Natural Family Planning vs. Artificial Reproduction
Natural Family Planning is safe, effective and affordable. It allows couples to take an active role in achieving pregnancy by identifying their fertility and timing intercourse to achieve their goals. The knowledge of optimum fertility places the couple in control of the timing of conception. The FertilityCare™ Chart becomes an excellent diagnostic tool for physicians to correctly time tests and monitor a woman's health.
||What It Does
||Tracks changes in a woman's body to determine when couple is fertile and infertile
||Inserts sperm directly into a woman's cervix, fallopian tubes, or uterus
||Some risk of infection or multiple gestations (twins, triplets, etc.)**
|In Vitro Fertilization
||Combines egg and sperm in a laboratory dish and inserts embryo in uterus
||Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (a serious medical condition involving enlargement of the ovaries), multiple gestations (twins, triplets, etc.)**
||Releases hormones that either trigger ovulation or regulate it
||Vary by medication; Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (a serious medical condition involving enlargement of the ovaries), multiple gestations (twins, triplets, etc.)**
** Sometimes resulting in selective reduction and/or frozen embryos
Diagnosing & Treating Infertility
There are many reasons for difficulty in achieving a pregnancy. Through the use of CrMS, some infertility patterns can be recognized, causes identified and treatment options recommended. When a couple’s chart is reviewed as part of the individual follow-up sessions, a practitioner will be able to identify any abnormalities and recommend a course of action.
Learning the CrMS™ begins with an introductory session that explains scientific foundations, methodology, applications to various reproductive categories and how to track your cycles.
Introductory classes are generally 90 minutes long and offered monthly at Sisters of Charity Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Classes are also available by appointment at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital.
Please view our introductory sessions or call (716) 862-1944 to register or make an appointment.
Learning continues with a series of follow-up teaching appointments that includes professional, personal instruction on the use of the system and a complete chart review. At each private follow-up session, the FertilityCare™ Practitioner tailors the system to your specific needs.
These sessions are recommended five times during the first three months of use and an additional three times over the remainder of a year. Subsequent follow-ups are recommended every six to twelve months as needed.
Individual follow-up sessions are usually an hour or less, although the first session can be up to one and a half hours long.
Your professional FertilityCare™ Practitioner is also available for consultation between sessions should any questions arise.
Preliminary expenses for being educated in CrMS vary from place to place but compare favorably with any form of artificial contraception or artificial reproductive technology. The materials provided for charting and tracking cycle patterns are inexpensive and provide invaluable recorded information throughout a woman’s childbearing and pre-menopausal years.
Cost information may be obtained by emailing us.
Soro Family Testimonial
When we first met with an IVF doctor, he told us I was “a dime a dozen” and he “knew the formula for me to get pregnant”. With each round of treatments, my body refused to react, and the medical response was “more medication injections and try again...” After many tearfully failed attempts, we felt this just wasn’t the method for us. In the midst of our struggle, we witnessed society’s insensitivity to tease people about having a baby. If only they knew how hard we were trying and the amount of times we hid our tears. Infertility followed us everywhere.
When we found the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, we were immediately impressed with the way this method worked in listening so intently to my body.
Our doctors and FertilityCare Practitioner walked with us in every way to help us discover what my body was and wasn’t doing on its own. We felt we had a team around us who were personally invested in us starting a family. We still can’t believe how blessed we are today to have our sweet baby girl and be a Creighton Model success story; a dream we once doubted would ever become a reality.
Eric, Corinn & Jade
For more information about Catholic Health’s family planning services, click here to email the Catholic FertilityCare Centers of WNY or call (716) 862-1944.