Having a baby is a highly personal decision, and only you and your partner 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.
Like many couples, you may be interested in an all-natural approach to family planning. We can help you achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally with the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System.
The Creighton Model is a safe and effective method that helps you successfully plan for pregnancy using your own natural fertility cycle, without medications or devices. It is 99.5 percent effective when you want to avoid pregnancy. When you’re ready to be having a baby, it's 98 percent effective within six months for women with normal fertility.
After an introductory session, you’ll attend private follow-up sessions with Mercy nurses who are fertility care practitioners. They’ll help you track your reproductive cycles, answer questions and develop your personal fertility health record. Once you learn how to use this natural family planning option, you can use it throughout your childbearing years.