The Marquette Method of NFP
The Marquette Method is a custom-fit research-based method of fertility tracking used to either avoid or achieve pregnancy. Based on research, The Marquette Method of NFP is proven to be 98-99% effective to avoid a pregnancy when used and taught correctly. Sara Flood, RN, BSN is trained in all of the research based tracking methods of fertility awareness, and can apply a combination of fertility indicators to best fit your needs. You can use basal body temperature, hormone monitoring via ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor, LH sticks and Progesterone sticks, and simple mucus observations - as well as calendar calculations based on previous cycle history.
For those women who are postpartum, there are certain rules to follow while you are not in cycles. When your cycles do return, this protocol will walk you through this return.
The Marquette Method is meant to work with your specific needs, and throughout this process you'll be provided with which monitoring method can work best for you. Most of Sara's clients simply use the monitor and the calendar rules and some basic mucus observations- but there are all different ways to make NFP work for each person's individual needs.
The Marquette Method can be used for women in regular cycles, after you have a baby, after coming off of contraception, irregular cycles, PCOS, peri-menopause, trying to conceive or for women interested in tracking their fertility for health reasons.
For unmarried women and teens, a non-rule based cycle tracking course is available upon request.
What to Expect
Classes are taught completely online so you can view the presentations and charting materials, and will be divided into two sessions with an additional (3rd) session for breastfeeding women:
The First Session (Duration: 60 minutes)
Learn the The Marquette Method (Basics) and everything you need to know to get started. We'll cover how your body works in cycles, how you are fertile as a couple, and how to observe signs of fertility using mucus and hormone monitoring. This session also introduces how to chart these signs and use them to avoid or achieve pregnancy.
The Second Session (Duration: 30 minutes)
This session provides instruction for special circumstances that arise while using NFP--drawing upon the basic information provided in the first session. We'll cover how special fluids, stress cycles, coming off of hormonal birth control, and peri-menopause can influence your cycles and charting. Lastly we will review the rules to the method and discuss the gift of fertility.
Breastfeeding and NFP (Duration: 30 minutes)
This session provides in depth instruction on how to apply this method to the post partum return of fertility after a woman has a baby and is breastfeeding.