Billings and Creighton and Sympto-Thermal...oh my!


#1

My wife has PCOS and irregular cycles, we've been researchiing alternative NFP techniques to help identify fertile days.

In looking at the choices, I'm not seeing a whole lot of difference (except for marketing) between Billings and Creighton. Anyone have any advice?


#2

Creighton is the method that doctors use to diagnose and treat fertility issues…especially PCOS. It is a standardized way of teaching (mostly through health professionals), and standardized scientific observations. It is connected to NAPRO technology.

www.omsoul.com to find an NFP only doctor.


#3

If you just want to avoid or conceive Billings is sufficient.

I actually am learning Creighton because of health issues that I couldn’t figure out with Billings alone.

The charting is almost the same, Billings has introduced newer stickers that Creighton does not use, a dotted sticker to indicat spotting.

Creighton is more objective in describing mucus and has various categories.


#4

If you're dealing with PCOS, I definitely recommend Creighton!! Although I haven't been doing it very long, I've been so thrilled with my choice to use this method. You get a lot of information about what's going on, a lot of help in learning the method, and a lot of support from the instructors.

Also, if y'all end up needing any other help, Dr. Hilgers (the doctor who is responsible for Creighton) is a first-class surgeon and OB/GYN that can help with a whole host of reproductive issues.

Best of luck!


#5

Thanks all!


#6

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