The Gianna Center of Philadelphia is here!


Dear Friends of FertilityCare,
There was panic in the voice at the other end of the phone; a young father was calling for help. His wife had been charting her cycles, and knew she was newly pregnant. Past experience had taught them, she would need progesterone support to protect this baby through the first six weeks of
development. Was there a NaPro trained doctor in our area who could help them? Thanks be to God, the Gianna Center of Philadelphia is up and open for business! The baby is safe, and the mother is enjoying a healthy pregnancy.
The Creighton Model charting system pioneered by Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers at the Pope St. Paul VI Institute is a morally sound method of family planning that allows 98%* of couples with normal fertility to achieve pregnancy within six months. It is also an unparalleled diagnostic tool to detect
underlying causes at the root of problems such as repeated miscarriage and infertility. 
Grounded in a profound respect for life, the Natural Procreative (NaPro) Technology pioneered by Dr. Hilgers builds on the Creighton Model Fertility Care System. Working to support rather than to supplant a woman’s natural fertility, this is a comprehensive women’s health care system that offers restorative treatment for a host of reproductive disorders. NaPro treatments for infertility do not attempt to override a woman’s reproductive cycle or “cover up” problems using hormonal contraceptives. On the contrary, great care is taken to protect and preserve the healthy functioning of a woman’s body, with the consequence that patients treated under this regimen experience profound relief from painful symptoms and improved quality of life even during their treatment, a marked contrast to the heavy personal costs of IVF.
What is more, even women whose NaPro journey does not end in pregnancy express a sense of peace and gratitude, enhanced appreciation for the sacrament of marriage, and profound comfort in the knowledge that their life journey has meaning beyond themselves. For families in crisis, the Creighton Model Fertility Care System is also 99.5%* effective in  postponing pregnancy, with an approach that respects the dignity of women, the natural ecology of human reproduction, and the integrity of marriage. The Gianna Center’s Nurse Practitioner Barbara Rose and I have seen first hand how this
wholesome approach can change lives. Thanks to the generosity of the Missionary Sisters of Charity in opening their doors to us, we have been able to offer service and instruction on several occasions. For a population of women struggling with poverty and wounded by a history of sexual violence,
this pro-woman, pro-family approach helps to restore a healthy sense of self. Creighton Model counseling about the true nature of marriage and sexuality supports both mothers and their teenage daughters with an empowering understanding of God’s loving plan for them, and in several cases has
strengthened families by inspiring cohabitating parents to give their families the foundational stability of committed marriage. 
The tide of our culture would push these vulnerable women toward abortion and contraception, options we know from generations of experience will foster more unhealthy choices, and undermine the integrity of their lives and the lives of their children. Now there is a way for you to roll back that
tide! This is a watershed moment. Philadelphia boasts two NaPro trained physicians, an experienced team of grass roots Fertility Care Practitioners trained as Creighton Model instructors, the leadership of an Archbishop admired around the globe for his courage and clarity on life issues, and a community of
women and families hungry for healthcare that honors their commitment to live in a manner that respects God’s plan for life. The Gianna Center of Philadelphia is ready to serve the women of Philadelphia, but we desperately need your help.
First, we need your financial support. Family planning and infertility treatments under NaProTechnology and the Creighton Model of Fertility Care cost a fraction of conventional treatments, but your generosity now is essential to help us spread the word and establish this practice. Furthermore,
your ongoing support will be necessary for us to bring the goodness of this system to all the women who need it, whether or not they have health insurance to cover the cost. Finally, we need your prayers if we are to succeed against the dominance of a medical and insurance
establishment that has come to accept the economic, personal and moral costs of IVF, abortion, and hormonal contraceptives as a necessary cost of doing business, and is suspicious of any suggestion that a better model is available.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, learn more, or join us in this mission by making a tax deductible charitable contribution to the Gianna Center of Philadelphia, please visit our website,, or contact my colleague Barbara Rose at 844-204-0005. Checks to The
Gianna Center of Philadelphia can also be mailed to P.O. Box 354, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Dr. Delia Larrauri
The Gianna Center of Philadelphia
Suburban Community Hospital
Medical Arts Pavilion, Suite 207
2705 Dekalb Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
P.S.  We are called to build God’s kingdom here on earth, but the challenge can seem insurmountable. Today you can strike at the heart of the problem by helping the Gianna Center of Philadelphia restore a culture of life one baby, one woman, one family at a time. Please consider a
gift of $50, $500, or $5,000 to lead this change!

* Hilgers, T.W. The Medical and Surgical Practice of NaPro Technology. Pope Paul VI Institute
Press. Omaha, NE. 2004.