For couples struggling to conceive or maintain a pregnancy, or for women trying to treat a complex reproductive health issue, the advice given by conventional medical providers can often be insufficient. Most gynecological providers in the United States do not receive adequate training in methods of fertility awareness and are therefore ill-equipped in advising a woman to chart to monitor her reproductive health. When problems arise in a woman’s cycle or she experiences inexplicable difficulties in conceiving, there can be a tendency to “skip over” finding the true cause of the infertility/subfertility issue and instead pursue the “band-aid” approaches of artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilization. This is an injustice to the woman and to the couple, who deserve to get to the root of their subfertility issue.
As we often say in Creighton, a woman’s chart is the window to her reproductive health. Charting can identify characteristics such as unusual mucus patterns, abnormal bleeding, and short post-ovulatory phases that can either make it difficult to conceive in the first place, difficult to maintain a pregnancy to term, or generally point toward potential reproductive health diagnoses.
A Creighton Practitioner can help you to become the expert in your own fertility, to monitor potential concerns, and to refer you to a Creighton Medical Consultant for appropriate assessment and treatment. This approach, commonly referred to as NaproTechnology, works cooperatively with a woman’s cycle when concerns arise. Based on over three decades of scientific research and practical application, “Napro” seeks to comprehensively and holistically treat the causes of subfertility to allow for conception and overall improved health. NaproTechnology has documented success treating:
- Repetitive miscarriage
- Menstrual cramps
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Ovarian cysts
- Irregular or abnormal bleeding
- Polycystic ovarian disease/syndrome (PCOS/PCOD)
- Postpartum depression
- Prematurity prevention
- Hormonal abnormalities
- Chronic discharges
- Other health issues
To find a Creighton Medical Consultant who is practicing NaproTechnology in your area, check with your Creighton Practitioner or email firstname.lastname@example.org.