Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning




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An Approach to Fertility in God's Plan

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is fertility awareness that can be used to plan or postpone pregnancy—naturally—in a healthy, effective, ecological and morally acceptable way.  NFP:

  • is based on the science of human reproduction and the changes that occur as a women goes through her fertility cycles
  • requires no drugs, devices or surgical procedures to avoid pregnancy
  • avoids artificial fertility approaches to achieve pregnancy
  • can be used all though the fertile years, even with irregular cycles, during breastfeeding and premenopause
  • treats fertility as a normal, healthy process and can alert women to possible abnormalities in her health


The NFP Courses are a series of three classes spaced about a month apart.   

For information on these courses:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 856-753-1906.

NFP Courses in the greater Philadelphia area and in New Jersey are listed at: and 

Cost for the NFP Course:   $135.00/couple                

 The Course includes:
*   The Art of Natural Family Planning, Student Guide
   Digital basal thermometer
*   "Sexual Common Sense" CD by Dr. Janet E. Smith
*   NFP blank chart book
*   "Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition" book (covers problems associated with fertility)

*   Bi-monthly Family Foundations magazine--one-year subscription

 Financial assistance may be available by filling out a Financial Aid Form. 



  • Infertility – Fertility awareness with NFP can help couples having difficulty achieving pregnancy determine the most fertile time and optimize their couple fertility
  • Breastfeeding – Exclusive and continued breastfeeding can delay the return of fertility after childbirth naturally
  • Return of Fertility after Childbirth – A new Supplemental Course and Student Guide will help couples during this transition time of returning fertility
  • Peri-menopause – A new Supplemental Course and Student Guide will help couples navigate this transition time to the end of fertility

Why NFP?  To find out why couples would use Natural Family Planning and why the Catholic Church teaches that it is the only acceptable method of family planning, Click HereResponsible parenthood is also addressed.

To learn of the many BENEFITS of NFP in more detail, Click Here.

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