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Natural Family Planning

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.

If you have a basic question about NFP feel free to e-mail: thrivewithnfp@yahoo.com

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
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/


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.
(207) 754-3823
sarah.chamberlain35@gmail.com

 

Nancy Malo, CFCS

Catholic Medical Center

Manchester, NH

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. 

nmalo@cmc-nh.org

(603) 314-7595
www.catholicmedicalcenter.org/communitysvc/fertility.php

 

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.

Kristin@FaustinaCare.com

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.

 Melissa.fertilitycare@gmail.com

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.

(541) 604-8010

natalie@lilacandrose.com

To view Natalie's fertility awareness website click here


Couple to Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method

John & Allison Eddyblouin
Brunswick area
edblouin1021@yahoo.com
(207) 563-7737
Will travel for minimum of six couples

 

Paul & Barbara Donovan

Deerfield, New Hampshire

bjdonovan@metrocast.net

(603)-370-9250

Willing to travel to Southern Maine if needed



On-line Billings Method Resources

On-line Introduction to the Billings Method TM

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago this on-line 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: mgarcia@archchicago.org.

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