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Hope Woman's Clinic: Authentic Healthcare for All Women

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What Makes Hope Woman’s Clinic’s Approach to Women’s Healthcare Different Than That of Other Providers?

While Hope Woman’s Clinic provides many of the same services as a traditional women’s healthcare provider, our approach is actually quite different. We are focused on delivering healthcare solutions that are truly individualized without the use of any medications or treatments that harm the function of a woman’s reproductive system. This means that we address each woman’s specific health needs and challenges without chemical contraceptives.

What Are Hope Woman’s Clinic’s Credentials?

Hope Woman’s Clinic delivers fully accredited Reproductive Health Solutions. Our credentialed staff consists of licensed healthcare professionals, including Susan Caldwell, Medical Doctor and Chief Medical Officer of Hope Woman’s Clinic. Dr. Caldwell is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and has been certified as a medical consultant at the Pope Paul VI Institute in the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY.

Does Hope Woman’s Clinic Accept Insurance?

Yes. Hope Woman’s Clinic accepts, but does not require, insurance coverage. We can also set up flexible, automatic payment plans to make it easy for you to manage the cost of your care. For more information, call 504.496.0214.

What do I wear to my appointment?

We want you to be comfortable.

Hope Woman’s Clinic provides fertility care

What if I have irregular cycles? Can I still learn to chart with the Creighton Model System?

Women do not need to have regular cycles to chart with the Creighton Model or the Family of the Americas Ovulation Method. Biological markers are charted each day allowing you to know with confidence, on any given day, whether you are fertile or infertile. Variation in cycle length is caused by hormonal factors or physical and emotional stress. The Creighton Model can help identify the cause and, if needed, NaProTECHNOLOGY can provide the appropriate cooperative medical treatment.

How do the Creighton Model and NaProTECHNOLOGY work together?

In order to access NaProTECHNOLOGY services, women must be charting through the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System. The Creighton Model chart is used to guide diagnosis and treatment of any underlying issues within a woman’s cycle, and so it is the foundation and cornerstone for the successful application and use of NaProTECHNOLOGY.

Can NaProTECHNOLOGY™ be used instead of the birth control pill to treat such conditions as painful periods or PMS? What if I don’t get a period? Can NaProTECHNOLOGY help me?

Many young women go to the doctor because of painful periods, the lack of a period, severe PMS symptoms, irregular periods, migraines, etc. Unfortunately, most doctors will quickly prescribe birth control as a means of dealing with these issues. What most doctors do not tell you though is that the BCP will not solve any of your underlying issues; it will only serve to mask them. Whatever pain or irregularities you may be experiencing in your cycle are all symptoms of an underlying problem. Whether your hormones are out of balance or you are potentially struggling with PCOS or Endometriosis, the Creighton Model FertilityCare system is the perfect solution for you! If it’s a matter of simply correcting your hormone levels, NaProTECHNOLOGY is unique in that it uses artificial hormones that are bio-identical to your body’s own hormones and supplements them based upon where you are in your cycle. The BCP uses artificial hormones that do not match your hormone’s molecular structure and so attempts to fix your problem with a one-size-fits-all approach. In short, the BCP manipulates your reproductive cycle in an attempt to keep you from ovulating, something your body is naturally created to do. By keeping your body’s natural processes from carrying out their entire cycle, your pain may be generally reduced or it may appear that your problem has been fixed. On the contrary though, your symptoms have only been masked, preventing you from remembering that the underlying issue within your reproductive system is still present.

Herein lies the main difference between the use of NaProTECHNOLOGY and the use of the BCP. By learning to chart your cycle with the CrMS and using that information with the medicine of NaProTECHNOLOGY, you can work with our trained Medical Consultants to detect and treat the actual problem. Whether that involves supplementing your hormones or a surgical approach, the goal of all those working with you is to actively and respectfully restore your reproductive health in a way that upholds your dignity as a woman and that guards your reproductive potential.

It’s also important to understand the importance of charting. Your chart serves as a diagnostic tool, helping to pinpoint what might require further investigation, i.e. blood test, etc. This is why the first step of charting is so important in helping you to get the most benefit from NaProTECHNOLOGY.