Q: What is Natural Fertility Planning (NFP)

A: Fertility awareness and charting is part of 'Natural Family Planning' (NFP) and uses a woman's natural fertility signs to identify when she may or may not be fertile. You can learn quickly how to identify your fertile and infertile phases by charting these three primary fertility signs:

  • Basal body temperature (BBT)
  • Cervical mucus (CM)
  • Cervical position and consistency

Many couples use this fertility awareness to optimize chances for conceiving a child or preventing a pregnancy ["Natural Family Planning" (NFP)].