There are many different types of FABMs. FAM educators are very important if one wants to reach the highest efficacy rates. Currently, all FAM efficacy rates are based on working with a certified instructor.
Some methods may be more appropriate at certain junctures in life. If you have any questions about a particular method, please contact an instructor so that they can give you more details.
All of the instructors linked to below in the “group recommended” sections work online and are either members of our Facebook community or have been recommended by a member. Their credentials have been fully verified. If you would like to add someone to this list, please contact us.
Instructors for Double-Check Sympto-Thermal Method (99.6% estimated efficacy)
Group Recommended NFPTA Instructors
NFPTA (Natural Family Planning Teachers Association) is very similar to Sensiplan. Materials may be available in C or F. Instruction on cervical mucus, basal body temperature, cervical position, and calculation rules is included.
Group Recommended Sensiplan Instructors
Sensiplan is the method with the most robust research that we get the 99.6% perfect use efficacy statistic from. Protocols include basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules. Materials are only available in Celcius.
Group Recommended SymptoPro Instructors
SymptoPro is also very similar to Sensiplan. Most teachers are in North America. Materials are available in C and F. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
Group Recommended Fertility UK Instructors
Fertility UK is very similar to Sensiplan. Materials are available in C. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
Group Recommended INER Instructors
INER is based on Dr. Roetzer’s research and is also similar to Sensiplan. Most teachers are in Europe and teach in C. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
Group Recommended the Well Instructors
Originally called Grace of the Moon, The Well method is very similar to Taking Charge of Your Fertility (TCOYF). Materials may be available in F or C. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
Instructors for CM-Focused Methods
Group Recommended Billings Ovulation Method Instructors
Billings Ovulation Method is the original cervical mucus/ walking sensation only method that most methods draw their cervical mucus knowledge from. It is considered a method of natural family planning and instruction may be religious in nature depending on the teacher and context of the class. Reach out to an individual teacher for information on learning.
Group Recommended FEMM Instructors
FEMM is a sympto-hormonal method that uses optional LH tests and mandatory cervical mucus. However, many FEMM teachers also teach a basal body temperature protocol or other fertility signs. Contact them for more information.
Group Recommended Creighton Instructors
Creighton is a standardized method of mucus recording that can be used with NaproTechnology doctors. Unlike Billings, Creighton primarily observes wiping sensation and visible mucus. Instruction is likely to be religious (Catholic) in nature depending on the teacher and context of the class.
Group Recommended Justisse Instructors
Justisse method is very similar to the Creighton mucus-only method. Justisse is often taught as a sympto-thermal method, however since its mucus observations are so rigorous it can be used with mucus-only if desired. Instruction is usually available in F and C.
You may also seek an instructor via one of the following organisations:
Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals (AFAP)
European Institute for Family Life Association Map
Other Sympto-Thermal Method(s)
Hormone Monitor Based Methods
♦ Special mention for Marquette – Feminine Genius Ministries offers a $90 course that includes all materials, a 2 hour class, and one year of email support