I was introduced to the Creighton model 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 slightly overwhelming to learn the technique of observing and charting my mucus. I remember having to learn the model about ten months before my husband before we married to ensure we mastered the method completely prior to actually using it.For the first two years of our marriage, our goal was to avoid pregnancy. Together we shared equal responsibility in charting my cycles. Through our experiences in charting, we 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. She recommended me to see a FertilityCare Toronto doctor to further explore my patterns.
After seeing the dotor, I was given troche progesterone for oral administration to augment my low levels. However, I was not able to achieve pregnancy after taking the oral medication for 3 menstrual cycles. The FertilityCare Toronto doctor 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 became pregnant after one cycle. Since I was low in progesterone, the doctor recommended I continue to 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 Creighton Model FertilityCare as a natural fertility method. This method has enabled me to give myself totally to my spouse.