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NaProTECHNOLOGY

NaProTECHNOLOGY refers to Natural Procreative Technology, an approach to understanding women’s reproductive health and regulating fertility by identifying and treating the underlying causes of problems—not simply placing a Band-Aid on them. Instead of treating symptoms, NaProTECHNOLOGY uses natural methods and restorative surgery to treat diseases. It also pairs with the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System, which actively engages a woman to track and manage her fertility.
 
This scientific approach empowers a woman to be a key part of her care team and has been successful in treating a host of issues including:
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Repetitive miscarriage
  • Postpartum depression
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Chronic discharges
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Premature birth

Developed by Dr. Thomas Hilgers, the founder and director of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, Nebraska, NaProTECHNOLOGY treats conditions cooperatively with the menstrual cycle and avoids the use of artificial hormones and devices to regulate fertility or control symptoms.

NaProTECHNOLOGY’s restorative approach to infertility costs less than IVF treatments and has proven highly successful in helping couples achieve healthy pregnancies.
Women's Wellness & Fertility Center

our vision

We embrace fertility as a natural part of health and wellness. By utilizing the unique sciences of the FertilityCareTM System and NaProTECHNOLOGY, we seek to maintain or restore optimal functioning of the reproductive system. We adhere to the teachings of the Catholic Church while providing the best reproductive care possible. Motivated by a deep respect for human life, the dignity of the person and the gift of fertility, we welcome all women regardless of faith or culture.

Women's Wellness & Fertility Center

TELEHEALTH Visits

As we respond to the coronavirus, we are making it easier—and safer—to get care. CMC’s Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center is now offering telehealth visits.

  • Existing patients: For appointments that do not require a physical examination, a telehealth visit may be appropriate for NaPro, obstetrics, and gynecologic follow-up care.
  • For patients who currently have an appointment scheduled: Our staff will be reaching out to you soon to determine if a telehealth visit is appropriate.
  • For new patients: We continue to accept new patients and will work with you to decide what appointment type is appropriate for your individual needs.
Our care team is committed to providing you with comprehensive OB/GYN care while keeping you safe and healthy.

Delivering care

in line with your religious beliefs

Have you ever found it challenging to manage your reproductive health in a way that also respects your faith? Do you have a difficult time discussing fertility management with your provider without feeling pressured to use artificial contraception? At the Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center, we understand that effective, comprehensive women’s health can be practiced in line with one’s religious beliefs. Our providers all follow the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services while providing excellent, comprehensive women’s health services. In addition, NaProTECHNOLOGY is accepted by the Catholic Church as a way of managing fertility and was developed on the foundational principals of Pope Paul the VI’s Encyclical Letter, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life).

The restorative approach to care provided at the Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center not only allows a woman to manage her fertility in a natural, morally acceptable and effective way, it also provides successful treatment for infertility. Because NaProTECHNOLOGY identifies and addresses the underlying causes of infertility, couples are often able to achieve pregnancy while also promoting a woman’s overall wellness. This is done in a restorative way, without the use of in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

The First Step

Call CMC Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center to make your introductory appointment.

Helping Couples Achieve Their Dreams

The Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center at CMC was barely open a month when Kelly and Jim Lockwood had their first appointment with Dr. Sarah Bascle. “My husband and I had been trying for a while and saw another provider in Nashua that basically said, ‘I’ve given you all the help I can but there’s a new practice opening at CMC. Why don’t you go there and see what they can do for you.’”

Dr. Kathryn A. Karges

healthier, natural methods

Looking beyond symptoms and approaching the real causes with healthier, natural methods. It's time we treat the causes of infertility. Dr. Kathryn A. Karges is an obstetrician and gynecologist at CHI St. Luke’s Caritas Women’s Care in Sugar Land, Texas. She treats a variety of women’s health conditions and provides both routine and high-risk obstetrical care. She especially enjoys working with couples who seek to utilize a natural approach to managing fertility and health.  

Meet our team

obstetrics & gynecology

Our care team provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care to women of all ages.

For your convenience

Online Forms

You can email your completed form(s) via our FollowMyHealth patient portal; or fax to: 603.665.2420; or mail to: Women's Wellness & Fertility Center, 88 McGregor Street, Suite 201, Manchester NH 03102