August 12, 2022

2022 Fall Marriage Supplement

NaPro: managing fertility based on principles of Humanae Vitae

Criterion staff report

Natural Procreative Technology, or NaPro Technology, is an approach to understanding women’s reproductive health and regulating fertility by identifying and treating the underlying causes of problems, not just symptoms.

It was developed on the principals of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, “Humanae Vitae” (“On Human Life”). NaPro Technology uses natural methods and surgery to treat underlying problems with the help of information gathered using the Creighton Model of natural family planning.

The method provides solutions to infertility, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, ovarian cysts, irregular bleeding, polycystic ovarian disease, repetitive miscarriage, postpartum depression, prematurity prevention, hormonal abnormalities and more.

Local providers include:

• Dr. Casey Delcoco, Magnificat Family Medicine, LLC, Indianapolis, 317-306-5588

• Dr. Michael Padilla, Franciscan FertilityCare Center, 610 E. Southport Road, Suite 205, Indianapolis, 317-781-7370

• Dr. Holly N. Smith, Ascension Medical Group, Fishers, Ind., 317-415-6110,

• Dr. Bill Blanke, Integrity Family Physicians, Evansville, 812-491-3236

• Dr. Jason Mattingly, Mercy Health-West Hospital, Cincinnati, 513-981-5922

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