St. Valentine, Love, and Natural Family Planning: A Saint Benedict Seminar on Women's Health

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St. Valentine, Love, and Natural Family Planning

A Saint Benedict Seminar on Women’s Health

Kim Barrows on February 15 and 22; Carmelita LaPorte on March 1 (Fridays)

Cook Lounge

5:00PM - 7:00PM

The women of Hope College are invited to join us for a three-week seminar on Women’s Health: St. Valentine, Love, and Natural Family Planning. Students only.

Pizza and drinks will be provided!

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Dr. Kim Barrows has worked as a family medicine physician for over a decade, most recently in Omaha, NE. It was there at the Pope Paul VI Institute at Creighton University that she acquired specialty training in NaPro Technology, a women’s health science that networks family planning with reproductive and gynecological health monitoring and maintenance.

According to Dr. Barrows, the benefits of NaPro Technology span a variety of women’s health issues beyond the natural management of fertility: infertility, miscarriage, premature birth, post-partum depression, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, recurrent ovarian cysts, and more. Dr. Barrows is the mother of five children, a classical singer and enjoys waterskiing, and teaching children’s choirs and dance teams.

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Carmelita LaPorte is an active volunteer in the Holland/Zeeland area. She and her husband Joe have seven children. They both help to facilitate the marriage preparation program at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. She puts her education degree to good use by volunteering at Corpus Christi Catholic School. In the community, she is also a volunteer for the Ottawa County Police Department. Carmelita is passionate about guiding and accompanying people, particularly women, in authentically living out their vocations. She enjoys reading, coffee dates, real conversations, and meeting new friends.