The Creighton Model System

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The Creighton Model FertilityCare TM System was developed from the Ovulation Method of NFP after years of scientific research and standardization. This system has proven itself to be an excellent method of NFP, as well as having medical applications to women's health care. As a method of NFP, the system relies upon the observation of a natural sign the discharge of the cervical mucus which is essential to human fertility. The method is based upon the fact that a whenever a woman is fertile, she will experience a characteristic discharge of cervical mucus which is obvious to her at the opening of the vagina. As ovulation approaches, this mucus discharge undergoes a progressive change which can be easily observed and interpreted.

The Creighton Model provides a means of monitoring one's reproductive and gynecologic health. Applicable to all reproductive categories including breastfeeding and pre-menopause. In addition to achieving or avoiding pregnancy, this system can help in evaluation and treatment of infertility, repetitive miscarriage, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, PMS and perimenopausal symptoms. Individual follow up instruction for a fee is available from a FertilityCare Practitioner. Referrals are available to specially trained Creighton Model NFP Medical Consultants in the area who utilize NaProTechnology, a new reproductive medical and surgical science.

Effectiveness

This system is over 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy when properly taught by a qualified teacher and correctly applied. It is also highly effective to achieve pregnancy when couples identify and use the days of fertility. In addition, it has an impressive success rate in those with infertility.

NaPro Technology – The Contemporary Approach to Women's Health Care

Apart from being an excellent system of Natural Family Planning, this system is outstanding for monitoring gynecologic and reproductive health. Recent scientific advances have shown it to be of assistance in identifying and treating disorders such as subfertility states, ovarian cysts, hormone disorders, endometriosis, miscarriage and PMS. This new reproductive science is called Natural Procreative (NaPro) Technology and it can be applied by trained NFP Medical Consultants.

Your Provider

The person providing the training services educates couples about their fertility. The provider works through a network of service programs developed and operated by specialists in Natural Family Planning/FertilityCare education. These specialists, FertilityCare Practitioners and NFP Medical Consultants, have received their training in a program whose professional curriculum was developed at the Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska. Providers are certified through the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals.

The Learning Schedule

Adequate instruction is essential for gaining confidence in the system and obtaining the maximum effectiveness possible. The couple enters the program with an introductory session and continues in the program with a series of individualized follow-up teaching appointments.

The Introductory Session
The introductory session is a slide presentation which introduces the use of the Creighton Model System. It is a general presentation usually given to a small group of couples. An individual introductory session can be scheduled as the need arises.

Individualized Follow up Sessions
Follow- up sessions are designed to teach couples to be actual users of the FertilityCare TM System. Personal instruction in the use of the system, as well as complete chart review, are services provided at the individual follow up sessions. Scheduled at regular intervals, attendance is essential so the couple may quickly develop confidence in the uses of the system, After the introductory session, the follow-up sessions occur on the following basic schedule:
First follow- up .......................................................2 weeks
Second follow- up ....................................................4 weeks
Third follow- up ..................................................... 6 weeks
Fourth follow- up .....................................................8 weeks
Fifth follow- up ........................................................3 months
Sixth follow- up ...................................................... 6 months
Seventh follow- up ................................................. 9 months
Eighth follow- up ................................................... 12 months

Subsequent follow-ups are recommended every six to twelve months as needed. The professional provider is also available for consultation between sessions should any questions arise.