The Art of Natural Family Planning Author:John F. Kippley, Sheila K. Kippley This book is the "bible" of Natural Family Planning (NFP)---NOT the "rhythm method," but a proven method of monitoring a woman's cycle signs to determine when her "window of fertility" begins and ends. It can be upwards of 95% effective! — This book is used as a textbook for the Couple to Couple League Internatio... more »nal NFP course. It's the best book for a "beginner" to buy---and it will guide you through your entire reproductive life. There's an extensive section for "beginners" and a chapter on the special charting needs of women just quitting the Pill. It explains how to use your fertility awareness to avoid pregnancy, as well as how to beat marginal infertility. It tells how to know you're pregnant and how to maintain infertility during breast feeding, as well as how to tell when you become fertile again. Finally, it explains how to chart all the way through menopause. There is plenty of info about the effects of nutrition and pharmaceuticals on your cycles too!« less
This book is the latest in my quest to know EVERYTHING about natural fertility awareness. It is by far the best resource I have on my bookshelf right now. It is harder reading than the rest, but is thoroughly documented and easily applicable. It goes through practically everything one might encounter in tracking a woman's cycle and backs up each application point with research and statistics. I highly recommend reading this book if you want to know lots of details about Natural Family Planning, but it isn't necessary just for learning the method.
This is a wonderful text for anyone interested or practicing Natural Family Planning. It is the text book used by the couples to couple league and it will honestly answer any question that you have about why or how to practice NFP. Simply wonderful.