Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NFP & NFP ART

The NFP rout to overcoming infertility. Yap it exists!

Back in the day when I was on birth control, I hated it. I hated the drugs, how they made me feel (physically/emotionally), I hated my fiance for not wanting kids and not having to suffer through daily regimens and hormonal angst but getting ALL of the pleasures his heart desires with none of the "consequences"Jerk... Things were getting very very ugly.

We have since only practiced NFP because mentally I couldn't handle hormonal birth control, I'm very pro-life so the "medical" non-hormonal alternatives broke my heart, and oh surprise my partner wasn't disciplined enough to use a condom every time, but he did not want children...

Like I said, I started to HATE him.

But everything is good now. We started NFP years ago, 2008. Since coming off birth control we have grown much closer and have become much happier. We have since practiced NFP making us equally responsible for our fertility. We are partners, I was no longer a slice of chubby meat (oh and I GAINED WEIGHT on the short time on birth control)... Thinking back on it. I felt more like his personal prostitute than his loving partner when I was on artificial birth control.

Okay well now we have infertility issues. He and I both have issues to overcome (I blame my part to the birth control pills, since I was perfectly healthy before them). We have begun talking to a reproductive endocrinologist and I told the nurse that I don't do well with hormones, and she jokingly responded "You better get used to it, shots and pills are the name of the game."

Uggh.

So this past Sunday my fiance and I went to pre-marriage preparation class at the church where I learned of the most wonderful concept! They call it naprotechnology.

NAPROTECHNOLOGY
"NaProTECHNOLOGY (Natural Procreative Technology) is a new women's health science that monitors and maintains a woman's reproductive and gynecological health. It provides medical and surgical treatments that cooperate completely with the reproductive system... It is a fertility-care based medical approach rather than a fertility-control approach to family planning and gynecological health." naprotechnology.com

Um, yes. That is exactly what I want. I don't want to force my body to do things, just help them along a little. Fix the problem with medicine, not treat the problem with drugs.

We are already making huge strides with our RE, I wonder how he'll respond when we tell him that we want to take a NaPro approach to overcoming our fertility issues... Or to do this, as non-invasive as possible. I am glad to know that a more natural body friendly approach is an option. We would rather not start over with someone new but we are confident that this RE will help us achieve our first pregnancy and really, we will do what ever it takes to get there.

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