We use the Creighton Model, which has worked really well for us. We went to an intor session when we were engaged, and I started charting several months before the wedding. I have periodic follups with my wonderful practitioner, who really is a friend. We’ve been married almost 6 months, and so far no “surprise” babies. Though, it is hard every month, because I really do want to be a mom; we’re just trying to get everything sorted and make sure DH has a job next year (being a High School Band teacher in a state that is in a budget crisis and where the first thing to get axed in public education is the arts can be a bit scary).
I really like the Crieghton model, I feel very confident with it, and I don’t have to worry about taking my temperature or doing internal exams which aren’t always sanitary or convenient. The observations become second nature. If there’s anything I don’t understand, or anything I’m doing “wrong”, my practitioner is always there to help, and to make sure that whatever way we are using the method, it is successful. We’re also starting to work through some of my health issues, through a combination of studying my charts and progesterone level blood tests, so I’m hoping to be able to resolve some of my problems, and also prevent possible infertility or miscarriage–I don’t want to have to go through losing a baby if I can prevent it before I start trying for a child.
I would highly reccommend the Creighton Model, it’s very easy to learn and has lots of benefits. The follow ups are not a burden, but rather a huge help!