To empower individuals to understand their natural reproductive health in a way that respects the dignity of the human person.
FertilityCare™ is a holistic approach to a woman's fertility. By breaking down misconceptions about the menstrual cycle and teaching an authentic understanding of the cyclic variations that occur, the FertilityCare™ approach teaches women and couples to appreciate their fertility.
The CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is a standardized model of recording the biological markers that occur naturally throughout a woman's cycle. A woman will not only be able to identify her patterns of fertility and infertility, but with the help of the FertilityCare™ Practitioner, will also be able to pinpoint potential medical problems (underlying conditions). These can then be diagnosed and treated by a NaProTECHNOLOGY Medical Consultant – restoring the woman’s reproductive health.
woman’s issue, the CrMS invites husband and wife to learn and use the system together, fostering a greater appreciation of each other and promoting marital bonding.
When confronted with a gynecological problem, most women are prescribed the birth control pill to regulate abnormalities.
This is a temporary solution or
band-aid solution, with potentially harmful side effects such as blood clots, stroke or death, and even permanent
infertility. In cases of infertility, Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) such as IUI or IVF is the most popular course of action, resulting in
painful procedures and often thousands of dollars out of pocket. All the while, the probability of success is low and none of these treatments address
the underlying condition that cause the abnormality or infertility. With over 30 years of research and treatment experience available, NaProTECHNOLOGY is
a new reproductive science that monitors and maintains a woman's
reproductive and gynecological health. NaProTECHNOLOGY provides diagnosis and treatment for women with a variety of health issues including:
By using the CrMS Biomarkers to identify patterns associated with reproductive anomalies, together the client, FertilityCare™ Practitioner and NaProTECHNOLOGY Medical Consultant work to diagnose and treat the issue using either medical and/or surgical treatments that work cooperatively with the reproductive cycle. Continued charting and communication with your FertilityCare™ Practitioner are essential to this process.
The Creighton Model System(CrMS) is taught using an educational model designed by
Dr. Thomas Hilgers, MD. FertilityCare™ Practitioners and Medical Consultants practice across the globe in many languages.
The system was created to ensure that every chart is written in the same
language which ensures consistent, quality care.
All doctor visits are covered by OHIP. The medications prescribed by our Medical Consultants may be covered by your health insurance provider depending on the benefits package you have. Instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System is not yet covered by OHIP. It may be covered by some third-party insurance providers.
Clients must begin charting according to the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System after which a referral will be issued by the FertilityCare™ Practitioner to the FertilityCare™ Medical Consultant. Two to three cycles of good observations and charting are required in order to see the FertilityCare™ Medical Consultant.
Male factor infertility contributes to 35-40% of infertility in couples. This can be due to low sperm count, low motility, abnormal morphology, irregularities in seminal fluid and/or varicoceles. NaProTECHNOLOGY addresses male factor infertility in the context of the couple, by evaluating and treating the man and optimizing the woman’s cycle at the same time. Surgical issues such as a varicocele may require referral to an urologist.
In the context of a couple's fertility treatment, sperm is tested through seminal fluid analysis. Seminal fluid may be collected at home using a non-contraceptive perforated seminal collection device during an act of intercourse. The sample is then brought to the hospital/lab for testing. Collection kits are provided by the Medical Consultant.
Christina Bahati is a FertilityCare™ Practitioner who has been teaching the Creighton Model System for 3 years. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Franciscan University of Steuebenville, Christina moved to London, Ontario in 2010. Christina is an Associate Member of the American Academy of FertilityCare™ Professionals (AAFCP).
Christina is passionate about empowering women to have an authentic understanding of their bodies, help couples to achieve their family planning goals (achieve/avoid pregnancy), and teach individuals how to monitor and maintain their own gynecological health.
While struggling with infertility, Christina and her husband were told by different doctors that their only option was Artificial Reproductive Technology, i.e., IUI, IVF, etc. Convinced that there had to be another way, a friend introduced her to the science behind NaProTECHNOLOGY. Shortly after meeting with a FertilityCare™ Practitioner and NaPro doctor, they discovered the underlying cause of the infertility and were put on a treatment plan. This inspired Christina to enroll in a FertilityCare™ Practitioner program, allowing her to teach and pass along this knowledge.
Knowing firsthand that women are often prescribed birth control to correct irregular periods and generally,
fix reproductive anomalies, Christina is committed to helping women and couples, together with Medical Consultants trained in NaProTECHNOLOGY, to find solutions that are effective, cooperative and restorative.
Dr. Elizabeth Tham is a family physician with a special interest in women’s health. She is a Creighton Model FertilityCare™
Medical Consultant who treats gynecological conditions such as ovarian cysts, post-partum depression, premenstrual syndrome,
infertility and recurrent miscarriages with a restorative approach, without the use of oral contraceptives and assisted reproductive technologies.
She has 20 years of experience in the field and works in Etobicoke, Ontario. She is a lecturer at the Department of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Toronto and teaches medical students and residents at her clinic. Her publication,
Natural Procreative Technology for infertility
and Recurrent Miscarriage: Outcomes in a Canadian Practice, was published in Canadian Family Physician, a national journal, in May, 2012.
In order to become proficient in using the Creighton Model System, an individual or couple is required to attend a series of sessions.
A typical schedule will look as follows:
This session introduces individuals or couples to the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY. The introductory session lasts approximately one hour. If you are interested in continuing with the program, you will be provided with a client starter kit, which includes the materials you will need for the program. At this point, you will be invited to schedule your first follow up with the Practitioner. While most introductory sessions are private, group sessions may also be available throughout the year.
Within the first year, there are a minimum of 8 Follow-Up sessions. The sessions are tailored to specific circumstances and needs, and are geared towards helping individuals and couples gain confidence in using the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System. The sessions are usually 60 minutes long.
Additional Follow-Ups will be scheduled every 6-12 months depending on specific needs of individuals or couples. Please note that long-distance learning is also available through Skype or Facetime.
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