Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System

Discover what every couple needs to know and what every woman has the right to know…

Medical Consultant      

Christopher B. Stroud, MD
Dr. Stroud is a Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist specializing in NFP only Creighton Model FertilityCare/NaProTECHNOLOGY, fertility sparing, & minimally invasive robotic surgery. As part of a desire to practice medicine in a way that is consistent with his deeply held position on life, he founded the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center in 2014.  A well-known advocate for natural birth and vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC), Dr. Stroud travels extensively speaking to a variety of audiences on topics including infertility and women’s health, marriage preparation, and medical ethics, among others.

Angela Beale Martin, MD
Dr. Martin attended Indiana University-Bloomington and graduated from the Kelley School of Business. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital. She went on to obtain a Creighton Model FertilityCare/NaProTECHNOLOGY Medical Consultant certification in 2013. She is excited to serve the Fort Wayne community (and beyond), seeing her work as a divine calling and challenge to better women’s healthcare with a revival of the “culture of life.”

Jillian Stalling, MD
Dr. Stalling is a Board-Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist specializing in NFP only Creighton Model FertilityCareTM/ NaProTECHNOLOGY, fertility sparing, & minimally invasive robotic surgery. It was in her search for authentic healthcare for women that she learned about the Creighton Model FertilityCare system and NaProTECHNOLOGY. She completed her fellowship at the Pope Paul VI Institute as she learned both Medical and Surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY under founder Dr. Thomas Hilgers. She has a passion for women and couples struggling with fertility challenges and feels blessed to utilize the gifts God has given her to serve them during their time of suffering.

Blaise C. Milburn, MD
Dr. Milburn is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist specializing in NFP only Creighton Model FertilityCare/NaProTECHNOLOGY. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and began his medical career in 2009 attending The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. He completed his OB/GYN residency in Buffalo, New York at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Dr. Milburn is excited to put his specialized fertility training to work in Northeast Indiana.
Certified FertilityCare

Lea Oberhausen, CFCP
Lea has taught the Creighton Model as a FertilityCareTM Practitioner since 2011. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne, graduated from Bishop Dwenger in 2007, attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2013. Lea and her family are also involved in music and youth ministries at their parish, Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Recently she has made the decision to return to school and pursue her Nursing degree at Ivy Tech.

Kim Krish, RN, CFCP
Kim is a FertilityCareTM Practitioner and Registered Nurse. She obtained her nursing degree in 2006 from The University of Indianapolis. She feels very blessed to be a part of such an amazing and kind family here at the FMCC. She is excited to empower others with information to use the Creighton Model for their specific needs. She believes the Creighton Model is an amazing tool for women to better understand and manage their reproductive health in a natural way.

Patience Renner, RN, FCPI
Patience is a FertilityCareTM Practitioner Intern and Registered Nurse. She obtained her nursing degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and spent several years working in medical-surgical and surgical trauma intensive care nursing.Patience learned to chart with Creighton after she graduated from college and is excited to now be able to share the knowledge of the Creighton Model with other women. She believes that this knowledge empowers women to better understand and manage their reproductive health.

Understanding the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare System and NaProTECHNOLOGY

Most women still do not know about the workings of their cycles and of the time of fertility and infertility. Every woman has the right to understand her body and the way her body works.


After 30 years of research, the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCareTM System (CrMS) and NaProTECHNOLOGY dispel the mystery of a women’s cycle while empowering the couple to be in control of their fertility on a month to month basis.

The CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCareTM System is a standardized observation technique and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman’s health and fertility. These markers tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile to effectively use the model either to achieve or avoid pregnancy.

The bonus of using this method of Natural Family Planning is that it is the basis for the new women’s health science of NaProTECHNOLOGY. Together, the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCareTM System and NaProTECHNOLOGY help bring couples closer together by understanding their fertility and strengthening marriages.


Learning the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCareTM System

Fundamental to the CREIGHTON MODEL and a key to its overwhelming success is a standardized approach to teaching and using the model. To accomplish this, we offer the services of our Certified FertilityCareTM Practitioners (CFCP) Lea Oberhausen, Kim Krish, and Anne Therese Stephens. We work together as a team to help women and couples understand their fertility, and we have witnessed the transformation empowering the couple to plan their own family.

It begins with an Introductory Session presented in a small group setting, which presents everyone the necessary background information and basic charting instructions. Husbands are encouraged to attend so this can be a shared system between spouses.

Following the Introductory Session, the woman/couple attend a series of Individual Follow Up sessions with Lea, Kim, and Anne Therese allowing them to quickly gain confidence in making observations and charting those observations accurately. All sessions are held at FMCC.

The Follow Up schedule is outlined so that the woman/couple will meet every 2 weeks for the first 4 sessions, then on a monthly basis until confident. After the initial meetings, we simply meet every 3-6 months for a quick chart review and new materials as needed. (see below)



Upcoming Introductory Session Dates 2020

Location: Holy Family Birth Center – 9835 Auburn Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Saturday Mornings at 10am:

  • January 18th
  • February 15th
  • March 21st
  • April 18th* At DuPont Office
  • May 16th
  • June 20th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th
  • September 19th* At Dupont 
  • October 17th
  • November 21st
  • December 12th

Monday Evenings at 6pm

  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 16th
  • April 20th
  • May 18th
  • June 15th
  • July 20th
  • August 17th
  • September 21st
  • October 19th
  • November 16th
  • December 21st

Wednesday Evenings at 6pm 

  • February 5th
  • March 4th
  • April 1st
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • August 5th
  • September 2nd
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd


The Creighton Model Bundle – $345

Includes: New Client Registration fee, Group Introductory Session 1-60 min. and  4-30 min. Individual Follow up Sessions.

Payment Option 1: Pay up front to receive 5% discount: $327.75, due at Intro
Payment Option 2: Payment plan for 3 monthly payments of $115
Payment Option 3: Pay per item as services used: $100 due at Intro, $65 due 2 weeks from Intro for 1st follow up (60 min.) and $45 per visit after.

New Client Registration Fee: $50 includes start up fees and starting materials.  This is a 1 time fee due with Introductory Session cost.

Group Introductory Sessions: $50 (see scheduled dates)

Individual Introductory Sessions: $75

Initial Follow Up (45-60min.): $65

Follow up (30-45min.): $45

Email Chart Review: $15 (for established patients only)

Transfer Client Fee: $50 (1 time fee)

Materials: Contact your Practitioner to arrange new materials

New Chart: $4

Sticker Packet: $6

Single Sticker Sheet: $1

User Picture Dictionary: $40

Please call the office to register

No one will be turned away for financial hardship.  Please call for other payment options.

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