FertilityCare combines natural fertility awareness with a medical treatment program (NaProTechnology) to help people reach full procreative health. This can be used successfully by:
- Married couples having difficulties achieving a pregnancy
- Married couples who have experienced miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy
- Women wishing to care for their own gynaecological health, including those with problems such as Pre Menstrual Syndrome, irregular cycles, unusual bleeding, polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, postnatal depression and other conditions.
- Couples wanting to learn about their fertility and plan their families
The work of FertilityCare and NaProTechnology was pioneered by Dr Thomas Hilgers MD, obstetrician-gynaecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, who is the director of the Pope Paul VI Institute, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He has been working with FertilityCare since 1976, and now trains students from all over the world in NaProTechnology medical and surgical techniques.
The first centre for FertilityCare and NaProTechnology in Australasia opened in Perth, Western Australia in 2002. Similar centres have since opened all over Australia, as well as in New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia.