From the article: Natural Family Planning
While many people begin using Natural Family Planning (NFP) for medical or moral reasons, they often find that the use of NFP brings about an important change in their lives. How has using Natural Family Planning changed your life? Share Your Experience
Used Family Planning for Conception
- There are four ways to anticipate the release of an egg: 1. Two weeks after a period. 2. Ferning shape of mucus. 3. Pain in location of active ovary. 4. Change in body temperature on awakening. I used all four to identify exactly when we should try for a pregnancy, and it was immediately successful. I was 48 years old the last time I got pregnant.
NFP Has Changed My Life Immensely
- I'll give you the summarized version of this story. I was a Protestant Christian taking birth control after having my first son. My husband went to a Catholic young adult group and invited me to come too. After both of us found the love and acceptance we were searching for in the Catholic Church, we decided to join. I didn't know why Catholics were against birth control, but the Lord put conviction on my heart that if I was to become Catholic, I had to live as one. I stopped taking birth control. After some major miracles that followed that small act of obedience, we became pregnant with our second son. Our version of NFP consists of us not worrying about getting pregnant, just leaving everything up to Jesus. (He handles stress better than I do anyway, lol!) I have never felt such relief! We learned firsthand with our first son that the Lord provides for our needs. We have been and are so blessed by this choice to obey God and do things His way. NFP has changed my life immensely!
- —Guest Mrs. Campbell
My NFP Story
- My husband and I first encountered NFP at our Catholic marriage preparation courses. A Baptist research neuroscientist, I was not open to Catholic teaching on birth control. The facts presented that day shocked me, and I immediately resolved to disprove them. I researched the topic thoroughly, both in the science literature and on a theological level. Needless to say, what I found was convincing enough for me to register in the next available RCIA course, and I was confirmed into the Catholic family on Easter in 2004. Additionally, my husband and I undertook courses at that time to become NFP teachers, and have now been enthusiastically teaching Symptothermal NFP for 5 years! The theology and science behind NFP is solid, and its practice - challenges and all - can only enrich the lives of those who will hear it. :)
- —Guest Stacey Nichols