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  • Writer's pictureJulie McKay, FCP

Effectiveness to Achieve Pregnancy

We've discussed how the Creighton Model is very effective when you are trying to avoid pregnancy. Is the Creighton Model effective when you want to achieve pregnancy? Yes! The Creighton Model is a system of true family planning. It can be used (very effectively!) to either avoid or achieve pregnancy. So let's dive into the numbers!

First, let's talk about the effectiveness for achieving pregnancy for couples of normal fertility. This means couples who are not experiencing infertility. By the end of the 1st cycle, 76% of these couples will be pregnant. By the end of the 3rd cycle, this number jumps up to 90%. By the end of the 6th cycle, 98% of these couples will be pregnant.

What do these numbers mean? First, it allows us to rethink the way we define infertility. Infertility is conventionally defined as "not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year (or longer) of unprotected sex." With the Creighton Model System, infertility can be determined after only 6 cycles. This allows couples experiencing infertility to get the help and support they need sooner. Since the underlying causes of infertility can affect the overall health of the woman, this means she can also improve her health sooner.

Second, it means that the Creighton Model System is a very effective way to achieve pregnancy. Couples can discern whether to avoid or achieve pregnancy in any given cycle. They can change their intention with ease based on their current situation. Why is it so effective? The Creighton Model has a sophisticated classification of mucus observations. The mucus that we see at the vulva reflects what is going on hormonally and physiologically. As estrogen rises leading up to ovulation, it tells the secretory cells in the cervix to produce cervical mucus. Good cervical mucus is one of the essential ingredients for fertility.

If you want to learn more about the effectiveness of the Creighton Model for couples experiencing infertility, check out Anna's post.

If you would like to learn more about how the Creighton Model can help you, please reach out to one of our practitioners.

Information taken from the Creighton Model Introductory Session.

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