What Is NFP?
“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.
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!” – USCCB
What is Fertility Awareness?
All women can benefit from tracking the signs of their cycles to know their bodies better! Daily charting helps women to recognize the signs of a healthy cycle, and to note any irregularities such as painful periods, abnormal bleeding, or unusual discharge. Fertility Awareness empowers women to monitor their overall health and, if necessary, to share this valuable information with their doctors.