How do I learn to use NFP?

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The best and most effective way to learn NFP is to receive instruction with a qualified teacher who has been trained and certified to teach a particular method.  These individuals have received extensive education and training to become experts in this field, providing you with the best opportunity to become educated in and comfortable with a method.

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Methods of NFP

There are three main categories of NFP methods – each effective, natural, and healthy.

All NFP methods help a couple determine their fertility each day based on the observations of fertility indicators or biomarkers that are present or absent in a woman’s body each day.  All NFP methods help a woman identify what these signs of fertility are, how to track and records these signs, and how to determine her state of fertility based on these signs.  The three main categories of NFP methods share this in common.  

What differs between the three main categories of NFP methods is the particular signs of fertility that a woman is observing and tracking:

Mucus Only Methods

These methods are based on the observation and charting of the presence or absence of cervical mucus throughout the day:

Billings Ovulation Method

Creighton Model FertilityCare System

Sympto-Thermal Methods

These methods are based on the observation and charting of a woman’s basal (at rest) body temperature, the presence or absence of cervical mucus, as well as other optional cervix signs.

Couple to Couple League

Sympto-Hormonal Method

This method incorporates the use of an at-home fertility monitor to track hormones, as well as observing and charting the presence or absence of cervical mucus.

Marquette Model

Couples can explore each different method and determine which method might be best for them.

The Science Behind NFP

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