Would you like to join the many women who are now caring more naturally for their intimate health? Choose the method that will best fit your need and lifestyle. Then find a class near you by contacting one of the instructors listed for the method you selected.
choose a fertility awareness method
The following information is only for education on fertility awareness methods and not a medical recommendation. Please refer to each method’s website to make an informed choice.
Medical considerations: if your goal is to get help with women’s health issues such as PMS, cysts, irregular bleeding, infertility, recurring miscarriages, we recommend the Creighton Method or FEMM. The Creighton Model is available through FertilityCare educators and is compatible with the medical support of Natural Procreative Technology (NaPro, or NaProTECHNOLOGY). FEMM (Fertility Education & Medical Management) offers a user-friendly charting app, charting instructors, and medical support for teens and women. (Find more information on these and other fertility awareness–trained doctors here.)
If you’re trying to avoid or achieve pregnancy:
- Are you someone who has a fairly regular morning routine and likes the simplicity of technology? The Marquette Model uses ovulation test kits and electronic fertility monitors to measure reproductive hormones in the urine.
- Are you someone who likes a regular morning routine, and more assurance about what’s going on with your body? The Couple to Couple League’s Sympto-Thermal method is a good fit because it involves reading two signs every day: temperature and mucus. It’s taught by couples who practice it, which makes it a great way to understand a couple’s perspective on how to implement this approach.
- Are you someone with a more flexible morning schedule? The Ovulation Method mainly checks the mucus, which can be done any time of day. Three main groups teach it:
After you’ve chosen the fertility awareness method for you, the next step is to find an instructor.