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FertilityCare Services

The FertilityCare program at Avera is based on the Creighton Model of Fertility Care, an international program used successfully worldwide for family planning and/or for management of gynecological problems.

The FertilityCare program teaches women/couples how to observe for and chart 'biological markers'. These biological markers not only help a couple to know their time of fertility or infertility, but can also be used by physicians or practitioners trained in this method to treat various gynecological abnormalities.


  • Can increase an infertile couple’s chance of conceiving by 20-80%
  • Is 99.5% effective in spacing pregnancy
  • Can help your physician to better treat a variety of gynecological conditions
  • Involves simple charting based on external observations
  • Can be used at every stage of a woman’s reproductive life, from the onset of menstruation through peri-menopause
  • Is the most acceptable method of family planning or infertility treatment according to the Catholic Church’s teaching
  • Encourages communication, respect and understanding between partners (couples using this method have a less than 2% divorce rate, compared with the national rate of more than 50%)
  • Is inexpensive; considerably less so than contraceptives, infertility treatments, or surgical options
  • Can be used throughout a woman’s reproductive lifespan with no side effects or complications that may result from using other methods

Barbara Giles, RN

FertilityCare Practitioner,
FertilityCare Centers of America

You can learn more at a FREE introductory session: Call 605-322-4434 to register.

Come with questions! Couples attend eight private follow-up sessions over the course of the next year following the introductory class. Financial scholarships are available. Cost may be covered by some insurance companies.

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Digital Mammogram

Schedule your Digital Mammogram by calling
605-322-PINK or