Why I believe in natural family planning

Natural family planning? What’s that? And does it really work?”

These are probably some of the most common reactions or statements we get when people ask us how we spaced our two kids (Tim is turning 5 in October and Rysse just turned 2 last July). Those who are already in the know though can testify that NFP is the best way to go when it comes to family planning.

Our kids are products of NFP, just like Umbert. ;-)
What is natural family planning (NFP)?
Wikipedia defines NFP in the following way:

Natural family planning (NFP) is a term referring to the family planning methods approved by the Roman Catholic Church. In accordance with the Church's requirements for sexual behavior in keeping with its philosophy of the dignity of the human person, NFP excludes the use of other methods of birth control.

*To read the full article, please go to Philstar.com's unBLOGGED section by clicking here.


  1. Of course it has to be kept in mind that one can only space or avoid pregnancy for grave reasons. Humanae Vitae explains the thinking behind procreation. Nfp is not a form of Catholic contraception..& some people don't even use it but just accept children as they come. A very good post giving the benefits however of the Church's teaching..thanks!

  2. Hello, A very insightful post. Thanks for the info. Its great that if our default settings are giving us messy or stringy builds, this dialog can probably help.Thanks for the information.

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