Infertility (Subfertility)

We’ve been trying to get pregnant for over 12 months with no success. Can you help?

Yes! The system can help couples successfully achieve a pregnancy with infertility and other reproductive problems. With the use of the Creighton Model FertilityCare™  System (CrMS), studies have shown that 20 to 40%* of couples with infertility can successfully achieve a pregnancy over the period of 6 to 12 months while working with a FertilityCare™ Practitioner. When combined with NaProTECHNOLOGY®, the CrMS has resulted in success rates of up to 80% depending on the underlying medical condition.

If medical treatment is necessary, your practitioner can help you find and work with a NaProTECHNOLOGY® medical consultant, a medical doctor who has been specially trained in the CrMS and who can diagnose and treat subfertility and infertility based upon the medically significant biological observations which couples are recording using the Creighton Model FertilityCare™  System.

*Variation is due to different rates of success based on the underlying reason for subfertility.

What is subfertility?  What makes that different from infertility?

Subfertility is the more accurate description used with the CrMS to describe the state of affairs in which there are conditions whose causes are either known or unknown which are impeding the normal fertility of the couple.  Subfertility is distinguished from infertility in the CrMS.  Infertility (i.e. sterility), strictly speaking, is the incapacity to conceive because of the absence of the necessary organs to achieve a pregnancy, e.g. the lack of ovaries and/or the uterus (woman) or the complete lack of sperm (man).

How will I know if I need NaProTECHNOLOGY®?
Your FertilityCare Practitioner will work with you to determine whether a consultation with a NaPro medical consultant is advised.

Can NaProTECHNOLOGY® assist in cases of male subfertility?
Yes, depending upon the specific condition.  NaProTECHNOLOGY® looks at the fertility of the couple as a whole in assessing and addressing underlying causes of subfertility.

Is Caritas FertilityCare™ a Fertility Clinic?

Caritas FertilityCare specializes in fertility awareness and appreciation through the teaching of the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System.  Using this proven system, we assist women and couples throughout their entire reproductive lives.  Our center teaches women and couples a standardized and proven system to observe and chart their biological markers of fertility in order to assist them to use the system according to their intentions.  The system can be used to assist couples in conceiving naturally, in avoiding pregnancy, or to simply assist in monitoring a woman’s gynecological health.  Thanks to ongoing research and the work of Dr. Thomas Hilgers and others, we are able to work with medical consultants to provide our clients with the most advanced science in regards to infertility and women’s health through NaProTECHNOLOGY®.

Many women have conceived using our methods even after repeated and failed attempts at IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs).  This is because our methods focus upon understanding and treating the specific underlying causes of infertility as well as the underlying causes of miscarriage.

 With NaProTECHNOLOGY®, the FertilityCare™ System is able to assist couples all the way through pregnancy and reduce the risk of miscarriage following conception.
Simply in terms of “success”, FertilityCare™ with NaProTECHNOLOGY® has been more effective in achieving and maintaining a pregnancy than IVF.  In a recent study from Australia and New Zealand, IVF was shown to be only about 23% effective per cycle performed in assisting couples to achieve a pregnancy and only 18% in terms of a live birth.  (This means that about a quarter of of all children conceived via IVF and successfully implanted were eventually miscarried.)  After five full IVF cycles, only 40% of couples were able to achieve a pregnancy using IVF.