Natural Family Planning

What is Natural Family Planning (NFP)?

NFP is an umbrella term for various approaches to family planning using the natural signs of fertility and infertility in a woman's monthly cycle. In a fertile couple, the man is fertile all the time, while the woman is fertile far less than half the time.

For a more detailed description, visit the USCCB website on NFP.


By learning the signs of fertility and infertility, a couple can reliably plan their family in harmony with God's plan for human sexuality. When used correctly, NFP has the same range of effectiveness as the most effective artificial means, eg, the "Pill" – but without the moral objections and without the side effects.


Because NFP works by identifying the fertile time, a couple with low fertility can often use NFP to help achieve pregnancy when that is their aim. It can also help direct medical diagnosis of a fertility issue when medical intervention is needed.

Read about the other advantages of NFP

How Can You Learn More About NFP?

We offer information meetings, and a series of classes. Meetings are held at St. Dominic Archdiocesan Center on Saturdays and Sundays in English and Spanish. NFP is always taught in a series of classes, spaced a few weeks apart. You don't need to attend an information meeting first. For more information, please contact Teresita Johnson at or call 713-741-8776.

Class series schedules:

Non-temperature methods: Billings, Creighton Model

Sympto-Thermal methods: Standard, Couple to Couple League

Español/ Spanish class schedule:  Non-temperature & Sympto-Thermal

(Please contact the instructor directly to register)

NFP Info. meetings schedule: ON HOLD FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

ENGLISH information meetings are on the third Saturday of the month at 11:00 am at St. Dominic Archdiocesan Center - Morkovsky Hall.  These are open to the public and no registration is required.


These info meetings are currently on hold since our main education building at St. Dominic Center remains closed due to the pandemic.

SPANISH information meetings are on the second Sunday of the month  at 2:00 pm at St. Dominic Archdiocesan Center - Morkovsky Hall. These are open to the public REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Please call 713-741-8710 or email to register.

Fechas (Dates) :

Español:  Las reuniones informativas de la Planificacion Familiar Natural NO se estan llevado acabo, debido a la pandemia. Nuestro edificio principal educacional (Morkovsky Hall) aun esta cerrado hasta fines de mayo.