jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2015
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martes, 29 de diciembre de 2015
lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2015
The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility: A Practical Guide for Practitioners Who Care for Infertile Couples (Reproductive Medicine and Assisted Reproductive Techniques) 3rd Edition
domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2015
Understanding Bioethics and the Law: the promises and perils of the brave new world of biotechnology
sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2015
viernes, 25 de diciembre de 2015
martes, 22 de diciembre de 2015
viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2015
Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration | Review by Lucy Coleman.
Amazon Review: ncludes a preview of Leap of Perception, the next book in Penney Peirce’s Transformation Trilogy.
Essential Reproduction | Review by Lucy Coleman.
Amazon Review: First Prize in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008 Essential Reproduction provides an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the study of reproduction for students taking courses in reproductive physiology in a wide range of subjects, from medicine and midwifery to veterinary medicine and bioscience. The book spans the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, behavioural science, endocrinology, immunology, genetics and clinical science. It draws out the general, fundamental principles of reproduction, and makes clear the differences between species in relevant areas – often in tabular form or as illustrations for clarity of presentation. There is a strong emphasis on clear structure and layout, and a good use of pedagogical features such as Key Points, Learning Points, and Further Reading.
The following video is courtesy of UFO Disclosure Group.
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.
martes, 15 de diciembre de 2015
To read this, I recommend you to have a look at some of my other articles, that way it will be easier to understand. I need you to have an open mind.
The article “Biological and non-biological causes of infertility” there contains explanations about all the biological causes. However, even though many patients present with biological causes, an increased majority are aware there is something else involved, and is not biological.
Once the non-biological causes are acknowledge, it will be easier to understand.
We humans are composed of matter. There is matter everywhere inside us. Matter is the connection with the physical world we live in. As we are submerged in our material or physical world there are ways to connect with the non-material world. It is possible to feel that connection with the non-physical world in several ways. Most people do not know this, or they prefer to ignore it because it makes it easier for their lives. I was one of them, one of the most skeptical of all, used to ignore there was another realm we can connect to in ways we are capable of receive Love and Light.
There are several non-biological causes of infertility, and they are related to our selfs and souls. Through them we can establish this connection with the rest of the Universe. They are difficult to understand at the beginning. It is hard to get the fact they affect us, because most times we are not even aware they are present.
We can summarise some of the reasons our selfs and souls get affected:
1. Parent issues: Issues with our parents, especially issues originated in this lifetime, will affect the balance in our lives.
lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2015
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable | Review by Lucy Coleman.
|Interesting book to use when you are looking to loose weight understanding the basics|
Amazon Review: Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science.
Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1st Edition | Review by Lucy Coleman.
|I went to one of Dr. Crockin’s conferences a few years ago. I was amazed by the knowledge she has in the legal field regarding human reproduction. Despite being such a sterile field a few years back, she gathered lots of useful information from different patient cases, and even described the legal procedures in every case. I read her book from cover to cover and felt she really know exactly what she is talking about. I also need to quote amazon because the description of the book is very accurate|
Amazon Review: Written by a medical and a legal pioneer in the field, this book comprehensively reviews and analyzes the evolving law and policy issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies. Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr., founder of the first in vitro fertilization program in the United States, offers medical commentary, while attorney Susan L.
“ The potential of cloning to alleviate suffering…is so great in the medium term that I believe it would be immoral not to clone human embryos for this purpose”. Ian Wilmut.
Cloning is a procedure that removes the nucleus of a cell (that will become a surrogate cell) and replace it will the nucleus of the cell from the organism or species intended to be cloned. There are discussions regarding this technique since it’s first attempt during the 90’s where animal cloning was possible through the creation of the well-know Dolly sheep (named after the singer Dolly Parton, because the cloned DNA was taken from a mammary gland).
There has been news regarding scientists claiming to have cloned human embryos with success. Today, therapeutic cloning it has been allowed in some countries for research purposes only, until the technique shows to be safe. Most news have only been lies based in scientific claims with no scientific based of what they got as a result and the models used. However, they’re serious groups of scientists working today towards the future use of this technique.
Human cloning has cause several moral, ethical and religious debates, no wonder the reasons why. But some of these groups have accepted the fact that therapeutic cloning might help alleviate diseases that could cause humans to be affected in the future.
Some people believe that cloning a human will result in the same human’s cloned, with exactly the same physical characteristics, personalities, etc. Well, this is a misconception as while they share the genome, they will be more like twins instead of the same person cloned. In this case, for those expecting to create an exact carbon copy of a loved one, this might not be the desired way to accomplish it.
There is a whole lot of information regarding this procedure online. There are books informing patients and doctors experiences with it. Leaflets can be found in fertility clinics explaining about it. However, we do receive many weekly emails asking about the procedure, what does involves, how is it done, the risks, tests needed, etc., and it makes me think there is still too much more to be known.
I can start by saying surrogacy is a kindness gesture a human can shown to life. It is the way a woman collaborates with other in order to make possible the growth of a baby. A woman gets pregnant with the future known intention of handing over the child to someone else after gibing birth. It is usually done using someone else’s gametes.
Today several patients need surrogacy, because of many reasons, they might not have uterus, they have a disease, they are a same sex couple, etc. A team of professional experts in surrogacy evaluates the need of the procedure and will advice the steps to follow next. Usually patients need to undergo an IVF procedure to obtain viable embryos, which will be frozen or transferred in fresh to the surrogate’s uterus. It is important to consider the legal aspects of surrogacy because they vary in different areas of the World. Some patients prefer to look in countries where surrogacy is allowed/legal or non-regulated, as they can benefit of not having to go through the adoption procedure which can take months.
I do work with a surrogacy team of experts to provide patients with the information of the best options of treatment. Costs also vary depending on the location, it can cost between 70,000 USD even to 150,000 USD in countries like USA. India 50,000 – 60,000 USD, Thailand 60,000 – 40,000 USD, Ukraine 70,000 – 50,000 USD, Mexico 50,000 USD, and Venezuela 40,000 USD (including the IVF procedure).
In many countries surrogacy is not illegal, but there are no regulations to support it or not. For that reason some patients chose to go to countries where they feel it is safer, even if is more expensive. Other patients take the low cost option.
domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2015
One day I read someone’s article stating that in this lifetime she could not be happy with any men she had a relationship with, and that she knew perhaps he did not come to this lifetime this time to meet her. By the time I read the article I did not know the things I now know. I was not aware of the fact that we, as souls, can recognize each other with our energy. I know as a fact we all have souls that mean a world to us: an infinite love. It is not the love we feel for the rest of the souls, whom we also love very much. This is a much deeper love, so deep that it is difficult to explain with words.
Once we realize in any lifetime, that we are all connected, and our energies are capable of great things, we can see more clearly.
I have seen many people depressed and sad because they are on disturbed, unhappy, and disrespectful relationships, and they cannot understand why they are submerged into such unhealthy situations. For us who are on the other side of the line, it is counter intuitive that someone would live that way. However, for them it might be something they feel they have to live with. Perhaps, because society dictates it that way, or because they do not want to recognize they made a mistake in getting into the relationship on the first place. It is not an easy situation, and I am sure many of you have experienced it yourselves, or with friends and family.
People communicate to me that they feel as if they are paying for something bad committed in a previous lifetime, which is a very common way to see it. Subsequently, my question is always the same: “don’t you think you are just scared to let go and the right one is not there yet?
sábado, 12 de diciembre de 2015
There is a huge lot of information out there these days regarding assisted reproduction and fertility. We can find implications, consequences, side effects, results, probabilities, etc. All this information seems useful for patients to understand what they are going through, and the chances of success.
Personally, as a former patient in fertility, I understand the difficult times we have to go through once we become the patient. Success and positive results is all we wish for. However, is not always what we get.
Once you become a fertility patient is because you have been trying as much as possible to get the results of conceiving naturally. You become a person in need of help of a fertility specialist. There are also helpers during that pathway. Those helpers are other methods that can be used together with the assisted reproductive treatment. I call helpers exercise, good balanced nutrition, yoga, Reiki, fertility massages, reflexology and acupuncture. They all have been showing to be excellent helpers on the assisted reproductive procedure prior, during and after. They all have been reported to increase the chances of success.
Exercise and a good balanced nutrition contribute to maintain the body on a physiological balance, which contributes to improve the hormone levels and the quality of the gametes.
Did you know that? by Lucy Coleman
– Infertility is defined as he inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth.
– 7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime.
– 1 in 8 couples (or 12% or married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
– Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.
– A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance.
– Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth.
– Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
– The most recently available statistics indicate the live birth rate per fresh non-donor embryo transfer is 47.1% if the woman is under 35 years of age, and 37.9% if the woman is age 35-27.
– 1 in 7 marriages are between spouses of different ethnicities. And multiracial children have increased 50% in the past decade.
– Because your weight, health and lifestyle can all affect your fertility, it is important to make sure you are eating well, managing your weight, and exercising.
– If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.
jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2015
The Reproduction Bundle: Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection | Review by Lucy Coleman.
|Handy book that pays special attention to all the areas of human embryo development to help scientific – embryologists with the best section of embryos to be implanted. It has lots of good illustrations and comparative guides with different types of human embryos and their performance while in the embryology laboratory.|
martes, 8 de diciembre de 2015
Because today the number of people having fertilityproblems is increasing, there is a trend for patients to go to the fertility clinic to find treatment and solutions to their problems. In the last years the number of patients in fertility clinics has been increasing, and will continue. Couple find the need of becoming parents at certain age and they know they will be able to achieve this thanks to the many advantages of reproductive techniques. Its is a great option to freeze eggs or embryos, and have them back in the uterus whenever the time is right for the parents. Also a great advantage for single woman who wish to become single mothers getting a sperm donor. The many advantages that fertility techniques offer are contributing with the fact that fertility is trendy today.
It is very normal to hear the occasional conversation of someone who knows someone who has a fertility problem. It is most common that what you think.
However, in my several visits to different fertility clinics around the world, I have encountered patients waiting for consultation at the waiting area being ashamed, scared and even trying to hide because they feel as if they were the only ones with this problem. It is not necessary to feel that way as I know as a fact the number of patients with different problems is huge. The attitude towards fertility treatments has been changing because it is very frequent, specially in developed countries.
The brand Fertility Spa offers to patients a range of products designed to target several needs, one of them is the anxiety of going to a fertility consultation. It will make it a fun and pleasant experience. There is a line of tote bags with different scenarios that will make the patient feel proud of what they are doing, and they will also feel encouraged to speak to others about their fertility experience. The idea is targeted to make a fertility procedure a different experience for everyone...Continue reading
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lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2015
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: The Requisites in Obstetrics & Gynecology | Review by Lucy Coleman.
|This is my favourite book in human reproduction. It is very concise, complete and explains the exact subjects that every specialist in human reproduction needs to know. I carry it with me everywhere. The section about steroids and prostaglandins is really great and helped me understand about their receptors and the role of each one of them in every tissue of the human body.|
Amazon Review: During the last decade, health care providers have made great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility-a condition that affects 50-80 million people worldwide. This first volume in the new Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology Series thoroughly examines every aspect of reproductive endocrinology and infertility from normal menstrual cycle and pubertal development, through to management of a full range of common pathologic conditions and the role of human sexuality in infertility management. Given its importance in modern treatment, assisted reproductive technologies are also addressed. This text, while comprehensive in its scope, is also succinct and user-friendly in format, making it an ideal choice for those who need concise, authoritative guidance at their fingertips.
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domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2015
A bridge between Worlds. Witnessing life and death. By Lucy Coleman, MD.
How to describe the feeling of witnessing what I call “the bridge” between dimensions and realizing that feeling was always there, waiting to be explored further and understood in a deeper spiritual sense. The feeling is unimaginable. And this was my experience.
I am a doctor, specialist in Reproductive Medicine, a scientist, a former believer that everything could be demonstrated, even the things that have not being demonstrated yet, because their time to be demonstrated it is about to come. Now I know everything has a time.
I dedicated my entire life to science and medicine, believing that science had most of the answers. And most times found the explanation I was looking for, because it seemed they had the correct and scientific logic for most of the phenomena occurred in nature. My beliefs were that we had all the tools to find answers, explanations, reasons and logic. That was a fact until now, because realized I was far from being right. And the true was about to come to me. For some reason it was shown to me.
In Reproductive Medicine most events are amazing. From the beginning of the formation of each gamete, to the fertilization of the eggs, developing of the embryo, division, implantation, growing of the fetus, birth, every event is amazing. Research in this field had shown science is capable to find answers for most of the events happening during each step, and even go further to find explanations to events that before were unexplained. Scientist and observers have been looking at these events during centuries. Since the 14th century, scientists were looking the sperm freezing, but it was not until the 20th century that we developed ways of freezing and thaw sperm in a way that the technique does not affect the sperm capacity of fertilization. I can keep going non-stop writing about every single phenomenon our nature is showing us in Reproduction...Continue reading
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viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015
Once you acknowledge something is not working properly in the fertility area, it is advisable to find a fertility specialist. This way you will get a proper guidance and the next steps to diagnose the possible causes.
The first important thing to do is to select the right fertility specialist. This is not easy as many specialists are available, most of them with impressive curriculums and studies, however once you get to know them it might be disappointing to find out they are not the person you were looking for. Others are very difficult to get appointments with, because they are so good that the waiting list is very long. It seems like a matter of luck to find the right one. I make emphasis in this because the relationship you establish with your specialist needs to be based in trust, otherwise you will not get the expected results.
Once you select the right fertility specialist, then comes the appointment. Most fertility clinics have a nice warm environment to promote relaxation and tranquility to patients.
If possible try to write notes with the questions you would like to ask. The meeting with the infertility specialist might be overwhelming and condensed with lot of information that will make you leave with even more questions. If you make notes it will be possible to address the previous questions before getting any new information that will result in even more questions accumulated.
Ask all your questions to your specialist.
miércoles, 2 de diciembre de 2015
The Little Book of MEDICAL Breakthroughs Hardcover – 2010 | Review by Lucy Coleman.
|Comment: Useful and interesting little book that covers interesting facts we sometimes forget that exists today, and they are possible thanks to our amazing researchers.|
Amazon Review: professional and everyday resources in healthcare
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martes, 1 de diciembre de 2015
There is an extensive information regarding the main causes of infertility. There are biological physical causes related to our bodies and non-biological causes related to our energy and well-being.
Regarding to biological causes we can separate them in female and masculine causes.
The female causes are:
– Ovulation disorders: these ones can be related to hormonal disorders, which prevents the egg to be released from the follicle of the ovary. These hormonal disorders may be related to genetic predisposition, disorders in our diet, tumours, injuries. Causes of these disorders can be related to polycystic ovarian disease, hyperprolactinemia, hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism, hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism.
– Endometriosis: which is presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. This can be painful and affect the function of the ovaries.
– Fallopian tube damage or blockage:..Continue reading
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