NaPro Technology

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NaProTechnology or NPT means Natural Procreative Technology. NPT uses the latest technologies in modern medicine to identify what's wrong in the woman's cycle, normalize the cycle and help the woman conceive naturally. NPT doesn't suppress or bypass the bodies natural functions in order to cause conception, but treats the problem in order to promote healing so that the couple can conceive naturally.

This system is built on the standardized charting system of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System or CrMS. The woman or couple learns from a FertilityCare Practitioner to record the patterns of bleeding, mucus days, and dry days throughout the cycle in a standardized way, and then they can provide accurate and valuable information about her menstrual and ovulation cycles.

When women are able to give this information to their physician it can assist them in identifying and treating reproductive and other gynecologic problems. In this way the woman because an integral part of her own healthcare. The system can help identify:

  • Inflammatory reactions of the cervix

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Endometriosis

  • Polycystic ovarian disease

  • Unusual bleeding

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Postpartum depression

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

  • Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy

  • Infertility

Women and physicians will also be able to:

  • Date the beginning of pregnancy (the time of conception)

  • Evaluate the hormone status of the menstrual cycle

  • Provide cooperative progesterone replacement therapy if needed

  • Understand the effects of stress on the menstrual cycle

  • Understand why progesterone support may be needed in pregnancy