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Natural Family Planning Organizations and Practitioners
*Please see notes at the bottom of the page.

Local Class in the Archdiocese of Newark - Sympto-Thermal Method

The Archdiocese of Newark sponsors small, personal classes with a certified local instructor in the Sympto-Thermal Method. Please contact the Natural Family Planning coordinator with any questions about this class or any other NFP questions. We would love to hear from you at 973-497-4325. ** Note that this is Voice Mail Only - we will call you back when you leave a message.
Jill Cherrey is the NFP Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Newark.

Sympto-Thermal Method - 2019 Classes - In-Person Classes in Westfield, NJ.

Creighton Fertility Method Instruction

Alicia Crete CFCP CFCE aliciacretefcp@gmail.com
Options: In-person local (one-on-one meetings), Live Online (Skype)

Go to www.creightonmodel.com for general method information.

Go to www.saintpetershcs.com/Services/Gianna-Center for local Gianna centers using the Creighton Method Natural Family Planning as a diagnostic tool for infertility and hormonal imbalance.

Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) Classes

Couple to Couple League - Options: Live Online, Self-Paced Online. (There are no instructors for a local class in our area at the time of this writing, but check the website for current offerings.)

Northwest Family Services (NWFS) provides client education in the STM. NWFS offers traditional home study via the US Postal system, a client Internet course and also a combination of correspondence and on-line for clients who request both.

Billings Ovulation Method Instruction

www.boma-usa.org - Option: Live Online (Skype, Zoom, Go-To-Meeting)

Sympto-Hormonal Method Instruction

Marquette University - Option: Self-Paced Online

NFP International (NFPIn)

NFPIn provides client education based upon the NFPI manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach. NFPIn also offers education in “Ecological Breastfeeding.”


Notes about classes and methods

Each option will have different scheduling, class lengths, fee structures, and Marquette requires the purchase of a device. Please ask any relevant questions when you contact an organization.

Natural Family Planning is best learned in person with an instructor for a number of reasons, but that is not always possible. If you need online instruction, choosing a live online class is recommended because it is the closest thing to a regular class. Self-paced online learning has the least instructor interaction and open-ended time frames to complete the course; it is a last option and for those who are highly organized self- learners.

Ask for a method class when you contact the organizations if you wish to receive a certificate of completion for learning NFP. Some offer an Introduction which is an overview, but not NFP instruction.