My Health Advocacy Part 13

The Journey to Pregnancy Chapter Five

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While waiting for the next ovulation cycle so we could proceed with the IVF procedure, we were contacted by the mom of Rhea, Hazel’s best friend in high school. She had heard of our plans to undergo the procedure and, being a devout Catholic, suggested that we pursue a better alternative: Naprotechnology.NaProTechnology or Natural Procreative Technology, is a women’s health science that monitors and maintains a woman’s reproductive and gynecological health. In our case, the Creighton Model Fertilitycare System used in NaProTech for objectively monitoring and tracking hormonal events during the menstrual cycle.Since it uses a natural tracking method to check whether or not a woman is fertile, it doesn’t require medicine to stimulate ovulation. Instead, the changes in the woman’s body

Since it uses a natural tracking method to check whether or not a woman is fertile, it doesn’t require medicine to stimulate ovulation. Instead, the changes in the woman’s body are monitored over the course of a couple of months and the fertility indicators are charted. The chart is then analyzed to see when the ideal time for fertilization occurs. Not only does it have a 62.5-80% success rate for those with polycystic ovaries as compared to IVF’s 25.6%, the methods used are also acceptable to the Catholic Church and it costs little to no money. Win-win, right?So we decided to postpone the IVF treatment and pursued this. First, we contacted a doctor who, at that time, was the only NaProTech practitioner here in the Philippines. And from the consultation we had, we obtained the charts and books needed to do the Creighton Model. We also contacted our coach,

So we decided to postpone the IVF treatment and pursued this. First, we contacted a doctor who, at that time, was the only NaProTech practitioner here in the Philippines. And from the consultation we had, we obtained the charts and books needed to do the Creighton Model. We also contacted our coach, Ms. Phyllis White, who resides in the United States and reached us through Skype.Ms. White is a pleasant senior citizen who patiently taught us how to monitor and record the fertility signs that Hazel would show. It was easier than we thought, and it quickly became second nature to check and record the results.

Ms. White is a pleasant senior citizen who patiently taught us how to monitor and record the fertility signs that Hazel would show. It was easier than we thought, and it quickly became second nature to check and record the results.While we were doing the monitoring, Hazel continued with the acupuncture sessions and the avoidance of coffee, milk, raw foods, and cold liquids.

While we were doing the monitoring, Hazel continued with the acupuncture sessions and the avoidance of coffee, milk, raw foods, and cold liquids. As little stress as possible please!

Then one day in November, 2015, after a few months of charting, we saw that Hazel was fertile, at least according to the readings. So we went to Kato to verify via testing and ultrasound as it was a Sunday and other places were closed. True enough, she was ovulating! Excitedly, we asked what we should do. We were required to have contact on Tuesday, just a couple of days after, for optimum chances for conception. We complied of course, and thus the waiting game began.

To be continued.

And yes, I’m changing the format a little so I can continue to do proper jar entries and make the multi-part posts more persistent. I hope you like it!

Read Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 78, 9, 10, 11, 12.

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