Fertility Specialist Consultation
‘FertilityCare’ is a program of integrated health education in the area of fertility, using the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.
FertilityCare increases a couple’s awareness of and appreciation for their fertility, enabling them to be active participants in the care of their particular fertility situation or women’s health issue.
The Creighton Model FertilityCare System teaches a woman or couple to accurately identify the time of ovulation in each of their own cycles. The naturally-occurring times of fertility and infertility in each cycle can be pin pointed with ease using this method, and couples can use this information to achieve or avoid a pregnancy. The system is also very useful for arranging medical investigations such as blood tests and ultrasound scans to correspond with the time of the woman’s ovulation in the cycle. A medical interpretation of the woman’s chart can itself give valuable clues in the diagnosis of fertility and women’s health problems.
For family planning purposes, the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is 99.5% method-effective and 96.8% use-effective for avoiding pregnancy. (TW Hilgers, JB Stanford; ‘Creighton Model NaProEducation Technology for avoiding pregnancy: use effectiveness’; J Reprod Med 1998; 43: 495-502)