Natural Family Planning is a way for a couple to monitor their fertility in order to postpone or achieve pregnancy. It is NOT your grandma’s “rhythm method”! NFP is research-based, effective, free of harmful side effects and consistent with the Catholic understanding of the dignity of the human person.
Engaged couples: couples are required to complete an introductory session of any method of NFP. (You can certainly complete a whole course!) There are three options:
1. PRESCRIPTION FOR A LONG HAPPY LIFE
This online presentation explains the physical, psychological and relationship benefits of NFP. While this presentation will not teach a couple to use an NFP method, it is crucial background knowledge for any couple.
Cost: $65 Format: Self directed. Watch a video, take a quiz.
2. FERTILITY CARE INTRODUCTORY SESSIONS
The Fertility Care Center of Kansas City offers introductory sessions in the Creighton Model of NFP. These introductory sessions are offered in a group setting and give couples all the information they need to understand how to get started. Only the introductory session is required for Marriage Preparation, but couples desiring to continue using the method would work individually with an instructor afterward in order to gain confidence with the system.
Cost: $40 Format: Live, online class with personal follow-up.
Access a full list of dates and times here.
3. SYMPTO-THERMAL METHOD INTRODUCTORY SESSIONS
A one-hour introductory class on this method is being taught on an as-needed basis by Couple to Couple League teaching couple Alison and Allen Greenlief. The cost can be applied to the full course if couples decide to learn the full method. To schedule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $35 Format: Contact instructor for details
4. MARQUETTE MODEL INTRODUCTORY SESSIONS
The Marquette method uses a fertility monitor to help the couple pinpoint ovulation. Introductory sessions are being offered at through Olathe Medical Center. They offer several free community education sessions per year, but a one-on-one introduction to the Marquette Method will also satisfy this requirement. These sessions are offered in person or via telehealth and can be billed through insurance. For more information or for upcoming introductory sessions, please see Natural Family Planning – Olathe Health or call 913-355-7515.