What’s an NFP Guy to Do to Support Fertility Awareness?

Pain Points In the software industry, we have a saying, “Run towards the pain.” In Business, after identifying a pain point, we exercise that process more until we find out what is wrong. Then we fix it. This is a great strategy with computers, but things are a bit different with humans. In a marriage,…

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What to Know about Male Fertility and Vasectomies

By Fr Christopher Kubat Fr. Christopher Kubat is a priest of the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. He is pastor of St. Andrew Parish and St. Mary Parish. He received a BS in 1979 and a MD in 1983 at Creighton University. He later graduated from Mount Saint Mary Seminary in 1999 where he received a…

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Infertility: A Physical and Emotional Health Matter

Written by Melissa Gorley. Adapted from Family Foundations article from Adam Storey. When Alex and Carmen Santamaria of Miami, Fla., were married in 2001, they discerned to postpone starting their family. After all, shortly after walking down the aisle Carmen enrolled in law school and the newlyweds knew Carmen would need to put her time…

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What’s a Guy to Do? Postpartum

I tell all new fathers to take credit for the first nine months of being a dad, because, after birth, things get a lot harder. The actual birth was a great dad-highlight. I got to help our midwife catch our firstborn. We had taken Bradley Childbirth classes. We had read books. We were informed. We…

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Male Fertility and Estrogenics

Originally written by Marilyn Shannon For far too long, male fertility has been overlooked. Yet when it comes to fertility, the man’s reproductive function is equally as important as the woman’s. While estimates vary, recent data suggest that about 40 percent of infertility is due to male factors. The spinoff of this new research not…

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Fatherhood and Good Habits for Fertility Health

How do we as fathers (or future fathers) set the foundation for the good health in our family? Eight years ago, I would have responded with “Eat right and exercise.” Yet, I had no idea how to do that in my day-to-day life. Before my marriage, my diet consisted mostly of microwaveable, highly processed “chicken…

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