Natural Family Planning

DISCOVER NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the general title for the scientific, natural and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancy. It is not contraception. NFP methods are based on the observation of the naturally occuring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or sugrical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy. Since the methods of NFP respect the love-giving (unitive) and life-giving (procreative) nature of the conjugal act, they support God’s design for married love!

In NFP both husband and wife are taught to understand and live God’s design for married love – this will give them countless blessings! NFP methods promote a holistic approach to family planning which both respects procreation and has the potential to deepen the intimacy of husband and wife. NFP methods support reproductive health. They are good for the body. For the woman, NFP charting can even assist in the diagnosis of underlying medical problems. And, if a couple find they are having trouble conceiving, NFP information can help them pinpoint the most fertile time of the wife’s cycle. The natural methods have none of the harmful side effects caused by contraception, especially chemical contraceptives (e.g. pill, injection, etc.). NFP methods can be marriage strengthening because it relies on couple communication and behavior change. When living the NFP lifestyle, husband and wife learn that they have a shared responsibility for safeguarding God’s gift of human sexuality, marriage and family. They also grow in their understanding of God’s will for their family size.  NFP has the opotential to make a good marriage great!

For more information on Natural Family Planning, please see the USCCB website.

For a better understanding on why Natural Family Planning differs from contraception, please view this article by Pope John Paul II.


BILLINGS METHOD OF NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING

Taught by Louise Allard

Open to everyone

NFP classes are designed to be taken in a series of four classes.

The first class consists of a two-hour Introduction to the Billings Ovulation Method. The couple must attend together. The Intro begins at 10:30 am and ends at 12:15 pm. The three other classes consist of fifteen minutes follow-up to review charting and the use of the BOM. Follow-up sessions are offered monthly between 12:15 till 1 p.m., on a first-come, first served basis.

Couples are asked to attend four (4) classes consecutively. 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. 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.

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES FOR 2016: 

St. Martin de Porres Church Parish Center
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

First Class Attendees                Subsequent Classes

Saturday, June 11
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                           12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 9
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                          12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 13
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                          12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 17
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                         12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 8
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                         12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 12
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                        12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10
10:30 am-12:15 p.m.                            12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 714-970-2771.

METODO DE OVULACIÓN BILLINGS (Clases in Español)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
900 West La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Monday,  November 7, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Monday,  March 20, 2017
7:00pm

Monday,  May 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.

St. Irenaeus Catholic Church
5201 Evergreen Ave
Cypress, CA 90630

Friday, July 22, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 14, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Para información sobre de las clases:

Gervaci y Cecilia Medina- 714-396-9117  medinabillingsusa@gmail.com

Paz Esqueda- paz4mercy@hotmail.com

LEARN NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING ONLINE– offered through the Archdiocese of Chicago

This online learning experience, combined with three months of complimentary access to the Fertility Pinpoint charting application, is designed to bring women and couples up to speed about Natural Family Planning. You will gain a clear understanding of the science and “how-to” regarding the Billings Ovulation Method, followed by the opportunity to actually put the method to work for yourself.

Some couples choose to connect with a certified fertility coach for one-on-one instruction after completing this online course. Hundreds of coaches, certified in the Billings Ovulation Method of NFP, are located throughout the world.

Fees for one-on-one instruction vary because the costs are generally set by each individual coach. Fees commonly range from $75—225 USD. “Remote coaching” (via phone, email, Skype) is offered through the Archdiocese of Chicago for $120, which includes four sessions, typically completed over a three-month period to coincide with your complimentary access to the Fertility Pinpoint charting application.

Questions?  We are here to help.

Call 773-598-5706
Monday—Friday, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. EST

Email: help@marriageministries.com

www.learnnfponline.com


COUPLE TO COUPLE LEAGUE

CCL provides Natural Family Planning (NFP) instruction that is both thorough and engaging. You’ll learn the Sympto-Thermal Method, a modern, scientific and highly effective way to postpone or achieve pregnancy. With the guidance of a certified teaching couple, you and your fiancé or spouse will benefit from both their knowledge of the method and experience of using NFP in their own marriage. No matter which form of our class you select, you will receive our first-rate program and ongoing support while learning and beyond. CCL offers Live Onsite, Live Online, and Self Paced Online classes. The live course consists of three classes spaced approximately a month apart. For more information please click here to visit the CCLI website or contact

Isaac and Kaylene Gleason at isaac.kaylene@gmail.com or 714-321-1691

Upcoming 2016 Classes in Anaheim:  

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Class 3: July 11

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in Anaheim

Class 1: August 21
Class 2: September 18
Class 3: October 23

-or-

Beth and Greg Gath at bethgath@gmail.com or 562-377-5877

Upcoming 2016 Classes in Seal Beach:

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne’s in Seal Beach

Class 1: Oct 25th, 2016
Class 2: Nov 15th, 2016
Class 3: Dec 13th, 2016

Upcoming 2016 Classes in Long Beach:

Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Class 1: Sep 10th, 2016
Class 2: Oct 1st, 2016
Class 3: Nov 5th, 2016
Contact facilitators for location

-or-

Sean and Pam Tupy at narkunpa@Hotmail.com or 949-375-1803

Upcoming 2016/2017 Classes in Aliso Viejo:

Sundays, 1:00-3:30pm

Class 1: Nov 13
Class 2: Dec 11
Class 3: January 8, 2017
Contact facilitators for location


CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE SYSTEM

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System (CrMS) and the new woman’s health science of NaProTechnology (Natural Procreative Technology) are available to women who want to understand their menstrual and fertility cycles.  Married couples can use the system to plan their families naturally, as the CrMS can be used both to achieve and avoid pregnancy.  All women can use the system to monitor their reproductive health. CrMS can be used in many reproductive categories and is “tailor-made” for any situation: regular cycles, long cycles, anovulatory states, pregnancy, breastfeeding, post-pill, pre-menopause, etc.

Learning the Creighton Model FertilityCare System begins with an Introductory Session that explains the scientific foundations, methodology, application to various reproductive categories, and how to NaProTrack your cycles with the CrMS. This continues with a series of essential, individualized follow-up teaching appointments (personal instruction on use of the system and complete chart review).  At each private follow-up, the FertilityCare Practitioner tailors the system to each client’s specific needs.

Introductory Sessions

Catholic Charities of Orange County FertilityCare Center
1820 E. 16th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

(sessions are on Sundays starting at 9 a.m.)

Dates for 2016

  • June 12
  • August 21
  • October 16
  • December 11

Contact Marianne Dyogi, FertilityCare Practitioner to RSVP or for more information: msdyogi@gmail.com or 714-803-4775. Website: www.stellamarisfertilitycare.com

Mission Basilica Pastoral Center
31520 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Reserve your spot now! Contact Virginia Schoenfeld, PhD at 949-584-1942 or by email at: virginia@thebreathcenter.org

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
900 West La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631

Dates for 2016

Saturdays at 11AM at OLG La Habra in the Coleman Center:

  • June 18

For more information or with questions, please contact Janis Dunne at: jddunne@roadrunner.com

St. John the Baptist Church
1015 Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

For more information or to RSVP for an introductory session, please contact Dulce (Candy) Rodriguez:

Phone:  714-540-2214 (office)  714-272-7811 (cell)

Email: candy@sjboc.org

Website: www.stjohnthebaptistcostamesa.org/natural-family-planning

St. Joseph Church
717 N. Bradford Ln.
Placentia, CA 92870

(sessions start at 7:30 p.m.)

Dates for 2016
Tuesday, September 6
Monday, November 7

Dates for 2017
Monday, January 09
Tuesday, March 7
Monday, May 08

For more information or to RSVP, please contact: Sarah Rooney, FertilityCare Practitioner at: sarah.fertilitycare@gmail.com or 714-514-1915 or Samantha Aronson at samantha.feritlitycare@gmail.com or 909-270-7336.

Website: www.VitaeFertilityCare.com


SYMPTOPRO FERTILITY EDUCATION

SymptoPro Fertility Education is a highly effective, scientifically based method of natural family planning that can be used throughout a woman’s entire reproductive life to either postpone or achieve pregnancy. Regular cycles are NOT required. SymptoPro is a Sympto-Thermal Method of education based on changes in cervical fluid, waking body temperature, and changes in the cervix. After charting these observations, the couple interprets the chart and makes decisions on their family planning intention. Online class with personal follow-up is $110. SymptoPro charting app is $12. To register, go to: www.symptopro.org

For charting assistance, please contact:
KerryAnn Caswell: 949-854-7645 or kac16@cox.net

or

Debi Hoppe: 949 854-8770 or debihoppe@gmail.com