What is Natural Procreative Technology?
Natural Procreative Technology, also known as NaProTECHNOLOGY, is a method of gynecological health treatment that uses natural methods to monitor and improve a woman's reproductive health. Unlike some traditional or mainstream treatments that often involve artificial hormones and invasive procedures such as with IVF, NaProTECHNOLOGY focuses on restoring hormonal balance in the body through identifying and then correcting underlying health problems, often involving lifestyle changes and natural supplements. Our OBGYN office in Bloomington, IL offers Natural Procreative Techonology as a treatment option for our patients.
How does NaProTECHNOLOGY work?
NaProTECHNOLOGY relies on the Creighton Model Fertility CareTM System . The Creighton Model indirectly monitors hormonal changes during a woman’s cycle through observing and charting biological markers, such as cervical mucus and the absence or presence of bleeding. Using the Creighton Model, NaProTECHNOLOGY works by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of infertility and other common health issues like:
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Ovarian cysts
- Irregular or abnormal bleeding
Using a variety of diagnostics, including hormone testing and cycle charting, providers with a special interest in NaProTECHNOLOGY can identify issues such as low progesterone levels or thyroid dysfunction that may be preventing conception or causing other health issues. From there, they can develop a personalized treatment plan that may involve changes to diet to work with your body, natural hormone supplementation, and other over the counter supplements or medications.
What are the benefits of NaProTECHNOLOGY?
One of the biggest advantages of NaProTECHNOLOGY is that it is a holistic and natural approach. Unlike traditional treatments, which can be harsh on the body and often involve multiple cycles, NaProTECHNOLOGY can help couples achieve pregnancy by supporting natural reproductive functions. Additionally, NaProTECHNOLOGY is often more affordable than other treatments such as IVF and can be used alongside more conventional treatments to increase their success rate.
How do I find a qualified NaProTECHNOLOGY practitioner?
If you are interested in trying NaProTECHNOLOGY, Dr. Jared Zotz and Abby Cervantes, NP, are both providers at Heart of Illinois Ob-Gyn who are trained in this type of treatment. Heart of Illinois Obstetrics and Gynecology is located in Bloomington, IL. If you are struggling with infertility or any of the other common health conditions listed above, please consider contacting our OBGYN office in Bloomington, IL to learn more about this safe and effective approach to fertility treatment.