Creighton model FertilityCare™ Practitioners

Creighton Model FertilityCare™ practitioners teach the Creighton model FertilityCare™ System, a fertility awareness model with decades of research and scientific studies that give women and couples confidence in its use. Practitioner training starts by attending two 10-day courses with a 6-month supervised interval. Practitioner interns must pass testing along the way in order to advance in studies.

After initial courses, practitioners enter into a one year, rigorous supervised phase where they teach clients under a certified educator. Upon completing this phase, the practitioner is now eligible to take the final 3-hour exam for certification. Creighton model practitioners must re-certify every 4 years with the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals by taking continuing education courses and submitting case studies for verification of standard of care.

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Julianna Jervis

Julianna is a registered nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration. She is a certified Creighton Model Practitioner and Educator and has been teaching CrMS for 38 years.

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Gretchen V. Marsh

Gretchen Marsh has been teaching CrMS and practicing NaproTechnology® since 2001. She completed medical school at Western U. Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and loves to teach, write, and speak about CrMS and NaproTechnology®.

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April Zampirro

April Zampirro is a FertilityCare Practitioner Intern with FertilityCare Center of Reno. She graduated from Thomas Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Arts in the Great Books Program. She received training in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System in Omaha, NE and is excited to assist others in monitoring their fertility.

NaProTechnology® Medical Consultants

NaproTechnology® Medical Consultants are physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives, and physician assistants who are trained to use the latest medical and surgical information and the CrMS charts to help women restore normal fertility health. Training starts with two 10-day courses with a supervised 6 month interval. Consultants must pass multiple tests in order to advance to the next stage of training.

After the 6 month academic period, consultants enter a supervised clinical stage.  Consultant candidates present 10 patients whom they have treated using NaproTechnology®  for a detailed review by a medical consultant committee. Upon passing this supervised stage, the consultant is eligible to take the extensive exam for certification. Consultants must maintain NaPro continuing education credits and re-certify every 7 years under the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals.

Naprotechnology® focuses on restoring health to normal. This is helpful for teenaged girls and women of all reproductive categories for their own health and future children. Fertility awareness based methods (FABM) of family planning such as the Creighton model (CrMS) are vital to Naprotechnology® and patients should continue to see their instructor on a timely basis. In addition, men’s health is addressed and can be helped with this process.

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Gretchen V. Marsh

Dr. Gretchen V. Marsh

Dr. Marsh graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 1987 in Pomona, CA and is board certified in Family Medicine by the Am. Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She has been certified as a NaproTechnology® Medical Consultant (Napro) and Creighton model Fertility Care System (CrMS) teacher since 2001. She is a member of the Am. College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Am. Osteopathic Association, Am. Academy of Fertility Care Professionals, & Int’l Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine.

After many years of practicing family medicine and NaproTechnology® in Yuba City, CA, Dr. Marsh and her family moved to Reno, Nevada in 2018. She took the opportunity then to open a part-time practice for just NaproTechnology® consulting at the office Fertility Care Center of Reno, Inc.