modern fertility care

Take charge of your own health!

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Couples who practice
modern fertility awareness 

have a 95% success rate in marriage and report to have better Sex, Intimacy,
Communication and Health!

upcoming classes

Chart Your Course!

Learn modern methods of fertility awareness

Take charge of your health, learn the signs of your cycle and how to delay or achieve pregnancy.  

Fertility is a vital sign of your overall health!


Billings Class!

FEMM- Know Your Body!

$49 class fee includes class, material and follows up

October 7th

October 20th 6:30 pm

November 16th 6:30 pm

December 10th 6:30pm

Creighton Method Intro Class!

Learn more about your body and how to chart your cycles with FEMM! Maria Phelps, certified fertility awareness through another method, is becoming certified to teach FEMM's modern, comprehensive mucus based method. Class dates are flexible and taught online. For more info and to sign up with Maria click the button below!

Couple to Couple League (CCL)

Jan. 14th, Feb. 11th & Mar. 14th, 2021

meet our instructors!

Dolores Shipe

Billings Ovulation Method Instructor.

Dave and Maria Phelps

NFP Teacher and Consultant

Certified by the Couple to Couple League and FEMM.

Susan Loughnane

Certified Fertility Care Partitioner

Contact Susan for classes at:

Dr. Kirsten Lin

PCP, Family Matters


Fr. Jim Holland


Administrator, Transfiguration & St. Victor Parishes

Modern Fertility Awareness Methods:

Billings Ovulation Method

Billings teaches you to recognize your body's natural signal of fertility - cervical mucus.

The Billings Ovulation Method is based on the primary observation of sensation as well as observed cervical fluid. This method has four simple rules that are applied within the woman’s cycle (the first three rules are used before ovulation and the fourth rule is applied once the fertile phase is over), based on a couple’s desire to achieve or postpone pregnancy.

Chart Your Course

FEMM- Fertility Education and Medical Management- is a comprehensive women's health program. FEMM online classes teach women how to monitor hormonal and other signs of health and fertility in their monthly cycles.

A FEMM trained medical consultant uses a protocol that helps women with hormone imbalances, causes infertility, PCOS, endometriosis and PMS.

FEMM also offers a teen program for young women to learn about their bodies, how to chart and recognize potential issues that need to be addressed. 

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The Marquette Model is a Hormonal Fertility Monitoring method that uses ovulation test strips and an electronic fertility monitor, such as the ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor.  This method has three approaches to the program.  A couple can choose to use either:

  1. an electronic hormonal fertility monitor along with a fertility formula to estimate the time of fertility, or

  2. cervical fluid monitoring along with a fertility formula to estimate the time of fertility, or

  3. the combined use of a hormonal fertility monitor along with cervical mucus as a means to estimate the time of fertility.

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Are You Looking for Solutions to Your Reproductive Concerns? Have you ever been curious about a medical model of Fertility Appreciation that doesn't involve harmful medications? Are you trying to find ways to manage moderate to severe PMS that don't involve the pill? Have you been told my physicians or fertility specialists that you have Unexplained Infertility?

Do you want options other than IUI/IVF to try to achieve a pregnancy in addition to finding out what underlying factors could be contributing to subfertility issues? 

Western PA Fertility Care Solutions has answers to assist you in your journey! 

The fee for the group session is $60 per couple/women.

To Register please email Susan at

Couple to Couple

The Sympto-Thermal Method is based on changes in a woman’s cervical fluid and basal body temperature, which change in response to the hormones of the menstrual cycle. With this method, a woman takes her temperature at the same time in the morning every day as well as observes her cervical fluid throughout the day and records this information on her chart at the end of each day.

The course entails completing the three classes taught in three sequential months, as well as completing two months of personal charting.

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for online or local live classes!

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 The great importance of Modern Fertility Care! 

-Fr. Jay Donahue

Infertility and Pregnancy loss

St. Philomena novena
for pregnancy

Young St. Philomena has been such a powerful intercessor, she’s actually the only saint who was canonized on the grounds of intercession alone. While miracles have been reported regarding a whole span of requests, she’s known as the patroness of babies, infants, and youth. It’s unsurprising, then, that she’s taken a special place in hearts of many infertile couples desperately longing to grow their family.

Whatever your intention (but especially if you or a loved one is struggling with fertility!), Philomena’s your gal. This novena (nine days of consecutive, focused prayer) can be prayed at any time, but if you want to end on her feast day, you should recite the novena once a day, beginning on August 3rd.

If you get a late start or forget a day, don’t let that discourage you pressing on! Novenas aren’t some magic formula that bring about change, but an ongoing nine-day conversation with a saint asking him/her to pray for an specific intention. Just like a missed phone call shouldn’t prevent you from talking to your mom, a missed day of a novena shouldn’t stop you from asking the Communion of Saints to raise your prayers up to God!

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Dearest St. Philomena, your prayers are powerful because you are so close to Our Lord. Your child-like faith and devotion are an inspiration to all of the faithful. Many miracles have occurred as a result of your intercession. In your closeness to Our Lord, please lift up these my intentions in prayer…

(state your intentions)

St. Philomena, at such a young age, you gave everything to Jesus to be come a consecrated virgin for the Kingdom. Giving even more, you gave your live as you suffered a martyr’s death to preserve your gift to our Lord. Pray for me, that I might have the same faith and willingness to accept God’s will no matter the cost.



"Therefore, learning that we had some fertility issues was a tough pill to swallow because there seemed to be very little I could personally do to help in our particular situation.We struggled with infertility as a couple. It was not an individual trial."

A Husband's Perspective 

on Infertility

Interview: How the Holidays Are Particularly Hard for Couples Struggling with Infertility


A Couples Journey

with Infertility

Jeannie Hannemann, M.A. 
and Bruce Hannemann, M.A.

Founders of
Elizabeth Ministry International

A New and

Promising Path

for Couples



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Unleashing the power

of a woman's cycle

NaProTECHNOLOGY (Natural Procreative Technology) is a new women's health science that monitors and maintains a woman's reproductive and gynecological health. It provides medical and surgical treatments that cooperate completely with the reproductive system.

Thirty years of scientific research in the study of the normal and abnormal states of the menstrual and fertility cycles have unraveled their mysteries.

Real Solutions to Real Problems:

  • Infertility

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Premenstrual syndrom (PMS)

  • Ovarian Cysts

  • Irregular or abnormal bleeding

  • Polycystic ovarian disease 

  • Repetitive miscarriage

  • Postpartum depression

  • Prematurity prevention

  • Hormonal abnormalities

  • Chronic discharges

  • Other health problems

This is the first women's health science to network family planning with reproductive health monitoring and maintenance. It is a fertility-care based medical approach rather than a fertility-control approach to family planning and gynecological health.

NaProTECHNOLOGY uses the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System biomarkers to monitor easily and objectively the occurrence of various hormonal events during the menstrual cycle. NaProtracking provides valid information that can be interpreted by a woman and by physicians who are specifically trained in this system.

Unlike common suppressive or destructive approaches, NaProTECHNOLOGY works cooperatively with the procreative and gynecologic systems. When these systems function abnormally, NaProTECHNOLOGY identifies the problems and cooperates with the menstrual and fertility cycles that correct the condition, maintain the human ecology, and sustain the procreative potential.

Women now have an opportunity to know and understand the causes of the symptoms from which they suffer.