Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a safe, effective way to help a couple achieve pregnancy, space out pregnancies, or avoid pregnancy. It is not contraception. Modern methods of NFP are safe and clinically proven to be highly effective at avoiding pregnancy, when used properly. 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.
What is Natural Family Planning?
1820 E. 16th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone (714) 347-9600 or Telephone (714) 347-9646 – email pfpndxtr(at)verizon.net
Catholic Charities of Orange County offers in English the Creighton Model FertilityCare System for NFP and Women’s Reproductive Healthcare.
Monthly introductory sessions are offered for a couple to learn about the Creighton Model System. Then, if couples wish to enter the program, individual follow-up sessions are scheduled to learn the system and to use it effectively. The fee per session is $40. Material fee is $50.00.
Contact Pat Poindexter, Fertility Care Practitioner to make an appointment for the dates listed below or for further information, at (714) 347-9646 or email to pfpndxtr(at)verizon.net. You may also contact Sarah Rooney, Fertility Care Practitioner, at sarah.fertilitycare(at)gmail.com or at 714-514-1915.
Introductory Sessions 2013:
(All sessions are on Saturdays and start at 9:00am)
Billings Method of Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Taught by Louise Allard, R.N., B.S.N., M.A.
Open to everyone
Each Series consists of four 2-hour classes taught over a 4-month period and is designed to fully acquaint couples in the use of the Billings Method of Natural Family Planning. NFP is simple, natural & effective in planning or postponing pregnancy, and is fully accepted by the Catholic Church. Open to all engaged and married couples.
2013 CLASS SCHEDULE
Couples are asked to attend four (4) classes consecutively. The first class the couple attends would be at the 10:30-12:00pm session. The subsequent three (3) follow-up classes would be at the12:00-1:00pm. All classes are taught by a certified instructor over a 4-month period and are designed to fully acquaint couples in the use of the Billings Method of Natural Family Planning.
|January 12||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|February 2||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|April 13||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|May 18||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|June 15||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|July 13||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|August 3||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|September 14||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|October 12||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|November 9||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
|December 7||10:30-12:00pm (12-1pm follow-up)|
St. Martin de Porres Church
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, 92886
in the St. Paul Room
For more information call 714-970-2771.
COUPLE TO COUPLE LEAGUE
CCL offers the CCL Home Study Course for those couples who do not have a local CCL Teaching Couple, or for those whose schedule prevents them from attending a local class series. You can learn NFP in the comfort of your home and at your own pace with this easy-to-follow course on the Sympto-Thermal Method. You receive the same materials as those attending class, plus a valuable service - our professional review of your charts until you are confident in your NFP skills.
Order online or by calling 1-800-745-8252.
FERTILITYCARE ™ SYSTEM
Free introductory session offered for women and couples to learn about the Creighton Model System. Women or couples wishing to enter the program are then scheduled for individual follow-ups to learn and use the system to achieve and avoid pregnancy. This system is also particularly helpful to couples having difficulty conceiving.
St. Joseph Church
717 N. Bradford Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
NORTHWEST FAMILY SERVICES NFP (on-line course)
This method is based on self-understanding, shared decision-making, and responsibility. It’s scientifically proven. It works. It’s livable. It’s good for marriage. It is quickly learned with personalized follow-up. Register online at the website for the Northwest Family Services NFP Online Course. Cost $100. Price includes course material, shipping, and personal confidential follow-up.
FERTILEVIEW SOFTWARE BY NOVUSCOR
FertileView is a downloadable software program for fertility management. The application tool allows the client to chart their fertility signs while the FertileView program interprets the information. This comprehensive software program is designed to be used by the client to provide specific cycle details that includes ovulation. By defining the boundaries FertileView determines the optimal time to achieve and avoid pregnancy.
Learning the FertileView Software method by attending a virtual training class (1.5 hours) that is scheduled at couples convenience. One-time fee of $150.00. For more information please visit: www.cath.novuscor.com or contact sales(at)novuscor.com
ONE MORE SOUL: One More Soul (OMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the truth about the blessings of children and the harms of contraception. We carry a wide variety of educational resources, including CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, booklets, books, and more. Please visit our online store and discover some of the wonderful resources available. www.onemoresoul.com