Creighton Model of NFP
The Creighton Model System(or CrMS), one of the many models of NFP taught here in the diocese of Phoenix. It relies upon the observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility. These 'biomarkers" tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing the couple to use the system either to achieve or to space a pregnancy.
Since these biomarkers also telegraph abnormalities in a woman's health, it can also be used to network with gynecologic and procreative healthcare professionals. The teachers of the CrMS are trained to assist and refer clients to specifically trained physicians who have been educated to incorporate the CrMS into their medical practice.
The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is a standardized modification of the Billings Ovulation Method. Like all other NFP methods, it is built on research, education, and service and is an integrated educational system designed to assure the highest quality service possible for the educator and client couple.
The full series of Creighton classes begins with a 2 hour group session which articulates on how this method fits in with Catholic teachings on married sexuality. It also covers the scientific basis of all NFP methods and how to observe and chart the signs specific to this method. After the first group session, the remaining meetings or "follow-ups" with the instructor and client couple are hour long private sessions scheduled at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 weeks. More sessions are available, if needed, at $30 each, and can be scheduled by emailing or calling the Office of NFP or your CrMs Instructor.