In the Diocese of Tulsa the three most effective methods of Natural Family Planning are taught:
The Billings Ovulation Method™
The Billings Ovulation Method™ is a simple yet scientific method of Natural Family Planning. Developed in 1953 by physicians John and Lyn Billings of Melbourne, Australia, The Billings Method™ is the oldest and longest researched of the modern, effective methods of NFP. Research is ongoing, and has been conducted in Australia, Sweden and Spain. The Billings Ovulation Method™ is supported by the data from nearly 1,000,000 biological tests.
Couples using the Billings Ovulation Method™ track the woman's natural and unique signs of fertility and infertility each day. Based on the primary observation of sensation (no temperature, no touching), four simple rules are applied within the woman's cycle (the first three rules are used before ovulation and the fourth rule is applied once the fertile phase is over) based on a couple's desire to achieve or postpone pregnancy.
Hundreds of articles, many referencing third-party studies, have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including, Lancet, Contraception, Fertility and Sterility, British Medical Journal, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as by the World Health Organization, the Billings Ovulation Method™ is 99.5% percent effective in postponing pregnancy, and highly effective at helping couples acheive a pregnancy when desired.
Classes are offered at the couples request. A free informational session is available to determine if Billings is right for you. There is one teaching session and up to seven personal follow-ups as needed. Your Billings instructor is then available for free consultation for the remainder of your fertile life.
Heidi Hernandez-Massi (Spanish/English)
Mark & Maggie Ohnesorge
Couple to Couple League
CCL’s Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP is based on three signs of fertility, observed by: finger-testing the consistency of cervical mucus, daily monitoring temperature, and internal examination of the cervix. These are easily noticed by any woman who has learned to watch for them. As these signs are observed, they are recorded on a chart. The chart provides a daily record that can be used to identify the days of fertility and infertility. Once the fertile and infertile days have been identified, the couples apply “rules” that they learn in class and that are explained in CCL’s Student Guide to frame the boundaries between the phases of the cycle
Classes are offered once a month for three months (2.5 hours each). For a current schedule and cost call:
Daryl & Kathy Krehbiel
Gregory & Laura Ford