Creighton Model FertilityCare System

What is the Creighton Model FertilityCare System?

"The CrMS is also the basis for the new women's health science, NaProTECHNOLOGY (natural procreative technology).

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is a standardized modification of the Billings Ovulation Method.  It is built on research, education and service (the “triangle of support” for the CrMS user) and is an integrated educational system designed to assure the highest quality service delivery possible for the FertilityCare™ Educator, Practitioner and the client couple.

Research leading to the development of the Creighton Model System began in 1976 and the system was first fully described in 1980.  The research on this system has continued up until the present day and it has an extraordinary degree of scientific understanding and validity. 
In the CrMS, fertility is observed as a part of health, not disease.  It is a system that is specifically not a natural contraceptive.  Rather, it is a true method of family planning … a method that can be used in two ways, to achieve, as well as, avoid pregnancy.  These principles make this system distinctly different from contraception, artificial or natural.

The CrMS is based upon a couple’s knowledge and understanding of their naturally-occurring phases of fertility and infertility.  Through this understanding, the couple is able to make decisions (choices) regarding the achievement or avoidance of pregnancy.  This system provides information which deals with the complete dimension of the procreative ability.  In addition, it provides women the added benefit of being able to monitor and maintain their procreative and gynecologic health over a lifetime.  It is truly the only family planning system which has networked family planning with gynecologic and procreative healthcare and health maintenance.  The teachers of the CrMS are trained allied health professionals and specifically-trained physicians have been educated to incorporate the CrMS into their medical practice." - CrMS Website

What can CrMS and NaProTECHNOLOGY help with?

  • Achieving Pregnancy
  • Avoiding Pregnancy
  • Irregular Cycles
  • Long or Short Cycles
  • Infertility
  • Anovulatory or Oligoovulatory Cylces
  • Dry Cycles
  • Luteal Phase Defects
  • Repetitive Miscarriage
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Premature Birth Prevention
  • PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease)
  • Endometriosis 
  • Avoiding pregnancy during perimenopause
  • Avoiding pregnancy while breastfeeding
  • Irregular or Abnormal Bleeding
  • Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
  • Other Medical Problems - Find more information about NaProTECHNOLOGY

Can I learn CrMS Online?

No. CrMS tailors each session to the individual couple attending and many couples who use CrMS have a medical condition that they are seeking to resolve.  Many CrMS clients are also working with a NaPro doctor and it is important that those clients work directly with a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner in order to assist the doctor with accurate cycle charts as they are used in their medical treatment.  For these reasons, CrMS has chosen not to provide Online training.  There are; however, many Certified FertilityCare Practitioners who will provide instruction via Skype or Hangouts.

How do I begin using CrMS?

We currently have three Creighton Practitioners in the Diocese of Lansing.  Follow the link to learn more about these practitioners.


Groesbeck FertilityCare Center currently serves the Diocese of Lansing for Creighton Instruction

Daria Bailey, CFCP - Virtually, Livingston County

Karoline Heldt, RN, CFCP -  Virtually, Brighton/Whitmore Lake/Dexter area

Jenny Ingles, MA, CFCP - Virtually, Fowlerville, Williamston and Lansing Areas

Jessica Kennedy, RN, CFCP - Virtually, Lansing Area

Natalie Klinkhammer, BSN, RN, FCP - Virtually, Brighton, Metro-Detroit, Lansing Area

Julie McKay, FCP - Virtually, Lansing Area

Anna Murphy, FCP - Virtually, Ann Arbor and Pinckney Areas

Grace Ohari, RN, FCPI - Lansing, Area

How do I begin using NaProTECHNOLOGY?

NaProTECHNOLOGY was born out of the Creighton Model FertiltyCare System (CrMS) and many NaPro doctors will not see a client until she has charted at least one full menstrual cycle (or 30 days whichever is shorter) using CrMS.  The standardization within CrMS allows NaPro doctors to quantifiably categorize specific biomarkers and then use those categories to assess, diagnose and treat medical conditions.  You can seek a referral to a NaPro doctor through your Creighton Practitioner.  You can also contact NaPro doctors in the Diocese of Lansing by clicking here.