What is NaProTECHNOLOGY?
NaProTECHNOLOGY is a medical system that monitors and maintains a woman’s gynecologic and reproductive health in a way that cooperates with her normal reproductive cycle. It utilizes the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, a standardized method of monitoring the menstrual and fertility cycles. With Creighton Model charting, a woman makes daily observations and records changes in objective biomarkers of her cycle, such as external cervical mucus and bleeding patterns. The Creighton Model chart serves as a key component of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of an infertile couple and helps to properly time diagnostic tests to undercover the ovulatory and hormonal defects that may be present.
Medical NaProTECHNOLOGY treatments are directed toward restoring the normal functioning of the menstrual and fertility cycles with medications specifically timed with the cycle. Treatments often involve medications to improve ovulation or the hormone levels in the woman’s cycle. These medications support the hormonal function of the cycle and improve egg quality, endometrial receptivity and cervical mucus to promote spontaneous conception. Ovulation induction with oral and injectable medications can also be used when ovulation disorders are present. Additionally, husbands are often treated with medications to help improve sperm count or quality.
Surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY employs a unique set of interventions to treat the underlying conditions contributing to a woman’s infertility in a way that restores the normal anatomic structure and functioning of the uterus, tubes and ovaries. A diagnostic hysteroscopy, hysterosalpingogram or laparoscopy can help diagnose the underlying conditions which may be contributing to a couple’s inability to conceive. If problems are found, surgery can correct and treat conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, or polycystic ovaries, all of which can contribute to infertility.
Such medical and surgical interventions are not only highly effective in the treatment of infertility, but also prove beneficial beyond the goal of achieving pregnancy – they promote long-term improvement in a woman’s overall gynecologic and reproductive health.
NaProTECHNOLOGY vs IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)