Helping women and girls appreciate the beauty of their fertility.
Want to know more about your monthly cycle? Tired of the side effects of contraceptives? Attend one of our fertility-education classes where certified instructors will help you understand your reproductive system and the role it plays in your overall health. We teach four different Fertility-Awareness-Based Methods of family planning, so you can choose the one that’s right for you. You may choose from four of the most popular methods: Creighton, Marquette, FEMM, and SymptoPro. Certified instructors provide an overview of each method and work individually with each participant.This service is open to all women in our community, and we have introductory courses for teens as well.
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Fertility Awareness Methods
Creighton [In collaboration with the Twin Cities Fertility Care Center]
Twin Cities FertilityCare™ Center utilizes the Creighton Model FertilityCare System™ to provide women and couples with a comprehensive and affirming understanding of their fertility. Creighton Model FertilityCare System (CrMS) is a comprehensive method for tracking a woman’s fertility by teaching her to objectively describe her cervical fluid or mucus observations throughout her cycle. Working in tandem with allied health professionals, our FertilityCare practitioners utilize NaproTechnology to provide cooperative solutions for a variety of reproductive and gynecological issues from the first menses through menopause.
FEMM stands for Fertility Education and Medical Management. FEMM provides education for women about their bodies and hormonal health, a free app to track their health and fertility, and medical support when required. FEMM uses cervical mucus monitoring along with urinary test strips to measure the presence or absence of luteinizing hormone (LH) in order to calculate the end of cycle fertility.
The Marquette Model uses an electronic fertility monitor, a device a woman uses at home to measure levels of estrogen and luteinizing hormone (LH) in her urine to estimate the beginning and end of the fertile time in a women’s cycle. The information from the monitor can be used with observations of cervical fluid and/or basal body temperature as well.
SymptoPro is a Sympto-thermal Method (STM), based on a woman’s observations of her cervical fluid, basal body temperature (waking temperature), and other biological signs (e.g., changes in the cervix). A woman records the characteristics of her cervical fluid secretions and monitors the basal body temperature, which rises after ovulation. Couples cross-check these two primary signs and follow specific guidelines to determine the beginning and end of their fertile days.