Natural Family Planning
Carondelet's FertilityCare™ Center
The Carondelet Fertility Care™ Center encourages couples to share in the responsibility of planning their families together. Using the Creighton Fertility System, couples are able to support their decision to either achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally, without the use of pharmaceutical contraceptives.
- Completely natural and free from side effects
- 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy
- 76% effective in achieving pregnancy within a month
- Affordable when compared to costly contraceptives
- Both man & woman share in family planning
- Can be used at any stage of a woman’s reproductive life
- Effective for women with regular or irregular cycles
- Creates a valuable health record for women
- Increases intimacy and communication for couples
- Develops lifetime knowledge about reproductive cycles.
The Creighton Model Fertility Care System™ (CrMS)
Most women are aware of a discharge at the opening of the vagina that comes and goes with each cycle. The CrMS is based on watching for the day-to-day changes of this cervical fluid showing when couples are fertile or infertile. By learning her normal pattern, a woman can also recognize what may be abnormal for her and see her doctor for medical care.
Certified FertilityCare Practitioners (FCP) instruct couples in the Creighton Model Fertility Care™ System (CrMS).
Beginning with a one-hour group introductory session, an overview of the method is presented. From this session, couples will have enough knowledge to begin charting daily changes within the woman's cycle. Each couple will receive a certificate of attendance for this introductory session. Long distance instruction is available for out-of-town clients.
Thereafter, the couple will meet regularly with a FertilityCare Practitioner throughout the year to ensure method progress. Each follow-up is a private session tailored to each couple’s unique experience. The instruction evolves from session to session as the couple’s knowledge and confidence increases. $50 per session.
Introductory Session and Follow-up Registration
Introductory sessions are held monthly with pre-registration accepted by phone or on-line registration. Individual follow-up appointments are set at the convenience of the couple.
Common Questions About Natural Family Planning
Introduction Session Schedule
Every 2nd Monday of the month
In the Canyon Room or Agave Room at
St. Joseph's Hospital located at
350 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85711
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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