What is Involved?

A FertilityCare and NaProTechnology program follows a simple series of steps according to your individual needs.

1. Education
Using the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, women are taught (by their FertilityCare Practitioner) to observe certain biological signs to monitor their own gynaecological health, and to confidently identify times of fertility and infertility. These biological signs include cervical mucus and bleeding patterns, and can be observed and analysed in all types of menstrual cycles. These signs are charted daily to give a clear picture of the woman’s individual cycle. Husbands are encouraged to actively participate in the charting process.

2. Evaluation
A FertilityCare Medical Consultant can use these charts as the basis for further investigations if needed. Blood tests, ultrasound examinations and other diagnostic procedures can be timed according to the woman’s cycle to closely evaluate any problems. For a couple experiencing infertility, evaluation of the husband’s health is clearly also an important part of the program.

3. Treatment
The use of NaProTechnology enables a FertilityCare physician to offer you individualised treatment for your specific needs.

A women’s health treatment program aims to restore you to full procreative health, while encouraging you to understand and participate in the process.

An infertility treatment program is aimed at maximising your chances of conceiving naturally while on treatment, maintaining your pregnancy to full term, and helping you to care for your fertility in the long term.

Treatment plans can include:

  • the use of natural hormones and other medications to correct any hormonal/ovulatory disturbances.
  • surgery to correct any physical problems (eg blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, adhesions)
  • medical and/or surgical treatment for male infertility
  • other techniques using NaProTechnology

Treatment to achieve a pregnancy is offered to married couples in order to safe-guard the best interests of the child. The program is based on Catholic ethics, and is therefore not offensive to those who may have moral reservations about other forms of fertility treatment.

In line with the FertilityCare approach to respecting the entire person, careful attention is paid to the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of your health. The influences of lifestyle and other factors on your fertility are also discussed. While time is devoted to these topics during the comprehensive medical consultations, informative workshops and individual counselling are also available.