Our journey to start a family began in 2011. We were like ever other couple out there thinking that beginning our family would be a breeze. Little did we know the path ahead of us. We “tried” from June until December of that year. At that point, I realized it was time for some guidance. In March of 2012, we went to a fertility doctor and I went through the necessary blood work and tests,...Read more
When I was about 16, I was diagnosed with PCOS and immediately placed on birth control by my gynecologist. I asked her what this all meant for having babies in the future and if birth control would hurt those chances. She told me, “We’ll deal with that when we get there”. Not a comforting answer. My freshman year of college, I met the man who would become my husband. I was very open and...Read more
My husband and I started using the Creighton Model before we were married to help diagnose the premenstrual symptoms that I had been experiencing for many years, such as painful cramping (which sometimes required the use of Tylenol 3 and sick days from work, brown bleeding, and depression. With both of us involved in the method (I would do the observations and my husband would record them on...Read more
My story begins much the same way as others’ who suffer from endometriosis. As a teenager I had very painful and heavy periods. After seeking help from my gynecologist she recommended that I begin taking birth control pills to help alleviate my symptoms and regulate my cycles. Trusting my doctor, I followed her directions and went on “the pill.” However, after seven years on “the pill” I...Read more
Many years ago, at age 20, I was diagnosed with stage-four endometriosis. At that time (1980s), conventional medicine dictated that surgery, followed by a regimen of birth control pills for the rest of my reproductive life would be the only remedy to control this painful condition. I was told that children were not to be expected. I accepted this news and followed doctor’s orders. Over the...Read more
When I was pregnant with my fifth child, I was a little apprehensive about the post partum recovery stage. I had suffered from post partum depression (PPD) after my first and third baby and it had gone undiagnosed. A friend of mine who had similar problems turned me on to a NaproTechnology (NaPro) doctor. After some testing, this doctor pointed out that my progesterone levels were...
I've already recommended (the CrMS) to my friends and relatives because I believed in it from the beginning, as soon as I started. It's easy... more logical than other natural methods, and is backed up by tons of research…YES! As soon as she is old enough, I do plan on sharing it with (my daughter) along with my personal journey.
After coming off of birth control (pill) that I went on as a teenager (b/c the doctor told me it will help my heavy periods be lighter and less cramps), I thought it would be easy to get pregnant. My cycles were consistent every month prior to going on the pill and my OB, along with the rest of society, told me that I'd be able to get pregnant once stopping the pill. Wrong. When I didn't get a...Read more
I tell everyone I know about this method especially my younger friends who are just getting married. It's so much better for your body than taking the birth control pill and there is something spiritual connected to the method. I saw a reproductive endocrinologist who ran several blood and dye tests and performed a laparoscopy on me. She reported her findings and told me I had small ovaries...Read more
When I stopped taking birth control pills and began using the Creighton Model FertilityCare system and NaPro Technology, I considered myself a healthy woman. Soon, however, I discovered through my observations and charting that I was not getting a menstrual period. The birth control pills had been giving me a “fake” period, leading me to believe that all was well. In a kind, compassionate way...Read more