Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an attitude toward family planning and fertility awareness in accordance to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Billings Ovulation Method
The Billings Ovulation Method is based on awareness of the woman’s natural cycles of fertility and infertility, unmodified by any chemical, mechanical, or other artificial means. It takes advantage of the biological fact that women are infertile more often than fertile throughout their procreative years. The fertile phase, that time when conception may occur, is recognized by physical signs accompanying ovulation. This knowledge, together with planned abstinence, can be used either to achieve or to postpone pregnancy.
Diocesan Contacts: Cathy and Bill Vandenberg
Creighton Model System
The Creighton Model System (CrMS) relies upon the standardized observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman’s health and fertility. These “biomarkers” tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing the couple to use the system whether to achieve or to avoid pregnancy. These biomarkers also telegraph abnormalities in a woman’s health.
Diocesan Contact: Asia Wilson