Breastfeeding & FertilityCare: How the Creighton Model Can Manage Post-Partum Fertility

Post-partum can be a challenging time with fertility.  The Creighton Model can help manage post-partum fertility

The birth of a new baby is a wonderful and joyous event.   Becoming a parent is a continuous learning experience for the new couple, especially the mother.  I can surely attest that with each new baby come new challenges in all aspects of motherhood.  A woman’s family planning method should not be one of those challenges.

The Creighton Model FertiltyCare™ System is very simple and easy to use, even while breastfeeding.  There are critics that would argue that using a natural system while breastfeeding is next to impossible and is not accurate for couples who want to avoid a pregnancy.  That is simply not true.

The Creighton Model FertiltyCare™ System has been extensively researched to ensure that it remains 99.5% effective to avoid pregnancy even while breastfeeding when used correctly.   The Creighton Model FertiltyCare™ System observes cervical mucus to determine fertility, making it simple and easy to use for the new mom who is dealing with the demands of a new baby.

For the mom who is exclusively breastfeeding, the first 56 days after childbirth have been proven through medical research to be infertile.  Exclusively breastfeeding means that not one bottle of formula or water has been given to the baby since birth.  These 56 days can help the new mom get back into the habit of making observations and charting and gain confidence in herself and the use of the System.  After the 56 days, a woman’s fertility can return at any time, with one third of women ovulating prior to their first period.

The Creighton Model FertiltyCare™ System also has protocols to address such things as continuous mucus while breastfeeding so that a woman know with confidence what days are fertile and infertile, regardless of what she is observing.

My husband and I have personally enjoyed the ease of use of the Creighton Model FertiltyCare™ System after the birth of each of our babies.  We have also used the System to successfully space each of our children, so I can attest to its effectiveness in avoiding a pregnancy.

Couples can be confident in using FertilityCare™ during any point of a woman’s reproductive life, as it is a natural, healthy, safe and effective way of family planning.