If your schedule does not allow you to attend multiple live NFP classes, or if you and your fiancee or spouse live a great distance from each other, we offer an online NFP course which allows for greater flexibility! Please note that this class is for engaged or married couples and does include a certificate of completion.
You will receive personalized one-on-one support from a certified NFP Provider. Mary-Rose Verret is the main instructor for CMP's couples who would like to take this Online NFP Class. Mary Rose will be available to answer questions and provide personalized feedback. The timeline for completion is about a month, although you are given four (4) months of access to the online course. After the four months are up a couple can renew access to the course for $10 per month. Access to the class web charting App, and support from your instructor, is always free even after the class is complete.
Once you register for the class online you will be sent, via priority mail, a package with everything you need to get started. The package includes: a slim textbook, a basal digital thermometer, charts and log in information for you to get started with your online NFP class.You will complete the course on an individualized self-paced basis, and all information-sharing is completely confidential. The course is divided into 3 sessions, taken roughly 2 weeks apart to allow time to begin charting. Your teacher will be monitoring your progress through the course to double check your understanding, review your charting, and to be available for questions. Once the course is complete, chart review with your teacher continues through the first 6 months of charting. Teacher contact occurs typically via email, but may also occur via phone if requested.
If during any given month the demand for this class is too high, couples will be assigned to another personal NFP Provider who will be equally certified.
About Natural Family Planning
No longer “guess work,” Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an effective, scientifically based method of family planning that treats fertility as a normal, healthy process. Northwest Family Services teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method which is based on changes in a woman’s cervical mucus, waking or resting temperature, and cervix. These observable signs change in response to the hormones of the menstrual cycle. It only takes seconds a day for a woman to track her fertility; then the couple interprets the chart and makes a decision based on their family planning intention. NFP works through periodic abstinence during the method-defined fertile time for couples who are avoiding a pregnancy. NFP can be used effectively throughout a woman’s entire reproductive life. Regular cycles are NOT required. NFP is NOT Calendar Rhythm. The SymptoPro by Northwest NFP System, is based on the research of Dr. Josef Roetzer and is used throughout the U.S.
Does it work?
It 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 planning.
Who can use NFP?
Couples who want to share responsibility for family planning
Couples who are avoiding a pregnancy
Couples who are trying to achieve a pregnancy
Women who want to understand their menstrual cycle
Women during all phases of their reproductive life: typical, long, or short cycles, after childbirth and discontinuation of hormonal contraception, while breastfeeding, and during premenopause
No harmful side effects
Highly effective for avoiding or achieving a pregnancy
Marriage enrichment and mutual understanding
Morally acceptable by all religious faiths
Appreciation of fertility and children
Fosters respect for and acceptance of the total person.
Meet Your Instructor
Mary-Rose Verret is a Marriage Educator and Certified Natural Family Planning Instructor in the SymptoPro Method. She is a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator and Instructor. Mary-Rose is currently the Director of Marriage and Family Life at St. Joseph Parish in Cecilia, LA. She has worked over eight years in Marriage Ministry for the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana and St. Joseph Church.
During this time she has personally worked with hundreds of engaged and married couples, both one-on-one and in a conference setting. Mary-Rose speaks locally and nationally on the science and theology behind NFP, the science and history of birth control, and how to preach on NFP with clarity and compassion. Working with couples as they transition from chemical birth control to NFP is her main focus. She also works with couples who are dealing with marginal fertility and works to help them achieve pregnancy.
Mary-Rose has been interviewed by local media on the Catholic Church's teaching on Health Care Reform and numerous Marriage and Family Life issues. She and her husband Ryan appeared on EWTN's Life on the Rock to share how Catholic Marriage Prep Online prepared them for their marriage.
Mary-Rose and her husband Ryan have three beautiful children, Azelie, Andre and Melodie. Both Mary-Rose and Ryan are passionate about sharing the joys of marriage and family life with couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.
SymptoPro Online NFP Class and App by Northwest
We have been providing quality Natural Family Planning education for over 25 years. Our classes are informative, personal, and discreet. Whether achieving, spacing, or avoiding a pregnancy, NFP is a highly effective method. More and more couples are discovering the joy of NFP, and in response, we now offer our course online. Purchase of our online course includes lifetime support from your Northwest NFP Provider at no extra charge as well as our new free web charting App that can be used to share your charts with your instructor for quick review.
SymptoPro by Northwest is a Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP and online class instruction takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Sympto-Thermal means physical symptoms and temperature are used to determine fertile and infertile times during a woman's cycle. Class cost is $110 with a downloadable ebook or $135 with a textbook. Both options include the free charting App and personalized instruction and feedback.
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FertileView Software by Novuscor
FertileView is a downloadable biomedical informatics software program for fertility management. One-on-one personal training combined with the program application tool allows the patient to chart their fertility signs while the FertileView program interprets the information. This comprehensive software program is designed to be used by a couple to provide specific cycle details that include ovulation. The program data or informatics process shapes the boundaries of the client's fertility defining that optimal that optimal time to achieve pregnancy and when to avoid pregnancy. The software is designed to work with either Symto-Thermal or Mucus Only symptoms.
Natural Family Planning Software
FertileView Software by Novuscor
FertileView is a downloadable software program for fertility management. The application tool allows the client to chart their fertility signs while the FertileView program interprets the information. This comprehensive software program is designed to be used by a couple to provide specific cycle details which includes ovulation. By defining the boundaries of fertility, FertileView determines the optimal time to achieve or to avoid pregnancy.
FertileView is the most advanced fertility management program on the market today. FertileView is a simple tool that allows you to chart your fertility signs and interprets your information based on your fertility goal of either achieving or avoiding pregnancy. This comprehensive software program is designed to teach you about your own personal fertility.
Learn the FertileView Software method by attending a personal, one-on-one, virtual training class (1.5 hours) with a certified instructor, that is scheduled at couples convenience. A one-time fee of $200 will provide you with access to the software and all software updates for your lifetime. Fertile View satisfies the N.F.P requirements for the Archdiocese of Denver and many other diocese throughout the United States.
Novuscor offers two software solutions that are available for purchase. The FertileView ST software program utilizes both temperature and mucus observation method that is known as the Sympto-Thermal method. This method uses a Basal thermometer to establish the userâ€™s temperature. The FertileView MO software program is a mucus only observation software program. The FertileView MO was developed for those users who want to utilize and learn a mucus only method. The FertileView programs are available for both PC and Mac computers. Please note that Mac users need to be running Mac OS X version 10.5.
About The Company
Novuscor is a software company specializing in couples' fertility management and reproductive health. We are devoted to research and application development surrounding fertility cycles and their complexities. Novuscor was established to help people understand and embrace their fertility. Novuscor is proud to introduce FertileView a Biomedical Informatics program for natural fertility management.