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.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING IS EFFECTIVE
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.
NFP CAN HELP WITH ACHIEVING PREGNANCY
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
These info meetings are currently on hold since our main education building at St. Dominic Center remains closed due to the pandemic.