Six Months of Creighton
Sometimes a couple is looking for a method that is trusted, nurtures their relationship, and falls in line with their faith, and is astonished to find out that such a method really does exist!
Hey it’s Kelsey! Recently, my husband and I just finished charting my sixth cycle with Creighton (meaning we have filled out our first complete chart!). We have come a long way in terms of appreciation and understanding of the method since our first introduction meeting with Rita. I wanted to give a little update on what we’ve learned in the last six months, and what we plan on doing differently for the next six months.
First and foremost, like I’ve mentioned before, Creighton has allowed me to learn about my cycle specifically, and have some predictability in the physical and emotional changes I experience throughout the month. For example, I’ve learned that when I’m experiencing fertile type mucus pre-peak, I’m full of energy and ambition and usually feel pretty accomplished at the end of the day. I’ve also learned that when I start using green stamps post-peak (dry days after my fertile window) I can expect to be a little more tired throughout the day and prone to tears when faced with a challenge. Thanks to using Creighton for six months, I’ve gotten to observe, predict, and confirm symptoms for multiple cycles.
Secondly, completing an entire six cycles of tracking with Creighton has given me total confidence with the method. While I still have some days where mucus seems a little confusing, I’ve learned how to observe and track accurately, and trust what my body is telling me. Any doubts that Casey and I had initially had no longer exist as we’ve gotten to see for ourselves that yes, Creighton really does work!
Finally, these last six months with Creighton have really given me a passion to share it with other couples or single women who are looking for an alternative approach to caring for their fertility. Even for those who aren’t actively seeking, I’ve learned the value of simply sharing the facts with someone and giving them the opportunity to truly consider all of their options. Sometimes a couple is looking for a method that is trusted, nurtures their relationship, and falls in line with their faith, and is astonished to find out that such a method really does exist!
Moving forward, I have made some resolutions to tighten down on some of my Creighton bad-habits. Fox example, while completing that first entire chart, I would sometimes go a day, two, or even three without writing on the chart. I attempted to keep my observations straight in my head, but inevitably would get some days mixed up and be left guessing. Ultimately, it’s easier to spend a few seconds each night updating my chart as opposed to spending a good portion of a half hour trying to remember exactly what happened earlier in the week!
I hope that whether you’re considering Creighton, or have been practicing it for years, my thoughts after six months encourage you! Casey and I are so thankful for how Creighton has cared for our fertility and blessed our marriage, and pray it will do the same for you.