When we were newly engaged, we learned the Sympto-Thermal method (temps and symptoms, as the name suggests). When we were TTC after Little Bean, we learned the Billings Method (no temps, based on observations).
Well, feeling like NFP flunkies, we made the 3 hour round-trip to start learning yet another way to track my sub-fertile self. For those who might be interested, here are my take-aways:
- Relieved I don't have to wake up at the same time every day to take my temp. Those two mornings I get up at 5:15 would've meant a whole week of 5:15.....no thanks. Delighted to discover no temp taking in Creighton.
- If you've learned Billings, the first session of Creighton is going to be A LOT of review.
- If you don't vibe with your teacher, find a new one. Luckily, I felt that connection with our teacher from the moment she opened the door....you want someone you feel a certain level of comfort with if you're going to have such personal and candid conversations, for sure.
- We need a ton more Creighton teachers.....I shouldn't have to drive 90 miles four more times in the next 8 weeks just to find a teacher. Anyone? Anyone? They prefer those with a nursing degree already, so, who's ready?!?!?
- They should tell you when you schedule that there's a month of abstinence when you first start charting, just saying, it's a good fact to get out of the way up front.
- That 76% effective statistic in helping infertile/subfertile couples achieve pregnancy (in combination with NaPro specialists) is what will keep me driving 3 hours every two weeks.
I'll keep you updated on what we learn. Praying for all those mamas expecting or hoping to expect as I offer up our drive especially for them.