In accord with the teaching of the Catholic Church on human sexuality in marriage, we promote the natural means of reproduction through the use of Natural Family Planning (NFP).

Natural Family Planning (NFP) refers to the practice of achieving or avoiding pregnancy according to an informed awareness of a woman’s fertility. Knowledge of the alternating fertile times for the woman allows couples to plan their families without resorting to artificial contraceptives.

Top Ten Reasons to Practice NFP

  It is green, organic, natural – No added hormones are used.    It is comparatively inexpensive – One-time cost vs. continual costs.   It strengthens a couple’s relationship – Those using NFP are less likely to divorce.   It

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Natural Family Planning Teachers in the Archdiocese of Dubuque: Download the List Here: NFP Instructor List Method: Creighton FertilityCare System Mucus observation, diagnostic with couples who struggle with infertility, as well as family planning Instructors for this method:

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The Archdiocese of Dubuque has created posters and brochures for the “Top Ten Reasons to Practice NFP.” These resources are available in both English and Spanish. If you are interested in purchasing copies of  these materials, please contact the Archdiocesan

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