Journal Club: Natural conception rates in subfertile couples following fertility awareness training

Sub-fertile couples who were taught about fertility awareness had a natural conception rate of 38% compared to 21.6% for those who were not after 8 months. This increased to increased to 56% after 1-2 years. Tentative conclusion of the study : “Training women to identify their fertile window in the menstrual cycle seems to be a reasonable first-line therapy in the management of subfertility.”  

Grand Rounds: NFP Apps and DOT Research Update

Victoria Jennings is the director and principal investigator of the Institute for Reproductive Health and a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine. She is a member of the Georgetown India Initiative faculty committee and the Global Health Initiative faculty committee. This webinar looks at the Dot App, review strengths, weaknesses, scientific rigor, and appropriate use of fertility monitoring apps. Dr. Jennings also looks at challenges and approaches to researching online app use and efficacy awareness based method apps to identify trends and habits of patients and reviews a recent publication on Dot app use and its efficacy.

Teacher Series: RRM Coach. The next step in the Evolution of the NFP Teacher

This webinar introduces the area of Integrative Health Coaching into the field of Restorative Reproductive Medicine.  In preparation of an RRM Coach certificate coming in 2019 , the upcoming course looks at Health coaching as a collaborative approach to care that informs, engages, and motivates patients to take a more prominent role in managing their health as well as how possible collaboration works in a role that empowers the patient and complements their treating clinician when appropriate