have nothing to fear. If there is a problem, we will
know. If there is not a problem, we will rejoice.
The most important thing is to know that what is wrong
with you is not your fault. It has a specific cause
and understanding that cause fully brings with it
the power to persist and move onward, even though
the fear of failure will never leave you."
Alan E. Beer, M.D.
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In response to growing demand, the
thoughts and theories of the internationally acclaimed
fertility specialist Dr Alan Beer have been documented.
Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?
explains for the
first time ever
why infertility, IVF failures
and recurrent miscarriages happen.
Even today, the cause of a majority
of pregnancy complications (including premature delivery
and stillbirth) in addition to IVF failure and infertility
are labeled "unexplained." Dr Alan Beer has identified
five categories of immune problem that can cause pregnancy
loss, IVF failure and infertility. The logic behind
the theories is considered, following an overview
of how the immune system functions and why imbalances
within it can affect pregnancy outcome. Since he began
his pioneering tests and immune therapies over 30
years ago, Dr Beer has collaborated long-distance
with fertility doctors, ob/gyns and REs across the
world to help over 7,000 couples and achieved a
success rate of more than 85% within three natural
cycles or IVF attempts.
The 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 that can be 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
- they can also be markers of potentially serious
health problems in the mother.
This thoroughly researched and referenced
text includes contributions from world-leading professionals,
including Professor David Clark, Dr Carolyn Coulam,
Dr William Matzner and Dr Geoffrey Sher. Best-selling
author Zita West has also contributed a special chapter
on holistic therapies and diet specifically for those
with immune-based infertility and recurrent miscarriage.
Dr Christo Zouves, author of "Expecting Miracles,"
who has worked with Dr Beer for over 15 years, has
provided the Foreword.
a clear message that recurrent IVF failure,
infertility and loss can be categorized
and treated. This book is a wonderful
resource for all those struggling with
recurrent failure and loss."
Zouves, M.D., Founder and Director of
the Zouves Fertility Center and author
Expecting Miracles: The Path of
Hope from Infertility to Parenthood
"This is a wonderful,
rich in contents book for practitioners
working in reproductive medicine. The
news of Dr Beer 's death was very sad
but we are proud of him who leaves us
such a fortune like this book."
Koji Koyama, M.D., President
of International Society of Reproductive
"This book is outstanding.
I think Dr. Beer goes a long way toward
making complex ideas understandable for
Russell Roby M.D., Founder
of the Texan Allergy Center
book certainly makes a complex subject
reader-friendly from a personal perspective."
West, Founder and Director of the Zita
West Clinic and author of
these scientists are right, immunology
could be reproductive medicine's next
frontier, helping to treat distressing
conditions that blight the lives of many
couples. This will be the new area of
infertility treatment for this century."
P. Tremellen, M.D., of the University
of Adelaide, Australia.
thought out and researched and an important
addition to the literature regarding reproductive
health...an intriguing and compelling
insight into this critical area of science."
at the Center for Ethics and Toxics in
recurrent pregnancy loss and IVF failure might not
be a matter of chance; your immune system may be the
The worst feeling
for most women, after the physical pain of miscarriage
and IVF failure has long passed, is that of sheer
hopelessness and frustration. With no answers to be
found and no prospect of achieving a healthy pregnancy,
many sink into total depression. Living without hope
is a soul-destroying existence. The months and the
years pass by. Time may heal, but the doubts and questions
remain; why has this happened? What went wrong? Was
it my fault?
the reasons for so-called
"unexplained" IVF failure and pregnancy loss are explained.
Readers are also introduced to the pioneering program
of advanced tests and therapies that have helped thousands
of couples achieve a pregnancy, with success rates
of more than 85% within three natural cycles or IVF
Are You Immune
All day, the
body is under attack from toxins and infections (pathogens).
The immune system fights hard to kill off these invaders
with its army of immune system cells and an arsenal
of chemical weaponry. Quite simply, without this attacking
power we would die.
are capable of activating immune reactions are called
antigens. As the body's own cells also contain antigens,
the immune system has to learn to identify which are
dangerous and which are not. Cells that contain foreign
antigens are considered a threat and are targeted
for destruction. Unfortunately, this can sometimes
includes the antigens of embryonic cells.
Dr Beer has identified
five types of immune system response that cause reproductive
failure in couples attempting to have a baby naturally
or through IVF. Category 1 is the least severe and
Category 5 is most severe.
do not exist in isolation, but interconnect in a way
that perpetuates the vicious circle of autoimmunity
and reproductive failure. This cascade of responses
will also generate other antibodies, which may further
reduce the chances of successfully giving birth in
the future. In
Is Your Body Baby-Friendly?
these categories are detailed and explained and treatments
to help to overcome these problems are provided.
know I can make a difference in the lives of many
couples struggling, hurting and experiencing repeated
disappointments. In good faith many of you have listened
to advice, it has not served you so well, and the
cycle of failure has gone on.
I have four grown wonderful children
who are beautiful, bright and healthy. It would kill
them and me if they were bruised and abused with infertility
and loss of hope that they may never become parents.
I weep inside when I see a message composed at 3.00
a.m. by someone's wife and companion. They are unable
to sleep, seeking answers at the computer, on a mission,
knowing there's a problem and silently blaming themselves.
She fears to hope because disappointment is standing
outside the nearest door - and yet she never gives
I have a mission to provide the data
that I know and share it with all of you in a manner
that can be understood and applied to each problem.
With understanding comes healing and partial hope
can be restored. To travel the world as I am privileged
to do and to meet couples in their own environment,
to view their growing families and see their businesses
thriving, to see a new look to their posture and the
aura of their faces, to see their need to tell me
all about what immune treatment has done for them,
to receive their thanks in thousands of different
ways is a tribute that few on this earth receive…and
I receive it often."
Alan E. Beer M.D