Essentially the Creighton Model FertilityCare system (CrMS) is about recording vaginal discharges. The woman makes the observations with every routine bathroom visit. No special toilet trips or gadgets are needed. She simply collects the information as she wipes herself with flat toilet tissue (front to back). It is done in seconds.
At the end of the day the most fertile sign of that day is recorded on the chart using a code. Then a coloured stamp adds a visual interpretation of the fertility.
At its simplest red is for bleeding, green for no discharge and anything with a baby means that conception is possible.
Although there is a learning curve as the woman starts to make these observations, it quickly becomes a routine measuring perhaps a minute in total for the day. FertilityCare fits into a persons daily routine just as dental care, skin care or hair care.
The Creighton Model FertilityCare system requires initial practitioner support for proper use. This is due to the subtle yet significant differences that a woman might observe compared with textbook observations.
We always start with a generic introductory session. After this 5 follow-up sessions over a 3-month period are the norm. A further 3 sessions over the next 6 months will consolidate the learning. We use telephone consultations for anyone who does not live close to a practitioner.