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Natural Family Planning
It’s safe, healthy, effective, environmentally sound, inexpensive and nurtures your relationship!
Natural Family Planning (NFP) refers to methods for achieving or avoiding pregnancy through knowledge and charting of fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. This is done through observing certain biological markers that correlate with fertility. Research shows Natural Family Planning methods to have 99.5% method effectiveness in avoiding pregnancy.
Natural Family Planning also enables a woman to both monitor and manage her gynaecological health throughout her entire reproductive life. Information obtained through charting biological markers can be used by medical consultants (FertilityCare) using the new reproductive science NaProTechnology to treat and diagnose gynaecological problems such as infertility, PCOS, irregular cycles and endometriosis with great success.
Natural family planning recognises fertility as a normal healthy function of a woman’s body. It is free of drugs and devices, using knowledge to empower couples to understand how to work co-operatively with their fertility rather than suppress it. The method itself encourages couples to nurture their communication and cooperation with one another in all aspects of their sexuality.
Would you like to learn how to chart your fertility naturally with 99.5% effectiveness?
Contact FertilityCare practitioner for the Diocese of Broken Bay
Caitlin Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9847 0486
Natural Fertility Upcoming Events
Natural Fertility Conference
16-18 September 2016, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
Theme: Restoring Fertility Holistically
Natural Fertility Information Sessions
Are you interested in managing your fertility naturally and looking for a method that is 99.5% effective? Are you or someone you love struggling with infertility and looking to treat your reproductive system in a holistic and effective way? To hear about the current approach to effectively managing fertility naturally for yourself or just to be informed please contact Caitlin Byrne, Fertility Care Practitioner at
Broken Bay Youth School Events
Education sessions offered to year 12 female students as part of the Broken Bay Youth Ministry Events. The sessions focus on empowering our young women to make healthy choices for their long term fertility and understanding how their fertility can be effectively managed in married life through knowledge of their biology.
- No sessions are currently planned. To find out more please email Caitlin at email@example.com
Natural Fertility Information Sessions
- Chatswood 2015 Download event flyer
Wine and cheese night for married couples without children
- Holy Name Parish Wahroonga, 17th October 2015
FertilityCare for infertility, reproductive disorders and effective family planning
- An education session presented to the Catholic Women’s League Kincumber, 15th September 2015
The beauty and science of female biology and how to care for it in the long term
- Mercy College Chatswood, Monday, 10th August 2015
Introduction to FertilityCare for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Mothers
- Our Lady of Dolours meeting room, 9.30am Friday, 27th February 2015
Update on current offerings of natural fertility options for parishioners in Broken Bay Diocese
Presentations conducted for all clergy of Broken Bay Diocese on the current scientific approach to natural fertility services in effectively managing family size and treating reproductive disorders and how to refer parishioners. Offered to Clergy in 2014 / 2015.
National Fertility Conference
19 - 21 September 2014
John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne
A nationwide fertility conference that brings together both medical practitioners and Natural fertility teachers to share current research and approaches to the field of reproductive health.
The Mystery of your Fertility
Afternoon tea & information session for Frassati bushwalking group & friends
Saturday 30th August 2014, 3-4pm, St. Leonard’s parish hall, Naremburn
Methods of Natural Family Planning
There are 3 main methods of Natural Family Planning:
- FertilityCare, Creighton Model System: Uses observations of cervical mucus.Developed by Dr.Hilgers. This method can also be used in combination with NaProtechnology to treat and diagnose infertility and other gynaecological issues. For more information visit: www.fertilitycare.com.au
- Sympto-thermal method: Uses observations of cervical mucus and temperature changes. For more information visit: www.acnfp.com.au
- Billings Ovulation Method: Uses observations of cervical mucus. Developed by Drs John and Evelyn Billings. For more information visit: www.thebillingsovulationmethod.org
Did you know the World Health Organisation listed the oral contraceptive Pill as a carcinogen in 2005? As stated in the IARC’s review, the use of combined oral contraceptives increase the risk of cervical, breast and liver cancer.
- Humanae Vitae Catholic teaching on human life.
- IVF, Is There a Choice? by Katie Fullilove (BBN August 2014)
- Treating Infertility: IVF or Natural Fertility? Interview with Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome article This research study demonstrates the success rates of women achieving pregnancy after an ovarian wedge resection surgery versus IVF which does not resolve the woman’s fertility problem of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. If you or anyone you know has PCOS consider seeing a FertilityCare Practitioner www.fertilitycare.com.au for holistic treatment of your PCOS.
- Oral Contraceptives increase risk for breast cancer “A meta-analysis published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicts oral contraceptives as putting premenopausal women at significantly increased risk for breast cancer, especially women who use them prior to having a child.”
- The effects of coital lubricants on sperm motility in vitro Did you know that some lubricants can affect the motility of sperm? A point to consider when trying to conceive.
- The role of steroid contraceptive hormones in the pathogenesis of invasive cervical cancer A review The WHO Collaborative Study of Neoplasia and Steroid Contraceptives showed a relative risk of 1.2 for invasive cancer in users of the long-acting progestational contraceptive, depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate. However, in users of more than 5 years duration, an estimate of 2.4 was reported.
For more information on NFP or referral to a NFP practitioner near you please contact:
NFP Educator Officer
Telephone: 9847 0486