Tyler & Emma’s Story
I was introduced to the Creighton model in 2005 through my parish marriage preparation course. This fertility system enables women to achieve or avoid pregnancy in a completely natural and cooperative way which works with a woman’s menstrual and fertility cycles. At the beginning, I found it overwhelming to learn the technique of observing and charting my mucus. I remember having to learn the model about ten months before my husband and I got married. This was to ensure that I mastered the method completely prior to actually using it.
For the first two years of our marriage, our goal was to avoid pregnancy. Contrary to the common belief that natural family planning suppresses one’s sexuality, I found just the opposite. My husband and I shared equal responsibility in charting. I also began to appreciate the beauty of true sexuality that is both physical and spiritual.
In the second year of our marriage, we were ready to have a baby and decided to achieve pregnancy. Through my mucus pattern, my practitioner realized several indicators of progesterone deficiency which might hinder my chance of achieving pregnancy. These indicators involved limited mucus cycles, premenstrual spotting, and post-menstrual brown bleeding. She recommended me to see a physician who is an expertise in the Creighton model.
After seeing the physician, I was given troche progesterone for oral administration. However, I was not able to achieve pregnancy after taking the medication for 3 menstrual cycles. My physician re-evaluated the situation and prescribed a much more concentrated form of progesterone for me. With this form of progesterone which was administered intramuscularly, I got pregnant after one menstrual cycle. Since I was low in progesterone, I used the same troche hormone to maintain my pregnancy until I was 35 weeks pregnant. My entire pregnancy was very smooth and my baby was born without any complications. I highly recommend the Creighton model as a natural fertility method that enables me to give myself totally to my spouse.
Tyler and Emma