If you’re looking for a NaPro-trained MD in Canada, these fine people can refer you to one.
I work with a NaPro doctor, not for fertility reasons, but because I have a fairly uncommon hormone issue. I saw 19 doctors over 18 months who couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. The NaPro doctor diagnosed me in three appointments over the course of two months. The additional training they do to be NaPro practitioners is so valuable. I’m a big fan. And I find the NaPro approach incredibly pro-woman. It’s about correcting underlying problems and supporting vibrant health.
And as I’ve mentioned before, I have friends who struggled with infertility who conceived with NaPro and know women who have struggled with hormone-related problems that were finally diagnosed by a NaPro doctor after years and years of pain and suffering. I just mention this because so few people are aware that there are alternatives to IVF and the like.
Here are a few quotes from the article:
With all of these corrections in health, the woman’s body is better equipped to support a pregnancy, which leads the NaPro quoted pregnancy rates of between 60-80% at 1 year after therapy has begun. Even the best IVF clinics in the nation only quote success rates in the 50% range. However, you have to keep in mind that only those couples who can afford IVF are getting that success rate. There are many couples who can’t even try IVF. That being said, because NaPro techniques are correcting medical problems, the majority of the tests and treatments are covered by insurances, even when “infertility” is not included in the policy. This allows for a greater number of couples to seek treatment! Even couples who have tried assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to conceive but were unsuccessful are still candidates for NaProTECHNOLOGY treatments. There are many stories of couples who have tried ART, some more than once, and later conceived and delivered babies with NaPro. […]
NaProTECHNOLOGY is a relatively new women’s health science that works cooperatively with a woman’s natural cycle. As mentioned before, it can be used to diagnose and treat many gynecologic, hormonal, and even emotional problems. However, what it seems to be known for best is treatment of infertility. The approach that a Medical Consultant (a physician, advanced practical nurse, or physician’s assistant trained in NaPro) takes is that infertility is not the diagnosis but a symptom of other underlying disease processes. By identifying the underlying cause or causes (as it is often multi-factorial), NaPro is able to treat the source of the problem instead of using a Band-Aid solution.