Observation types: Basal body temperature, cervical mucus and an optional cervical check.
Charting: Paper, computer software, or smart phone app.
Class type: Live in-person, live stream (real time) online, or self-paced online. To learn in-person, couples attend three 2-hour classes in a group setting taught by a teaching couple to encourage male involvement. Classes are typically about a month apart. Private chart reviews are done with the teaching couple usually before or after the group session, and follow-up is available as needed once the course is completed. Optional postpartum and premenopause classes are also available. For more information on the online options, visit ccli.org/learn-nfp-from-ccl
Cost: Live onsite: $130; Live online: $130; Self-paced online: currently $99--plus shipping fees for each type. Financial assistance may be available.
Registration fee includes:
1. Live onsite (face-to-face):
Full 3-class main course on ST Method (for cycling women); Student Guide, hardcopy; Chart booklet & duplicates; Digital thermometer; 12 months CycleProGo®
charting software; Basic membership which includes--12 months of consultation, digital subscription of Family Foundations
magazine and reduced price to retake the Main 3-class course ($20).
2. Live online (virtual)-can see the teachers: Full 3-class main course on ST Method (for cycling women); Student Guide, hardcopy; Chart booklet & duplicates; Digital thermometer; 12 months CycleProGo® charting software; Basic membership which includes same as in #1 above.
3. Self-paced online: Full 3-class main course on ST Method (for cycling women); digital Student Guide; Getting Started guide (pdf)downloadable chart; digital thermometer; 6 months CycleProGo® charting software; new student e-newsletter; Basic membership which includes same as in #1 above.
Separate Postpartum and Premenopause Classes are also offered.
Creighton Model FertilityCare System—Ovulation Method
Observation type: A mucus-only method that uses a standardized and detailed recording system to differentiate among types of fluids produced by the woman’s body throughout her cycle.
Charting: Paper & stamps (Phone App option coming soon!)
Class type: One 90-minute Intro Session taught by an instructor and possibly the instructor's spouse in a group setting, followed by approximately 8 individual follow-up sessions with the instructor over the next year. Couples receive regular individual attention and have flexibility in scheduling. The first few follow-ups are scheduled about every two weeks so the couple can build confidence in the method, and then the subsequent follow-ups are after a longer period of time as a way to check-in to see how things are going as more cycles has passed.
Cost: $40, for Introductory Session only. When you register, you are only committing to attend the Introductory Session. At the end of the Intro Session is when you can decide if you'd like to learn the method for your own personal use, purchase the materials, and sign up for a first follow-up session. If you choose to sign up to learn the method, there is an additional $25 for materials, bringing the total due at the Introductory Session to $65. Follow-up sessions cost $40 each, with payment due at the time of each follow-up. Instructors may be willing to work out a payment plan or waive fees for those with financial difficulties, and financial assistance may also be requested from the diocese.
Materials Fee Includes: User Manual and six months of charting materials. After 6 months, additional charting materials can be purchased for about $10/year.
Notes: If needed, offers seamless referral to physicians trained in NaProTechnology for help with fertility concerns or other menstrual health issues.
Website: www.creightonmodel.com or www.fertilitycare.org
Observation types: Basal body temperature readings, cervical mucus observations, and an optional cervical check.
Charting: Paper or online.
Class Type: You can learn this method through a comprehensive Online Course offered by the Diocese of LaCrosse. This is a great option for those interested in learning at their own pace and schedule and for those unable to travel to a face-to-face instructional class in another method. You will be connected with a instructor, to whom you can ask questions and send your charts for review at anytime.
Cost: $110 for the online course with an e-book, $135 for the online course with a paper book
Notes: If learned through the online portal of the Diocese of LaCrosse, couples will also receive great instruction on the moral underpinnings of NFP.
Website: www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/ministry_resources/family_life/nfp/clientregistration.htm or