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

Fertility and women’s health care within the Diocese of Albany    

Gianna of Albany - Women’s Health and Fertility Care    518-779-5225

Our diocesan local resource for Creighton Model Fertility Care education, support, and Well Woman’s Care.  

Web Resources

Couple to Couple League (Sympto-Thermal method)

CCL is the largest NFP provider in the U.S., founded in 1971.  They offer free consultations and affordable personalized online instrutction.

Billings Method  

Internationally used online program that teaches couples with a video based learning tool and personal follow up.

Northwest family Services 

Instruction and support for those who use Symptopro Fertility Method 

Pope Paul VI Institute 

Creighton Ovulation Method International homepage for articles researching the method.  Our local provider is Gianna listed above.

Family of the Americas Foundation (FAF)

Online reference for International organization that supports general NFP instruction and parenting education.

Natural Family Planning International

Home-Study for couples using the Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach

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

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