Online NFP Class by SymptoPro
If your schedule does not allow you to attend multiple live NFP classes, or if you and your fiancee or spouse live a great distance from each other, we offer an online NFP course which allows for greater flexibility! Please note that this class is for engaged or married couples and does include a certificate of completion.
SymptoPro Online NFP Class and App by Northwest
We have been providing quality Natural Family Planning education for over 25 years. Our classes are informative, personal, and discreet. Whether achieving, spacing, or avoiding a pregnancy, NFP is a highly effective method. More and more couples are discovering the joy of NFP, and in response, we now offer our course online. Purchase of our online course includes lifetime support from your Northwest NFP Provider at no extra charge as well as our new free web charting App that can be used to share your charts with your instructor for quick review.
SymptoPro by Northwest is a Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP and online class instruction takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Sympto-Thermal means physical symptoms and temperature are used to determine fertile and infertile times during a woman’s cycle. Class cost is $125 with a downloadable ebook or $150 with a textbook.
Both options include the free charting App and personalized instruction and feedback.
Your Course Description:
You will receive personalized one-on-one support from a certified NFP Provider. Mary-Rose Verret is the main instructor for CMP’s couples who would like to take this Online NFP Class. Mary Rose will be available to answer questions and provide personalized feedback. The timeline for completion is about a month, although you are given four (4) months of access to the online course.You may take up to four months to complete the course but you may not complete it in less than four weeks. After the four months are up a couple can renew access to the course for $10 per month. Access to the class web charting App, and support from your instructor, is always free even after the class is complete.
Once you register for the class online you will be sent, via priority mail, a package with everything you need to get started. The package includes: a slim textbook, a basal digital thermometer, charts and log in information for you to get started with your online NFP class.You will complete the course on an individualized self-paced basis, and all information-sharing is completely confidential. The course is divided into 3 sessions, taken roughly 2 weeks apart to allow time to begin charting. Your teacher will be monitoring your progress through the course to double check your understanding, review your charting, and to be available for questions. Once the course is complete, chart review with your teacher continues through the first 6 months of charting. Teacher contact occurs typically via email, but may also occur via phone if requested.
If during any given month the demand for this class is too high, couples will be assigned to another personal NFP Provider who will be equally certified.
About Natural Family Planning
No longer “guess work,” Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an effective, scientifically based method of family planning that treats fertility as a normal, healthy process. Northwest Family Services teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method which is based on changes in a woman’s cervical mucus, waking or resting temperature, and cervix. These observable signs change in response to the hormones of the menstrual cycle. It only takes seconds a day for a woman to track her fertility; then the couple interprets the chart and makes a decision based on their family planning intention. NFP works through periodic abstinence during the method-defined fertile time for couples who are avoiding a pregnancy. NFP can be used effectively throughout a woman’s entire reproductive life. Regular cycles are NOT required. NFP is NOT Calendar Rhythm. The SymptoPro by Northwest NFP System, is based on the research of Dr. Josef Roetzer and is used throughout the U.S.
Does it work?
It can be highly effective for couples who are avoiding or achieving a pregnancy. Couples who are taught well, understand the method, are clear about their family planning intention, and carefully follow all the rules for avoiding a pregnancy all the time will experience a 98 to 99.9 percent effectiveness rate. Couples who occasionally do not follow all the rules for avoiding a pregnancy will most likely experience a pregnancy rate similar to condoms and other barrier methods of family planning.
Who can use NFP?
Couples who want to share responsibility for family planning
Couples who are avoiding a pregnancy
Couples who are trying to achieve a pregnancy
Women who want to understand their menstrual cycle
Women during all phases of their reproductive life: typical, long, or short cycles, after childbirth and discontinuation of hormonal contraception, while breastfeeding, and during premenopause
No harmful side effects
Highly effective for avoiding or achieving a pregnancy
Marriage enrichment and mutual understanding
Morally acceptable by all religious faiths
Appreciation of fertility and children
Fosters respect for and acceptance of the total person.
Meet Your Instructors
Mary-Rose Verret is a Marriage Educator and Certified Natural Family Planning Instructor in the SymptoPro Method. She has worked over ten years in Marriage Ministry for the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana and St. Joseph Church.
During this time she has personally worked with hundreds of engaged and married couples, both one-on-one and in a conference setting. Mary-Rose speaks locally and nationally on the science and theology behind NFP, the science and history of birth control, and how to preach on NFP with clarity and compassion. Working with couples as they transition from chemical birth control to NFP is her main focus. She also works with couples who are dealing with marginal fertility and works to help them achieve pregnancy.
Mary-Rose has been interviewed by local media on the Catholic Church’s teaching on Health Care Reform and numerous Marriage and Family Life issues. She and her husband Ryan appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock to share how Catholic Marriage Prep Online prepared them for their marriage.
Mary-Rose and her husband Ryan have three beautiful children, Azelie, Andre and Melodie. Both Mary-Rose and Ryan are passionate about sharing the joys of marriage and family life with couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.
Monique & Dan Davis are converts to the Roman Catholic Faith. Upon enrolling in the RCIA program they began
taking a class on Natural Family Planning through a Northwest Family Services instructor. After two classes, Monique knew she would then go on to work with couples and help them to understand the gift of their fertility. She completed her training with Northwest Family Services in 2010 and has enjoyed working with couples ever since. She also leads marriage ministry at her parish, St. George Catholic Church in Newnan, GA where she coordinates regular mini-retreats for married couples. She actively teaches within the Atlanta Archdiocese, participates in pro-life activities and is thrilled to partner with Witness to Love’s online NFP course. Dan and Monique reside in Newnan, GA with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Elise.
Contact Monique at: firstname.lastname@example.org