Learning to use the Creighton Model FertilityCare System requires attending a series of teaching sessions with a trained FertilityCare Practitioner or FertilityCare Practitioner Intern. FertilityCare Practitioners are specifically trained in NaproEducation, a 13-month Allied Health Education Program, which insures their ability to deliver quality instruction, teach a System in its entirety and address the client’s individual needs.
To begin, a client/client couple signs up to attend an Introductory Session. The Introductory Session is an overview of the use and applications of the system. The presentation lasts one hour, followed by time for questions, distribution of educational materials, and scheduling of the first follow-up.
It is after the Introductory Session that the client/client couple decides if this is the System they would like to use. If it is, then they would purchase the materials and sign-up for their first follow-up with the Practitioner.
Adhering to the organized follow-up schedule is paramount to the client/client couple learning the system and quickly gaining confidence in its use for their needs. Although the educational system is standardized, each client couple receives individual attention at each follow-up. It is at the time of the follow-up sessions that the instruction in the use of the Creighton Model System is accomplished.
Following the Introductory Session, there are generally 8 follow-ups in the first year, although this schedule may be tailored to your individual situation.
Follow-ups are also available anytime the client/client couple experiences a change in their chart. (Pregnancy, breastfeeding, continuous mucus cycles, etc)
We strongly encourage husbands and fiancés to attend the introductory session and every follow-up, but it is not required.