Creighton Model of Fertilty Care


#1

I have just started practicing the Creighton Model of fertility care (CrM Model) through long distance learning with Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha. I am curious to find how many others out there on this board also use the CrM model and whether you are using it to obtain or abstain. One last thing…any of you currently a patient of Dr. Hilgers?


#2

[quote=Schana]I have just started practicing the Creighton Model of fertility care (CrM Model) through long distance learning with Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha. I am curious to find how many others out there on this board also use the CrM model and whether you are using it to obtain or abstain. One last thing…any of you currently a patient of Dr. Hilgers?
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I just started learning Creighton this month. I will be married in August. I have my second class tomorrow night. I think it is a great method. I’ve researched Creighton and STM. I went with Creighton because of my age, 38, and knowing that if I had fertility problems my Creighton experience and charting would allow me to contact Dr. Hilgers and work with the PP VI institute. We will be using the method to achieve, or at least to know fertile days whether we use them or not, initially.


#3

1ke-

I’m 35, my husband is 38. In June, my first pregnancy was ectopic. We’ve been struggling with a Catholic OB/GYN in our small town who knows nothing of NaPro and we are really just so frustrated with the secular business of reproduction. I’m so glad to know that someone else here is knowledgable of Dr. Hilgers, CrM and the work of the PPVI Inst.

How did you come across CrM? I found it quite by mistake, as well as a Yahoo message board for women struggling with infertility who are trying to adhere to the Teachings of the Catholic Church. Well, maybe mistake is not the right word, maybe I was lead there :slight_smile:

We are just starting our first cycle of charting, yesterday actually. We are working towards our 2 cycles of charts so that we can submit them with our medical records to Dr. Hilgers for an initial overview and recommendation.


#4

[quote=Schana]1ke-

I’m 35, my husband is 38. In June, my first pregnancy was ectopic. We’ve been struggling with a Catholic OB/GYN in our small town who knows nothing of NaPro and we are really just so frustrated with the secular business of reproduction. I’m so glad to know that someone else here is knowledgable of Dr. Hilgers, CrM and the work of the PPVI Inst.

How did you come across CrM? I found it quite by mistake, as well as a Yahoo message board for women struggling with infertility who are trying to adhere to the Teachings of the Catholic Church. Well, maybe mistake is not the right word, maybe I was lead there :slight_smile:

We are just starting our first cycle of charting, yesterday actually. We are working towards our 2 cycles of charts so that we can submit them with our medical records to Dr. Hilgers for an initial overview and recommendation.
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I learned about Creighton from a couple of different sources, actually. One of my friends used it, don’t know how she came to learn that method she moved here from St. Louis. I am also very active in pro-life work here and so have studied it extensively as part of my research to do sidewalk counseling. And, online over at Delphi Forums there is an NFP forum (you should check it out) called NFPTalk and there are both Creighton and STM people over there that I visit and read.

I hope you are successful with this method to achieve pregnancy. They are really advanced in the field and so I am hopeful too. No sign yet that I have a fertility problem, but of course I’m not having sex either… so I just want to be prepared going into the marriage.


#5

I use the Crieighton Method. My then-fiance and I attended an introductory session last April, I charted for 9 months, and we were just married two weeks ago :slight_smile: We’re currently using it to avoid pregnancy, but only half-heartedly so. We’d be thrilled if a new life should be conceived :slight_smile:

We went with this method because this is what is taught in our diocese. I like it though, rather then the other types of observations required in the Sympo-Thermal Method. Both are obviously good, but for my purposes, this works well.

We’re still adjusting to married life using the CrM, but it’s only our first month, so I’m sure it will only get easier.


#6

[quote=MariaGianna]I use the Crieighton Method. My then-fiance and I attended an introductory session last April, I charted for 9 months, and we were just married two weeks ago :slight_smile: We’re currently using it to avoid pregnancy, but only half-heartedly so. We’d be thrilled if a new life should be conceived :slight_smile:

We went with this method because this is what is taught in our diocese. I like it though, rather then the other types of observations required in the Sympo-Thermal Method. Both are obviously good, but for my purposes, this works well.

We’re still adjusting to married life using the CrM, but it’s only our first month, so I’m sure it will only get easier.
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It does get easier and we love it and are very grateful for it. My hubby and I have been married 5 years and have used it for about 4 and a half of it. I wish I had known about it before we were married. Our doctor discovered that I had some hormone deficiencies within the first few months of charting and thankfully we have had 2 successful pregnancies and another one in progress. Had they not discovered the deficiency, I probably would not have carried to term. We love the method and are truly grateful for it.


#7

Man! I hope this isn’t a women only thread!

My wife and I have been dealing with some infertility issues. I had mentioned it in another thread. We are trying to have a baby.

Can you tell me how you do this distance learning? Set class times? How long are they? How often? I am currently taking three other class but would try to squeeze it in.

How does this differ from NFP?

Blessings

ck


#8

I am pregnant right now, however, after the baby comes, we plan on using NFP. The nurse at the Catholic hospital here in town says they teach the Creighton method. So, you can add us to the list, I guess of CrM folks. I don’t actually know the specifics of it. What I love is that we will have a contact here in town that will help us-really fortunate. God Bless!


#9

[quote=Courage_to_ride]Man! I hope this isn’t a women only thread!

My wife and I have been dealing with some infertility issues. I had mentioned it in another thread. We are trying to have a baby.

Can you tell me how you do this distance learning? Set class times? How long are they? How often? I am currently taking three other class but would try to squeeze it in.

How does this differ from NFP?

Blessings

ck
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Creighton is NFP, it’s just one of three specific methods of NFP: Creighton, Billings, and Sympto-Thermal.

Contact the Pope Paul VI institute for info on classes and infertility assistance. www.popepaulvi.com


#10

Sorry I’m running late and can’t do a decent post in response to each of you ( I will tomorrow though, because this just is very exciting to see more people who are using/interested in CrM)!

I did want to post directly to Courage_to_ride:
There are something like 10 centers in Texas that teach CrM, and you can certainly pick the one closest to you ( I don’t think there is one right in Austin) but the one you call can help you with what you need to get started and/or find out more information for how you would learn long distance. You will find them here: fertilitycare.org/dir.html and just go down to Texas.

I went called directly to Omaha at the Pope Paul VI Inst. because there is no center in Montana…what a huge drag! Good luck! I’ve read and responded to one of your posts, I’ve been praying for you and your wife on the IUI subject.


#11

I currently use the Sympto-Thermal method, and would appreciate any information on the CrM method, and how it’s different than the Sympto-Thermal Method. Or, if you know of a website that goes into specific detail of the differences between the methods. I’ve searched online, but am only finding vague references to it, nothing concrete.

Thank you in advance,
-Amy


#12

Amie,

The Creighton Model teaches solely external observations in determining whether you are fertile or not. Essentially, and sorry if this is TMI, each time a woman uses the restroom, she makes an observation of her cervical mucus, or lack thereof, using toilet tissue. The sensation, color, and consistency of any available mucus demonstrates her fertility. Symto-Thermal teaches both external observations and the taking of ones temperature. There also might be internal observations involved in the Symto-Thermal method, perhaps some users of that method could correct me if I’m wrong. If you go to creightonmodel.com/, there is a bit of an explanation of the method, as well as a link to local teachers of this method. It did originate with the Pope Paul VI institute, as a previous poster mentioned.


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