NFP/FABM Training & Educators

NFP/FABM Educators are listed below according to the method taught to achieve or postpone pregnancy. Most offer classes, both online and in-person that cover the science and biology, how to use the method, the Church’s teaching, and basic charting.

While there are many effective NFP methods and instructors available, the three methods of NFP that the Archdiocese of New York supports include the Cervical Fluid methods, the Sympto-Hormonal methods, and the Sympto-Thermal methods listed below, along with the independent organizations who provide training in these methods. For assistance in discerning which method might be best for you, feel free to email Cassie Moriarty (Fertility Educator) at

Cervical Fluid Methods

1. The Billings Ovulation Method (BOM) is based on a woman’s daily observations of cervical fluid (also known as cervical mucus). For additional information on the BOM, visit:

For training options available, visit the following sites: by The Marriage Group, LLC by BOMA-USA

2. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System (CrMS) is a comprehensive method for tracking a woman’s fertility by teaching her to understand the cervical fluid or mucus observations throughout her cycle. The Creighton method also serves as a tool for evaluating and monitoring a woman’s reproductive and gynecologic health through the new science of Natural Procreative (NaPro) Technology. For additional information on the CrMS, visit:

For training options available, visit the following sites:

Gianna Centers:
FertilityCare Centers of America:


Sympto-Hormonal Method

Sympto-hormonal Methods (SHM). Similar to the Sympto-thermal Method, SHMs incorporate cervical fluid observations with a second sign, for example, urinary metabolite hormone levels, to identify days of fertility. The SHMs that we endorse include:

1. FEMM (Fertility Education & Medical Management) teaches women the link between hormones and health, and to understand and identify ovulation as a sign of health. Women learn how to identify normal or abnormal health patterns, as well as how to use this information to manage their fertility (achieve or avoid pregnancy). FEMM can be used as a method of natural family planning. Women and couples can email, or can register online for rolling classes in English and Spanish:

The FEMM app assists women and couples in tracking their health and fertility data, as well as physical and emotional symptoms. The app provides individual, personalized information and feedback, helping women to know:

  • the average length of their cycle
  • quality and length of their bleeding
  • point of ovulation at each cycle
  • fertility window
  • and more

Currently available in English and Spanish, the app can be downloaded for free from the Android and Apple stores. For your information, here are some website and social media links:

2. The Marquette Model (MM) which uses a hand-held electronic (ClearBlu Save & Add To Library e Easy) fertility monitor to measure hormones and urinary metabolites.

For additional information visit


Sympto-Thermal Method

The Sympto-thermal Method (STM) is based on a woman’s observations of her cervical fluid, basal body temperature (waking temperature), and other biological signs (e.g., changes in the cervix). A woman records the characteristics of her cervical fluid secretions and monitors the basal body temperature, which rises after ovulation. Couples cross-check these two primary signs and follow specific guidelines to determine the beginning and end of their fertile days. For additional information on the STM, visit:

For training options available, visit the following sites:

Couple to Couple League International:


SymptoPro Course with Kindara Bundle:


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