What is NFP?

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the umbrella term for the natural, healthy, morally acceptable methods of family planning recommended by the Catholic Church to help couples space, achieve, or avoid pregnancy. Many people are not familiar with the human reproductive system. When couples learn about NFP from an instructor or from an online course, they are taught the specific principles of the natural methods. Many then come to appreciate the wonderful gift of their fertility and their sexuality.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) refers to the modern family planning practice of avoiding or achieving pregnancy according to an informed awareness of a woman’s fertility.  During each monthly cycle, a woman normally becomes fertile and then infertile. Her body provides signs to indicate her fertile and infertile times. NFP’s scientific and medically-researched methodologies teach couples how to observe and interpret these signs, enabling couples to achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally, by becoming aware of their body’s fertility cycle. With this method, a woman observes two or three fertility signs, which occur naturally within her monthly cycle. As the signs are observed and recorded, her fertile and infertile times are determined.

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