[quote="shondrea, post:8, topic:196964"]
Hmm...been searchin through all the threads...does anyone know of an existing thread, perhaps where different women chime in on their experience with NFP? I'd be interested in hearing personal experiences, and how well it really works.
There are tons of threads in Family Life, Parenting, and Moral Theology on NFP. Since it can be used both to achieve and avoid pregnancy, you'll find threads on both topics.
There are also various threads relating to the different methods of NFP, which each use different fertility signs and ways of charting. Here are websites associated with each of these methods:
Creighton Model (mucus-only), associated with NaProTechnology and FertilityCare Centers such as the Pope Paul VI Institute. Most helpful method for diagnosing and addressing cycle problems, infertility, and other women's health issues.
The Billings Ovulation Method is another mucus-only method. Also check out WOOMB.org.
The Marquette Model uses the mucus sign as well as a ClearBlue fertility monitor. I believe it is based on Billings/Creighton.
The Couple-to-Couple League International (CCLI) is a sympto-thermal method that includes observations of the mucus sign, cervical position, and waking temperature in charting. Other resources for the sympto-thermal method include fertilityfriend.com, nfpandmore.com, and Toni Wechsler's Taking Charge of Your Fertility / FAM (be aware, FAM supports the use of barrier methods during the fertile period, which is unacceptable according to Catholic teaching).
Another forum entirely dedicated to NFP (all methods) is here: Natural Family Planning discussion board
There are tons of resources for women seeking information about NFP. It's too bad that more people in the medical establishment aren't aware of them and continue to spread misinformation about NFP, its scientific foundations, and its effectiveness.