Preparing for marriage in the Catholic Church?
Generally, this online program will meet your parish or diocese requirement for an NFP course as part of your marriage preparation process.
Many couples find that their marital bond is even stronger after learning how to use NFP. Using Natural Family Planning also helps couples live out their married life according to the teaching of the Catholic Church.
What is Included with this Course?
PHASE 1: Three-part video series
- Overview of the Billings Ovulation Method
- Reason 1: It’s Healthy!
- Reason 2: Monitor Your Health
- Reason 3: Pinpoint Fertility
- Reason 4: Morally Acceptable
- Understand, Appreciate, Protect
- Fertility Requirements
- Cycle Variations
- Female Reproductive Anatomy
- Keeping a Record
- Charting Symbols
- Basic Infertile Patterns
- Peak Symptom
- Luteal Phase
- Pituitary and Ovarian Hormones
- 4 Simple Rules
- Achieving Pregnancy
- Postponing Pregnancy
PHASE 2: Three-month subscription to an online charting application
The Fertility Pinpoint app makes it easy (maybe even fun?) to begin charting. You can even invite a fertility coach* to access to your charts for one-on-one instruction and review!
What to Expect?
1. Register and get started
It takes only a few minutes to create your online account. Once you sign up and register for the class, you have immediate access to the course.
2. Work through the online program
First, you will download and print the information packet with sample charts. With these materials to reference, you will watch a series of three video segments featuring an engaging couple that is passionate about teaching the Billings Ovulation Method. There will be reflection questions for you to answer following each video segment. After viewing the video segments and answering the reflection questions, the system will create a Certificate of Completion. If you are taking this class as a part of your marriage preparation requirements, you will provide the Certificate of Completion to the church personnel.
3. Begin charting with Fertility Pinpoint
Your purchase of this online course includes an exclusive extended FREE access to Fertility Pinpoint. This online charting app makes it easy and convenient for you to begin using the Billings Ovulation Method right away. If you choose to connect with a certified fertility coach (see notice below) for individual review and instruction, Fertility Pinpoint allows you to share access to your charts — online, anytime, anywhere!
* NOTICE ABOUT COACHING FEES
This online learning experience, combined with three months of complimentary access to the Fertility Pinpoint charting application, is designed to bring women and couples up to speed about Natural Family Planning. You will gain a clear understanding of the science and “how-to” regarding the Billings Ovulation Method, followed by the opportunity to actually put the method to work for yourself.
Some couples choose to connect with a certified fertility coach for one-on-one instruction after completing this online course. Hundreds of coaches, certified in the Billings Ovulation Method of NFP, are located throughout the world.
Fees for one-on-one instruction vary because the costs are generally set by each individual coach. Fees commonly range from $75—225 USD. “Remote coaching” (via phone, email, Skype) is available for $120, which includes four sessions, typically completed over a three-month period to coincide with your complimentary access to the Fertility Pinpoint charting application.
Certificate of Completion
Once you complete each element of the online course, including each video segment and its corresponding exercises, a Certificate of Completion will be provided for you to print, save, or forward by email.
If you are taking this class as a part of your marriage preparation requirements, you will provide the Certificate of Completion to the church personnel.
What is Natural Family Planning (NFP)?
NFP is a method of fertility awareness used to monitor reproductive health as well as achieve, postpone, or avoid pregnancy. There are several different methods of Natural Family Planning, including the Billings Ovulation Method.
What is the Billings Ovulation Method?
The Billings Ovulation Method is one of several available methods of NFP. Billings involves no drugs, devices or side effects and has been found by countless couples to be reliable, easy to learn, and simple to use.