Couples like the CrMS because it provides a system that values, respects and understands their combined fertility. They also approve of the fact that it promotes shared responsibility in the planning of their family. CrMS fosters involvement of men for support and in the decision making regarding the couples combined fertility. It encourages the couple to mutually discuss their ideal family which enhances their sexuality and promotes marital bonding.
The observations charted when using the CrMS can telegraph abnormalities in a woman’s cycle including: infertility, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome, miscarriage, premature birth and post partum depression. When these abnormalities are recognized couples can be proactive in seeking treatment from NaProTECHNOLOGY, which treats those problems cooperatively with the procreative and gynecologic systems while respecting the dignity of the woman and of couples.
Some facts about the Creighton Model:
- The Creighton Model, with perfect use, is 99.5 percent effective in avoiding or spacing pregnancies and with typical use it is 96.8 percent successful.(Journal of Reproductive Medicine 6/98)
- 76% of the couples (with normal fertility) who use the Creighton Model to achieve a pregnancy do so the first time that they try. That number increases to 90% by the 3rd cycle and 98% by the sixth cycle.
- The Creighton Model charting system provides the couple and their physician with invaluable information about their reproductive health
The teaching schedule for a couple or a woman learning how to chart the signs of fertility starts with an Introductory Session. This is done by appointment and takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Some Introductory Sessions may have several couples/women in attendance. The information provided at this time is general. At the end of this session, the couple/woman is given the supplies that will be needed along with basic instructions on how to chart and an appointment for the first follow up is made.
The follow ups are very important so that the couple/woman can quickly gain the confidence needed to use the method in the way in which they wish to use it. The follow ups are one to one, (couple/client to teacher) and this is the time that the method is personalized for the user. Ideally the first four follow ups are scheduled for every two weeks. This allows for close supervision during the learning phase of charting. After four follow ups, which will encompass two months of charting, the follow ups began to be less frequent. The fifth follow up is one month from the fourth and the last three follow ups are each three months apart. That allows for one full year of instruction and supervision.
If there are advanced issues such as infertility or hormonal imbalances, the follow up schedule is adjusted to the comfort of the client. After a year of supervision, the client makes an appointment to see the Practitioner every 6 months so that they can receive supplies, have a review of their charts and ask questions that have surfaced. The Practitioners are available by phone for questions and concerns between follow ups.
Our services treat women as women. We know that women who experience difficulty with their menstrual cycles need to be treated as unique individuals with unique problems. There is no such thing as “one treatment solves every problem.” We work with each woman and help her to discover what the cause of her unique situation is and then we work with that woman to treat the cause of the problem. We help women to unleash the power of their menstrual cycle.
This is the first women’s health science to network family planning with reproductive health monitoring and maintenance. It is a fertility-care based medical approach rather than a fertility-control approach to family planning and gynecological health.
Unlike common suppressive or destructive approaches, NaProTECHNOLOGY works cooperatively with the procreative and gynecologic systems. When these systems function abnormally, NaProTECHNOLOGY identifies the problems and cooperates with the menstrual and fertility cycles that correct the condition, maintain the human ecology and sustain the procreative potential.
We offer instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCare system in office and through Skype to women and couples throughout the world. Learn More