This is a testimony from a client, Lynda, about her experience with the Creighton Model and NaProTechnology.
I hope that my story will encourage you to learn more about the Creighton Model and NaProTechnology. This method of understanding your fertility cycle is for every woman and married couple. No medical advice or medicine I ever received in my life was more valuable than this. It has been such a blessing to have received treatment from these faith filled practitioners, nurses and doctors.
When we got married, my husband and I took Natural Family Planning classes; but that didn’t help me understand or diagnosis my infertility issues. Then a very dear friend and her husband told me about the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, NaProTechnology and the Pope Paul VI Institute. Shortly after this encounter my dear friend sent me the book, Women Healed. The book is compilation of stories of women and couples and how the Creighton Model practitioners, nurses and doctors changed their lives by approaching women’s health issues with a faith filled perspective and real medicine. Reading this book was like reading a fairy tale.
My heart was filled with the wanting of another child although I had not been able to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy in three years. I had one miscarriage when my daughter was one.
I found a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitoner in my area, Holly, and she taught me how to chart my fertility signs. This information gives you immediate feedback on your fertile and infertile days and helps identify potential health issues.
Holly gave me Dr. Karges’ information. She is a NaProTechnology Ob/Gyn and Surgeon who had just finished an internship at the Pope Paul VI Institute. Dr. Karges reviewed my first three months of charting, asked me lots of questions, ordered lots of blood tests, did an ultrasound and immediately recommended diagnostic surgery.
My diagnosis after surgery was that I had eight fibroids which needed to be removed through robotic surgery and were contributing to the fallen uterus syndrome. I also had endometriosis. The blood test showed that I was ovulating but after that my hormones had dropped off completely to zero. Even if an egg was fertilized, my hormones were so low I could not sustain a pregnancy. I had T3 syndrome that may have also contributed to my infertility. I was 46 years old at the time of this appointment. My age was a negative factor but not enough to prevent a pregnancy. Dr. Karges said she could help me with all of these issues after the robotic surgery.
Dr. Karges did my D&C and robotic surgery to remove the fibroid and endometriosis. After surgery I was in so much pain and shaking from head to toe. But 72 hours later I was in Dr. Karges office smiling at her. She asked me why I was smiling and I told her because I was happy that she didn’t think I was crazy for wanting to get pregnant at age 46. She laughed and said that I was otherwise very healthy so as long as I was willing to try, she would help me.
There are lots of pills to take daily and monthly blood tests. Because of my low body temperature I had to take my temperature and pulse four times a day for months until I reached a normal 98.6 degrees. My dear friend and I often exchange sentiments about the “craziness” that never ends. There are even a few pills for my husband. And always there is the charting. I carried it around in my purse for the longest time.
I give myself HCG shots three times a month. (No it doesn’t hurt if you do it right). My hormone levels are normal again. My face is glowing like a teenager. I lost eight pounds without exercising. My hair is thick and shiny. I have lots of energy.
I am thankful every day for the NaProTechnology medical treatment and advice I have received. I understand that I may never get pregnant but I have no regret that I have done everything medically possible with God’s blessing. At the very least I am a happier healthier mother and wife.
Lynda and her family are now hoping to add to their family through adoption. You can find their story on the Lifetime Adoption page. I encourage you to go and watch their video and pray for them.
If you or someone you know would like to know more about how NaProTechnology can help treat infertility and other reproductive health issues, contact me today.