NFP-Only Physicians in the Diocese
NFP Friendly Physicians are doctors who either specialize in NFP-related medicine (such as NaPro TECHNOLOGY) or who are familiar with NFP and can help navigate fertility-related and gynecological issues using NFP charts.
Dr. Taylor Thelen – Family Practice
Clinton County Medical Center
St. Johns, MI
Dr. Stephen Hickner, NaPro TECHNOLOGY
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
More about Dr. Hickner Here
Dr. Michelle Rabideau, Family Practioner
Ann Arbor area
Dr. Joanne Castillo, NaPro TECHNOLOGY
Capital Internal Medicine Associates, P.C.
Office Phone: 517-374-7600
Dr. Peter J. Luea
McLaren Mid-Michigan Physicians
1540 Lake Lansing Rd. Suite 202
Lansing, MI 48912 Phone: 517-913-3820
Dr. Lisa Ludwig
Sparrow Medical Group – Lansing
1200 E. Michigan Ave.
PO Box 30480
Lansing, MI 48909-7980 Phone: 517-364-5160
Understand Fertility & Marriage Series
Our new series on “Understanding Fertility and Marriage”. We recognize that this is a large topic with many different perspectives. While we won’t cover all of those, we hope to provide helpful information to answer common questions in these areas. Having said that, we would love to hear your feedback! Your story might help others out there. We hope that by publishing these articles that there are less couples who feel alone in their struggles and that all of us as a church community can be more informed to support those around us who are in need.
Methods of Natural Family Planning
The Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) - Is taught by CCL is based on three key signs of fertility: cervical mucus, basal body temperature and changes in the cervix. By observing and recording these signs you and your spouse will be able to identify Phase I, II and III and therefore know if you’re in a time of fertility or infertility.
What can Sympto Thermal Method help with?
Neil and Amber Feldpausch - Westphailia Area
John and Kelly Kopinski - Washtenaw Area
Mark and Jennifer Morris - Fenton Area
Darin and Kristine Witkowski - Lansing Area
For more information: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/vocations/couple-couple-league
The Marquette Model - Uses the ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor, a device used at home which measures hormone levels in urine to estimate the beginning and end of the time of fertility in a women's menstrual cycle. The information from the monitor can be used in conjunction with observations of cervical mucus, basal body temperature, or other biological indicators of fertility.
What can the Marquette Method help with?
Ashley Klein - All areas via Online-Based Learning, Westphalia/Fowler in-person
For more information: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/vocations/marquette-method
The Creighton Model - Is built on research, education and service and is also the basis for the new women's health science, NaProTECHNOLOGY. In the Creighton Model, fertility is observed as a part of health, not disease. Creighton is based upon a couple’s knowledge and understanding of their naturally-occurring phases of fertility and infertility. This system provides information which deals with the complete dimension of the procreative ability. In addition, it provides women the added benefit of being able to monitor and maintain their procreative and gynecologic health over a lifetime. It is truly the only family planning system which has networked family planning with gynecologic and procreative healthcare and health maintenance.
What can Creighton and NaProTECHNOLOGY help with?
Emma King - Hillsdale Area
Jenny Ingles - Fowlerville, Williamston and Lansing Areas
Jessica Kennedy - Lansing Area
Karoline Heldt - Brighton/Whitmore Lake/Dexter area
Rita Johnson - Skype or Zoom Appointments Only
For more information: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/vocations/creighton-model-fertilitycare-system