Are you using the right method of NFP?

Are you using the right method of NFP? February 10, 2014

If you are all done finding out which character from The Hunger Games you are, which character from Downton Abbey you are, and which character from porno Downton Abbey you are, you might be ready for a quiz that actually helps:  Which Method of NFP Is Right for Me?

For a lot of couples, NFP is even more of a hassle than it needs to be because they’re not using the best method for them.  We happened to stumble into Creighton just because our local hospital offered classes on it; and it turned out to be a good fit for us (although it wasn’t truly tolerable until I discovered OTC progesterone cream.  I think I will write a separate post about that, because it was such a game-changer).

Anyway, try the test from and see if maybe you could find a better fit for your personality, your physical situation, and your needs.  It’s not a flawlessly precise quiz, of course, but it may point you in a better direction if you’re really struggling. Sometimes changing methods makes all the difference!

And poke around the IuseNFP site while you’re at it. Lots and lots of useful information there, all in one spot — plus cheeky graphics like this:

And of course, if you are already using NFP and are struggling, or you don’t understand why NFP-users struggle, or you know a couple who’s insterested, or you would just like a shoulder to cry on, you should buy my book, The Sinner’s Guide to NFP.

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  • Tori

    Does your shoulder come with the book then?

    • simchafisher

      Ha – every time I say something like that, my husband talks about getting a gun, because it’s not enough to have an elephant-sized dog.

  • Elaine

    Thanks for this. I thought that maybe after finally learning a method WITH an instructor after messing around with STM and having several “oops” babies I HAD found my method. But I’m using Billings, am pre-menopausal, have funky cycles and according to their rules I’ve had 15 “available” days out of the last 90. To say I’m depressed is an understatement. So maybe it’s not me, it’s my method!!! It’s worth hoping anyway. Last oops baby was a loss at 23 weeks and at 44 I don’t think I can go through that again. We have to find something that works. (Love your book, just wish NFP wasn’t such a cross right now.)

  • kat4life

    What do you think of Lady comp fertility monitor for NFP? Is it just a very expensive thermometer?!