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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it easy to learn?

Yes!  Learning  the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is a skill that is developed through the follow-up sessions under the direction of the FertilityCare Practitioner.  With accurate observations and charting, every woman can learn to confidently identify and interpret the naturally occurring signs of her body.

Who can learn the method?

Any woman and/or couple! Young women in their teens can learn to understand their bodies and address any abnormalities. Single women may learn the method to appreciate the fertility and address any issues. Engaged and married couples may learn the method to be used for their family planning needs for the lifetime of their marriage.

How is this different from other methods?

The Creighton Model is a mucus-only method using standardized descriptions that help women identify their days of fertility and infertility.  Coupled with NaProTECHNOLOGY, the method empowers clients to be their own advocates regarding their reproductive health and have meaningful discussions with their doctors about any abnormalities that they may be experiencing. 

Why so many follow-up sessions?

The Creighton Model is tailor-made for each woman’s body and reproductive category. Instruction with a qualified Practitioner is critical. The follow-up schedule starts off with frequent appointments to provide the necessary support that each client needs.

Is the method effective?


Method Effectiveness: 99.5%

Use Effectiveness: 96.8%


98% achieve  by the 6th cycle


Creighton Model only: 20-40%

Creighton Model & NaProTECHNOLOGY: up to 80%

(Journal of Reproductive Medicine, June 1998)

Do I have to have regular cycles?

This system can be used effectively for those with irregular cycles, as well as women who are peri-menopausal, coming off the pill or other hormonal contraceptives, breastfeeding,  experiencing post-partum depression, PCOS, PMS or anovulatory for whatever reason. 

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