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Healthcare & Infertility

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.

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Monthly Support Group at the Manhattan Gianna Center

The Gianna Center for Women’s Catholic Healthcare (15 East 40th Street Ste. 101) offers a FREE virtual monthly support group on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:00PM. These virtual meetings allow women to discuss their feelings with other women who are also struggling with infertility. Any woman can attend; they do not need to be patients of the center nor Catholic. If you are interested in joining, please contact [email protected]

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:

With over 100,000 downloads, get the FEMM Health App!

Visit the FEMM Youtube Channel

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

Study Groups

CanaVox hosts reading groups to study and discuss the beauty of marriage as one man, one woman, for life. 

Endow Groups for Women: Where women meet in fellowship and study. For more information on joining an Endow group or beginning your own go to

Recommended Reading

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.

Infertility Journey a booklet by Jeannie & Bruce Hannemann

Waiting for Gabriel: Learning to Pray through Infertility

“Addressing Infertility with Compassions and Clarity” by Rev. J. Daniel Mindling, OFM Cap.

“Embracing the cross of Infertility” by Dr. Marie Meaney

“Life-Giving Love in an Age of Technology” by the USCCB

The Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of New York offers help and support to all couples of the Archdiocese suffering from infertility.