The only support group she knew of was two hours away. “I didn’t want to drive two hours for something that wasn’t faith-based. When you are going through this, you don’t want any extra temptations there.”
“It’s a lonely experience when you do not know anyone else who is going through it,” said Campbell.
Winter added that it can be helpful for people to educate themselves about Church-approved infertility treatments, such as NaProTECHNOLOGY (Natural Procreative Technology), which 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.
“Friends and family do not need to become experts in this alternative option, but they are providing a real service to the couples if they have this information available to pass on as it is unlikely, at least in the UK, that couples would hear this via their GP or gynecologist.”
“[Y]ou can help by having the telephone number and website info of your local NaPro clinic in your mobile phone directory,” said Winter. “Conversations about fertility come up in the most unlikely places, and one does not generally have brochures in one’s bag. [You could say,] ‘Wow, I heard/read about something that… you might find helpful. I was so impressed, I put their contact details on my phone. Here you are.’”