Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning, or NFP, is a method of birth regulation that is consistent with Catholic marriage vows by which a couple recognizes the natural, biological signs of fertility and infertility. To avoid pregnancy, the couple abstains from all sexual contact during the fertile time. To achieve pregnancy, the couple engages in marital intercourse during the fertile time.

Natural family planning and fertility are special interests of Dr. Bazger’s.  She is an NFP Medical Consultant in CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare System and Natural Procreative TECHNOLOGY, and is also familiar with and promotes the Billings Ovulation Method, Sympto-Thermal (Couple to Couple League), and the Ovulation Method (Mercedes Wilson’s Love and Fertility).  Dr. Bazger is Michigan’s only Napro Surgeon.

For her patients, she aims to preserve natural fertility and optimize reproductive health by promoting a preventative, holistic approach to health and wellness.  She also specializes in enhancing natural reproductive potential by addressing, diagnosing, and treating the underlying anatomic and physiologic conditions that cause infertility, such as hormone deficiencies, endometriosis, adhesive disease, and PCOS.

Dr. Bazger’s Specialties

Billings Ovulation Method
 The Billings Ovulation Method™ is a natural method of fertility management. It teaches you to recognize your body’s natural signal of fertility – cervical mucus. Your reproductive system is wonderfully complex, yet the signals it gives you can be quite simple, helping you identify the fertile and infertile times in your cycles.

Creighton Model
Determines fertility and uncovers underlying health issues using standardized observations of cervical mucus. Group or individual introductory sessions, and individual instruction are available throughout Metro Detroit.

NaProTECHNOLOGY (Natural Procreative Technology) is a new women’s health science that monitors and maintains a woman’s reproductive and gynecological health. It provides medical and surgical treatments that cooperate completely with the reproductive system.

The Ovulation Method
The Ovulation Method helps you find your window of fertility, greatly increasing your chance to achieve pregnancy sooner or allowing you to postpone a pregnancy with a 99% method effectiveness. The Ovulation Method does this all naturally without drugs or devices and is absolutely free.

Sympto-Thermal Method
The Sympto-Thermal Method identifies a woman’s time of fertility by correlating three signs: mucus, temperature and cervical changes. It also asks couples to chart disturbances such as stress, prescription and over the counter drugs. Daily observations of the cervical mucus sign identifies the beginning of the fertile time. Using the Sympto-Thermal Method, women can learn when their fertile time ends by two signs— after day three of a sustained temperature shift or after cervical mucus stops, whichever is latest.