Introductory Session (Presentation)
To learn more about what the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is and what is involved in the learning programme, I will firstly take you as a couple through the Introductory presentation.
This takes about an hour and a half and will give you a good level of understanding about anatomy and physiology, what the system is, what it can do for you, and gives opportunity for you both to ask any questions. You will know enough of the basics to get started with observations and charting as soon as you receive your learning materials but the true learning and coaching will be during the learning sessions known as ‘Follow ups’.
During follow ups you will learn the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. With my teaching and coaching alongside the learning materials you will soon become confident in making routine observations and charting your most fertile signs.
You will learn how to know when you are fertile or infertile on any day in your menstrual cycle and know what is normal or abnormal for your health.
Follow ups last about an hour and a half.
I meet you just where you are at on your fertility journey, and I tailor make the system for your age, reproductive category, length of woman’s cycle and other needs. There is a strong focus during each follow up on your marital relationship, your health and wellbeing as these are so very important when learning.
How long is the learning programme?
The first follow up is scheduled 2 weeks after the introductory session. There are 8 follow ups across the year.
The initial 4 follow ups are spaced every two weeks to enable you to learn all that you need to know as soon as possible and with just the right amount of charting days in between so I can check in with you on how you are progressing, correct your chart where necessary as part of your learning and assist in identifying any biomarkers/patterns in your charts which may reveal possible fertility, gynecological or hormone issues.
Note that the system can also be used to successfully avoid pregnancy. So if biomarkers show there is a risk of miscarriage you will also know how to temporarily avoid a pregnancy until the issues have been resolved.
The latter 4 follow ups are spread out more as you become more confident and competent in using the system and need less coaching and support along the way.
Depending on your situation you may need more follow ups in between if your cycles are irregular but usually you will have learnt the majority of what you need in the first 5 sessions.
I encourage all clients to see me for the full year as well as for long term follow ups beyond this (once every 6 to 12 months) for ongoing support and frequent reviews of how they are getting on. When pregnancy happens it is important also to carry out an evaluation and ensure clients are getting all they need for a healthy pregnancy.
Where and when does the learning take place?
If you are in the Grantham area I can meet you in person either at your home or at my home whichever is more convenient but usually I see couples over Skype as most live long distance.
I usually see clients during weekday evenings (as most clients work during the day time) but weekday and Saturday appointments are available too.
How much does it cost to learn?
Until I fully qualify later in 2019 I am teaching under the Supervision of my very experienced Supervisor who is a FertilityCare Practitioner Trainer. This means not only that you are able to learn the system at lower rates than those fully qualified but also you will have the expertise and help of two people.
Please note that NaProTechnology costs are additional. Intro and follow up bookings cancelled within 24hrs may be still be charged.
A referral to a NaproTechnology Consultant for diagnosis and treatment requires at least 2 cycles of good charting so they can accurately see what is happening in your cycle and investigate accordingly. I will work to support you alongside the Consultant to review your chart and hopefully see improvements in the biomarkers after any treatment.
Learning and practicing this unique system takes commitment but it is an investment in you and your future. As your teacher I am also fully committed to walking with you on your journey, teaching you effectively, enthusiastically and supporting you with sensitivity and empathy. The system empowers you and enables you to take back control of your fertility, to understand it better and find solutions that restore your fertility naturally. In the long term women can continue to monitor their gynecological and reproductive health at whatever stage of life.