Marquette Class: Saturday, November 23rd at The Pitt Building, Level 2.
Time: 2:00 pm- 3:30pm
Address: 213 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Father James Holland, RN, CNS, MSN, ACNS-BC, MDIV is the Administrator at Transfiguration & St. Victor Parishes and the Clinical Nurse Specialist Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center. Fr. James Holland is trained in both Marquette Method and FACTS (Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science).
BASICS OF THE MARQUETTE METHOD
With any method of Organic Family Planning, the couple tracks signs that the woman's body naturally produces throughout the monthly menstrual cycle. This information is recorded and used to guide the couple in identifying the days when pregnancy is possible. These days are called the "fertile window." Once the fertile window has been identified, the couple can change their behaviors during that time 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 fertile window. The Marquette Method has optional instructions for incorporating basal body temperature (BBT), urine luteinizing hormone (LH) tests, and urine progesterone tests to help be more precise in identifying fertility.
It's a myth that only women with regular cycles can use organic family planning! Since each cycle is tracked individually, even women with irregular cycles or women who are approaching menopause can determine the fertile window confidently. Additionally, the Marquette Method is the only method of NFP to demonstrate high effectiveness for breastfeeding women who were avoiding pregnancy during the postpartum time.
Aside from using the Marquette Method to effectively avoid or achieve pregnancy, there are additional benefits to tracking your cycle. Some common women's health issues, such as endometriosis, PCOS, and PMDD can be identified through tracking signs of fertility on a chart, and a Marquette Method healthcare professional can guide women on next steps to care for their health. Couples will also learn how to grow in communication and the mutual love for each other that is integral to Organic Family Planning.
Research supports the Marquette Method as simple and effective for couples wishing to avoid pregnancy as demonstrated in several studies and among various populations.
Perfect use in regular cycles: up to 99%
Typical use in regular cycles¹:
Monitor protocol: 94-98%
Mucus protocol: 81-92%
Perfect use while breastfeeding: up to 98%
in the first 12 months postpartum²: 92%
among all breastfeeding women³: 84%
The Pitt Building
213 Smithfield Street
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Saturday, November 23rd 2:00 pm