Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a way for women to know and understand their bodies and fertility based on observing specific signs. It is often helpful in identifying health issues, and many couples practice NFP to either conceive a child or avoid conception. 

You may have heard about the old “rhythm” or “calendar” method, but that is most definitely NOT what we are talking about! Those outdated methods are based on the assumption that every woman ovulates on the same cycle day and has the same cycle length – which is simply not true. Modern NFP is science-based, user-friendly, and has efficacy rates of up to 99% for avoiding pregnancy.*

Blessed Birth has experience with several NFP methods. With 13 years of knowledge and personal experience, our class covers:

  • + the basics of the female reproductive cycle
  • + why women choose NFP and its scientific, practical, physical, and relational benefits
  • + an introduction to NFP and how it can be practiced to achieve or avoid pregnancy
  • + an overview of four science-proven, popular methods
  • + contact information for method-specific certified NFP teachers and NaPro (Natural Procreative Technology) physicians
  • + books, podcasts, and other resources to support you as you implement NFP in your daily life

If you’re interested in learning more about NFP and how it could help you achieve or avoid pregnancy, or to simply understand your body more fully, contact us and we can help you get started on the path to being more in tune with your body.**


    *Efficacy rates vary from method to method. 

    **Blessed Birth Doula of CNY is not certified to teach any specific NFP method our class provides a general introduction and overview to NFP, with referrals to method-certified instructors.