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 occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical 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 potential 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.
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.
St. Martin de Porres Church Parish Center
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
For more information, please call 714-970-2771.
METODO DE OVULACIÓN BILLINGS (Clases in Español)
Las presentaciones de Planificacion Familiar Natural (PFN) en español, son sesiones esencialmente informativas sobre los diferentes métodos naturales de planificación que la pareja puede disponer actualmente, todos con respaldo científico.
Al final de cada presentación, los asistentes habrán adquirido los suficientes elementos de juicio para decidir adecuadamente por el método de su conveniencia y discernir sobre los efectos secundarios por el uso de los diferentes métodos artificiales.
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
900 West La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
Lunes: 8 de Enero, 12 de Marzo y 14 de Mayo – 7:00 p.m.
Parroquia de San Irineo
5201 Evergreen Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
Lunes: 5 de Febrero y 16 de Abril
Todas las presentaciones son gratuitas y no requiere hacer cita previa.
Para información sobre de las clases:
Gervaci y Cecilia Medina- 714-396-9117 o (714) 926-8295 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paz Esqueda- email@example.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.
Monday—Friday, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. EST
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
Beth and Greg Gath at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-377-5877
Sean and Pam Tupy at narkunpa@Hotmail.com or 949-375-1803
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.
Catholic Charities of Orange County FertilityCare Center
1820 E. 16th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
900 West La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
For more information or with questions, please contact Janis Dunne at: email@example.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 Carmona:
Phone: 714-540-2214 (office) 714-272-7811 (cell)
St. Joseph Church
717 N. Bradford Ln.
Placentia, CA 92870
(sessions start at 7:30 p.m.)
Dates for 2018
Tuesday, January 9
Monday, March 12
Tuesday, May 8
Meetings are held in Parish Office Meeting Rooms 3-4. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Samantha Aronson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-270-7336.
* New online webex sessions now available!
NATURAL FERTILITY AWARENESS
Mission Basilica Pastoral Center
31520 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Natural Fertility Awareness Classes for Pre-Marriage Retreats, parish groups and/or engaged couples.
Offered in English and Spanish at Mission Basilica and other parishes upon request.
Contact Virginia Schoenfeld, Ph.D. at 949-584-1942 or by email at email@example.com
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.
- St John Neumann Church in Irvine – SymptoPro
Fall Session includes 3 in-person classes on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:30 p.m. on September 12, October 10, and November 14, 2018, taught by certified instructors. See flyer for more information or please contact:
Kerry Ann Caswell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.854.7645
Debi Hoppe at email@example.com
- Northwest Family Services – www.symptopro.org A self-paced program. $145.00