.- The developer of new fertility management software says it is becoming the ânew faceâ for natural family planning. It can assist couples in conceiving or in avoiding pregnancy and help Catholics live their faith.
âFertileView strengthens marriages and supports the natural order of Godâs plan for marriage,â said Tim Boh, owner of the Colorado-based software developer Novuscor.
Novuscorâs FertileView software collects âvery specificâ information about ovulation and fertility that allows women to understand âexactly what their bodies are doingâ in a way that is âuniquely supporting to the individual,â Boh told CNA in a recent interview. The program helps women and their husbands structure their actions around their âfertility goals.â
Users of many fertility monitoring systems, in his view, feel like they are not engaged.
âThey donât understand what theyâre doing,â he said. âWeâve created a process by which people can have immediate feedback about themselves. Thatâs the part, I think, that people get really excited about.â
The FertileView software handles the interpretation portion of fertility monitoring. Users only need to be trained in fertility observation. They can enter the information into the program and donât have to use the âstickers and dotsâ of the standard natural family planning class.
âWe can literally train people on our method in 45-50 minutes,â Boh said.
He explained that the algorithm used for FertileView was âcompletely testedâ through user groups. It captures biomedical data for each user and creates an individual cycle program for each woman and, if necessary, for her doctors.
The more she uses FertileView, the more data is compiled about her cycle.
The software pinpoints a womanâs ovulation and predicts the best time to achieve pregnancy, helping to address fertility issues for both women and men.
âFertileView is fantastic for couples struggling with fertility issues,â Boh said.
Novuscor did not anticipate the way men would become involved.
âWe just started to see how the men enjoyed taking part,â he said. âThe men really enjoy charting their spousesâ cycles. Most men donât understand how a womanâs body works to begin with.â
The software comes at a time of widespread contraceptive use. Despite Catholic teaching that contraceptive use is sinful, Catholics appear to be contracepting at the same rate as non-Catholics.
Although many people are contracepting, Boh said, âtheyâre not all happy about it either.â
âThey just donât think they have another option. They really do, they just donât know it.â
Novuscor provides couples with individualized training and complete software support.
Catholic theology can be incorporated into the FertileView training, Boh noted.
Catholics must be open to the fullness of Godâs gifts and the possible conception of children, he said. Married love is a means of âsanctifying grace.â
âKeeping our Catholic families stable and healthy is a fundamental means of the Churchâs mission to save souls. The Church is here to help support holy and healthy marriages, family life and to help families in any way that the Church can.â
For more information, visit www.FertileView.com