infertility;

 

“A child is not something owed to one, but it is a gift. The supreme gift of marriage is a human person. A child may not be considered a piece of property, an idea to which an alleged “right to a child” would lead. In this area, only the child posses genuine rights; the right “to be the fruit of the specific act of the conjugal love of his parents” and the right to be respected as a person from the moment of his conception”.. The Gospel shows that physical sterility is not an absolute evil. Spouses who still suffer from infertility after exhausting legitimate medical procedures should unite themselves with the Lord’s Cross, the source of all spiritual fecundity. They can give expression to their generosity by adopting abandoned children or performing demanding services for others” (CCC. Paras2378-2379)

 

If you are experiencing problems conceiving, you may want to follow up this link;

http://www.foresight-preconception.org.uk/

Foresight is an organisation that exists to promote pre-conceptual care; the success rate of their pre-conceptual program in terms of the physical and emotional heath of parents and the conception rate is much better than with IVF treatments. (over 70% of previously infertile couples conceive on the program as compared to just over 20% on an IVF treatment schedule).