The USCCB states that 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 pregnancies.
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!
NFP 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.
NFP represents a unique approach to responsible parenthood because it:
calls for shared responsibility by husband and wife
is based on scientific research about the signs of fertility
treats each menstrual cycle as unique
teaches husband and wife to daily observe the signs of fertility
has no harmful side effects
maximizes the possibility of achieving pregnancy when intercourse takes place during the fertile phase of the wife's menstrual cycle
is effective for postponing pregnancy when intercourse takes place during the infertile phase of the wife's menstrual cycle
respects the unitive and procreative nature of conjugal love
If you are interested about learning more, we can set up an appointment with a certified instructor that will take you through an overview of the process. If you decide NFP is right for you, you can schedule additional sessions directly with your instructor. Please call us to set up a virtual appointment.
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At the Pregnancy Aid Clinic, we recognize that women have a right to make their own decisions about the outcome of their pregnancy and their sexual health. We are here to help women and their partners make informed and thoughtful decisions. The information on this website provides valuable and credible health information but is not intended to diagnose any condition or pregnancy and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or counseling advice.
Pregnancy Aid Clinic does not perform or refer for abortions. We provide free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, and offer medically accurate information about abortion and its risks as well as other options. The Pregnancy Aid Clinic does not provide any medical treatments for you or your child. If you are experiencing any illness or medical concerns, please consult with a physician. The information presented on this website is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.