FAQ’s

The introductory session is a presentation which introduces the use of the Creighton Model System.  It is a general presentation usually given to a small group.  An individual session can be scheduled as the need arises.  It lasts about an hour and a half.  If you will be using the method as a couple, it is highly recommended that you attend the session together, if possible.  If after the intro session you decide to continue with the method, please refer to the “Creighton Model” section of the website to view the learning schedule.  There is no obligation to continue after the introductory session.

No.  The old calendar rhythm method of the 1930’s is obsolete in the face of modern medical research.  Unfortunately, the medical community and the general population have had limited opportunity to learn of these advances.  Promotion of hormonal contraception by the pharmaceutical industry has overshadowed the field of family planning.  Doctors in training receive practically no education in the field of modern natural family planning.  To gain this knowledge, physicians must attend specialized medical education programs that are not yet widely available.

The FertilityCare System is the perfect system to manage irregular cycles because it identifies fertility and infertility by actual physical signs, not by calendar calculations.  Very few cycles are 28 days long.  Variations are caused by hormonal factors or physical and emotional stress. The FertilityCare System will help identify the cause and if needed, NaProTechnology can provide the appropriate cooperative medical treatment.

A. To achieve a pregnancy: Conception will occur 76% of the time in the first cycle of using a defined day of fertility.

B. To avoid a pregnancy: The system is over 99% effective in avoiding a pregnancy when properly taught by a qualified teacher and then correctly applied.

C. With infertility: From 20-40% of couples will achieve a pregnancy with the Creighton Model System only. Up to 80% will achive with additional cooperative medical treatment. These numbers are dependent on the cause of the infertility.

The major impetus for research and development of the method has been the encouragement of the Catholic Church, yet the system is universal and can be utilized by every woman in the world for self-knowledge, achieving and avoiding a pregnancy, and for medical applications.  There is no religious presentation in the instruction.

Creighton Model FertilityCare Service Providers educate women and couples about their fertility.  This is accomplished through a network of service programs developed and operated by specialists in FertilityCare education.  These specialists, including Creighton Model practitioners and medical consultants, received their training through a program whose professional curriculum was developed at the Creighton University NFP Education and Research Center, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.

The group Introductory Session, led by a Creighton Model Practitioner, is $40 for either an individual or per couple. If you decide to proceed with fully learning the method the cost for the remainder of the program (including charting supplies and eight individualized follow-up sessions, as well as email and phone support between follow-ups) is $500.

We ask that all participants pay the Introductory Session fee ($40) upon registration.

Self-Pay Clients
For clients choosing not to bill insurance, payment for the eight individualized follow-up sessions ($500) is due prior to the first follow-up.  Should you prefer to split this payment into two smaller payments, $250 is due prior to the first follow up, and the remaining $250 is due within 30 days of the first follow up.

Clients Billing Insurance
Twin Cities FertilityCare Center currently submits claims to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners, and Medica. Should you choose to submit to one of these insurers, we will submit your claim following the first follow-up session. Once insurance is processed (which can take approximately 30 days from the time of submission), any remaining balance in due in full upon notification.

If you have questions or would like to discuss other options, please email us or call our office at 651-232-3088.

Twin Cities FertilityCare Center currently submits claims to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners, and Medica. To determine whether or not your claim will be paid you may call your insurance company and ask if your policy is “fully-insured”, offering “family planning benefits”, and/or covers “Procedure Code H1010”. However, benefits quoted to you over the phone are not guaranteed, and you won’t know definitively what services will be covered until after the claim is processed.

No, you do not need to create a PayPal account. You can pay with a credit card or bank account (where available).

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