Angela Hobbs, RN, BSN

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning, or NFP, is the process of avoiding or achieving pregnancy by observing your natural signs of fertility. Your body exhibits a number of signs and symptoms throughout your menstrual cycle that can help you determine whether you are in a fertile phase of your cycle or not. Using this information, couples who plan to avoid pregnancy are advised to abstain during the fertile phase of the woman’s menstrual cycle. For couples who hope to achieve pregnancy, intercourse is recommended during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle.


The most reliable ways to track fertility throughout the menstrual cycle are mucus observations, tracking basal body temperature, and tracking urinary hormone levels. There are a number of NFP methods currently available to couples, and each method differs in the specific way that it identifies the fertile window and the days of abstinence required. Some methods of NFP only observe one biological indicator of fertility throughout the woman’s cycle - such as a mucus-based method. Some methods track a combination of biological indicators of fertility through the cycle, such as a symptothermal method.

The Marquette Method of NFP integrates multiple biological indicators of fertility, when appropriate, to optimize detection of the fertile window. What sets the Marquette Method apart from most other methods is its incorporation of hormone monitoring and simplifying sometimes ambiguous signs of fertility.


When using the Marquette Method of NFP, you can track your hormone levels through your cycle using the Clearblue Fertility Monitor, together with the Marquette Method algorithm, to identify the fertile window in your cycle. The Marquette Method of NFP does not require that you track the symptoms that your hormones exhibit, such as cervical mucus or basal body temperature, but does have specific protocols in place if you choose to track the symptoms of your hormones either on their own, or in addition to your urinary hormone levels. The Marquette Method provides clear and objective hormone readings on the Clearblue fertility monitor, taking much of the guesswork out of NFP.


All of the instructors who teach the Marquette Method of NFP are healthcare professionals and will work with each client individually to custom fit the method in a way that works best with their needs.

Course Options

Introductory Course
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If you are new to the Marquette Method of NFP, this course is for you. I will teach you about human fertility, how the female hormones estrogen, progesterone and luteinizing hormone control the female menstrual cycle, and the Marquette Method Lite.

You will be taught how to monitor your fertile signs, including cervical mucus, hormone levels and basal body temperature if needed, in order to determine the days of your cycle that you are fertile. Using this information, you can use the Marquette Method algorithm to modify your behavior to achieve or avoid pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Course
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This course is for expectant or new mothers who plan to or are breastfeeding and want to continue use of NFP to plan their family. In this course, I will teach you about how breastfeeding impacts your fertility and how to monitor the signs of your fertility through observation of cervical mucus and/or monitoring your hormones. This course can be taken at the same time as the introductory course if you are new to the Marquette Method or as an independent course.
Costs
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Introductory Class and One Month Follow-up: $65 group / $90 individual

Introductory course and Follow-ups at 1, 3, 6, & 12 months : $150 for group / $175 individual

Instructor Support for couples previously trained in the Marquette Method

$75 for six months/$100 for one year

Introductory courses are available in person or virtually.

All follow-ups are private meetings with me either in person or virtually.

I am available to answer questions at any time when working with you as your instructor.

Angela Hobbs

Meet Angela

I am a wife, mother, homeschooler and registered nurse. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine University in 1999. After graduation, I worked in a variety of nursing positions, including the ICU and research. My husband, Jamie, and I learned Natural Family Planning (NFP) prior to getting married. Since 2004, I have raised our seven children as well as homeschooled them. Ministry to couples was something I felt called to and led to my training as an instructor of the Marquette Method of NFP in 2019. I thoroughly enjoy the ministry of working with couples to teach them about the gift of their fertility and empowering women with knowledge about their bodies. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to walk this journey with you!

giftofyourfertility@gmail.com

Upcoming Classes

21

Sept 2020

St. Raphael Catholic Church

2131 Lancashire Avenue Louisville, KY 40205

The class will take place in the school Media Center.

Please register by Thursday, September 17, 2020

20

Oct 2020

St. James Catholic Church

307 W. Dixie Avenue Elizabethtown, KY 42701

The class will take place in the Parish Office Basement.

Please register by Friday, October 16, 2020.

15

Mar 2021

St. Raphael Catholic Church

2131 Lancashire Avenue Louisville, KY 40205

The class will take place in the school Media Center.

Please register by Thursday, March 11, 2021.

20

Apr 2021

St. James Catholic Church

307 W. Dixie Avenue Elizabethtown, KY 42701

The class will take place in the Parish Office Basement.

Please register by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Individual Classes can be arranged by contacting me.

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