Want to learn Natural Family Planning? Instructors are listed below by geographical area and indicate the particular method each teaches. You can contact any of our instructors below to begin or you can learn NFP online from the comfort of your own home. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about the process.
About FertilityCare Practitioners
These instructors teach the mucus-only method known as the Creighton Model that relies primarily on cervical mucus observations for monitoring a woman’s fertility cycle. Additionally, this is the preferred method for those experiencing infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, and many other women’s health issues because it accesses Natural Procreative (NaPro) Technology to treat and often cure these issues in a natural and medically effective way. Instruction is typically scheduled as one-on-one consultations with a trained female practitioner.
About CCL and Southern Star Practitioners
These instructors teach the Sympto-Thermal Method that relies both on daily basal body temperatures and cervical mucus observations to chart a woman’s fertility cycle. CCL stands for “Couple-to-Couple League” which is a group that also offers complete instruction in the sympto-thermal method online. Instruction is typically scheduled as either one-on-one consultations with a married couple trained to teach the method (though some group classes may be available as well as instruction with a trained female practitioner).
About Billings Practioners
These instructors teach the mucus-only method known as the Billings Method (named for the original physician Dr. John Billings who created it) that relies primarily on cervical mucus observations for monitoring a woman’s fertility cycle. Currently, the only Billings instructor available in the Diocese is in the Danville area.
About Marquette Practitioners
These instructors teach the mucus-only method known as the Marquette Method (named so after the university in Wisconsin) with the additional assistance of the ClearPlan Fertility Monitor that measures hormone levels in the woman’s urine to determine fertility. Currently there are no Marquette practitioners in the Diocese. However, all the tools necessary to learn this method are available online for those who are willing to teach themselves the bulk of the material with some virtual assistance as needed. Visit the Marquette University website for all the tools to learn this method. Couples learning this model need to buy a ClearPlan Fertility Monitor and test strips monthly.
|Chris & Stephanie Finocchio||CCL (Sympto-Thermal Method)||Virginia Beach|
|Jamie Hobor||FertilityCare Practitioner (Creighton Model)||Norfolk/Virginia Beach|
|Samantha Hopke||FertilityCare Practitioner
|Jamie Walker||CCL (Sympto-Thermal Method)||Virginia Beach|
|Mark & Danyelle Bender||CCL (Sympto-Thermal Method)||Portsmouth|
|Katherine Young||NaProTechnology, infertility, and postpartum||Norfolk|
|Dr. Karen Poehailos, MD, CFCMC||NFP Only Physician
Fertility Care (Creighton Model)
SouthernStar (Sympto-Thermal Method)
|Lauri Tamberrino||SouthernStar (Sympto-Thermal Method)||Charlottesville|
|Bridgett Claiborne, BS, FCPI||Fertility Care (Creighton Model)||Richmond/Chesterfield|
|Elizabeth Fiol, FCPI||Fertility Care (Creighton Model)||Colonial Heights|
|Dr. Jill Zackrisson, MD, CFMC
|Medical Consultant (NaPro)||Richmond|
|Sylvia Dorham||Fertility Care (Creighton Model)||Harrisonburg|
LYNCHBURG, DANVILLE, & ROANOKE
|David and Stacey Nichols||CCL (Sympto-Thermal Method)||Salem|
|Dr. Montserrat Ayala, MD||Billings Ovulation Method||Danville|
|Brian & Sarah Potter||CCL (Sympto-Thermal Method)||Abingdon|
|Mike & Tina Kaul||CCL (Sympto-Thermal Method)||Bristol|