Dr. Beiter: We’ve been trying desperately for two years to have a baby. We want so much to be parents. What alternatives are there to IVF treatments? Hello, I’m Dr. Beiter, director of the National Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility, at St. Peter’s University Hospital. Here at Gianna, we take a natural approach to helping women conceive. Our staff uses the Creighton Model FertililtyCare System, a natural method for family planning together with a natural procreative method of tracking a woman’s cycle called NaProTECHNOLOGY to get to the root causes of our patients in fertility. Our patients are taught to monitor and record the signs of their fertility using a simple yet specialized recording system. This is how we uncover rhythms of fertility, which then help us to predict the best times for our patients to try to conceive. NaProTECHNOLOGY also helps us to diagnose subtle fertility problems that prevent our patients from getting pregnant. We work with our patients to create a treatment plan to correct these underlying problems such as endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, cervical mucus problems, and more. We do these all without using the hormonal suppression, traditionally used in women’s health care. This suppression can cause these important underlying problems and clues to a woman’s fertility to be missed. If you are considering alternatives to in vitro fertilization, or would like more information on your needs, please call 732-565-5490. Thank you.