SESSION 1: Introductory Class
New users of the Marquette Method will learn the basics of fertility, natural family planning, and how to apply the Marquette Method in regular cycles to either avoid or achieve pregnancy. Postpartum and perimenopause instructions will be included as needed. The intro class is approximately one hour.
SESSION 2: Special Circumstances
Once you have charted your cycles for at least one month, you may attend the second session. During this class, we will look more closely at special circumstances that may arise through the reproductive years and discuss the benefits of natural family planning within marriage. An individual chart review and consultation will be completed with you either before or after the class. Plan for about one hour: 30-45 minutes for the class content, and up to 15 minutes for the consultation.
After you have completed the second session, you will have the option to contact your instructor as needed for a minimum of one full year. This can be especially beneficial as you move from the theory of NFP while engaged, to the practice of NFP while married. After one year, you have the option to continue services with ongoing consultation for an additional fee.
THE MARQUETTE METHOD
The Marquette Method is a type of natural family planning (NFP). Couples observe and track signs of fertility. Equipped with that information, couples can then change their behaviors to avoid or achieve pregnancy.
The Marquette Method uses two main indicators to determine fertility: cervical mucus observations and urinary hormone measurements. One or both signs are tracked based on user preference, and then combined with a simple protocol to determine the days pregnancy is possible.
LOVE YOUR SPOUSE FULLY
Using Natural Family Planning allows you to give yourself fully to your spouse without placing any barriers, whether chemical or physical, between each other. This means your love is authentic and respects the truth of the human person.
AVOID PREGNANCY EFFECTIVELY
The Marquette Method has demonstrated high effectiveness for couples avoiding pregnancy in several studies, with typical use effectiveness over 98% among women in regular cycles.
HELP ACHIEVE PREGNANCY
Charting your fertility will help you identify your most fertile days, and can reduce the time to achieve pregnancy, or help you time conception better. Knowing your peak in fertility can even give you a better estimate of your due date.
KNOW YOUR BODY AND YOUR HEALTH
Healthy cycles are a strong indicator of overall health. Some health issues can be identified in charting, and Marquette instructors, as healthcare professionals, are able to give you recommendations within their scope of practice and guide you on where to find medical treatment that respects your fertility.