Natural Family Planning Education
Many couples are not aware that modern methods of natural family planning are 99.5% effective when used to avoid pregnancy. This is comparable to any of the artificial forms of birth control available, but without the side effects and risks associated with the long-term use of hormonal contraceptives. The Gianna Center specializes in a natural family planning method called the Creighton Model System. The fertility chart used to document the biomarkers of the couples fertility can also be used to monitor a woman’s health, with Creighton teachers trained to recognize abnormal patterns which may indicate underlying health problems.
Patients interested in learning more about the Creighton Model are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation at their local Gianna Center. For patients who do not have access to a Gianna Center in their community, several Gianna affiliates offer remote consultations by phone.