Natural Family Planning

What is NFP?

It is a safe, reliable way for married couples to either avoid pregnancy or achieve pregnancy. It is effective and natural.

NFP teaches couples how to observe and interpret the woman’s natural signs of fertility to achieve or postpone pregnancy. NFP is 99% effective and is in agreement with the teachings of the Catholic Church on marriage, family and the dignity of human life.

Side effects?
Better couple communication and deeper intimacy!

Natural Family Planning Benefits:
· Medically safe
· Highly effective
· Morally acceptable
· Marriage strengthening

Programs and resources available within the Diocese of Albany

Hudson Mohawk NFP - A Couple to Couple Chapter  

Gianna of Albany - Women’s Health and Fertility Care                 

St. Peter’s Hospital   

Web Resources

Couple to Couple League (Sympto-Thermal method)

Billings Method  

Northwest family Services 

Pope Paul VI Institute (Creighton Ovulation Method)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany offers resources and support to people seeking information about NFP and Fertility Awareness, as well Church teachings on Sexuality and Reproduction. 

Contact Mary Fay at or (518) 453-6644.