Medical Matters

Be Bella. Be Natural. by Dolores Meehan, RN

On January 22, 2005, our pro life community shocked the mainstream media, the abortion industrial complex and our own local politicians by bringing a desperately needed message and movement to the streets of San Francisco and beyond—“Abortion Hurts Women” and “Abortion Hurts Families and... [Read more...]

Preventing Miscarriage With Progesterone by Dr. Robert Chasuk

Pregnancy is a progesterone rich state in a woman’s reproductive life. Levels of progesterone markedly increase as pregnancy progresses. Progesterone is necessary for preparing the uterine lining for implantation of the newly conceived child as he arrives in the uterus several days after being conceived... [Read more...]

The Brave New World Post-Roe by George Delgado, MD

The infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions, that were relegated to the heap of jurisprudence embarrassment by the recent Dobbs decision, remind us that we cannot serve God and mammon (Mt 6:24). Their nullification also demonstrates that eventually, no matter how long “eventually”... [Read more...]

Essential Tests For Assessing Female Fertility by Elisa Yao, MD

Having worked with many couples wanting to get pregnant naturally, I know most couples do not understand what blood tests are essential for assessing female fertility. Even when couples have consulted an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, even a fertility specialist, few have benefitted from receiving a thorough... [Read more...]

Teens and Fertility Charting by Gretchen Marsh, DO

I am a strong advocate of teaching teenage girls how to chart their fertility in a medically significant way with evidenced based, teacher taught fertility awareness methods such as Creighton model FertilityCare System, Billings Ovulation Method, etc. I have several reasons for this. First, many reproductive... [Read more...]

NFP Burnout by Amie Holmes, MD, OBGYN

As I write this article, I reflect on the last few months. Admittedly, I am a busy working mom. I love my profession as an OBGYN and have a rich family life with seven children. I count my blessings every day. But these last few months have been tough. In early November, just as we initiated some major... [Read more...]

Honoring the NFP Professional by Lynn Keenan, MD

I was delighted when I received the request to write an article honoring NFP professionals. I started providing restorative reproductive medicine (RRM) in 2000 and have collaborated with many amazing NFP professionals over the years. Shortly after being trained in NaProTechnology I met JoAnn Stephens... [Read more...]

Learning About NFP in the ER by Dave Hammons, MD

How do Natural Family Planning and working in the Emergency Department interact with each other? Well, at first glance, it doesn’t seem like there is a lot to relate Natural Family Planning and the Emergency Department. But there is more than meets the eye, for an ER staff alert to the needs of the... [Read more...]

Vaccination Against COVID-19 in Those Who Are Pregnant, Plan to Conceive or Are Breastfeeding by George Delgado, MD, FAAFP

It is always frustrating to ask rhetorical questions to which you do not have clear answers. Such is the case when we look at COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy and lactation. The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted an entire year, as of this writing (Spring 2021). For our attention-challenged, instant-result culture,... [Read more...]

Oral Contraceptives & Adolescents——Impact on Mood and Risk of Mental Disorders by Lauren Rubal, MD, FACOG

Being a teenage girl is tough. As an adolescent, I remember a multitude of social, academic, and extracurricular pressures, and this was decades before TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube channels. The adolescent years are also a time of formation in every possible facet. Of course, the physical changes are... [Read more...]

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