Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Natural Family Planning: A Rennaisance?

A baby gets to grips with Humanae Vitae (On Human Life).

Catholic Online
has picked up on article in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Herald

'It is no accident there is a three year span between David and Grace Urbanski's fourth and fifth children. They planned it that way. "We had four children in four years," said Grace, an adjunct faculty member in the English department at Marquette University, and a professional vocalist and private voice teacher. "It was physically and emotionally exhausting."

While neither considered artificial contraception an option, they realized that the form of natural family planning that they were using was not working. Married 14 years, the couple, who belong to St. Mary Visitation Parish, Elm Grove, began with the sympto-thermal method taught by the Couple to Couple League. While effective for many, Grace's fertility cycle was erratic and she was unable to achieve an accurate morning basal body temperature reading. "And, if you are out of bed four times a night with babies and have to hit the ground running in the morning, there is no such thing as a stable temperature reading," she explained.

During her fourth pregnancy, Grace wondered if practicing natural family planning was worth it. She prayed in earnest that God would provide an alternative...
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