Samantha Povlock is the Founder, CEO, and Editor in Chief of FemCatholic. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in business and theology, she started her career in Chicago working in consulting and project management. She currently lives in Greater Philadelphia with her husband, Matt, and three kids.
Lisa Jurski discovered the Creighton Model and FertilityCare by happenstance in 2003. She and her husband went through the year-long learning process together and came out the other side with a new and better appreciation for fertility. Although she loved the method, she was disappointed that she hadn’t heard about it 10 years earlier! This inspired her to want to bring the Creighton Model System (CrMS) to a wider audience in Chicago. She felt very strongly that this information was critical for women to understand to be able to make well-informed decisions related to their overall reproductive health and fertility. She finally was able to go through the training to become a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner starting in 2009. 11 years later she has taught over 750 women and couples how to chart and use CrMS. Personally, she and her husband have used the method in all of its capacities: to postpone pregnancy for the first 7 years, to achieve pregnancy (living proof that 76% of couples of normal fertility achieve in the first cycle of “trying”), and to address the underlying causes of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss.