Articles and Books

Support Groups For Catholic Infertility 
Catholic women struggling with infertility form online community

Pregnant When  a Friend is Struggling with Infertility

Catholic Infertility Guidelines written by The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Life Giving Love in an Age of Technology :written by The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop
Families Gather to Celebrate Life PPVI Institute    
A Hidden Kind of Suffering                               
Technology and Truth                                         
A moral alternative to treating infertility               
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) in the Mechanism of Human Ovulation and its Clinical Usefulness by Dr. S. Makinoda*,
(Research article from Japan: Using G-csf to treat LUFS)

IBS can be a symptom of Endometriosis


The Napro Technology Revolution  
by Thomas Hilgers

This book gives a very thorough explanation of Napro Technology. It is not meant to be read cover to cover. It is great to be able to pick and choose the parts that pertain to you.  I think this is a great book for someone who is interested in Napro and would like to learn more. The book is easy to follow for regular people and includes lots of pictures, graphs, and tables. There are some personal stories throughout the book. It also includes more technical info in a section labeled "for doctors."

 The following link is to part of  the appendix to the book. It has an introduction to the Creighton Method.   

In Their Own Words: Women Healed 
by Thomas Hilgers
This book shares testimonies of 50 women who have been helped by the Pope Paul Vi Institute

Is Your Body Baby Friendly 
by Dr. Alan Beer

This book addresses reproductive immunology. Most of the ideas are prolife. It mentioned IVF because there are many people who failed IVF and then had success with reproductive immunology. (So don't worry that the book will try to talk you into IVF.) The focus is figuring out what is wrong with your immune system and trying to correct it, which goes with Napro technology. They both believe that infertility is a symptom of a disease. 

The Infertility Companion For Catholics 
by Angelique Ruhi-Lopez and Carmen Santamaria

Filling a major void in Catholic resources,  this is the first book to address not only the medical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of infertility, but also the particular needs of Catholic couples who desire to understand and follow Church teaching on the use of assisted reproductive technology.