Infertility

The infertility journey is a difficult cross to bear and you are not alone. The Center for Family Life Formation aims to provide support, prayers and valuable resources for those couples struggling with infertility. 

 “The Church pays much attention to the suffering of infertile couples, it cares for them and, because of this, encourages medical research. The science, nevertheless, is not always able to respond to the desires of many couples. I would like again to remind the spouses who experience infertility that their vocation to marriage is not frustrated because of this. The husband and wife, because of their baptismal and matrimonial vocations themselves, are always called to work together with God in creating a new humanity. The vocation to love, in fact, is a vocation to the gift of self and this is a possibility that cannot be impeded by any organic condition. Therefore, where science cannot find an answer, the answer that brings light comes from Christ.”  ~Benedict XVI, Feb. 2012 to the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Fertility Treatments

Fortunately, couples struggling with infertility now have several options to help determine the cause and course for treatment.

Infertility Q&A with Dr. Hilgers

Pope Paul VI Institute and Fertility Care

FACTS is a group of physicians, healthcare professionals and educators working together to  provide information about natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning with the medical community.

Helpful Articles

One in 6 couples struggle with infertility so chances are, someone you know may be one of those couples. This article discusses things you should never say to someone experiencing infertility as well as some helpful things you can do.

Infertility in scripture and Catholic prayers.

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has a beautifully written article here.