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What Is Natural Family Planning? Natural family planning, as taught at St. Mary's Medical Center, is a special method for achieving or avoiding preg- nancy without the use of contraceptives. It utilizes a couple's knowledge, : understanding, and appreciation of their own fer- tility cycle and St. Mary's program is accept- able within the moral teachings of the Catholic Church reproductive ability. Natural family planning is based on mutual love and respect, coupled with the belief that fertility is a natural, healthy process - a gift from God. Natural Family Planning At St. Mary's. The Health Matters Center at St. Mary's Medical Center offers couples a comprehen- sive, proven program for natu- ral family planning. The pro- gram is designed to assist cou- ples in achieving or avoiding pregnancy. It can also be a vital tool for those who have experienced infertility. St. Mary's program is based on the guide- lines of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the study of Human Reproduction and is accept- able within the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. It con- 7he method has a high success rate when taught and used properly sists of an introductory session and a series of eight personalized fol- low-up appointments throughout the year. All sessions are taught by a professional, highly trained specialist in natu- ral family planning, utiliz- ing the medically proven ovulation method. Love and respect grow as couples learn about natural family planning. The Ovulation Method Offers Many Advantages. The ovulation method is unique and offers many advantages: It is a true method of family planning, in that it can be used to achieve or avoid pregnancy. It can precise- ly identify the days of fertility. It is medically safe and morally acceptable. It can be a vital tool for couples experiencing infertility. It provides an excellent health record for all women. It is individual and : confidential. In addition, many couples have related that their love has grown stronger using this natural method of family planning. A Program Designed For Both Of You. The ovulation method of natural family planning has achieved success for many couples. One prima- ry reason is the bonding effect it engenders because - unlike the use of contraceptives - respon- sibility is equally shared by both the man and the woman. Couples learn to understand more fully that the basis of genuine sexu- ality is a synthesis of the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and emo- tional aspects of their relationship. Call Now To Register Or For More Information. The Natural Family Planning Program supports St. Mary's goal to provide com- prehensive, quality health care services for every stage of life. We invite you to register or call for more information. Be assured that your confidentiality will be protected. Call St. Mary's Health Matters Center at (812) 479-4110. When You Need _ Some Special Care,  Well Be There. MI IV stmafv00 MediealC00 Health Matters Center ?: [% :/