The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is not just a system for married couples. It is a complete system that empowers all women to monitor, maintain, and evaluate their own gynecological health for the very first time. Too often the only treatment offered to women for irregular periods, cramps, premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) or ovarian cysts is the birth control pill. However, the pill has many adverse and even dangerous side effects. Plus, it only temporarily relieves symptoms without treating the underlying condition and reason for the problem.
The CrMS is very easy to learn and use; it requires nothing more than a woman observing for certain biomarkers whenever she is normally using the bathroom. The signs of fertility and infertility that are observed in the CrMS provide extremely useful information for a woman, allowing her to know the day of her next menstrual period within a range of a few days! Knowing when her period will begin can give a woman considerable peace of mind, especially when planning events, sport activities, or social outings. In addition, the charting allows the FertilityCare™ Practitioner to assess the biomarkers for signs that may need a referral to a NaProTECHNOLOGY® physician. For clients with Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) or heavy bleeding, NaPro treatment is very effective.
Pope Paul VI Institute publishes newsletters for women covering topics such as heavy bleeding, severe cramping, long and irregular periods, PMS, fetal development, Theology of the Body, relationships and much more. Each issue has a story of a featured saint. The newsletters are free and can be accessed from the Pope Paul VI website.