Our Lady Fertility Care Center
Creighton Model Services
*Monitor Reproductive Health
*Achieve or Avoid Pregnancy
*Natural Family Planning
What is the Creighton Model?
Creighton Model FertilityCare System is the only standardized method of natural Fertility Awareness (FAM) or Natural Family Planning (NFP). It is a highly effective means of tracking your body’s biomarkers and using that documented information to either avoid or achieve pregnancy. Creighton charting is also a healthcare tool as charting serves as a diagnostic tool in NaProTechnology. Its standardization reveals potential issues discovered through charting such as unusual bleeding, limited cervical mucus, signs of infection, and much more. The charting gives you and your NaPro provider a basis on which to perform accurate testing specific to your cycle. If your situation warrants the need for medication, the chart will help you accurately time when to take your medications. The FertilityCare Practitioner (FCP) is the instructor for the Creighton Model System. All practitioners have previously obtained a bachelor's degree and complete an extensive, year-long education program in the Creighton model. FCPs are equipped to instruct people with all variants of charting situations: infertility, post-partum, continuous mucus, post-hormonal birth control, pre-menopause, etc. FCPs provide essential assistance to the NaPro provider by ensuring clients are fully instructed and able to apply NaPro Technology in their daily lives. It is important to note that NaPro medical providers are not trained in chart management and expect you to rely on your FCP for this service.
How long will it take to learn?
The Creighton Model is based on a series of 8 follow-ups with the FCP over the course of a year. The first 5 are attended during the client's initial learning period —in the first 3 months. This is the bulk of the basic instruction. The remaining 3 follow-ups are conducted every 3 months for the rest of the year. Continued instruction is valuable in the case that new patterns emerge that either warrant your NaPro provider's attention or a different charting approach. Follow-ups are also recommended following the initial year when changes in your reproductive category or new charting patterns emerge. Pregnancy Evaluations are conducted for every pregnancy for statistics and quality control. They also help determine an accurate due date based on time of conception.