According to a survey recently conducted by the Max Planck Institute the birth rate in Europe has decreased dramatically and the cause is no other than the crisis. They talk of rising unemployment, which means that many women whose economic stability is not good enough will consider giving up or delaying maternity, with the consequences that this entails. Continue reading
Single mothers with egg donation
By Giuliana Baccino, PhD Fiv Madrid Clinic
In 1978, Louise Brown was born, first child product of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Since then, more than five million children have been born by assisted reproduction treatments (ART), some using eggs and sperm from the patients themselves and others with donated gametes. This high number of births has led to numerous studies that explore different aspects of the development of children: cognitive, neuromotor, behavioral, affective, among others. Studies have been mainly conducted with children product of ICSI. Continue reading
My name is Elizabeth, and I am writing this while my daughter Eva is sleeping in her crib
Eva is 15 months old, and it’s mine, only mine. She is the world’s most desired girl.
At the age of 10 and after a traumatic experience, we moved to Sevilla. I would not fall in love easily until I met the love of my life at 17, with whom I wanted to spend the rest of my life, and the most important thing for me, raise a family together, get pregnant, feel a baby inside me, give birth, which was always my greatest wish. In fact, from very young I started to babysit, I loved children.
Despite falling in love with him at 17, I did not start dating him until I was 20. As I loved him with my soul and heart, I gave everything for him, I would have given my life if it had been necessary.
I became a primary school teacher after taking public exams. At the beginning, I replaced other teachers here and there and grew up as a person. I learned so much these years! I met so many wonderful people! I will never forget them
The years went by and our relationship began to fail or maybe I realized that something was going wrong. I wanted to buy an apartment, live with him, have children (I loved children, I wanted to have one of my own), I think that after seven years of dating, I was not asking for too much, was I? Continue reading