"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

The Gianna Center of Long Island for Women’s Health & Fertility offers an exciting approach to women’s health care. Our highly skilled team provides preventive and specialized fertility, infertility and other related women’s health needs, honoring their dignity and the sanctity of human life. While we are successfully able to address male infertility as well, we are uniquely qualified to care for women of all ages and at all stages of life.

Named after St. Gianna Beretta Molla, the Gianna of Long Island Center for Women’s Health & Fertility is pleased to feature two unique women’s health services—the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY™, both of which allow us to provide women with a natural, restorative, scientifically-based approach to improving health and respecting fertility.

The center has been recognized as a FertilityCare™ Center of Excellence by The American Academy of FertilityCare™ Professionals for providing the highest quality of care to patients and the community in need of restorative women’s health and fertility care services. There are 340 FertilityCare™ Center affiliates in the U.S., and the Gianna Center is one of six to earn this distinction.

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The program’s medical director, Paul Carpentier, MD, originally trained as a family physician and for the past 25 years has concentrated on women’s health and infertility. A graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Family Practice Residency, he is one of the first family physicians trained in NaProTECHNOLOGY™.

Please be advised that this practice does not provide abortions, sterilizations, contraceptives, artificial reproductive technologies or assisted suicide, nor do we refer for these services.

To read more about this program, click here. For restorative reproductive medicine consultations and care for women of all ages, call (631) 376-3232.

Restorative reproductive medicine (RRM) represents a renewed approach to women’s health disorders that is healing in character and diagnostic in methodology. It is an application of the best in medical and surgical care toward identifying the underlying medical disorder and righting that problem so that the symptoms resolve and the woman’s reproductive system functions normally.

When applied to infertility, RRM enables the physician to identify the underlying cause or causes of the couple’s infertility in 99% of the cases. This approach is able to help the couples achieve a pregnancy in greater than 50% of cases, sometimes as high as 80% for certain causes. Contrasted with artificial reproductive technologies such as intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm infiltration (ICSI), RRM techniques are more effective and associated with much fewer:

  • Premature births
  • Birth defects
  • Maternal complications
  • Twin and multiple pregnancies
  • Pregnancy complications

 

Moreover, patients feel better and are healthier into the future. After achieving their first pregnancy, many, if not most, of these women are able to achieve second and third pregnancies with little or no intervention, because the underlying problem has been identified and rectified.

For more information on Restorative Reproductive Medicine visit www.chsli.org/restorative-reproductive-medicine

Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System


The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System allows women to monitor and understand the day-to-day function of their ovaries. With this easy-to-learn method, women and couples can now:

  • Identify the time of ovulation and possible signs that a woman’s body is not functioning as well as hoped.
  • Identify the signs of a woman’s fertility in order to successfully achieve or avoid a pregnancy according to their unique needs.
  • Expect the following success rates to both achieve and avoid a pregnancy.
  • Fertility-focused intercourse allows 98.5% of couples of normal fertility to achieve a pregnancy within six months (see chart below).*
  • When used to avoid pregnancy, the method is 99.5% effective.*
  • Provide detailed information to a woman’s physician, allowing specially trained physicians to diagnose and treat underlying reproductive and gynecologic disorders using NaProTECHNOLOGY™.

 

More information on FertilityCare:

There is perhaps no greater disappointment than that of a couple planning and hoping for children who are never born. Month after month, they navigate the frustration, the hope and the exhausting letdown of not achieving a longed-for pregnancy.

A Couple’s Infertility Story

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Success After Miscarriage and Infertility

Long Island
(631) 376-3232
661 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702 (map)

Manhattan
212-481-1219
15 East 40th Street, Suite 101, New York, NY 10016 (map)

Please be advised that our practices do not provide abortions, sterilizations, contraceptives, artificial reproductive technologies or assisted suicide, nor do we refer for these services.

For further information visit https://www.chsli.org/gianna-center

Catholic Health Services (CHS) now offers a dedicated, interactive website section for the Gianna Center and its pregnancy support services. The Gianna Center based at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center offers highly specialized restorative reproductive medicine in accordance with Catholic teaching, under the medical direction of Paul Carpentier, MD, CFCMC. Also, assistance is available for anyone with unexpected or crisis pregnancy through a one-call outreach program connecting to community resources.

At www.chsli.org/pregnancy-support-services, extensive information is provided on the Gianna Center, which was inspired by St. Gianna Beretta Molla, a wife, mother and physician who heroically chose to preserve the lifeof her unborn child. Site visitors can become informed
on the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY™, both of which are central to the scientifically-based restorative reproductive medicine treatment. There are also testimonials, background on staff, additional resources and more.
Having an online presence will help to ensure that women across the region have access to these vital services, enabling
them to get treatment that upholds the sanctity of life and honors the dignity of procreation. At the Gianna Center,
exceptional, holistic medical care is given to women of all ages, and male infertility is successfully treated, as well.

Available to women and couples of all faiths, the Gianna Center is located at CHS’s Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip, and can be reached at 631.376.3232. Directions and a map to this location are available online by visiting www.chsli.org/gianna-center-long-island and navigating to “Contact the Gianna Center of Long Island.”
For anyone with an unexpected or crisis pregnancy, the crisis pregnancy support social worker/navigator can be reached at 1.855.301.4 CHS 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and is supported 24/7 by a team of trained professionals evenings, weekends and holidays.

The confidential, dedicated telephone number for this program is 1 (855) 301-4CHS, supported by the availability of multilingual interpretive services. Anyone of any faith may call or refer to this support line, including representatives of parishes, colleges and crisis pregnancy centers, to facilitate safe, nonjudgmental companioning for women and couples in a crisis pregnancy. To speak to someone about pregnancy options immediately between 7:00 pm and 7:30 am Monday to Friday or on the weekend, please call 1 (800) 712-HELP (4357).

All conversations are confidential. Assistance is offered before, during and after delivery, including medical referrals,
transportation and material assistance. More information can be found at www.chsli.org/pregnancy-support-services on the
“Pregnancy Support Services” page.

Gianna of Long Island Fertility Awareness Based Methods Classes

Now Registering Engaged and Married Couples for Fall Classes!

Did you know?
There are 8 Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioners on Long Island.

Health Insurance Accepted. Classes offered M- F with evening availability at the Gianna Center for Women’s Health. Classes also offered by live online sessions.

For more information or to register call: 631-376-3232

Spanish classes are available by Dora Avallone, FCPI. 

Charting enables a woman to know her body by tracking the physical signs of her cycle. This knowledge can be used in two main ways:

  1. Health Monitoring

Is my cycle healthy? Is it ok to have an irregular cycle? what if I have painful cycles or unusual bleeding?

Observing and recording physical signs of fertility & infertility routinely allows women to be active participants in monitoring their health. Irregularities such as change in cycle length, painful periods, abnormal bleeding, inability to conceive, or other gynecologic concerns may reflect underlying hormonal abnormalities. Charting this information each day can provide key information to help trained clinicians diagnose health problems and treat various conditions.

  1. Family Planning

The Creighton Model System is based upon a couple’s knowledge and understanding of their naturally occurring phases of fertility and infertility. Through this understanding, the couple is able to make decisions (choices) regarding the achievement or avoidance of pregnancy.  This system provides information which deals with the complete dimension of the procreative ability.

FertilityCare™ Practitioner Education Program

The Catholic Health Services Gianna Center for Women’s Health & Fertility is pleased to announce the first FertilityCarePractitioner Education Program on Long Island available to those interested in joining the profession of promoting authentic women’s health care & natural family planning.

The FertilityCare Practitioner Program prepares students to teach the Creighton Model FertilityCare System (CrMs) and work collaboratively with NaProTechnology medical consultants. The CrMs system works cooperatively with a woman’s cycle to monitor normal and naturally occurring biological markers that identify the fertile and infertile days in her cycle.

The couples use this information to plan or avoid a pregnancy and to monitor a woman’s health.

The 13 month program includes two education phases and two supervised practicum. The onsite course will be held over the course of three weekends Friday- Monday (August, Sept, March) in Huntington New York, with two supervised practicums. 

For more information, contact
Jamey Hutchinson Jamey.Hutchinson@Chsli.org
Or Gianna Center for Women

FertilityCare™ Awareness Classes

Made for Love

Know your Body
Learn about your fertility
Deepen intimacy in Marriage
Plan your Family Naturally

Fertility Awareness classes

FREE INTRODUCTORY, FERTILITY CARE CLASS, FOR PRE CANA COUPLES

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings @ 7:00 pm
Gianna Center for Women’s Health & Fertility
661 Deer Park Avenue Babylon NY

To Register for your class:
631-376-3232

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