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Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System

Naprotechnology is an acronym for Natural Procreative Technology. It is a restorative reproductive science that seeks to identify and treat fertility issues in cooperation with a women’s natural cycle. It uses the Creighton Model FertilityCare System to track a women’s cycle. This system can be used to avoid or achieve pregnancy. Based on the charting, specific hormone testing can be done around the time of ovulation and post ovulatory to help guide therapy.

It can be used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, ovarian cysts, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and infertility.

All the treatments work cooperatively with a women’s own cycle and strive to restore her body to normal function. It has applications to support hormone levels in pregnancy and work to prevent miscarriage and preterm labor. The science can be applied throughout a women’s reproductive life from onset of periods to breastfeeding to perimenopause. The goal is to give women knowledge of their fertility and health so they have authority to make the decisions that best fit their family life.

Download our FertilityCare brochure here.

“Women of all walks of life (married, engaged, single, adolescent) like the Creighton FertilityCare method because it is a natural method — it doesn’t disrupt the woman’s body’s natural process, like traditional contraceptives can,” explains Liz Kruse, RN, a practitioner in our fertility/family medicine clinic who teaches the system. “This method allows women to better understand how their bodies work and identifies abnormalities in the menstrual and fertility cycle. Our medical consultants in our family medicine clinic– Dr. Schoenfelder and Dr. Hanson — can then help to correct the abnormality.”

To schedule an appointment with Liz Kruse, who is a certified practitioner with the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and works with Dr. Allison Schoenfelder, please call our family medicine clinic at 712-737-2000.

“FertilityCare is more than just getting pregnant – and the model and technology really address that. I love that it teaches a woman to recognize normalities in her body and take action when something isn’t right. It uses information about her normal menstrual cycle to be proactive in the process of becoming pregnant and when she does achieve a pregnancy. We have been so thankful for this tool and the providers we have worked with and are so excited to have Dr. Allison close to home to continue our care with her. She has been a huge part in our journey and we are very grateful to have her knowledge and support through times of grief and sorrow and most importantly joy and expectance.” ~ Maggie Greving

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.

A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.



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