Archive for 2015

Natural Family Planning: The Most Complete Online NFP Course

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

The NFPI Online NFP Course covers all the fertility signs, Church teaching, and all forms of breastfeeding, especially ecological breastfeeding.  Couples who finish this course thank us and are amazed at how much they have learned.  The course is also a bargain compared to other NFP organizations…about half of what most other NFP organizations charge.  It is also personal.  A part of the course is returned by the couple and the instructor responds immediately that day or the following day by email. A certificate is scanned and sent to the couple the day they complete the course.
Here is what some of the couples have said about the course this year, 2015:

“A 10!  Very well presented, and Very informative.  Thanks so much for your help and guidance!”

“At first I was very put off by this process.  Through it I think it has strengthened my fiancé and has given me a better understanding of the importance and role that sex has in a marriage.”

“Thanks you so much for sending us the certificate and all of the guidance you have provided and have offered to provide! We hope to start working on giving mom that grand-baby after we are married but we are not telling her that yet just in case we do have difficulties!”

“One of the most significant changes I’ve felt since I’ve started your course is the understanding of being regretful toward God for wanting to prevent a pregnancy right now.  I ask for forgiveness every day now for taking the necessary steps to prevent pregnancy.  The other benefit is that I feel much healthier.  In all aspects of my life I avoid taking medicine, rather I do everything to be naturally well and balanced.  What I learned from this program is that birth control is altering my body in an unhealthy way that leads to breast cancer.  I’m so thankful to have a more natural and healthy way to prepare for and prevent pregnancy now.  It feels really great to be free of all drugs.  Thank you for opening my heart even more and improving my health.”

“Awesome!  Thank you so much.”

“We participated in NFP due to church requirements, but I am so glad we did. I really believe in NFP and following God’s plan by knowing our bodies and becoming more life-giving. Thank you.”

“We have learned so much from this course. We had no idea that there were so many natural ways to read the signs of your body that tell you when you a fertile and infertile. We are so flattered that you think we would be good teachers! It is definitely something we will consider after the wedding!”

Check it out regarding the Home Study Course.

Sheila Kippley

Natural Family Planning Prevents Breast Cancer in Two Ways

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

October is the month in which emphasis is placed on finding a cure for breast cancer, but not much is said about preventing it.  Natural Family Planning is a great way to reduce a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer.  How?  By using systematic NFP instead of the Pill and by breastfeeding instead of using formula.

To those who are informed, the most obvious way to reduce the risk of breast cancer is simple: Never take the Pill.  If a young woman takes the Pill for 4 years or more before her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 44%.   The World Health Organization has stated that the Pill is in a Group 1 (worst kind) carcinogen.  Every October Pink article ought to be warning against the Pill!

Breastfeeding, God’s own plan for spacing babies—especially via ecological breastfeeding, greatly reduces a mother’s risk for getting breast cancer.  The American Institute for Cancer Research states that breastfeeding, especially exclusive followed by extended breastfeeding, reduces the risk of maternal breast cancer.

Researchers of a 2002 study involving 147,000 women said that a major contributor to the high incidence of breast cancer in the USA is that mothers do not breastfeed or breastfeed for too short a time.  “If women in developed countries had 2.5 children, on average, but breastfed each child for six months longer than they currently do, about 25,000 breast cancers would be prevented each year, and if each child were breastfed for an additional twelve months, about 50,000 breast cancers might be prevented annually.”

What needs to be said by those involved with promoting breast cancer prevention is that taking the Pill and formula-feeding are high risk factors for breast cancer. Even when breast cancer has occurred in a family relative, the woman who breastfeeds reduces her chance of getting pre-menopausal breast cancer by 59%! One in 8 women will develop breast cancer and almost 40,000 die from this disease every year.

With ecological breastfeeding, the presence of amenorrhea is a factor for the decreased risk of ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer.

Natural Family Planning, whether it be systematic NFP to avoid the Pill or to breastfeed for an extended duration, needs to be widely promoted for all its health benefits, especially during the breast-cancer prevention month of October.

For more information on breast cancer prevention, read “Breast Cancer: Risks and Prevention” by Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.
(This blog was adapted from a 2013 blog.

Sheila Kippley
The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding: The Frequency Factor

 

Natural Family Planning is NOT a medical issue.

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Natural family planning is not a medical issue.  Its science is at the junior-high school level.  We have been told by both doctors and nurses that while they learned about the reproductive system during their medical training, we put it together in a way that makes sense.

We want to emphasize again that NFP is not a medical teaching.  When we started here in Cincinnati, one of our best friends was a doctor who was 100% with us.  He and his wife had previously taught in the diocesan program which was discontinued about the time we started.  They did not join us in teaching because they did not want to give the impression that you needed to be a doctor to teach natural family planning.  The same could be said about Dr. Konald Prem.  He was a full professor of Ob-Gyn at the University of Minnesota medical school; he taught the sympto-thermal part of our first course in the Twin Cities, and he attended a few subsequent courses, but he soon discontinued once he saw that we and our teachers were teaching accurately.

We are grateful to Dr. Konald Prem for including all the fertility signs in our NFP teaching program, and he was also a strong promoter of exclusive breastfeeding and ecological breastfeeding.

John and Sheila Kippley