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Overview of NFP Methods/Listing of Local Instructors

What Method of NFP is Right for Me?

Most people don’t realize there are a variety of methods of Natural Family Planning.  IUSENFP is intended to help people new to NFP figure out which method may be a good fit for them.

Below please find the following methods that are taught in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee along with local contacts of teachers and instructors that will help you in the process of learning NFP. 


Creighton Model—Ovulation Method;
This is a mucus only method that uses a very standardized coding system to differentiate between various types of mucus produced by the woman’s cervix when she is becoming fertile. The real learning happens at individualized, private follow-up sessions provided by your professional FertilityCare Practitioners who will tailor the system to your specific needs. For more information or an appointment for an introductory session call or write:

Milwaukee: Milwaukee: Milwaukee:
Ali Butler BS, FCP Christine Wurm, FCP Jackie Schabold, PharmD, FCP
207-318-5199 414-269-9763 773-759-6225



Hartford: Milwaukee: Milwaukee:
Kathy Roxas, RN, BSN, FCP Mary Gilpin, FCP Tori Pohl, FCPI
262-271-8649 414-795-8934 414-758-2241

FertilityCare Center of S. Eastern Wisconsin



Thea Mahrer, FCPI    


The Marquette Model - Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning
Information on NFP is available from the Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning. MU teaches the Marquette Model which looks at mucus, temperature and the urinary hormonal monitoring device (the Clearplan Fertility Monitor). A small fee includes 1 class session, all materials necessary to get started with charting and unlimited chart checks within the first year of use.  Materials are also available in Spanish.    .

To register, please contact Susana Crespo at (414) 288-3856 or e-mail

Details regarding cost and additional class information can be found here click here


Marquette Model Teachers in the Area:

Kenosha: Mequon:
Laurie Walsh Anne Sherman FNP APNP

Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified Family Practice

  Institute of Functional Medicine Member


Lauren Shea Saddy

(262) 271-0460


Couple to Couple League—The Sympto-Thermal Method
CCl teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning. In this system a couple uses cross-checking signs of fertility: cervical mucus, waking temperatures, and changes in the cervix itself. For additional information, see the Couple to Couple League International website: . The following couples are certified to teach NFP by the Couple to Couple League. Please contact them directly for information or a class schedule: 


Tom and Amanda Ramthun

Dr. Scott & Cynthia Stillwell Ben and Kristen Kessler

2202 Newark Dr. E.

812 Linden Road 4931 N. Berkeley Road

West Bend, WI 53090

Kohler, WI 53044 Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
262-707-3018 920-457-0332 414-539-4426


Upcoming Couple to Couple League Classes

Location and Dates Registration Website


Couple to Couple League International - NFP Classes


The Billings Ovulation Method
Natural methods of family planning are by definition those which take advantage of the biological fact that women are at most times infertile throughout the whole of the reproductive phase of their lives. The days of infertility when it is impossible for an act of intercourse to cause conception are more numerous than fertile days when conception is possible. Abstinence from genital contact during the days of possible fertility is required for the avoidance of pregnancy in all natural methods. They do not involve drug taking nor the use of any appliances, and acts of sexual intercourse are always normal.

Joe and Gina Loehr Kristine Bartz
 920-539-4725 262-657-4639


A Billings Ovulation Method online NFP course is offered through the Archdiocese of Chicago at This class is also now available in Spanish. Visit for more information.


Northwest Family Services

No longer “guess work,” SymptoPro™ Fertility Education (generically referred to as Natural Family Planning, or NFP) is an effective, scientifically based method of natural family planning that treats fertility as a normal, healthy process. SymptoPro™ is a Sympto-Thermal Method of Fertility Education (NFP) 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. SymptoPro™ works through periodic abstinence during the method-defined fertile time for couples who are avoiding a pregnancy. SymptoPro™ can be used effectively throughout a woman’s entire reproductive life. Regular cycles are NOT required. SymptoPro™ is NOT Calendar Rhythm.

This method is available for online instruction  -


Hospitals offering NFP Instruction
Columbia-St. Mary's Women's Hospital (2323 North Lake Drive, Milwaukee). Call 414-585-1750 to register. Programs offered: Marquette Model.


Online Instruction

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