There are four NFP Methods Offered in the Diocese of Phoenix. Not sure where to start? Take our quiz.

1. Sympto-Thermal Method (ST)

For the Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP, observations are made daily of the following biomarkers: cervical mucus, vaginal sensation, basal body temperature, and optional cervical changes. These observations are then recorded daily on a chart. You will be taught to cross-check and interpret these signs to determine the beginning and end of the fertile phase in the menstrual cycle along with the rules for postponing or achieving pregnancy.

CLASS DURATION: Please take into account the following when making your plans to attend a class of 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.

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2. Creighton Model (CrMs)

For the Creighton Model of NFP, observations are made daily of the biomarkers of cervical mucus and its various qualities. These observations are then recorded daily on a chart. You will be taught to cross-check and interpret these observations to determine the beginning and end of the fertile phase in the menstrual cycle along with the rules for postponing or achieving pregnancy.

CLASS DURATION: Please take into account the following when making your plans to attend a CrMS (Creighton Method) Class – 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.

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3. Family of the Americas Foundation Ovulation Method (FAF)

For the Family of Americas Foundation Ovulation Method , observations are made daily of the biomarkers of cervical mucus and vaginal sensations. These observations are then recorded daily on a chart. You will be taught to cross-check and interpret these observations  to determine the beginning and end of the fertile phase in the menstrual cycle along with the rules for postponing or achieving pregnancy.

CLASS DURATION: Please take into account the following when making your plans to attend a FAF (Family of the Americas) Class – 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.

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4. Billings Ovulation Method Association (BOMA)

For the Billings Ovulation Method Association Method, observations are made daily of the biomarkers of cervical mucus and vaginal sensations. These observations are then recorded daily by using a Billings Method chart and either stamps or symbols. You will be taught to cross-check and interpret these observations to determine the beginning and end of the fertile phase in the menstrual cycle along with the rules for postponing or achieving pregnancy.

CLASS DURATION: Please take into account the following when making your plans to attend a BOMA (Billings Ovulation Method) Class – 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.

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