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What is Infertility?
Infertility is not a diagnosis; rather, it is a symptom of an underlying cause. 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.
Some of the most common diseases may be endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Hope Woman’s Clinic can help find the causes of infertility by using the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System – a standardized observation and charting of biological markers that are the keys to information regarding a woman’s health and fertility. These “biomarkers” reveal any health abnormalities that may be present and allow a woman to unravel the mysteries of her menstrual cycle so that she might participate in her own gynecologic healthcare.
NaProTECHNOLOGY uses the information gathered from the Creighton Model chart to diagnose and treat all underlying causes of infertility.
To learn more about the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System, click here.
The NaPro Approach to Infertility
NaProTECHOLOGY provides a unique approach towards the treatment of infertility. The ultimate goal of treatment is the restoration of health to the couple while respecting the new life that may result. This approach requires patience from the couple throughout the process of diagnosis and treatment. The timeline below serves as a general guide to help our patients as they anticipate their journey towards health and wholeness.
Phase I: Finding the Problem (2-5 months)
- Creighton Model System charting
- Diagnostic Tests including targeted hormone profile (blood drawn at CPL lab – www.cpllabs.com)
- Transvaginal pelvic ultrasound
- Seminal Fluid Analysis
Phase II: Fixing the Problem (1-6 months)
- Cooperative progesterone/estrogen replacement
- Mucus-enhancing medications
- Other medications if indicated
Phase III: Counting “Good Cycles” (1-18 months)
- Hormone levels on each P+7 day are in the normal range
- Cervical mucus production is satisfactory
- Bleeding pattern is normal
- Premenstrual symptoms are controlled
- Energy levels are normal
- Seminal fluid analysis shows adequate sperm
- Anatomy is normal by ultrasound and/or follicle tracking
- Enjoyable intercourse during fertile time (peak fertility is on peak day and one day before peak)
- Stress is being acknowledged and addressed properly
- Proper sleep, nutrition and exercise
NOTE: All patients treated with NaProTECHNOLOGY for infertility should be aggressively supported with progesterone throughout pregnancy. Call us if you reach Peak Day +16 so that we can instruct you regarding the diagnosis of pregnancy and institute progesterone support if needed.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or have additional questions, please call 504.496.0214.