Family Planning
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Fertility Care

What's the tea on NFP?

Fertility awareness-based methods of family planning, also known a natural family planning, enable family planning without hormones or barriers. At MyCatholicDoctor, our team of fertility awareness educators and specialized physicians teach many different methods of family planning to educate and support you.

Your body sends you many different signs and signals of the status of your fertility. By working with an instructor, you can understand what your body is trying to tell you and make adjustments as needed for your health.

The more information you have, the more knowledgeable you are about your health in general. Remember that God stewards our bodies to us. It is up to us to use the gift of health to continue to spread his goodness and word. 

Fertility Awareness-based methods of family planning are also known as Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Fertility Awareness is for everyone! Single, engaged, married – it is never too late to begin to understand more about your body. Charting your cycle and understanding your fertility is the responsibility of every woman, whether you are planning for a pregnancy or not. The good news is that charting your cycle doesn’t have to be difficult. With anything new in life we learn, it takes time to understand, but once you understand the fundamentals, you will be equipped with the knowledge to take on your fertility as you move forward.

Fertility awareness methods use biomarkers such as cervical mucus, temperature, or hormonal testing (such as LH, estrogen and progesterone) to track fertile and infertile times during your menstrual cycle or to use as a tool to diagnose menstrual abnormalities.  These are natural ways to monitor your cycle, have no medication side effects, and work with the woman’s body to understand her fertility.

        ◻️ Cervical mucus can be charted through visual observations and a physical examination. Changes in                  cervical mucus reflect the hormonal changes that women experience during their menstrual cycle.

        ◻️ Basal body temperature is increased when rising progesterone can be detected after ovulation.

        ◻️ Short, regular, and long cycle days can be indicative of something not totally right in the cycle.

There are so many options. Where do I begin?

The most important thing is to choose a model that is right for you and fits your lifestyle. Our providers can work with you to find the right model to start with. If you find the method you chose just doesn’t work for you, don’t be discouraged. There are many different methods and we encourage you to explore another method that is right for you.

Click on a method to learn more about how it works.

NaProTechnology and Restorative Reproductive Medicine

The Catholic Church recognizes that many couples struggle to conceive. Infertility and other women’s health concerns can be treated using Restorative Reproductive Medicine. Restorative Reproductive Medicine identifies the problems and cooperates with your fertility cycles to correct the condition, maintain your human ecology, and sustain your procreative potential. Restorative Reproductive Medicine can be used to treat infertility, abnormal bleeding, abnormal hormone conditions of the menstrual cycle including premenstrual syndrome and recurrent ovarian cysts, and postpartum depression.  Restorative reproductive technology uses both medical and surgical approaches.

Natural Procreative Technology (also known as NaProTechnology) is a type of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. At MyCatholicDoctor, you can conveniently and privately connect online with a physician or advanced practice nurse who is specially trained in either NaPro Technology or RRM methods.

Get connected with our Fertility Care Team

We bill your insurance for natural family planning services! Or, choose our low cash price options

Our team of certified fertility awareness educators, nurses, and physicians use scientifically validated methods to help with everything from child spacing to infertility.

Men's Health Concerns

Have you often wondered why much of the conversation is centered around women’s infertility, but seldom, if any conversation concerning the male’s health status? 

Female and male infertility can be complex, and issues can stem from structural, hormonal, or a combination of both. To find out more about male infertility and what treatments are available for husbands, click here.

Find a NaPro Trained Physician

Natural Family Planning and NaProTechnology offer much more than the means to avoid or achieve pregnancy. If you have painful, irregular periods, endometriosis, PMS symptoms, PCOS, recurrent miscarriages, or infertility, these are all reasons to seek care from a NaPro trained practitioner.

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If you are struggling with infertility, please know of our special prayers and intentions for you. 

1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility. We know it is a heavy cross to carry. At MyCatholicDoctor, you are never alone in this journey.

Organic Conceptions and Springs in the Desert are both Catholic organizations that provide infertility support to overcome the suffering that happens when struggling to conceive.

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