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Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO provides highly effective fertility care services using the Creighton Model Fertility Care System to help couples avoid or achieve pregnancy naturally, without chemicals or devices. The Creighton Model is a safe, reliable, and inexpensive way to plan your family based on tracking markers in your menstrual cycle. Couples who’ve used the Creighton Model report a fuller understanding of their cycles, sexuality, and relationship. In addition to family planning, we offer family fertility education programs, speakers, and infertility support referrals to a licensed professional counselor.
The Creighton Model system is also used as a tool to help in the diagnosis and treatment of many gynecologic abnormalities. Nearly 50 percent of clients enter for health issues, including infertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), ovarian cysts, hormone irregularities, and endometriosis. If these conditions are suspected through evaluation of the tracking system, we help you provide that information to your doctor. We also work with specially trained doctors in a specialty called NaProTechnology that works to find the underlying cause of your condition. A complete list of NaProTechnology physicians is available through our office.
After an introductory session, you will attend private follow-up sessions. As either a couple or on your own you’ll meet with a nurse who is a fertility care practitioner. Most of our nurses are certified through the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals. Fertility Care Services is also affiliated with the Fertility Care Centers of America. Introductory sessions are scheduled once a week and personal private follow-ups are scheduled typically at the following increments beginning immediately after the introductory session; 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks and then periodically throughout the first year. Couples are encouraged to attend these sessions together.
The registration fee applies to all services within the first year and will offer at least eight follow-ups, plus all materials. This fee does not include the introductory session. Several insurance providers reimburse to varying degrees. No one is refused service because of an inability to pay.
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Services will be provided by the fertility care practitioners listed below. The staff also includes K. Diane Daly, RN, CFCE, manager of fertility care services at Mercy.
Diane Daly, manager of the department, has worked in fertility care services at Mercy since 1977. She is a co-founder of the Creighton Model System and a co-founder of the Department of Fertility Care Services at Mercy Hospital. She said the program is highly regarded as a means of planning your family naturally and helpful for couples dealing with infertility and other medical issues.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
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