How can I learn to use Natural Family Planning? Depending on the method you wish to use, on your need for in person sessions or online instruction, you can check the list below to contact the appropriate NFP providers. The Director of the Office of Family and Sanctity of Life, Marise Frangie, is a Certified FertilityCare Educator, who teaches the Creighton Model FertilityCare System in English language primarily and Arabic, in person and online. For more information, you can check Cedar of Lebanon FertilityCare Center
Creighton Model FertilityCare System: Ovulation Method This is a mucus-only method that uses a standardized and detailed recording system to differentiate among types of fluids produced by the woman's body throughout her cycle. Charting: Paper and stamps (Phone app coming soon!) Class Type: One 90-minute intro session taught by a practitioner or practitioner intern, possibly with the instructor's spouse, in a group setting or individually, followed by approximately eight individual follow-up sessions with the practitioner over the next year.[Note: online instruction available] Couples receive regular individual attention and have flexibility in scheduling. The first few follow-ups are scheduled about every two weeks so that the couple can build confidence in the method. Subsequent follow-ups are after a longer period of time as a way to check-in to see how things are going as more cycles have passed. Cost: [Note: the fees can vary depending on the center. Those fees listed here are for the Cedar of Lebanon FertilityCare Center] $50, for Introductory Session only. When you register, you are only committing to attend the Introductory Session. At the end of the Intro Session, you can decide if you would like to learn the method for your own personal use, purchase materials, and sign up for a first follow-up session. If you choose to sign up to learn the method, there is an additional $25 for materials, bringing the total due at the Introductory Session to $65. However if follow up sessions are to be done online, it is recommended that a user manual of picture dictionary is purchased for $30. Follow-up sessions cost $60 each, with payment due at the time of each follow-up. Practitioners may be willing to work out a payment plan or waive fees for those with financial difficulties. Materials Fees Include: User Manual and six months of charting materials. After six months, additional charting materials can be purchased for about $10/year. Notes: If needed, offers seamless referral to physicians trained in NaProTECHNOLOGY for help with fertility concerns or other menstrual health issues. Website: Visit creightonmodel.com or fertilitycare.org Couple to Couple League (CCL): Sympto-Thermal (ST) Method Observation Types: Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, and an optional cervical check Charting: Paper, computer software, or smartphone app Class Type: Live in-person, live stream (real time) online, or self-paced online. To learn in-person, couples attend three, two-hour classes in a group setting taught by a teaching couple to encourage male involvement. Classes are typically taught about a month apart. Private chart reviews are done with the teaching couple usually before or after the group session, and follow-up is available as needed once the course is completed. Optional postpartum and premenopause classes are also available. Visit herefor more information on the online options. Cost: $135 for each class type, plus shipping fees for materials. Separate Postpartum and Premenopause Classes are also offeredhere. Billings Ovulation Method Observation Type: daily observations of any discharge that a woman feels and sees. With these simple observations, women apply the 4 rules to avoid pregnancy with high effectiveness. Charting: paper or app Class type: One 60-minute intro session taught by an instructor, usually in a group setting, followed by one-on-one follow-ups as needed until the woman is confident. The first few follow-ups will typically be every 2 weeks. Follow-ups will be conducted in person, via Skype, or on the phone. Cost: The fees can vary from one place to another. Check with the provide. To find a teacher in your area, click here.