Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a safe, effective way to help a couple determine when sexual intercourse can and cannot result in pregnancy. It is not contraception. Modern methods of NFP are safe and clinically proven, when used properly, to be highly effective at avoiding pregnancy. These methods are not the old "rhythm method". Modern methods of NFP are based on the readily observable signs of fertility and infertility present in each menstrual cycle. So any woman, regardless of the regularity or irregularity of her cycles, can use NFP effectively.
NFP has no harmful physical side effects. It fosters authentic marital love, respect, honesty, and couple communication. It also fosters trust in God and an authentic marital spirituality that deepens the couple's relationship with Christ and his Church. NFP, when used properly, is "marriage insurance." Surveys indicate couples who practice NFP have a practically non-existent divorce rate. This is because practicing NFP fosters those very same virtues that are necessary for a healthy marriage. It allows intercourse to be a true expression, renewal, and deepening of the couple's commitment to their marriage vows.
Informational sessions for groups of couples, parishes and clusters, as well as individual sessions are available.
For more NFP resources go to https://www.nfpoutreach.org/46. Learn more about using natural family planning methods by contacting the following resources:
General Natural Family Planning Information
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Creighton Model Ovulation Method
Sarah Chamberlain MS, CFCP
Gianna FertilityCare Center
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Lewiston, ME 04243
I teach the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. I meet with single women and couples to help monitor fertility, as well as to teach how to best achieve or avoid pregnancy in marriage.
I meet in person and on Skype for long distances.
Nancy Malo, CFCS
Catholic Medical Center
We are a full-service OB/GYN medical practice that is driven by the ethical and religious directives of the Catholic Church. I offer instruction only in the Fertility Care System.
Kristin Dvorsky, CFCP
Faustina FertilityCare Center & My Catholic Doctor
**Online Instruction Only**
I do teach the Creighton Model Online! I serve women and couples all over the world so the time difference is not an issue. In the Fall I plan on providing free Introductory Sessions for all engaged couples going through marriage prep.
Click here to learn more about Faustina FertilityCare Center
Melissa Coello RN, FCP
Mosaic Fertility Care & My Catholic Doctor
**Online Instruction only**
I teach Creighton Model and FEMM online through the My Catholic Doctor website . My Catholic Doctor also has physicians to assist women with cycle problems through Naprotechnology via telemedicine.
Click here to learn more about the My Catholic Doctor organization
Natalie Kiefer DPT, CFCP
Cascade FertilityCare Center & My Catholic Doctor
**Online Instruction only**
I teach the Creigthon model fertility care and I am also a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with a special focus on treating women’s pelvic health issues.
To view Natalie's fertility awareness website click here.
Couple to Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method
- Click for information on self-paced on-line class
- Virtual Program – scheduled classes – Skype
John & Allison Eddyblouin
Will travel for minimum of six couples
Paul & Barbara Donovan
Deerfield, New Hampshire
Willing to travel to Southern Maine if needed
Online Billings Method Resources
Online Introduction to the Billings Method TM
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago this online course provides an introduction to the science of NFP and the Billings MethodTM in particular. A special feature is a video of the NFP couple who teach and witness to living the NFP lifestyle. Supplemental materials such as PDF documents for further reading are also included. For more information, contact: Maria Garcia, NFP Coordinator, Archdiocese of Chicago, (312) 534-8273; e-mail: [email protected].
World Organisation of Ovulation Method Billings (WOOMB)
WOOMB seeks to carry on the legacy of Dr. John and Evelyn Billings by providing trainings and education, physical health and spiritual support to couples learning the Billings Method. Their team of professors, doctors, and medical personnel share the science behind fertility. They also offer an international directory of Billings Method Teaching Centers and practicioners. For more information on WOOMB, click here.