Natural Family Planning Fertility Appreciation

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) Fertility Appreciation empowers couples to accurately identify their days of fertility and infertility either to achieve or to avoid pregnancy. NFP affirms the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, enables and encourages responsible parenthood, promotes openness to life, and celebrates the gift of children. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving nature of marriage, NFP enriches the bond between husband and wife. NFP is based upon the couple's own knowledge of their naturally occurring cyclic phases of fertility and infertility. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy. Natural Family Planning is not contraception; it is true family planning. NFP provides the couple with the means to freely express their reproductive potential. It will assist those couples who are of normal fertility to achieve pregnancy, while being fully reliable as a means of avoiding pregnancy. It will be of assistance to those couples who have experienced infertility in their attempts to achieve pregnancy. Natural Family Planning can be learned and used at any stage of a woman's reproductive life, breast feeding, premenopause, low fertility, or following the use of any contraceptive.

Fertility Appreciation is the foundation of Natural Family Planning. It is the ability of a couple to understand and respect their fertility. Many couples find that the love and respect each holds for the other grows as their understanding and appreciation of their fertility grow. They accept fertility as a normal and healthy process, a precious gift from God to be loved, respected, understood and wisely used.

FertilityCare™ Practitioners:
Kelli Ball MBA, CFCP
Columbia SC
Susanna Bleyer M.D., FCP
Myrtle Beach SC
Trisha Brown FCP
Fort Mill SC
Ingeborg C. Collins M.D., CFCMC, OB GYN
Shelby NC
Janelle Florendo FCPI
Beth Joseph PA-C, FCP, NFPMC
Nancy McGrath RN, BS, CFCP, CFCE
603 Rosebud Lane
Greer SC 29650
Karen Meyer PhD, FCP
Simpsonville SC
Eric Norton MD
Lyman SC 29365
Karen Provost FCP
Charleston SC
Jennifer Risinger MD, OB GYN, FCMCI
Columbia SC 29016
Ruth Robertson FCP
Tonia Seth RN, SCP
Sumter SC
Pat Strimpfel FCP
Beaufort SC
Nancy Stroud MD, Ob/Gyn, FCP, NFPMC
Charleston SC
Amy Withers PT, FCP
Charleston SC
Sally Zaleski FCP
Orangeburg SC
Annie Zeiler PA-C, FCP, NFPMC
Greenville SC
For additional information visit: Learning the "Couple to Couple League" Method of NFP:
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) is an international, interfaith, non-profit organization dedicated to teaching Natural Family Planning to married and engaged couples. It is essentially a volunteer organization whose services are provided by professionally-trained volunteers who are supported by a small staff at the international headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. CCL has been instructing Natural Family Planning since 1972.

CCL teaches the sympto-thermal method of NFP which entails the understanding and interpretation of temperature, mucus, and cervical changes. All of these symptoms, when crosschecked, provide a woman with a very accurate interpretation of her individual cycle and a full picture of fertility awareness.

The Learning Schedule

The classes consist of 4 sessions, usually spaced one month apart. Each class lasts about 2 hours. Counseling is provided by any local teaching couple or by contacting CCL central headquaters directly. The fee for this course is $70, which includes the NFP manual, charts, a digital basal thermometer, a "Contraception Why Not" tape, a collection of informative pamphlets, and a one-year subscription to the CCL newsletter. Couples that have previously been through the course may also attend a refresher course free of charge. If a teacher is not available in your area, a home-study course is also available.

In the local area, Teaching Couples and Promoters form chapters. In addition, to its NFP work, CCL produces audio-visual presentations and publications on several related subjects, such as pre-marital chastity, introductions to NFP for young people and marriage preparation groups, and materials encouraging full-time mothering. "Couple to Couple League" Teaching Couples:
Maria Gallego
Charleston SC
Richard Gallego
Charleston SC
Kandice Hunt
Columbia SC
Josh Hunt
Stephen Platte
Aiken SC
Kimberly Platte
Aiken SC
Joshua Sanders
Stephanie Sanders
Michelle Shahid
Mount Pleasant SC
Joseph Shahid
Mount Pleasant SC
Gus Suarez
Andrea Suarez
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