Struggling with infertility and miscarriage is certainly a great burden for couples to bear, especially when they so deeply desire to have a child and live out their vocation to be open to life and welcome the gift of children from God. The Church, with sincere compassion and empathy for couples struggling with infertility, offers guidance and hope on how to approach infertility in a way that reverences and protects the dignity of the human person and respects God’s divine plan for married love. (From the USCCB.)
Here are several resources in which the Church provides theological and pastoral directives on how to approach the challenge of infertility in accord with the dignity of the human person and with reverence for God as the author and creator of life. (From www.usccb.org.)
After 30 years of research, The Creighton Model of Fertility Care unlocks the mystery of a woman’s cycle and give them the knowledge and confidence to understand the phases of their monthly cycles. The Creighton Model of Fertility Care teaches a woman to observe and record the natural cervical discharge noticed throughout her cycle to know when she is fertile or infertile; and when applying the rules can achieve or postpone a pregnancy effectively. The effectiveness of NaPro Technology is 98-99%. The science and research behind The Creighton Model allows doctors trained in the method to diagnose and treat underlying causes of infertility.
For further information regarding NaProTechnology and Infertility diagnosis and treatment visit their website: http://naprotechnology.com/infertility.htm
Unfortunately there are not many doctors trained in NaProTechnology. A fertility care practitioner will teach you to chart your cycles and these charts can then be taken to a physician for diagnosis and treatment should you show signs of infertility.
Medical Consultants – Creighton Model
-Margarita Lassaletta, M.D. – Wadsworth
Rittman Hospital 330-336-5046
-James Matheson, D.O. Ob/Gyn – Vermillion
-Christopher Stroud M.D. OB/GYN Fertility and Midwifery Care Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
-Christy Shoen – Fertility Care Practitioner