How does NFP work?
NFPinstruction helps married couples learn how to observe, interpret and chart the
wife's signs of fertility. This enables husband and wife to identify the fertile
and infertile phases of the wife's menstrual cycle.
husband and wife wish to attempt pregnancy, they will understand that
intercourse during the fertile phase of the wife's menstrual cycle will likely
result in pregnancy. When wishing to postpone a pregnancy, husband and wife
would abstain from sexual intercourse and any genital contact during the
fertile time. No artificial methods are used during the fertile time.
is unique among methods of family planning because it enables its users to work
with the body rather than against it.Fertility is viewed as a gift and a reality to live, not a problem to be
solved. The methods of Natural Family Planning respect God's design for married
represents a unique approach to responsible parenthood because it
for shared responsibility by husband and wife
based on scientific research about the signs of fertility
each menstrual cycle as unique
husband and wife to daily observe the signs of fertility
no harmful side effects
the possibility of achieving pregnancy when intercourse takes place during the
fertile phase of the wife's menstrual cycle
effective for postponing pregnancy when intercourse takes place during the
infertile phase of the wife's menstrual cycle
the unitive and procreative nature of conjugal love