Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Mixing things up

Today I took a leap and booked an appointment with a doctor and a practitioner that specialise in a health science that would probably be considered an "Alternative Therapy" by most people.


To put it simply, I'm tired of being told that my PCOS is the reason that my cycles are messed up, that contraceptive pills are the answer to every issue I have relating to my cycles and most of all I don't want to take medications with crazy side effects or pump synthetic hormones into my body if there is a natural option.

The idea of being able to get up every day and know that I am playing an active role in my reproductive health is really appealing.

What is it exactly?

The health science mentioned is NaPro (Natural Procreative) Technology, a new womans health science that came into existence after years of research via the Creighton Model Fertilitycare system.

How does it work? 

The Creighton model initially made me think of natural contraceptive methods such as Billings, which generally includes charting ovulation and menstrual cycles to prevent pregnancy. I was wrong. While it is based on charting it's not only used to prevent or encourage pregnancy, it's also able to be used as an indicator of general gynaecological health. With the assistance of standardised observations, biological markers and guidance from a practitioner and specialist doctor, a woman is taught how to collate and interpret data that can effectively provide information about what is going on within her body.

So wether you're trying to conceive, wanting to prevent pregnancy naturally or you simply want to learn more about your reproductive/gynaecological health, this system could work for you.

How can this help in my situation?

This technology can hopefully help me get some answers about what exactly is going on within my body. The information that I will learn to collate will help monitor my menstrual cycles and can provide medical and surgical treatment options that work with my body and it's natural cycle.

Honestly, my hope is that we might be able to find a way to either remove the need for IVF or at the very least, find the best way to create a naturally balanced body to promote a healthy pregnancy. I figure there is no reason not to try.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in learning more about, send me an email at straightoutsteph@gmail.com and I can put you in contact with a practitioner that can provide you with further information and answer any questions.

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