This page is for women of all ages who want a natural approach to women’s healthcare that reverences her fertility and health. The resources contained within uphold Catholic teaching and support women in understanding their fertility to identify and correct any underlying abnormalities and restore her back to health.
In particular, these resources are vital for women struggling with infertility. Our hope is that this page — and its prayer and information resources — will encourage renewed hope and consolation.
Gianna Center for Women’s Health & Fertility
The Gianna Center provides comprehensive gynecologic primary care and specialized fertility and family planning techniques to uncover the causes of infertility for all women. They offer a natural alternative to assisted reproductive technologies such as in-vitro fertilization, in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
Learn more: www.chsli.org/gianna-center
Monthly Support Group at the Manhattan Gianna Center
The Manhattan Gianna Center for Women’s Catholic Healthcare (15 East 40th Street Ste. 101) offers a FREE monthly support group on the third Thursday of each month. These meetings allow women to discuss their feelings with other women who are also struggling with infertility. Reading material on infertility is provided and discussed. Any woman can attend; they do not need to be patients of the center nor Catholic. Please call (212) 481-1219 for more information. Some meetings are cancelled if turn out is low, so be sure to contact them ahead of time.
FEMM – Fertility Education and Medical Management
FEMM is a comprehensive women’s health program that:
- teaches women to understand their bodies and how to recognize hormonal and other vital signs of health.
- provides women with support through its free FEMM Health App to help women track their health and reproductive goals.
- provides accurate medical testing and treatment based on new research and medical protocols.
- continues to conduct research to provide women with the latest diagnostic tools and treatments for their health.
- offers training to individuals so that they can teach FEMM health tracking to women and training to medical professionals in the FEMM methods and protocols.
Learn more: https://femmhealth.org/
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Springs in the Desert
Springs in the Desert is a Catholic apostolate that provides spiritual and emotional support and accompaniment to those carrying infertility’s heavy burden. For more information visit www.springsinthedesert.org.
The Infertility Companion for Catholics by Angelique Ruhi-Lopez and Carmen Santamaria.
Dealing With Infertility by Julie Kelemen, discussing what the Church teaches about assisted reproductive technologies and offers comfort and advice on how to deal with the emotional, financial, and spiritual challenges of infertility.
“New Hope in Infertility”by Dr. Anne Nolte, founder of the Gianna – Catholic Healthcare Center for Women.
The Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of New York offers help and support to all couples of the Archdiocese suffering from infertility.