Natural Family Planning - Phoenix, Arizona

Natural Family Planning (NFP) Course

NFP courses in the Diocese of Phoenix are offered in person, or in a virtual classroom format.  There is also an option to take a self-paced online NFP course. This course is Step 5 in our marriage prep process.

The Natural Family Planning course is a full curriculum that will allow you to learn about and practice a natural method. It will acquaint you with both masculine and feminine fertility and how to recognize the signs of fertility in a woman’s body. It will also help you apply this knowledge to your own situation.

To allow the couple to learn this new skill properly, all courses take 10 to 12 weeks to complete. Depending on the method chosen, you will attend between 4 and 6 sessions. Each method has a different schedule of classes and individual follow up for the remainder of the course.

In the Diocese of Phoenix, we offer classes in a variety of NFP methods so that you can decide what method best fits you. For some couples, however the decision may come down to practical considerations such as the need to join the next available series of classes in order to meet marriage prep deadlines.

You may register below for the diocesan courses or the online self-paced program.

Upcoming NFP Courses
Self paced online NFP classes

CLASS DURATION: Please take into account the following when making your plans to attend:

FAF (Family of the Americas) – Introductory class is a teaching class that lasts approximately 2.5 hours.  Follow up classes are scheduled between you and your instructor within the time for your class and last approximately 45 minutes.

BOMA (Billings Ovulation Method) – Introductory class and second class session are teaching classes that last approximately 2-2.5 hours.  Follow up classes are scheduled between you and your instructor within the time for your class and last approximately 45 minutes.

ST (SymptoThermal Method) – Introductory class, as well as second and third class sessions are teaching classes that last approximately 2-2.5 hours.  The last follow up class is scheduled between you and your instructor within the time for your class and last approximately 45 minutes.

CrMS (Creighton Method) – Introductory class is a teaching class that lasts approximately 2.5 hours.  Follow up classes are scheduled between you and your instructor within the time for your class and last approximately 45 minutes.

MAR (Marquette Method) – Details coming soon!

BCC (Boston Cross Check – Introductory class, as well as second and third class sessions are teaching classes that last approximately 2-2.5 hours. The last follow up class is scheduled between you and your instructor within the time for your class and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Additionally, Morning Star OBGYN in the East Valley offers NFP Courses for various methods. Visit their website and contact them for more information.