Q: The Marguerite Bourgoes Family Centre uses both the Creighton Model (CrM) FertilityCare™ System and NaProTechnology®. When were they developed and what are they?
A: The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System is an advanced procreative education model that combines family planning with reproductive and gynecologic health maintenance. It has been extensively researched over the past 25 years at the Schools of Medicine at St. Louis and Creighton Universities and at the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, Omaha, NE. The System uses Natural Procreative Technology (NaProTechnology®) to track, evaluate, and modify the various biological markers identified in the course of a woman’s cycle. The markers reveal critical information essential for restoring gynecological and procreative health.
Q: How does the Centre work with couples?
A: The education of couples in their life long gynecological health is a primary goal of the Centre. Our team of medical and health professionals teaches couples to better understand their fertility, empowering them to be primarily responsible for their overall health and family planning decisions.
Q: What are the advantages of the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System?
A: The primary advantage of the Creighton Model is that it gives couples firsthand knowledge and understanding of their own unique gynecological and reproductive health, making them true partners in their health care. Furthermore, it is a medically safe and accurate system that cooperates with a woman’s natural procreative system rather than suppressing or harming it.
Q: How effective are your methods for achieving or avoiding pregnancy?
A: In cases of normal fertility, the CrM system is 76 percent effective in helping couples achieve pregnancy in the first cycle, and 98 percent effective by the sixth cycle. In infertile situations, 20 to 40 percent of couples conceive by simply learning to use the system. Adding NaPro medical or surgical treatment, improves the effectiveness to as high as 80 percent for couples with infertility, depending on the underlying condition. For couples trying to avoid pregnancy, the effectiveness rate is 96.8% to 99.5%.
Q: What other women’s health concerns can the MBFC address?
A: Beyond family planning and fertility issues, the systems used at MBFC help to identify and provide non-surgical treatment of functional ovarian cysts, chronic discharges, unusual bleeding, the effect of stress and premenstrual syndrome. The Centre’s team of health professionals also helps to diagnose and treat reproductive abnormalities such as infertility, miscarriage, prematurity, etc.
Q: What are some of the women’s health services offered at the MBFC?
A: The Centre offers a range of services to meet the health needs of women in all stages of life, from the teen years to postmenopausal. A team of health professionals provides education, confidential counseling, and care to women and their families in the areas of gynecological care, fertility and infertility, family planning, and disease prevention. In the area of infertility, women who are unable to conceive or who have experienced repeated miscarriages have been helped through the methods used by the Centre. The services are available for very reasonable rates.
Q: My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year. How can you help us?
A: Health professionals at the Centre use the Creighton Model System– to educate couples in tracking their cycles and identifying potential causes of infertility. Often, couples are referred to our physicians who apply the principles of NaProTechnology® – a natural reproductive and gynecologic health science to improve fertility. Appropriate treatments that work naturally with a woman’s cycle are then customized for couples.
Q: The Centre works in conjunction with the Pope Paul VI Institute. Do you have to be Catholic to use the Centre?
A: No. We accept people of all faiths. In our counseling we emphasize all aspects of the couple’s relationship – not only the physical but also the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual components. Our research has shown that this approach serves to deepen the marital relationship and assist both partners.
Q: What will happen when I call the MBFC?
A: We will be happy to answer your questions and make an appointment for you to attend an Introductory Session. This is the first step in the learning process. Individualized follow-ups are then scheduled for indepth instruction of our system. A working knowledge of your particular situation is gained after three cycles and appropriate treatment is provided.
Q: Are Introductory Sessions free?
A: Yes! All of our Introductory sessions are 100% free and with no obiligation.