Natural Family Planning is a way for a couple to monitor their fertility in order to postpone or achieve pregnancy. It is NOT your grandma's "rhythm method"! NFP is research-based, effective, free of harmful side effects and consistent with the Catholic understanding of the dignity of the human person.

Engaged couples: both options below fulfill the NFP Requirement for Marriage Preparation. Please read the descriptions carefully so you can attend the session that works best for you.



Presented by Dr. Laurie Heap, MD, this session uses current research to look at the benefits NFP has on a woman's health as well as a couple's relationship.  Couples appreciate the upbeat atmosphere and relevant dialogue that this session offers. This session will not teach you how to practice NFP, but it will give everyone (regardless of your experience of NFP) good insights and skills upon which to build your practice of any method.

The next live presentation will be March 23, 2019 at Holy Trinity in Lenexa.1:30-5pm

This presentation is also available ONLINE. 



The Fertility Care Center of Kansas City offers introductory sessions in the Creighton Model of NFP. These introductory sessions are offered in a group setting and give couples all the information they need to understand how to get started. Only the introductory session is required for Marriage Preparation, but couples desiring to continue using the method would work individually with an instructor afterward in order to gain confidence with the system.  


There are several sessions offered each month, in various locations around the KC metro area. For a full list of dates, more information or to register for any of these sessions, click here.


A one-hour introductory class on this method is being taught on an as-needed basis by Couple to Couple League teaching couple Alison and Allen Greenlief. The cost is $35 and can be applied to the full course if couples decide to learn the full method. To schedule, please contact




Contact the Office of Marriage and Family Life


This program is funded by generous donors to the Archbiship's Call to Share.    

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