Natural Family Planning (NFP)

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Marriage Prep

PLANIFICACIÓN FAMILIAR NATURAL

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“Thus the Creator made man and woman share in the work of his creation and, at the same time, made them instruments of his love, entrusting, to them the responsibility for the future of mankind, through the transmission of human life”

– Pope Francis

Amoris Laetita (The Joy of Love), 89 Relatio Finalis 2015, 63

For general information contact:
English: Candy Metoyer M.A. cmetoyer@la-archdiocese.org; 213.637.7250
Spanish: Graciela Villalobos  gvillalobos@la-archdiocese.org; 213.637.7561

 

Intro / Overview:

Natural Family Planning is an educational program that helps couples plan the size of their families. It teaches them to observe, record and interpret female body changes related to ovulation. With this knowledge, couples can identify the fertile and infertile phases in the woman’s menstrual cycle.

Effective Method:

Today’s Natural Family Planning methods are accurate and precise. They have been developed by medical researchers who have a comprehensive understanding of human biology and fertility. These fertility awareness methods use the daily observation of signs and symptoms reflecting the hormonal changes within a woman’s menstrual cycle. By learning to interpret these signals, couples can avoid, postpone or achieve pregnancy.

Women can use Natural Family Planning during their entire fertile years. These methods work for women with irregular as well as regular menstrual cycles, after childbirth, during breast-feeding and nearing menopause.

Supporting Natural Family Planning:

The Office of Marriage & Family Life is committed to providing parishes with support and resources to promote Natural Family Planning.

  • Provide parishes with NFP brochures with contact information for certified teachers
  • Support Certified NFP teachers with enrichment and advertisement
  • Assist parishes with Natural Family Planning Week
  • Provide parishes with a NFP DVD at no charge for their couples to view
  • Connect NFP teachers with parishes
  • Online Resource

Brochure (Methods and Teachers)

Archdiocese of Los Angeles Natural Family Planning Teachers:
Below is a listing of Certified Natural Family Planning Instructors. For questions or to request updates to this list, please contact Candy Metoyer: CMetoyer@la-archdiocese.org

Chris & Bridget Alario 
Ovulation Method
Hermosa Beach
(310) 748-9870
(310) 374-6780
balario@gmail.com

Arianna Banuelo FCD 
Creighton Model Fertility Care System
Hawaiian Gardens
(562) 458-8782
ariannabcrms@gmail.com

Katrina Crow, FCP 
Creighton Model Fertility Care System
Alhambra
(626) 292-1906
katrina.fcp@gmail.com

Samantha Curtis 
Marquette Model
Santa Maria
(805) 245-2108
curtis.samantha.4115@gmail.com

Rob & Annie Devericks 
Sympto-Thermal Method
Ventura
(805) 650-9872
devericks@earthlink.net
Register for Class here.

Marianne Soratorio Dyogi MA, CFCP 
Creighton Model Fertility Care System
Hawaiian Gardens
(714) 803-4775
msdyogi@gmail.com

Pablo & Veronique Gaeta 
Sympto-Thermal Method
Encino
(818) 994-2110
vgaeta@yahoo.com
Register for class here.

Greg & Beth Gath 
Sympto-Thermal Method
Long Beach
(562) 377-5877
bethandgreg@verizon.net
Register for class here.

Laura Gomez, RN 
Ovulation Method
Granada Hills
(818) 439-3762
lagomez3090@yahoo.com

Martha Lacayo, FCP 
Creighton Model Fertility Care System
Alhambra
(626) 372-0808
martha.fcp@gmail.com

Ben & Jeannine Lochtenberg 
Ovulation Method
Manhattan Beach
(310) 374-6236
lochtenberg@verizon.net

Leslie McGiven 
Ovulation Method
Ventura
(805) 701-2877
lmcmac03@gmail.com

Mark & Trisha Munoz 
Sympto-Thermal Method
San Fernando
(818) 898-3135
tmunoz7@yahoo.com
Register for class here.

Joan Noyes 
Ovulation Method
Sunland
(818) 425-6251
(818) 353-5281
joannoyes@aol.com

Aaron & Lee Ann Sanchez 
Sympto-Thermal Method
Ventura
(805) 650-6734
leerave@live.com
Register for class here.

Robert Shurtz & Jane Huseby RN 
Sympto-Thermal Method
Westchester/LAX
(310) 568-9891
janehuseby@yahoo.com
Register for class here.

Peggy Stofila, FCP
Creighton Model Fertility Care System
Torrance
(310) 429-1844
peggystofila@gmail.com

Methods Practiced in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles:

More Information

More information on NFP at USCCB

Resources:
  • DVD: Plan your Family Naturally: An Introduction to Natural Family Planning (DVD): For more information please contact Candy Metoyer at cmetoyer@la-archdiocese.org or (213) 637-7250
  • DVD: NFP video series, “Marital Love and Responsible Parenthood” by Goya Productions is now available in English and in Spanish here.
  • Pamphlet: NFP Natural Family Planning: Publication #C9521, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; nfp@usccb.org
  • Booklet: An Introduction to Natural Family Planning: Publication #C9921; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Married Love and the Gift of Life: US Bishop Statement on God’s Wonderful Plan for Marriage 5-787
  • Brochure: Natural Family Planning: Love, Mercy, Life #C1626

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