Fertility Awareness Based Methods of Natural Family Planning are many and varied. Come hear the basics of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System for natural women’s health and family planning. FertilityCare is a drug & device free method that can benefit women from teens through the menopausal years. Combined with medical care, it can be used as an effective method of natural family planning or as a treatment for underlying causes of pain, irregularity and miscarriage/infertility issues. Women can learn to recognize trends in their natural fertility cycle and identify risks for the following conditions: PMS, postpartum depression, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriages, infertility, chronic discharges, and irregular cycles. Couples &/or parents and teens are encouraged to attend together.
Our speaker, Therese Rodriguez, RN, director of Gaithersburg FertilityCare Center, serving the DC Metro area, and is a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner teaching women from their teen years through the peri-menopause about fertility awareness based methods. For the last 7 years she has been teaching the Creighton Model FertilityCare System offering insurance reimbursement options for clients. And, for 11 years before that was teaching a sympto-thermal method. Having taught in the DC Metro area for over 18 years in different settings including sessions through Holy Cross Hospital, and a local OB/GYN office, she enjoys the broad range of cultures of people she meets. “It is so rewarding to have couples say the System is working to alleviate health problems unidentified before, or for avoiding pregnancy, and others often contact me to say they’ve achieved pregnancy with cooperative OB/GYN care, after trying for years” Therese received her BSN from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, is a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner with the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals, and resides in Gaithersburg with her husband and 5 of 6 children. Her oldest is graduated working at the Kennedy Center’s Classical Section of Press Office. In free time, Therese enjoys passing the time with family hiking, leading a Montessori Pre-K once a week class, and helping at her children’s schools’ theatre class, and homeschool theatre.