Like most of us, February always brings wonderful thoughts of love to my mind and my heart. There are many forms of love. The most impactful love for us as humans is “puppy love.” That first encounter with wanting to “leave the nest” and experience the expression of love to and from someone outside of our family. Puppy love usually is short lived in everything except its memories. We forever remember that puppy love. Then there is the more permanent love of one spouse for another. The undying love and commitment to another, despite the difficulties that life may impose. The love of a parent for their children is unparalleled and the love of those children for their parents is unprecedented. 

God embodies every one of these loves. He loves us in every way and unconditionally.

There is still another “love” and that is the love of our work. This love is a privilege that only a few of us truly know. This is the love that I want you to know about. My work at the St. Gianna Center is truly a “labor of love!” It fills my days and many of my evenings. It is such an honor to be given this wondrous knowledge and the ability to share it with so many others. Even greater, is the honor of watching my beloved clients benefit from what
they learn. There is a strong bond of love which develops because of sharing the tremendous benefits of the Creighton Model and NaProTECHNOLOGY.

Immediately, three women come to mind; believe me when I say that there are so many more.

Two of these women have been my clients for several years and one has been a client for almost a year. Their stories are familiar and yet quite different.

One woman started charting and learning the Creighton Model because of severe PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and debilitating periods. She was a single woman seeking help with a profound medical issue. She found herself missing several days of work due to the debilitating symptoms associated with her periods. She had seen many doctors and had been given just as many diagnoses but no effective treatments. She became an
excellent charter and because of that the Medical Consultant (s) were able to identify the underlying causes of her symptoms. She was advised that she needed diagnostic laparoscopic surgery. It is the only way to diagnose endometriosis. She was very hesitant to have surgery and elected to have targeted hormonal treatment, which did help to alleviate some of her discomforts. She continued with her charting and the treatment for several years. Our Medical Consultants encourage the patients to select the treatment plan that makes them most comfortable. 

Eventually this young lady found herself engaged and thinking about a family. It was at this point that she decided to have the surgery because she wanted to know that she had done everything to help her reproductive health and system to be able to conceive and carry babies.

The surgery revealed extensive endometriosis which was removed. She recovered quickly and noticed a significant difference in all her PMS symptoms. About three cycles after her surgery, she sent me a text that she was on her period and that it had completely surprised her! She had none of her usual misery. She did not have to set the clock to wake her at 2 AM so that she could take pain medicine in an effort to keep her pain tolerable. She said that if this is “normal” I wish that I had gone through the surgery so much sooner. She felt the surgery had given her a second chance at life. She did not have to dread getting close to the time of her menses. She felt like a “new woman!”

The other two women tell the same story. One of them, a very young, single woman, was unable to keep a job because she was so sick for at least one week of every month. She opted for the surgery very soon after she began charting. That was about 4 months ago, and she has vastly improved and has a job that she might be able to keep! She is so grateful
for the difference it has made for her.

The third young woman is married and has been trying to achieve a pregnancy for several years. She had been trying to find out why she was experiencing infertility to no avail. She found us and began charting. She, too, had PMS and painful periods. She felt that was normal since she is a woman. Oh, my goodness! Cycling is a normal event for the childbearing years for every female species. It should be no more inconvenient for the
human species than to protect our clothing. Cycling is normal; pain is not!

This client also opted for the surgery. She is about 6 months post op now and “feeling so much better.” Her cycles have improved dramatically, and she is optimistic about achieving that long awaited pregnancy very soon.

These women and their stories are what make me feel such love for them and for this work! God has certainly heaped heavenly blessings on me by allowing me these many years in this work.

God sent me these women and he sent you into this ministry. You are the reason that we have stayed open and that we are now growing in so many ways. With your financial and prayerful support, we hope to teach even more women/couples about the powerful gift of our fertility.

I love you for helping us to help these clients and I thank God for choosing you to be a part of the miracles that we have witnessed.

God bless you as you have blessed us!

Diane Hale, RN, CFCE

If you would like to learn more about the Creighton FertilityCare System and how you can experience relief from painful periods, please contact St Gianna’s Center at info@stgiannacenter.com.  We’ll get you connected with a FertilityCare Practitioner who can start you on your journey to FertilityCare.