A New Women's Science
NaPro technology is a new women's science that uses the Creighton Model of natural family planning in order to diagnose and treat disease. Charting via the Creighton Model is the fist step in identifying the underlying reason(s) for the woman's illness. The NaPro Medical Consultant uses the charting to determine the work-up necessary in order to diagnose and treat. NaPro technology has been used to help women suffering from infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome and postpartum depression.
Dr. Hilgers and the Creighton Model
NaPro technology was discovered by Dr. Thomas Hilgers. While working at the St. Louis University and Creighton University Schools of Medicine, Hilgers and his coworkers developed the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. Thirty years of scientific research in the study of the normal and abnormal states of the menstrual and fertility cycles unraveled their mysteries.
In 2004, Dr. Hilgers published the definitive textbook on natural procreative technology, The Medical and Surgical Practice of NaProTECHNOLOGY. Dr. Hilgers is currently a senior medical consultant in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine and surgery at the Pope Paul VI Institute. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.