderator of immunology support on Yahoo.com and the chief patient advocate for Dr Beer. She lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Reviews:
Featured in Fertility Road magazine Spring 2010
"A wonderful addition for all those struggling with recurrent failure and loss." --Christo Zouves, MD, founder and director, Zouves Fertility Center, and author , Expecting Miracles
"This book certainly makes a complex subject reader-friendly from a personal perspective." -- Zita West, author , Fertility & Conception
"An intriguing and compelling insight into this critical area of science." --Noah Chalfin, Center for Ethics and Toxics
"This is a wonderful, rich . . . book for practitioners working in reproductive medicine." --Koji Koyama, MD, president, International Society of Reproductive Immunology
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