Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies; it is a holistic approach to family planning. NFP is not the “Rhythm“ (or Calendar) method. Today’s methods of NFP are based on scientific research and they are effective, they cooperate with God’s plan for marriage and sexuality, and they strengthen the marital relationship. In addition to the NFP introductory session offered to engaged couples during their Pre-Cana class, we offer a separate NFP introductory overview class open to all catechetical leaders. Read the Natural Family Planning FAQs.

Para informacion sobre clases de Planificación Natural Familiar, presione aquí o llámenos al 718-281-9544

Where can we learn NFP?
The Diocese of Brooklyn offers training in the Billings Ovulation Method, which was developed by Australian physicians Drs. Evelyn & John Billings. This is a natural method of fertility awareness which helps couples understand the woman‘s natural patterns of infertility and fertility periods within each cycle, based on the changes of the cervical mucus. Knowing these changes, the couple is able to use the method to avoid, postpone or achieve pregnancy, at any period of the woman’s reproductive years. This method has a 67% rate of success per cycle when used to achieve pregnancy, and a 97-99% rate of effectiveness when used to avoid pregnancy.

If you are interested in taking the NFP-Billings Ovulation class in the Diocese of Brooklyn, please contact us at 718-281-9544

National NFP Resources

Billings Ovulation Method Association (BOMA) –
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) –
Naprotechnology –
Creighton Model FertilityCare Services –
Pope Paul VI Institute –
Natural Family Planning Outreach –
Theology of the Body –
One More Soul –