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The other day, I was talking about what life looks like when God asks us to do things that feel ordinary and mundane.

Today, I’m talking about other times when God asks us to do bigger things — maybe things that weren’t a part of our plan — things we never thought we’d do.

For me, that currently includes getting trained to help educate women on their fertility. 😉

Here’s the big announcement I was hinting at last week: I was just accepted into a FertilityCare Education Program!

That means I’m about to start the process of becoming a FertilityCare Practitioner Intern, and eventually, a Fertility Care Practitioner.

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If everything goes as planned, I’ll be a FertilityCare Practitioner Intern for about 13 months. During that time, I’ll be a part of an intensive, Master’s Level program/supervised practicum with two weeks of full-immersion study. I’ll also be able to start teaching women the Creighton Model FertilityCare System during that time! (Want to be a client?! More on that below!)

This is something that’s been on my heart & mind for a while…

I have been such a huge advocate of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System — and especially the reproductive science that works cooperatively with the Creighton Model Fertility Care System (NaproTechnology!), since I first learned about it four years ago.

One of my sisters-in-law was actually the first person to tell me about it all, and my life hasn’t been the same since!

In a good way.

In the kind of way that makes you stop and ask, “Why didn’t I hear about this sooner?”

And the more I learned, and the more I talked about it — and wrote about it, the more that same question was echoed back to me.

“Why didn’t I hear about this sooner?”

I believe women deserve to understand what’s going on with their bodies and their fertility. It’s empowering to take charge of your own reproductive health! And unfortunately, many doctors aren’t helping women in this way, and surprisingly, even fewer know or understand women’s fertility, themselves.

Maybe that’s because it’s seriously awesome — and mysterious.

And also not mysterious at the same time (that’s where the Creighton Model & NaProTechnology come in!)

God certainly created women’s bodies in a magnificent way. But I promise you, He didn’t do this to trick us or fool us or make us not understand what’s going on with ’em.

And by becoming a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Intern, I can’t wait to tell you more, and be able to help more women understand their fertility, or infertility.

I’m sure you have a lot of questions. Let’s go through ’em!

What’s the Creighton Model FertilityCare System (CrMS)?

CrMS is a safe, effective, and morally acceptable method of natural family planning. It utilizes the observation and charting of biological markers to indicate the times in a woman’s cycle when she is naturally fertile or infertile. Couples then use this information to either achieve or avoid pregnancy with great accuracy and without negative side-effects. The CrMS is applicable at any stage of a woman’s reproductive life.

It’s healthy — for all aspects of your life; for your relationship with your husband, for your body, and even your wallet. 😉 Plus, it’s effective!

How Effective is the Creighton Model at avoiding pregnancy?

Take a look at this chart, and you’ll see that the Creighton Model’s effectiveness for typical use is actually higher than that of birth control pills.

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How effective is the Creighton Model at helping women get pregnant?

These numbers are incredible. This chart shows that the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is significantly more effective at helping women get pregnant than IVF.

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Is this only for Catholics?

Not at all! 🙂 This is for anyone and everyone; the right to learn & understand your fertility is not limited by your denomination or religion.

When will you be taking clients?

I’ll be able to start taking clients in just a few months! First, I have to complete one of the two full-immersion study sessions, and then just a couple of months later, I’ll be able to start teaching. If I’m able to attend the first Education Phase I that I’m hoping to attend in June, I may be able to start seeing clients around August/September of this year.

Can you teach clients long-distance?

Not at first, unfortunately. But as time goes on, and as I get closer to finishing my internship, I may be able to start seeing long-distance clients and teaching them the Creighton Model through Skype sessions. I’ll let you know if & when I can!

Please keep me in your prayers as I move forward with this! 🙂 And I will pray for you & yours! 
Annie

More Resources:

How Charting Your Fertility Cycles Can Improve Your Health

Endometriosis, Infertility and the Church

The Cross of Infertility and How We Can Help

The State of NaProTechnology

Top 10 Reasons to Use NFP

 

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