Alexandria (Alex) De Rose, a Catholic mother and nurse practitioner, has been accepted by the Pope Paul VI (PPVI) Institute to be trained as both a Creighton Model Medical Consultant and FertilityCare Practitioner! The training and certification process involves a 13 month supervised practicum that includes two intensive full immersion weeks at the PPVI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. As a FertilityCare Practitioner and Medical Consultant, she will be able teach women to chart their cycles by identifying biomarkers of their fertility, which can then be used for natural birth regulation or to identify underlying conditions that may be causing gynecological disorders. Alex share the following with the Friends of FertilityCare (FFC)
FFC: Why did you decide to pursue this education?
Alex: In short, I love women’s healthcare. I love educating women about their reproductive system and gynecological health, and helping them to understand the beauty and gift of their fertility! Unfortunately, most women today are being short changed of this knowledge. They are being told the pill is the answer to all of their gynecological problems. They are suffering for years with infertility and miscarriages and being told that IVF is their only option. As a Catholic Nurse Practitioner who does not prescribe or recommend contraceptives, abortifacient medications, in vitro fertilization, or abortions to my patients, I have found there is more…there is hope…there is NaPro!
FFC: Why do you love NaPro?
Alex: NaPro upholds the sanctity of all life, the dignity of the woman, and works to restore her natural, normal, reproductive processes. It is truly amazing! I have witnessed countless miracles and success stories through the treatment of NaProTECHNOLOGY.
FFC: Why is teaching the CrMS important to you?
Alex: Teaching the Creighton Model Fertility Care System and providing Fertility Care services is extremely important to me for many reasons. Specifically, it is important because I desire to use my medical knowledge and education to spread the truths of NaProTECHNOLOGY, and to provide a way for women to learn about their reproductive health while obtaining necessary treatments in a natural and procreative way.
FFC: How were you first introduced to the CrMS?
Alex: I was first introduced to CrMS during my engagement to my husband, at which time we attended an introductory course and subsequent follow up visits with a CrMS practitioner. We continued using the system through our marriage to both avoid and successfully achieve the pregnancies of our two sons. My interest in the system continued beyond my personal use as I met other CrMS practitioners and trained medical consultants through my professional nursing career. I began gathering information, researching the history of NaProTECHNOLOGY and read the book The NaProTECHNOLOGY Revolution. I was amazed and inspired by the wealth of information and began spreading what I had learned to my friends, family and fellow medical professionals. Meanwhile, as I continued in my professional career, I realized how few people I was meeting had knowledge of this beautiful science. I witnessed provider after provider recommend unnecessary hormonal therapies, surgeries, IVF and other treatments that not only contradicted my moral ethics, but were also harmful to the patient. Unfortunately, I also had the experience of witnessing these harmful and detrimental effects on numerous patients and even close friends. This further motivated me to spread information of The NaPro alternative and become a medical resource to those in need.
FFC: How did you complete your education as a pro health care professional?
Alex: I had the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation at a Catholic hospital where there were NaPro Fertility care specialists and medical consultants. I witnessed the fruits of their care, and was even blessed to participate in educating patients about the benefits and introductory courses of CrMS and NaProTECHNOLOGY. These experiences grew my confidence that NaProTECHNOLOGY was truly a good choice for women. Additionally, as I grew deeper into my Catholic faith, I saw that NaProTECHNOLOGY filled the need for life affirming, honest, women’s health practice in medicine, and I knew that I wanted to incorporate this into my medical practice.
FFC: Is there anything else that you wish to share with us?
Alex: Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story! It means so much to me that you even consider helping me complete this journey in serving the women in my community through the Creighton Model Fertility Care System & NaproTechnology! I am very excited and blessed to have this opportunity.
If you are excited about the opportunity to have another pro-life health care professional trained in NaProTechnology, help make this dream a reality by visiting Alex’s Go Fund Me campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/2g7nhkk