Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning helps couples determine when intercourse can lead to a pregnancy by keeping track of the many changes that take place in a woman's body during the menstrual cycle. St. Francis offers classes in the Creighton Model Fertility Care System, which uses Natural Procreative (NaPro) Tracking that allows one to achieve pregnancy by tracking "biomarkers."

Primary Benefits

NaPro Tracking can help with:

  • Family Planning
  • Fertility Issues
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Repetitive Miscarriages
  • Prematurity Prevention

Additional Benefits

NaPro Technology and NaPro Tracking also provides help for pains and problems related to:

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Hormonal Abnormalities
  • Irregular Bleeding
  • Chronic Discharge
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovarian Disease
  • Targeted Hormone Replacement and Evaluation
  • Effects of Stress
  • Other Health Problems 

Allied Health professionals who received certification at the American Academy of Fertility Care instruct about the Creighton Model Fertility System in one-on-one meetings and group informational sessions.

Research Study

The University of Utah and the FertilityCare Centers of America are conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System (CrM) for new users trying to avoid a pregnancy. While past studies have shown that the Creighton model System is highly effective natural family planning method, this study will use newer methods for measuring how well the CrM works. The knowledge gained will improve comparisons of the CrM and other family planning methods. Contact Nancy McGrath, RN, BS, CFCE for more information.

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