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Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a general term for the natural methods used to achieve or avoid pregnancy that are based on the signs in a woman’s menstrual cycle.

As an educational system that can be used throughout a woman’s reproductive years, Natural Family Planning teaches a woman to observe her bodily changes and chart them throughout her cycle. This knowledge of her fertility pattern enables couples to focus intercourse on fertile or infertile days to implement their intentions.

The Catholic FertilityCare™ Center of Western New York provides instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) of Natural Family Planning. It is taught at Buffalo's M. Steven Piver, M.D. Center for Women’s Health & Wellness (on the Sisters of Charity Hospital campus) and Mercy Hospital's Marian Professional Building. Services are also provided at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.

What are Your Goals?

Introduction to Natural Family Planning – Western New York Catholic Weekly, July 25, 2010

Download this thirty-minute radio program to learn about Natural Family Planning from Jeanne Karnath and Mary Zablocki, Certified FertilityCare™ Practitioners. You'll also hear from a couple who successfully used Natural Family Planning for years to achieve and avoid pregnancy.

Other Services

The Catholic FertilityCare™Centers of Western New York also provide Pre-Cana witness services, as well as customized education programs for elementary and high school students.

Click here to learn more about these services.

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