NFP Awareness Week

In honor of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, I want to recognize the work of the Couple to Couple League. We first learned NFP to search for a solution to our infertility problem. My charts provided valuable information to us and to our doctors. Nine years and three children later 🙂 , we still use NFP and would never use any other form of family planning. Here’s why…

  • NFP is simple. I can’t even remember to take my vitamins. No way could I be counted on for another pill-a-day.
  • NFP is safe and healthy. I’m not polluting my body with powerful chemicals.
  • NFP is moral. I don’t have to worry that I might accidentally be aborting a tiny new life in me.
  • NFP is intimate. It encourages fantastic communication in our marriage.
  • NFP is highly effective. 99% effective.
  • NFP is immediately reversible. We’ve used it both to postpone and to achieve pregnancy. No waiting for chemicals to leave or hormones to level out.
  • NFP is inexpensive. After the initial class and a thermometer, you’re good to go.

Thank you, Couple to Couple League. NFP definitely Works for Me!

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7 Responses

  1. NFP solved a number of issues for us. Our third child was born 6 wks “late’. Our fourth child would have been due the last week of Dec. Thanks to my chart I knew when I had conceived…she was born Feb. 5 🙂

  2. I recently starting doing this, and I’m a big fan. I’m also a physician, and try to recommend this to my patients, especially for those who are trying to achieve pregnancy. I wish more of my patients who want to avoid pregnancy would use this. I like that now I notice so much more about my own body and its changes and understand it somewhat better. Plus time seems to move differently because I notice my cycles more. Thanks for the great link!

  3. Thanks for mentioning NFP- I was actually thinking of posting about it this week 🙂 We have been using it since we were engaged both to conceive and to postpone pregnancy. It’s great!

  4. I have always wondered about NFP. I plan on checking out the site soon. Since we are completely against all “pills” and such, I have been looking into other alternatives.

  5. I used this technique to get pregnant with my first child, it was great to listen to my body, not a doctor!

  6. This is what we used to get pregnant with our baby. I just had no idea before when I was ovulating, and we’d been “trying” for over a year. FINALLY, a friend recommended the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and within 3 months we were pregnant!

    When we’re not trying to get pregnant, though, I prefer to use the pill.

  7. I used FAM way before marriage just because it is really nice to know the day to pack extra *things* in the purse. :And by continuing to use it, we’ve saved buying a ton of pregnancy tests when my cycle is longer. 🙂

    I love the simplicity. My husband takes my temperature just before he goes to work, so I don’t even have to remember that much!

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