In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has become the go-to procedure for most doctors when a couple seeks treatment for prolonged infertility. This procedure, though, is costly in more ways than one to the couple. The physical effects of the treatment are profound, and the financial burden of the medication and procedure is horrendous. And yet, IVF is only a band aid treatment. There is another option. Combining NaProTECHNOLOGY and the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, results in a more natural, more effective and less costly alternative to IVF.

In the past, infertility has been seen as a symptom rather than a disease. There is always an underlying cause, and treating the underlying cause was more effective than treating the infertility. In 1978, however, IVF caused a shift in treatment. The infertility began to be treated, rather than its cause, even though the cause can have an impact both on short and long term health, as well as causing infertility. Using IVF to treat infertility is putting a Band-Aid on the disease which caused the infertility.

FertilityCare and NaProTECHNOLOGY use a woman’s natural biomarkers to help diagnose the underlying cause of her infertility. Using markers such as her mucus patterns and hormone levels can help practitioners determine what is causing her to have difficulty achieving pregnancy, and can also be used by the couple to find out when and if she is fertile. Using the information, the best treatment can be found for the underlying cause of the infertility, rather than simply putting a Band-Aid on the problem.

Women who are undergoing IVF are frequently taking drugs to suppress their cycles before taking others to stimulate the egg creation process to a massive degree. Then they must endure a series of extremely invasive procedures to harvest and then implant the eggs. The side effects of these drugs can be extremely uncomfortable, and the procedures make a woman feel distant and out of control of her own body. NaProTECHNOLOGY offers an alternative to these women. The system helps them, without disrupting their own natural cycles, and without the side effects.

IVF costs a lot. When the drugs are added to the costs of the medical procedures, a couple can spend tens of thousands of dollars per cycle, a cost which is frequently not covered by any insurance companies and, in Canada, not covered by healthcare, in most provinces. NaPro Technology offers a much cheaper alternative, which decreases some of the stresses felt by a couple suffering from infertility.

By treating the underlying cause of infertility, rather than having the strict goal of achieving pregnancy, NaProTECHNOLOGY becomes a more effective means of doing both. It is more effective than IVF at achieving pregnancy, and also helps a woman suffering with it to have better short and long term health. It is natural, so eliminates many of the physical side effects of the IVF procedure, and it is cheaper. Before agreeing to undergo IVF, take the time to see a local FertilityCare Practitioner.