FERTILITY and
NATURAL
FAMILY
PLANNING
 

  BILLINGS METHOD CHART


Powerpoint for Seminarians;   Marriage Prep Folder - Debi Hoppe


 

 


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1. THE BIOLOGY of  HUMAN FERTILITY
and
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
 

 

 


1.1 REPRODUCTIVE ANATOMY,
OVULATION, and IMPLANTATION


1.1.1. Fertilization and Implantation

1.1.2. Female Reproductive Anatomy


1.1.3. Fertilization and Implantation



1.2. HORMONES and
THE SYMPTOMS of FERTILITY


1.2.1 Hormone-Release and Physiological Changes

Creighton Chart


1.2.2. Hormone-Release Correlated with the (Creighton) Mucus Symptom


2_principal_methods_of_NFP


 

 


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2. THE  TWO  PRINCIPAL METHODS of
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
 

 

 


 


2.1 SYMPTO-THERMAL-CHART




2.2 BILLINGS CHART and EXPLANATION


2.2 Billings Chart from The Ovulation Method (Liturgical PRess, Collegeville, MN)


- Thorough instruction with regular follow-up session with qualified instructors (reading a book or talking to a friend is not sufficient).

- Understanding the significance of the various signs of fertility and infertility (primarily the temperature, cervix, and cervical mucus signs).

- Daily charting (relying on “memory” [alone]does not work).

- Accurate observation (paying attention to the signs).

- Mutual motivation (the safety, reliability, and moral value of NFP can be shared by both husband and wife).

- Loving cooperation (NFP is much more than a method of family planning - it is a “way of life”)