Due to New York State directives to limit public gatherings to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, Catholic Health will be providing at-home learning and online childbirth education classes for the foreseeable future. Expectant parents will receive a textbook with all the materials covered during the in-person classes. The textbook includes online resources and videos to prepare expectant parents for labor and delivery. The online classes will be followed by scheduled call-in opportunities to speak live with a childbirth educator. During this unprecedented situation, Catholic Health will continue to ensure the needs of expectant parents are meet throughout their childbirth experience. For more information, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205.

Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System Classes

The Catholic FertilityCare™ Center of WNY provides instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) of Natural Family Planning. When using this system, a woman observes changes in her cervical mucus and menstrual patterns to determine when she is fertile and infertile. Couples wishing to conceive engage in intercourse when they are fertile. CrMS can be used effectively to achieve, avoid, or space pregnancies.

Learning CrMS begins with an introductory session, followed by individual instruction.

During the first year of use, couples attend 8 follow-up sessions in which they receive personal instruction and their fertility chart is reviewed. After the first year, follow-up sessions are needed only every 6 to 12 months. Couples experiencing irregularities, infertility or breastfeeding issues that may need more management can be seen as often as needed.

Upcoming Classes

Please note, monthly classes are available at Sisters of Charity Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Additional classes at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital are also available by appointment. Call (716) 862-1944 to register or schedule an appointment.

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