Saint Peter’s Gianna Center

The doctors and healthcare professionals at the Saint Peter’s Gianna Center provide general gynecological care, prenatal care, natural family planning education, and infertility services – all with a deep commitment to honoring a woman’s dignity and the sanctity of human life. The Saint Peter’s Gianna Center is dedicated to providing a more natural alternative to assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Comprehensive gynecologic primary care and specialized fertility and family planning techniques are used to unmask the true causes of infertility for all women, regardless of faith.

We are pleased to be the first medical practice in the community to feature two unique women’s health services:

  • The FertilityCare™ System

These services allow us to provide you with a natural, restorative, scientifically based approach to monitoring your health and managing your fertility.

Our physicians perform procedures both in the office and in the hospital setting.

FertilityCare System

At the Saint Peter’s Gianna Center, the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System is used to monitor a woman’s menstrual and fertility cycle. Based on research that began from the collaboration between women and their physicians, the system has grown into a national and international allied healthcare model.

Once patients learn to map the rhythm of their cycles, they can help the healthcare provider to detect fertility patterns that can help them to avoid or achieve pregnancy. According to a multiple-site study of 1,800 couples reported in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, the FertilityCare™ System is 99.5% effective at avoiding pregnancy.

When studied, the patterns may point to an underlying condition. Specially-trained medical providers use NaProTECHNOLOGY™ to diagnose and treat these conditions. These patterns and conditions are often overlooked by other providers who rely on suppressing a woman’s cycle with hormonal contraceptives to treat symptoms.

The FertilityCare™ System is an excellent tool for tracking a woman’s fertility and monitoring gynecologic health. A growing network of health providers from across the nation is using this system with their patients. Ongoing research is being done to determine the system’s possible health benefits under various conditions.


Natural Procreative Technology, or NaProTECHNOLOGY™, is a women’s health science that works cooperatively with a woman’s menstrual and fertility cycles. This system combines family planning with reproductive and gynecologic health maintenance. The science of NaProTECHNOLOGY™ evolved as physicians found connections between FertilityCare™ cycle patterns and underlying conditions.

NaProTechnology™ approach can be used for:

  • Family planning
  • Infertility
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Chronic discharges
  • Irregular cycles
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Postpartum depression

The NaProTECHNOLOGY™ approach differs from other systems. It has a strong basis in patient education, empowering a woman with the knowledge of her own reproductive rhythms. It seeks to uncover underlying disorders by closely observing patterns in a woman’s cycle and restoring her own reproductive rhythms instead of suppressing them with hormonal contraceptives. Finally, it uniquely respects the dignity of women, the natural ecology of their bodies, and the sanctity of human life.

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