For most family couples, Natural Family Planning is something more than just birth control. This is due to the fact that NFP involves abstinence during the fertile period. It is built on a mutual awareness by both spouses of the phases of the wife’s cycle, and on joint decision-making. To use NFP in practice is really just like tying your shoelaces. First, it seems too easy, and then too complicated, but in the end it turns out to be quite simple. Often the majority of couples in different ways come to the conclusion that the method of NFP is the best method to control conception. We are sure that to begin using NFP now and to keep on using it in the future is a very intelligent decision.
It is very important that when a couple decides to introduce NFP to their life, the first step is the visit to the NFP teacher,which the couple should make together. The instructor will explain in detail about Natural Family Planning, and about women’s fertility charts, which are set out so as to monitor the changes in the mucus, in the basal body temperature, and in cervical conditions. The most important feature of NFP is the closeness and harmony that it brings to a couple’s relationship. The husband is interested in, and then participates in observing the female body, its fertile and infertile phases. Often, it is he who decides whether intercourse should take place or not. The knowledge, concern for and understanding of the female body that develops with the study of NFP brings marital relationship to another level.
The registered voluntary association “Family Harmony” regularly works with married couples. Up to now, 42 family couples in Karakol and around have been using NFP, keeping in touch with us for advice as and when they need it, and using the natural way to achieve a long-desired child or to postpone conception.