Natural Family Planning (NFP) is actually an umbrella term for many different methods. We are blessed to have two highly effective methods available with face-to-face instruction in the Diocese of Madison. Locations vary; please see the Current Schedule. One of these methods offers instruction from home via live online or self-paced online courses. See below. Contact the NFP Coordinator at Vicki.Braun@madisondiocese.org or (608) 821-3134 with questions or for more information.
Which method is best for you?
Check out this handout for more information!
Observation Types: Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, and an optional cervical check
Charting: Paper, computer software, or smartphone app
Class Type: Live in-person, live stream (real time) online, or self-paced online. To learn in-person, couples attend three, two-hour classes in a group setting taught by a teaching couple to encourage male involvement. Classes are typically taught about a month apart. Private chart reviews are done with the teaching couple usually before or after the group session, and follow-up is available as needed once the course is completed. Optional postpartum and premenopause classes are also available. Visit here for more information on the online options.
Cost: Live onsite: $130; live online: $130; self-paced online: currently $115, plus shipping fees for materials for each type of class.
Registration Fee Includes:
1.Live onsite (face-to-face): Full, three-class main course on ST Method (for cycling women), hardcopy of Student Guide, chart booklet and duplicates, digital thermometer, twelve months of CycleProGo® charting softwware, and basic membership, which includes: 12 months of consultation and a digital subscription of Family Foundations magazine.
2. Live online (virtual) (can see and communicate with teachers): Full, three-class main course on ST Method (for cycling women), hardcopy of Student Guide, chart booklet and duplicates, digital thermometer, twelve months of CycleProGo® charting software, and basic membership, which includes the same as in #1 above.
3. Self-Paced Online: Full three-class main course on ST Method (for cycling women); digital thermometer; six months of CycleProGo® charting software, student e-newsletter, and basic membership, which includes the same as in #1 above.
Separate Postpartum and Premenopause Classes are also offered here.
Observation Type: A mucus-only method that uses a standardized and detailed recording system to differentiate among types of fluids produced by the woman's body throughout her cycle.
Charting: Paper and stamps (Phone app coming soon!)
Class Type: One 90-minute intro session taught by an instructor, possibly with the instructor's spouse, in a group setting, followed by approximately eight individual follow-up sessions with the instructor over the next year. Couples receive regular individual attention and have flexibility in scheduling. The first few follow-ups are scheduled about every two weeks so that the couple can build confidence in the method. Subsequent follow-ups are after a longer period of time as a way to check-in to see how things are going as more cycles have passed.
Cost: $40, for Introductory Session only. When you register, you are only committing to attend the Introductory Session. At the end of the Intro Session, you can decide if you would like to learn the method for your own personal use, purchase materials, and sign up for a first follow-up session. If you choose to sign up to learn the method, there is an additional $25 for materials, bringing the total due at the Introductory Session to $65. Follow-up sessions cost $40 each, with payment due at the time of each follow-up. Instructors may be willing to work out a payment plan or waive fees for those with financial difficulties.
Materials Fees Include: User Manual and six months of charting materials. After six months, additional charting materials can be purchased for about $10/year.
Notes: If needed, offers seamless referral to physicians trained in NaProTechnology for help with fertility concerns or other menstrual health issues.
Website: Visit creightonmodel.com or fertilitycare.org