The Creighton Model of Natural Family Planning (in Creighton terms, FertilityCare) was first researched and initiated as a method of family planning (to achieve and postpone pregnancy) in 1976, and fully described in 1980. It has since grown nationally and internationally, and many, certified practitioners (Creightonspeak for teachers) are certified medical consultants and NaProTechnology (medical application of the Creighton model) trained surgeons.
*Let me be clear: charts from all non-calendar based natural methods of family planning (Northwest Family Services, CCL, Serena, Billings, Marquette, local models, etc.) can be used to identify and diagnose women's wellness issues, given you have a trained medical professional, hopefully an OB/GYN, GP, Endocrinologist,etc. However, Creighton FertilityCare has a highly standardized way of training and supervising practitioners, as well as training medical consultants (practitioners with medical training who go through a special round of Creighton courses), which makes them an obvious choice for people with women's wellness issues, subfertility or infertility issues. While many people have strong loyalties to a certain model of NFP (for or against a method), it's generally known that Creighton is the go-to model for health, wellness and IVF alternatives.
Guess what? There's no official Creighton web/ mobile application, aka app. WHAT!? Creighton is super scienc-y, but very underfunded for tech ventures (They still have a rather wily web site situation going on, although I appreciate they finally updated two of their, I think, six, sites). While a number of people have created workaround versions (like Katie's XCel Spreadsheet), and I vaguely recall that someone actually designed an as-yet unapproved Creighton app, THERE'S NO OFFICIAL APP.
I had heard rumors about an official Creighton App, but a month or two ago decided to go straight to Dr. Hilgers, the Creighton founder. Needless to say, Hilgers wasn't available, but I spoke with someone privy to the status of said app. The answer? It's in the works, but seemingly in a holding pattern, without a tentative release day of months out, but that seems likely to be delayed. Please, please join me in petitioning Dr. Hilgers and his faithful staff to invest in speeding up the process by taking this little survey. I would be happy to summarize the results in an email to Pope Paul VI Institute (Home of Creighton), but I need your input. Once you put your vote in, PLEASE SHARE THIS so we can get as much accuracy in the communicating the demand for this product. Additionally, if you know of any individuals or foundations who would fund such a project, please leave your or their information in the combox. [Note: for a few people the survey doesn't show up in their browser. Here is a direct link to the survey.] Thank you!
<div align="center"><a href="http://livingthesacrament.com" title="Living The Sacrament"><img src="http://livingthesacrament.com/LTS%20Blog%20Badge.jpg" alt="Living The Sacrament" style="border:none;" /></a></div>