I think it's appropriate to explain what it is I teach. Here is a brief breakdown of The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and the new reproductive science that is NaProTECHNOLOGY.
If you have any questions after reading this, please don't hesitate to contact me; I can give you more information.
The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System
"The CrMS (Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System) relies upon the standardized observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility. These 'biomarkers" tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing the couple to use the system either to achieve or to avoid pregnancy. These biomarkers also telegraph abnormalities in a woman's health. The CrMS allows a woman to unravel the mysteries of the menstrual cycle."
The Advantages- SAFE: No known medical side effects
- Inexpensive: Comparatively and significantly cheaper than contraceptives
- Highly Reliable: Over 50 years of research
- Natural: No artificial means
- Cooperative: Works cooperatively with a woman's cycle
EffectivenessData collected from a study incorporating five separate studies that included 1,876 couples and over 17,130 months of use, the effectiveness of the Creighton Model System to avoid a pregnancy is:
Method-effectiveness to avoid pregnancy: 98.7 to 99.8
What is NaProTECHNOLOGY?
"NaProTECHNOLOGY uses the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System biomarkers to monitor easily and objectively the occurrence of various hormonal events during the menstrual cycle. NaProtracking provides valid information that can be interpreted by a woman and by physicians who are specifically trained in this system."
"Unlike common suppressive or destructive approaches, NaProTECHNOLOGY works cooperatively with the procreative and gynecologic systems. When these systems function abnormally, NaProTECHNOLOGY identifies the problems and cooperates with the menstrual and fertility cycles that correct the condition, maintain the human ecology, and sustain the procreative potential."
"Women now have an opportunity to know and understand the causes of the symptoms from which they suffer."
NaProTECHNOLOGY and PMS (Premenstrual Symptoms)
Do you have any of the following symptoms at least four days prior to your menses?
Carbohydrate cravings (bread, chocolate, brownies....)
If so, then you have a legitimate medical condition and NaProTECHNOLOGY can help treat these symptoms. "By charting one’s cycle, a physician can target the postovulatory phase (after a woman ovulates) of the cycle with an adequate hormonal evaluation. In women who have premenstrual syndrome, both progesterone and estrogen levels, along with beta-endorphin levels, are decreased late in the cycle."
Both charting and NaProTECHNOLOGY can help a woman evaluate her hormone levels and get treated with "either cooperative progesterone replacement therapy or targeted HCG support (which should also improve both progesterone and estrogen production)."
Isn't that exciting, Ladies and Gentlemen!?! Ladies, you don't have to hide every month, and Gentlemen you don't have to hide from your Ladies, either!!
NaProTECHNOLOGY and Infertility Approach
A NaProTECHNOLOGY approach to the infertile couple has the following goals:
- It works towards assessing the underlying causes of the reproductive abnormality.
- It allows for the treatment of these underlying causes.
- It assists the couple in achieving pregnancy while maintaining the natural acts of procreation.
- If the treatment program is unsuccessful, research into the unknown causes is undertaken.
- If medically unsuccessful, the program will assist with successful family building by being supportive of adoption.
NaProTECHNOLOGY and Infertility Treatment
What is infertility?
"Infertility is a symptom of underlying disease. The diseases that cause infertility have a “two-pronged” effect. They not only hinder the functioning of fertility, but they also cause both short and long-term health problems. The persistent unwillingness to address infertility problems from this point of view or perspective is one of the major flaws in the current approach to the treatment of infertility."
"Fertility problems also carry with them significant emotional sequelae. This is fairly well recognized by those who work in this field and psychosocial distress can contribute significantly to the cause of some forms of infertility."
Effectiveness of the Treatment of Infertility with Napro vs In Vitro Fertilization
The following chart simply "shows that a NaProTECHNOLOGY approach for women who have anovulatory infertility, polycystic ovarian disease, endometriosis, or tubal occlusion, all have statistically significantly higher pregnancy rates than patients with similar conditions treated with in vitro fertilization."
This means that NaProTECHNOLOGY is much more effective in achieving a pregnancy than In Vitro Fertilization. This is GREAT news for those couples who are experiencing infertility.
In Figure 51-38, a comparison is made of the “per woman” pregnancy rates between the NaProTECHNOLOGY approach and in vitro fertilization.
[Figure 51-38, p. 691 from the NaPro textbook. The “per woman” pregnancy and family-building rates comparing NaProTECHNOLOGY and in vitro fertilization (From: Pope Paul VI Institute research, 2004 and the listed references).]
Note: The source of this material is property of the Pope Paul the VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and pulled from the following websites: http://www.creightonmodel.com and http://www.naprotechnology.com. In no way is this post meant to diagnose or treat any person but simply to inform.
Check out these links to learn more!
Home of the Pope Paul VI Institute
Education programs of the Institute
www.fertilitycare.orgThe home page for the FertilityCare™ Centers of America (FCCA) with directory of FertilityCare affiliates.
www.aafcp.orgThe home page for the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals
www.fertilitycare.netThe home page of Dr. Phil Boyle, FertilityCare™ for Europe and Ireland.