Fertility Care

Creighton Model and Napro Technology

Maureen Dahl, CPM, LM, NFPNM, FCP of Heritage Midwifery is a Fertility Care Practitioner with the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and a Midwifery Medical Consultant with NaProTECHNOLOGY.

What is the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System?
    The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System http://www.creightonmodel.com is a scientifically developed and standardized educational program designed to teach women how to understand and monitor their gynecologic and reproductive health.  Women are taught their unique cycles of fertility and infertility through daily tracking of biological markers such as patterns of vaginal discharge or dryness, normal menses and days of unusual bleeding. The system is akin to learning a “language" of the female body.
    It can be used effectively to avoid or to achieve pregnancy. It can also be used to help couples with infertility, and to assist in the assessment and management of women's health problems. FertilityCare is reliable, scientifically sound, supportive of relationships, and cost-effective.

How effective is it?
    The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System is over 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy when properly taught by a qualified teacher and correctly applied. It is also highly effective to achieve pregnancy when couples identify and use the days of fertility. Recent scientific advances have shown it to be of assistance in identifying and treating disorders such as sub-fertility states, ovarian cysts, hormone disorders, endometriosis, miscarriage and PMS. In addition, it has an impressive success rate in those with infertility.  





    Natural Procreative Technology (NaProTECHNOLOGY) is a new women’s reproductive health science developed by Dr. Thomas Hilgers at the Pope Paul VI Institute http://www.popepaulvi.com/ in Omaha, Nebraska.  Using the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System of charting a woman’s biomarkers, NaProTECHNOLOGY provides both medical and surgical treatments that cooperate with the fertility cycle.  NaProTECHNOLOGY is able to identify abnormalities of the reproductive system and then work with the woman’s body to help correct the problem.  NaProTECHNOLOGY addresses issues such as:

  • Infertility
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Frequent miscarriages
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Postpartum depression

See Dr. Hilgers new book The NaProTECHNOLOGY Revolution:  


As a Creighton Model FertilityCare™ Practitioner, Maureen Dahl of Heritage Midwifery can…

  • Accept couples/women as Creighton Model FertilityCare™ clients and teach the Creighton Model system, or refer to another Creighton Model Practitioner with the Twin Cities Fertility Care Center. http://www.tcnfp.org
  • Provide a one hour educational introductory seminar to the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System.
  • Provide up to 8 individualized one hour  follow up sessions over a year to learn and integrate the tracking of individual bio markers.
  • Identify women with bio markers consistent with gynecological problems such as:
    • Low progesterone in her cycles
    • Unusual discharges
    • Hormone disorders
    • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Endometriosis
    • Unusual bleeding
    • PCOS
    • Thyroid dysfunction
    • Infertility
  • Provide appropriate referral for diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment by a NaProTECHNOLOGY trained physician.

As NaProTECHNOLOGY Midwifery Medical Consultant, and within the scope of practice of the Licensed Certified Professional Midwife, Maureen Dahl of Heritage Midwifery can…

  • Identify and refer woman with risk factors for miscarriage.
  • Identify and refer women with signs and symptoms of preterm labor.
    • Uterine contraction self-monitoring
    • Laboratory findings/clinical presentation
      • Refer appropriately screened women for participation in Pope Paul VI Institute’s prematurity prevention protocol.
  • Arrange referral for care with Napro trained physicians to assess and monitor pregnancy serum progesterone hormone levels in women with:
    • History of miscarriage
    • PCOS
    • Uterine abnormalities
    • History of preterm labor, previous premature rupture of membranes,  toxemia/preeclampsia, or previous  placental abruption
    • Bio markers indicating short post peak (post ovulation) phases in previous menstrual cycles
    • Current sign and symptoms of threatened preterm labor
    • Low progesterone levels
  • Under the direction of Napro trained physicians, arrange for laboratory evaluation of serum progesterone levels.
  • Educate women on the use of  prescribed supplemental human bio- identical progesterone supplementation in pregnancy.
  • Identify and refer woman experiencing signs and symptoms of postpartum depression to PPVIs for the postpartum depression protocol.

   Contact Maureen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 612-245-1887 to discuss Creighton Model FertilityCare™or NaProTECHNOLOGY and to schedule an Introductory Session.




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