Natural Family Planning

Office of Marriage and Family Life - Deacon Tony Zimmerman

Helping couples to deepen conjugal love and achieve responsible parenthood is part of the Church's total pastoral ministry to Catholic spouses. Fulfillment of this ministry includes both education and pastoral care. This means "instilling conviction and offering practical help to those who wish to live out their parenthood in a truly responsible way" (Familiaris consortio, #35).

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. Couples using NFP to avoid pregnancy abstain from intercourse and genital contact during the fertile phase of the woman's cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.

NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.   

  “Used with permission from the NFP Program, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.”

 

For additional information regarding NFP, please contact the Archdiocesan Family Life Office
913-721-1570       Email:  famlife@archkck.org

 

Helpful NFP websites:

www.usccb.org  (Laity and Family)

www.ccli.org

www.creightonmodel.com

 

NFP Instructors and Physicians

The two methods taught in the Archdiocese are the Creighton Model (CrM) Fertility Care System and the Couple to Couple League (ST) Sympto-Thermal Method.

 

Atchison Region        

Dr. Jim and Dr. Jennifer Madden, PhD (ST)
913-367-2301

Marla Daugherty, FCP (CrM)
816-232-2258    

Darrin & Dina Muggli
1707 Arrowhead Dr.
Atchison, KS  66002-3312
913-360-0153
dina_17@att.net

Southern Region             

Richard and Janet Haag (ST)
620-341-9079 

Dave & Christine Downey (ST)
913-837-3182

Johnson County Region    

FertilityCare Center of KC  (CrM)
816-858-0198 

Providence Medical Center
NFP services provided
Kansas City, KS  913-596-4281

Michael & Emily Krordak (ST)
913-648-5659

Dr. Patrick Herrick, MD, PhD FCMCI
NFP Physician 913-782-7515
15435 W. 134th St.  Olathe, KS 66062

Dr. Ann Smith, MD, FCMCI
Medical Consultant 913-782-2510
Heartland Family Care
407 S. Clairborne, Ste. 104
Olathe, KS 66062 

Dave and Christine Downey (ST)
913-837-3182

Dr. Bruce B. Snider, MD
NFP Physician
Board Certified OB/GYN
Olathe Women's Center
913-244-6265

Lawrence Region

John & Shannon Rasmussen (ST)
1406 New Jersey St.
Lawrence, KS  66440-3581
johnandshannonr@yahoo.com
785-749-1015

St. Lawrence Center
Serviced by The FertilityCare Center
The Creighton Model FertilityCare System
816-858-0198

Leavenworth Region
Deborah Gammill, MD
508 E. Forth St., Tonganoxie
913-369-2353 Family Practice

Donna Stock, RT, CFCP (CrM)
Providence Medical Center
8929 Parallel Pkwy, KC, KS 66112
913-596-4281

Miami County
David & Christine Downey (ST)
913-837-3182

Nemaha-Marshall Region

 

Nortonville Region
Please see Lawrence or Topeka

Topeka Region
Mary Stewart, RN, FCP (CrM)
785-233-8081

Eric and Dana Runnebaum (ST)
785-286-1759 

Wyandotte County Region

Donna Stock, RT, CFCP (CrM)
Providence Medical Center
8929 Parallel Pkwy, KC, KS 66112
913-596-4281