Why NFP?

NFP: The Natural Choice for a Woman’s Health

Natural Family Planning provides a window into a woman’s overall health. It does more than alert a couple to when they may or may not best conceive, it also can help pinpoint other health issues a woman may be experiencing. Most forms of contraception suppress a woman’s natural cycle. NFP celebrates it.


  • Involves no chemicals, artificial hormones, pills, devices, etc.
  • There are no harmful side effects; No additional medical treatments are needed due to causal effects.
  • Works WITH fertility instead of against it
  • Can be used for BOTH achieving AND avoiding pregnancy
  • Better for the environment–involves no harmful waste

“Daniel would never encourage me to put my health at risk. Many dangerous side effects result in using hormonal contraception.”

– Sarah

God’s Design

  • In line with Catholic teaching on God’s design for marriage and sexuality
  • Open to life, and values it in every decision


Strengthens Marriage

  • Improved communication and sexual relationship for the couple
  • Builds love, respect, and understanding between spouses
  • Requires mutual responsibility from both husband and wife
  • The divorce rate among NFP users has been shown to be 0.2%, compared to the national average of 40-50%
  • Teaches a couple to understand their combined fertility

(Sources: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/wils/wils_01naturalfamilyplanning2.html and http://www.apa.org/topics/divorce/)

“NFP has led me to be more open to life, more aware of God’s design for intimacy in marriage, more dependent on Him to fulfill these plans. It has strengthened my relationship with my husband, given me personal insight and it has given our children life!”

– Dawn

More Economical

  • Once you learn an NFP method, recurring costs are minimal compared to the costs of using forms of birth control (i.e. buying pills every month, buying condoms, etc.).
  • Because there are no harmful side-effects, money does not need to go towards additional medical treatment.


Awareness of Women’s Health

  • Increased knowledge of the woman’s body
  • Greater appreciation for the gift of fertility and how our bodies were created
  • Increased awareness of women’s health issues
  • Help identify hormonal issues that may make it difficult to achieve or sustain a pregnancy
  • The best help with infertility-finding the root cause

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