The Creighton Model FertilityCare System

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is a natural family planning model based on standardized observations of the biological markers that are found in every woman’s cycle. These biological markers help women and couples understand the woman’s fertility.

A couple will know on a daily basis if they are fertile or infertile. Couples can then successfully use the Creighton Model to achieve or avoid pregnancy. The Creighton Model is not birth control of any kind. It teaches and provides knowledge which then empowers women and couples.

Quick Facts

  • Supported by over 40 years of scientific research
  • Taught one on one with a FertilityCare™ Practitioner
  • Can be used to achieve or to avoid pregnancy
  • Standardized, easy to learn, medically safe, reliable, and inexpensive
  • Can be used anytime during a woman’s reproductive life
  • Effective even with irregular cycles, during breastfeeding and menopause
  • Morally acceptable as a method of family planning because it does not alter a woman’s fertility or the nature of intercourse
  • Helps a couple to share the responsibility for family planning and strengthens marital intimacy
  • Standardized charting system provides the couple and their physician with invaluable information about their reproductive health

Avoiding Pregnancy

Couples seeking to use a method of natural family planning (NFP) may have significant reasons to avoid pregnancy.  Over forty years of research support the science of the Creighton Model of FertilityCare™ System and shows that the use-effectiveness in avoiding pregnancy is comparable to oral contraceptives (birth control pills.)

According to the Journal of Reproductive Medicine1, The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System’s success rate to avoid pregnancy is 99.5% with perfect use and 96.8% with typical use.

Not only is the Creighton Model FertilityCare™  System effective,  there are no side-effects! This method is entirely natural and you will have a better understanding of how your menstrual and fertility cycles have an effect on your overall health.

1Journal of Reproductive Medicine June 1998; 43 (6): 495-502

Achieving Pregnancy

The Creighton Model can be used to achieve pregnancy.

In couples with normal fertility who use fertile days for intercourse, 90 percent conceive within 3 cycles of use and 98 percent by the 6th cycle of use.1

  1. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 1992 Oct; 37 (10): 864-6

Learning the Creighton Model of FertilityCare™

Learning the Crieghton Model of FertilityCare™  empowers a woman to become confident in her understanding of her own unique fertility and to confidently use this model of natural family planning (NFP) according to the need of avoiding or achieving pregnancy and of monitoring reproductive health.

FertilityCare™  is taught and supported over a period of about a year.  This equips the woman with knowledge and understanding of her own unique fertility.

After over 40 years of presenting the CrMS, evaluations have shown that women recognize the truth embodied by the Creighton Model and men understand and accept the accuracy of the technology.

After an Introductory Session, follow-up appointments are initially bi-weekly and gradually extend to every six months.

Introductory Session

The first step in learning The Creighton Model of FertilityCare™ is for a couple or a woman to participate in an Introductory Session taught by a FertilityCare™ Practitioner. Introductory Sessions are by appointment and take about an hour to an hour and a half.

This Session can be private or may be given in a group setting. The information provided at this time is general and teaches the basics of how to chart the signs of fertility.

At the end of this session, the woman or couple is given the necessary materials to begin charting the signs of her fertility and an appointment for the first follow-up consultation is made.

Follow-Up Appointments

Creighton FertilityCare Follow up schedule

The follow-ups are essential so that the couple/woman can quickly gain the confidence needed to use the method according to their needs at that time: to achieve or avoid pregnancy. The follow-ups are private with just the couple/client and the Practitioner, allowing the method to be personalized for the user.

  • Ideally, the first four follow up consultations are scheduled every two weeks. This allows for close supervision during the initial learning phase of charting the signs of fertility.
  • After four follow-ups (the first two months of charting) the follow-up appointments become less frequent.
  • The fifth follow up is one month after the fourth appointment.
  • The sixth, seventh and eighth follow-ups are each three months apart. This provides one full year of personalized 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.

Bi-Annual Visits

After this first year of supervision and support, the client makes an appointment to see the Practitioner every six months so their charts can be reviewed, questions that have surfaced can be answered, and charting supplies replenished.  The Practitioners are available by phone for questions and concerns between follow-ups

When to Contact Your Practitioner

Always contact your FertilityCare™ Practitioner:

  • when you have a question
  • with any health concerns
  • when there are changes in your reproductive health (such as a pregnancy, miscarriage, or change in the nature of your cycles)

To Schedule an Introductory Session or For More information:

Contact Diane Hale, RN, CFCE at (727) 798-2340 or Diane.Hale@StGiannaCenter.com or use the contact form below. You can find our list of FertilityCare practitioners here.


Additional Information:

Contact Diane Hale, RN, CFCE

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