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.
Learn more about using natural family planning methods by contacting the following resources:
Creighton Model Ovulation Method
Sarah Chamberlain MS, FCP
Gianna FertilityCare Center
Appointments utilizing Skype are available for couples in other parts of the State
Dr. Michael Czerkes, OB/GYN
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
330 Sabattus St.
Lewiston, ME 04243
Brian Griffin MD, NFPMC, FCP
(Medical Consultant and Practitioner)
Northern Maine FertilityCare Services - Hodgdon (Houlton area)
Couple to Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method
www.ccli.org - Home Study Program available
Charlie and Claire Fitts
Scarborough, ME 04074
Dan and Stella Perreault
Springvale, ME 04083
John & Allison Eddyblouin
Bristol, Maine (Brunswick area)
will travel for minimum of six couples
Andrew & Jesslca Ciszewski
Fort Kent, ME 04743-2005
Marquette Method with Clear Blue Monitor
Nancy Malo, CFCS
Catholic Medical Center