NaPro and Infertility

At Caritas FertilityCare™ we believe that infertility is the symptom of an underlying disease. This is a profound shift from how infertility is typically treated by modern reproductive health professionals. Defined as not achieving pregnancy after one year of random acts of intercourse, infertility is more prevalent today than in previous generations, affecting 1 in 6 couples. By targeting and treating the source of the disease, we can improve a woman’s health and increase a couple’s chances of conceiving. This is done using a science called NaProTECHNOLOGY® or NaPro.

NaProTECHNOLOGY® is a new women’s science that combines working knowledge of a woman’s cycle health (via charting with the Creighton Model of FertilityCare) with proven medical techniques in order to diagnose and treat disease in her body. Studies have shown that women with anovulatory infertility, polycystic ovarian disease, endometriosis, or tubal occlusion, all have statistically significantly higher pregnancy rates treated with NaProTECHNOLOGY® than patients with similar conditions treated with in vitro fertilization (IVF). It is a proven alternative to IVF and has the additional benefit of improving a woman’s overall health.

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Figure 51-38, p. 691 from the NaPro textbook. The “per woman” pregnancy and family-building rates comparing NaProTECHNOLOGY and in vitro fertilization (From: Pope Paul VI Institute research, 2004 and the listed references).

NaProTECHNOLOGY® avoids masking the issues and seeks to provide real solutions to various disorders, including:

  • Infertility
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Irregular or abnormal bleeding
  • Polycystic ovarian disease
  • Repeat miscarriage
  • Postpartum depression
  • Prematurity prevention
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Chronic discharges
  • Other health problems

At Caritas FertilityCare™, clients will have the opportunity to work jointly with a Practitioner to learn NaProCharting and a Medical Consultant to determine the best treatment plan according to her needs. We will walk with you through this difficult journey and can provide other resources as necessary.


Find out more about NaProTECHNOLOGY®.