Creighton Model—Ovulation Method http://www.creightonmodel.com/; www.popepaulvi.com
This is a mucus only method that uses a very standardized coding system to differentiate between various types of mucus produced by the woman’s cervix when she is becoming fertile. The real learning happens at individualized, private follow-up sessions provided by your professional FertilityCare Practitioners who will tailor the system to your specific needs. For more information or an appointment for an introductory session call or write:
|Ali Butler BS, FCP
||Christine Wurm, CFCP
||Jackie Schabold, PharmD, FCP
|Kathy Roxas, RN, BSN, FCP
||Mary Gilpin, FCP
FertilityCare Center of S. Eastern Wisconsin
The Marquette Model - Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning http://www.marquette.edu/nursing/NFP/
Information on NFP is available from the Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning. MU teaches the Marquette Model which looks at mucus, temperature and the urinary hormonal monitoring device (the Clearplan Fertility Monitor). A small fee includes 1 class session, all materials necessary to get started with charting and unlimited chart checks within the first year of use. Materials are also available in Spanish.
Registration required for all classes.
To register, please contact Susana Crespo at (414) 288-3856 or e-mail Susana.1.Crespo@marquette.edu
Details regarding cost and additional class information can be found here click here
Marquette Model Teachers in the Area:
Marquette Model at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital
Classes can also be scheduled by appointment
Couple to Couple League—The Sympto-Thermal Method http://www.ccli.org/
CCl teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning. In this system a couple uses cross-checking signs of fertility: cervical mucus, waking temperatures, and changes in the cervix itself. For additional information, see the Couple to Couple League International website: . The following couples are certified to teach NFP by the Couple to Couple League. Please contact them directly for information or a class schedule:
Upcoming Couple to Couple League Classes - Registration Website
Couple to Couple League International - NFP Classes
The Billings Ovulation Method http://www.boma-usa.org/
Natural methods of family planning are by definition those which take advantage of the biological fact that women are at most times infertile throughout the whole of the reproductive phase of their lives. The days of infertility when it is impossible for an act of intercourse to cause conception are more numerous than fertile days when conception is possible. Abstinence from genital contact during the days of possible fertility is required for the avoidance of pregnancy in all natural methods. They do not involve drug taking nor the use of any appliances, and acts of sexual intercourse are always normal.
A Billings Ovulation Method online NFP course is offered through the Archdiocese of Chicago at www.learnNFPonline.com. This class is also now available in Spanish. Visit www.aprendePFNenlinea.com for more information.
Northwest Family Services http://nwfs.org/couples-a-singles/natural-family-planning.html
No longer “guess work,” SymptoPro™ Fertility Education (generically referred to as Natural Family Planning, or NFP) is an effective, scientifically based method of natural family planning that treats fertility as a normal, healthy process. SymptoPro™ is a Sympto-Thermal Method of Fertility Education (NFP) based on changes in a woman’s cervical mucus, waking or resting temperature, and cervix. These observable signs change in response to the hormones of the menstrual cycle. It only takes seconds a day for a woman to track her fertility; then the couple interprets the chart and makes a decision based on their family planning intention. SymptoPro™ works through periodic abstinence during the method-defined fertile time for couples who are avoiding a pregnancy. SymptoPro™ can be used effectively throughout a woman’s entire reproductive life. Regular cycles are NOT required. SymptoPro™ is NOT Calendar Rhythm.
This method is available for online instruction - http://nwfs.org/couples-a-singles/natural-family-planning/online-course.html
Hospitals offering NFP Instruction
Columbia-St. Mary's Women's Hospital (2323 North Lake Drive, Milwaukee). Click here for a class flyer. Call 414-585-1750 to register. Programs offered: Marquette Model.
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