Family Planning Services

Additional Information

Having a baby is a highly personal decision, and only you and your spouse can decide when the time is right. At Mercy, you have access to expert doctors, counselors and specialists dedicated to providing the knowledge and support you need to make informed choices.

Whether you’re looking to achieve or avoid pregnancy, our family planning services will help you fully understand your fertility cycles and be proactive about your reproductive health.

Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS)

CrMS helps couples successfully achieve or avoid pregnancy by giving them a personalized understanding of their naturally-occurring phases of fertility. People like you choose CrMS because it is:

  • Free from chemicals or devices
  • Highly effective
  • Tailor-made for each couple
  • A natural method that lets a couple plan together
  • Helps you track and manage your health

Fertility Care Services

Does This Method Really Work?

The answer is yes. It’s 99.5 percent effective when you use it to avoid pregnancy. For women with normal fertility, it’s 98 percent effective when used to become pregnant. You may need the extra help of specialists if health issues make it harder to become pregnant.

Your Sessions

After an introductory session, you’ll attend private follow-up sessions with nurses who are fertility care practitioners. They’ll teach you about the fertility cycle, and the clues a woman’s body gives to show where you are in that cycle. You’ll watch for these signs throughout the day and track them. You can track your progress with your nurse, ask questions and much more. Most importantly, you will know the right times to achieve or avoid pregnancy by identifying irregularities in your cycle as you develop a fertility health record. Our staff will be there to join you in your learning journey.