TED Talk: Own your Body’s Data

Check out this great TED talk on how your body’s data can empower you to better advocate for yourself and partner with your medical care providers in making the best decisions possible for YOU!  

The Postpartum Conundrum

The postpartum return to fertility can be a particularly confusing time for the NFP user.  Many statistics and general guidelines are given for the typical return to fertility timeline.  But as women we aren’t generalizations, we are unique individuals. I’m not implying that statistics aren’t important; they absolutely are.  But it’s important to take a close look at your unique situation to decide where you fit within the curve. This will help determine what you can most likely expect in … Continue reading

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Can your body try to Ovulate several times a cycle?

Question: I’ve had on-and-off patches of what looks like very fertile cervical fluid, no temperature rise, and my cervix has also not been super-helpful. Is it possible for your body to keep gearing up for ovulation, and then keep not doing it? I have been stressed….could that be effecting things? Could it be something else? What could cause this? Short Answer: Yes. It is entirely possible to see signs of fertility multiple times during a cycle as your body “gears … Continue reading

Top 10 Tips for Taking your Basal Body Temperature

If you use a sympto-thermal method (STM) of Natural Family Planning, like SymptoPro, it’s likely you include the temperature sign in most if not all of your charts. Some women find that it takes a very significant change from their daily routine to give them an out of range temp, while others find their bodies to be much more fickle, having difficulty securing reliable temps if even the slightest variation occurs. Of course most of us probably fall somewhere in … Continue reading

Is SymptoPro Effective?

SymptoPro™ can be highly effective for couples who are avoiding or achieving a pregnancy. Couples who are taught well, understand the method, are clear about their family planning intention, and carefully follow all the rules for avoiding a pregnancy all the time will experience a 98 to 99.9 percent effectiveness rate. Couples who occasionally do not follow all the rules for avoiding a pregnancy will most likely experience a pregnancy rate similar to condoms and other barrier methods of family … Continue reading

How does SymptoPro work?

Observations SymptoPro™ is a Sympto-Thermal method of NFP based on changes in a woman’s cervical mucus, waking or resting temperature, and cervix (optional). Mucus: The woman performs a tissue observation before and after every voiding, observing the qualities of any mucus present. Additionally, she is aware of her vaginal sensations throughout the day. Temperature: The woman takes her temperature upon waking every day. Cervix: An optional sign, some women find this additional information helpful. A cervical check may be performed … Continue reading

Who can use SymptoPro?

SymptoPro™ is highly effective and appropriate for couples trying to conceive as well as those who need to avoid pregnancy. It offers a number of symptoms and charting options that give a great deal of flexibility in applying it reliably to the unique individual. SymptoPro™ Providers are trained to handle a wide range of special circumstances including breastfeeding, premenopause, discontinuing hormonal contraceptives, long cycles, continuous mucus, etc . Clients are encouraged to contact their provider during any change in reproductive … Continue reading

What is SymptoPro?

SymptoPro™ is a Sympto-Thermal method of Natural Family Planning, provided by Northwest Family Services. Northwest Family Services has been providing quality Fertility Education for over 30 years. Their program, SymptoPro™, is an effective, scientifically based method of natural family planning that treats fertility as a normal, healthy process. It is based on the research of Dr. Josef Roetzer. For a list of other Frequently Asked Questions Click Here.

Take a class!

Love Naturally NFP is comprised of 2 instructors each living in a different area of the U.S.! We currently offer two ways to learn! Learn Online: Learning NFP online is made simple with SymptoProTM Fertility Eduction! Just fill out the online registration form and pay for your class. In just a few days SymptoProTM headquarters will send you your materials and your Love Naturally instructor will contact you to help you get started! As you work your way through the online … Continue reading