Women's Health

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a means through which a couple may either achieve or avoid pregnancy. It promotes openness to life and recognizes the value of children by respecting the unitive and procreative components of marriage. Sometimes this is mistaken for the previously recognized Rhythm Method, now considered obsolete in modern medicine.

Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industry’s promotion of artificial contraception has overshadowed NFP, and a woman’s natural fertility is commonly viewed as a disease or burden to be eliminated through harmful drugs, devices or procedures. Natural Family Planning is not contraception; it is true family planning that is safe, proven effective, and is morally acceptable to people of all faiths. It encourages couples to make decisions about family planning together and promotes shared responsibility while strengthening marriages and cultivating greater intimacy.

The Creighton Model

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is an exceptional method of natural family planning. It utilizes the observation and charting of biological markers that indicate the times in a woman’s cycle when she is naturally fertile or not fertile. Couples can then use this information to either achieve or avoid pregnancy with great accuracy and without negative side-effects. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is applicable at any stage of a woman’s reproductive life and can be used:

  • with regular cycles
  • with irregular cycles
  • while breastfeeding
  • postpartum
  • pre-menopause
  • post-pill, shot, or IUD

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is

  • 99.5% effective (perfect use) in avoiding pregnancy*
  • 98% effective in achieving pregnancy within the first six months for couples of normal fertility*


The use of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System to improve women’s health is known as NaProTECHNOLOGY. Where current reproductive medicine all too often relies on a “Band-Aid approach” that deals only with symptoms while not addressing the underlying cause of the problem, NaProTECHNOLOGY does not manage medicine in this way.

It uses information from the Creighton Model FertilityCare System to identify and treat the condition in a way that cooperates with, rather than suppressing or destroying, the procreative and gynecologic systems. NaProTECHNOLOGY provides real solutions to real problems and can be used to treat:

  • infertility
  • menstrual cramps
  • premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • ovarian cysts
  • endometriosis
  • irregular or abnormal bleeding
  • polycystic ovarian disease
  • repetitive miscarriage
  • postpartum depression
  • premature labor
  • hormone disorders
  • chronic discharges
  • other health problems


  • nearly 3 times the success rate of in-vitro fertilization
  • a multiple pregnancy rate that is 10 times lower than the national average
  • a 95% success rate in treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • a 95% success rate in treating postpartum depression (PPD)

For more information, here are a few videos on NaProTECHNOLOGY:


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