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No. The old calendar rhythm method of the 1930’s is obsolete in the face of modern medical research.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 introductory session is $40 for either an individual or per couple. If you decide to proceed with the method, the cost for the remainder of the program (including supplies and eight individual follow-ups) is $500.
For the intro session, you pay the intro session fee ($40) upon registration. For the 8 Individual Follow Ups, payment in full ($500) is due prior to the first follow up. Should you choose to make two payments, $250 is due prior to the first follow up, and the remaining $250 is due within 30 days of the first follow up. Please call the office at 651-232-3088 with any questions.
The Fertility Care Center does not submit insurance claims but clients of the Fertility Care Center may submit claims to their insurance on their own for purposes of reimbursement. The Fertility Care Center will assist by providing an itemized receipt to the the client. Please call the Fertility Care Center office with questions at 651-232-3088.
No, you do not need to create a PayPal account. You can pay with a credit card or bank account (where available).