At The Gianna Center, the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System is used to monitor a woman’s menstrual and fertility cycle. Based on research that began from collaboration between women and their physicians, the system has grown into a national and international allied healthcare model.
Once patients learn to map the rhythm of their cycles, they can help the healthcare provider to detect fertility patterns that can help them to avoid or achieve pregnancy. According to a multiple-site study of 1,800 couples reported in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, the FertilityCare™ System is 99.5% effective at avoiding pregnancy.
When studied, the patterns may point to an underlying condition. Specially-trained medical providers use NaProTECHNOLOGY™ to diagnose and treat these conditions. These patterns and conditions are often overlooked by other providers who rely on suppressing a woman’s cycle with hormonal contraceptives to treat symptoms.
The FertilityCare™ System is an excellent tool for tracking a woman’s fertility and monitoring gynecologic health. A growing network of health providers from across the nation is using this system with their patients. Ongoing research is being done to determine the system’s possible health benefits under various conditions.