STAMFORD A seminar "by doctors for doctors" on the all-natural, all-green FertilityCare system will be held at the Villa Maria Guadalupe Retreat Center Jan. 17 for medical professionals from a five-state area.
The seminar is designed to introduce doctors to FertilityCare, a new, all-natural system for treating the full spectrum of womens health issues and pregnancy management.
Speakers will discuss practices, techniques and benefits, and share how their expanded practices increase patient satisfaction, loyalty and referrals
It is open to, among others, OB/GYNs, general practitioners, family doctors, internists, nurses and surgeons from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
"Its going to be very exciting," said Eileen Bianchini, who is organizing the seminar with support from such sponsors as Connecticut Right to Life, Gospel of Life Society and Sisters of Life.
"The seminar will be very technical and fast-paced, giving doctors current information and an opportunity to expand their practice," she said. "The seminar will cover the diagnostics, treatments and [also] the treatments that FertilityCare doctors use. Emphasis will be on how high success rates are achieved."
Reasons for sponsoring the seminar, she said, include a growing demand by women and couples for all-natural alternatives to artificial birth control, treatments for female health issues and pregnancy planning.
According to Mrs. Bianchini, young people especially are looking for ways to influence doctors to stop giving them contraceptives.
"Students tell us we need to stop doctors from handing out contraceptives like candy," she said.
"The peer pressure on kids today is so great," she continued. "It creates high levels of anxiety and stress that our young people shouldnt have to be exposed to. Thats what triggered our urgency to hold this seminar for medical professionals."
She explained that with the alarming rate of teen sex that exposes young people to sexually transmitted diseases and abortion, many feel betrayed that they are not being given the truth about sexual health and practices.
In addition, she said that women are quickly becoming aware of risks associated with the Pill and abortions, and are actively seeking natural alternatives that protect and enhance their health.
Mrs. Bianchini said that several FertilityCare centers plan to open this year in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Currently, there are no centers in the state of Connecticut and none is planned.
The FertilityCare system offers a natural, low-cost method of fertility care using bioidentical hormone treatment that boasts an up-to-85-percent success rate for infertility and an up-to-99-percent rate for pregnancy postponement.
"Doctors can actually detect a womans tendencies to have a miscarriage or cancer and have an opportunity to do something about it early," said Mrs. Bianchini. "Its a really solid system."
The system also offers techniques for early detection of cancer, as well as treatments and fast results for hormonal abnormalities, depression, libido wellness, ovarian cysts, abnormal bleeding, repetitive miscarriages, menstrual cramps, PMS and other irregularities.
The seminar is based on the Creighton Model Fertility Care System, first fully described in 1980, which relies upon standardized observation of biological markers that are essential to a womans health and fertility.
These "biomarkers" tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing them to use the system either to achieve or to avoid pregnancy.
Mrs. Bianchini said that when she was inspired to take the course on the Creighton Model, "the doctors who taught me said they never learned anything like this in all of their medical training."
Today, more hospitals and pregnancy centers are looking for natural methods that seize upon the movement toward so-called "green" systems of treatment and care.
Doctors who are interested in additional training following the seminar will be invited to attend a one-week practitioners course in March.
"Its easy for doctors to add this system incrementally to an existing practice," said Mrs. Bianchini.
Speakers are expected to include Dr. Robert F. Scanlon, an obstetrics and gynecology physician from Long Island, who is a participating doctor with the World Health Organization.
Other planned presenters include Dr. Leonie S. Watson, a family practitioner from New Jersey; and Alexandra and Paul McLaughlin, who are FertilityCare practitioners from Connecticut.
The seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration and information are available by calling Dorothy Dugandzic at (914) 476-4858 or Mrs. Bianchini at (203) 846-6813. The $45 fee for the seminar includes lunch.