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Office for Marriage and Family Life

Natural Family Planning

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Throughout your married life situations and times may arise where it is important for you and your spouse to be able to postpone accepting another child into your family. If that is the case there is only one morally acceptable way to space, or postpone, pregnancies for couples. The set of knowledge that enables couples to make the appropriate decision in accord with God's will for their life is called Natural Family Planning (NFP).

In the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois there are various models of NFP that you can choose to learn. Each method of NFP is completely reliable and when used consistently and accurately all methods can achieve 99% effectiveness ratings for postponing pregnancy. The following methods break down into three different types: