FertilityCare™ is a tool that can help teens and young women to understand and monitor their health and fertility. Young ladies learn to identify biological markers ( biomarkers), which are considered the “fifth vital sign”. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that young girls and adolescents start following signs of their fertility by charting their fertility cycle. NAPROtraking the different biomarkers provides extremely useful information about the various hormonal events of the fertility cycle and monitor the woman’s health. Teens are able to understand their changing bodies and identify normal patterns. In addition, the charting allows the FertilityCare™ Practitioner to assess the biomarkers for signs of abnormalities in the teen’s health and provide a referral to a NaProTECHNOLOGY® medical consultant.
Usually, irregular periods, painful periods, premenstrual syndrome and acne are treated with contraceptive hormones. However, artificial hormones have many side effects and can only temporarily relieve symptoms, without treating the underlying condition and reason for the problem. Serious conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS are not appropriately treated and get worse with time. In addition, artificial hormones affect adolescent girls’ brains, causes unwanted side effects, serious health problems and death.
Santa Ana FertilityCare™ Center encourages and promotes the virtues of purity and chastity among our teen and single clients. FertilityCare™ helps women to understand, reverence, and appreciate their fertility as a real gift from God, a gift to be nurtured and protected. Mothers are always welcome and encouraged to attend Follow-up sessions with their daughters.
Pope Paul VI Institute publishes newsletters for young women covering topics such as heavy bleeding, severe cramping, long and irregular periods, PMS, fetal development, Theology of the Body, relationships and much more. Each issue has a story of a featured saint. The newsletters are free and can be accessed from the Pope Paul VI website.