NFP


#1

I am a young woman and I am on my way to being a new bride, the time is not very soon, but before I get married I want to know more about natural family planning. I know a lot about what it is and why it is used, but I do not understand how to use it. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it.


#2

[quote=migurl]I am a young woman and I am on my way to being a new bride, the time is not very soon, but before I get married I want to know more about natural family planning. I know a lot about what it is and why it is used, but I do not understand how to use it. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it.
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Your diocese should offer classes in NFP. Take one. You’ll be glad you did.

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– Mark L. Chance.


#3

[quote=mlchance]Your diocese should offer classes in NFP. Take one. You’ll be glad you did.

:slight_smile:

– Mark L. Chance.
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If you can not find information through there, you could look online. It is not to hard to follow and is best to have the class, but there is a din most Catholic book stores on this also.:slight_smile: God Bless


#4

Yes, you should defintely take a class. I didn’t take a formal class in NFP and am going to be delivering my 2nd child early next May when I am 38 years. I checked out a book from the libarary about NFP and I did know the system, but took what I thought was a slim chance and I got pregnant. Now don’t misunderstand me, I am very happy to be carrying life inside of me, but I am also very scared because of my age and my dh will be 46 when the baby is born. NFP truly works, you just can’t take chances. God Bless and good luck on your impending marriage.

Puppy


#5

NFP involves using various methods to determine what stage of your fertility cycle you are in. There are different methods taught by different groups.

The Couple to Couple League teaches the Sympto-thermal method which uses temperature, mucus, and cervix readings cross checked to determine your cycle.

The procedures sound difficult but that is due to the fact that the books have to cover ALL variations in fertility cycles, like post-pregnancy, coming off the pill, approaching menopause, etc. Once you learn the procedures, it becomes pretty easy.

As was mentioned, check for a course in your parish or diocese. Check the following web site for teachers in your area:
ccli.org

All the teachers in Couple to Couple league are volunteers so you only pay for the supplies and a membership in the Couple to Couple league. If there is a need, scholarships are available.

It is good that you are looking into the pre-marriage. We decided to look in it after the birth of our first child and we wish we learned it earlier. We knew we wanted a child after marriage so we didn’t care about finding out about NFP yet. But it is good to have a few “normal” cycles charted before you get pregnant.


#6

Along with taking a class/studying, chart at least three cycles prior to the expectant use of NFP. You will then be in a habit of checking your signs every day, and capable of understanding.


#7

Dh and I follow the Creighton Method of NFP, it is easier and works for us (No temp taking, no internal exams,etc) it is cervical mucous observation…you can do a search on the web for more info.


#8

[quote=all4life]Dh and I follow the Creighton Method of NFP, it is easier and works for us (No temp taking, no internal exams,etc) it is cervical mucous observation…you can do a search on the web for more info.
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We love it, too! And my wife teaches it… more info (and a directory of offices in your area) available at www.fertilitycare.org and www.popepaulvi.com :thumbsup:


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