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 the chart), we grew in our relationship and it allowed us to live chastely while developing a more intimate and spiritual relationship.  After several cycles of tutelage by our FertilityCare Practitioner, Barbara Rose, charting and confirmation by blood work, it was determined that my progesterone levels were below the normal range.  This meant that when we would consummate our marriage and if we conceived a child, there was a high risk of miscarriage and pre-term labor by which we could lose a child.
Closer to our wedding date, I began oral progesterone therapy during the 10 days surrounding my peak fertility days, which helped to alleviate the symptoms I had been experiencing over time as well as ensure that a pregnancy could be sustained.  Our plan was to try to have children as soon as possible.  Within 3 months of taking the oral progesterone, we were successful in conceiving our first child!  We were also able to determine the pregnancy 2 weeks after conception by the charting that we used.  After further confirming the pregnancy with Dr. Brigida de Guzman-Cam, my ob/gyn physician, I was placed on oil progesterone injections 2 times per week.  As the pregnancy progressed, so did my natural production of progesterone and I was able to stop the injections at about 24 weeks.
My husband and I were not sure what to expect when we began using the Creighton Model.  Needless to say, we are very pleased with the success we have achieved by using this non-invasive method of fertility.  It has allowed us to grow as a family -spiritually and literally.  Had we not been led to Dr. de Guzman and subsequently to Barbara Rose, we may not have found practitioners who were understanding of our desire to achieve safe and healthy fertility practices and our life as we know it today would not be possible.
Currently, the Napro Technology practitioners are fairly spread out over Philadelphia and surrounding areas.  This affects many women and families in need of this education and treatment because they often find it difficult to travel to several different offices in order to meet with these professionals.  A "one-stop-shopping" would appeal to many potential and existing clients, thereby reaching more women and affording them the opportunity to receive the most sound and healthy fertility care available.  Having a hospital-based FertilityCare Center in the Philadelphia region would allow all the local practitioners to collaborate in a more timely manner and on a more intimate basis with their clients.  This continuum of care is critical to achieving optimum results and success with the Creighton Model.