Not Your Mother's NFP.
The Marquette Method of natural family planning uses the latest in at-home fertility testing to precisely track your daily hormone levels.
Take the guesswork out of NFP.
Marquette Method of NFP
Online Classes and Training
Vitae Fertility Education
Vitae Fertility Education teaches the Marquette Method of Natural Family Planning (NFP), a highly effective method of NFP that employs the Clearblue line of home-based fertility monitors to track women’s hormone changes throughout each menstrual cycle.
The Marquette Method is one of the most effective forms of NFP. It is 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy when used correctly and with the expert advice of a trained Marquette instructor. The method is objective and relatively easy to learn, and typically requires less abstinence than other forms of NFP.
Your body is amazing. Human fertility is beautiful, and even a little mysterious. At Vitae Fertility Education we are passionate about empowering women and couples by teaching them how to read and interpret their natural fertile rhythms, allowing them to work with their fertility instead of suppressing it.
Why Choose Marquette?
When used correctly and under the advice of an instructor, the Marquette Method is 99% effective for women in regular cycles and 98% effective for breastfeeding mothers. It’s as effective as The Pill. Marquette’s effectiveness rates are backed by highly regarded, peer-reviewed research.
Test your hormone levels once a day, record the results on your chart, and then move on with your life. Tracking hormone levels directly gives you an accurate, objective measure of fertility, so you don’t have to track mucus or temperatures (unless you want to).
It's Taught by Doctors and Nurses
NFP is healthcare. Marquette Method instructors are all physicians or Registered Nurses. We are trained in how to personalize the method to each client’s specific needs, preferences, and medical history.
The Marquette Method has specific, research-backed protocols for women in regular cycles, breastfeeding women, and women approaching menopause. It works, even if your cycles are irregular.
More Date Nights
Tracking hormone levels directly is so precise that, for many couples, it leads to more available days of intimacy.
The Marquette Method is an NFP solution tailor-made for you.
The Marquette Method Breastfeeding Protocol can be used before and after your return to cycles. It’s a hormone-free, barrier-free method of family planning that works whether or not baby sleeps through the night.
Making a Switch to Marquette?
Marquette is easy. It’s a once-a-day commitment. And it’s effectiveness rates are backed by evidence-based, peer-reviewed research, so you can rest assured that it’s not just easy, it’s effective too.
If your current method of family planning isn’t working for you (or for your life), consider learning more about Marquette. It might just be the right method for you.
Hello! I’m Louise Boychuk
I’m a Marquette Method instructor and the founder of Vitae Fertility Education. I’m one of seven Marquette Method instructors who teach through Vitae Fertility.
We provide all our clients with personalized, comprehensive training in the Marquette Method of NFP. I developed an integrated set of Marquette Method learning materials — presentations, manuals, and charts — to ensure that Vitae Fertility clients have the knowledge and tools they need to practice the method correctly from day one.
We teach the Marquette Method one-on-one at a time that’s convenient to you, including on evenings and weekends. You’ll be up and running with the method after a 90-minute Marquette Method class, and all our packages include regular follow-up sessions and full support for one year, with an option to renew.
Featured Marquette Method Blog Posts
How Much Does it Cost to Use the Marquette Method of NFP?
This post is about sex and money. Good, I have your attention. If you’re trying to choose a method of NFP, you’re probably most concerned about effectiveness. Next up, you’re going to want to make sure you can afford to practice the method long-term. There’s no point...
Which Clearblue Fertility Monitor Should I Use for Marquette?
Are you in the market for a Clearblue fertility monitor? Perhaps you’re just getting set up with the Marquette Method of NFP, and need some help choosing which monitor model best suits your needs. Or maybe you’ve been practicing Marquette for a while, but today your...
The Marquette Method of NFP Explained
What is the Marquette Method? The Marquette Method is form of natural family planning (NFP, or fertility awareness based method, FABM). The Marquette Method uses Clearblue fertility monitors to measure estrogen and LH levels directly. Daily fertility monitor readings,...
How Effective are Marquette’s Breastfeeding Protocols?
In my last few posts I’ve laid some groundwork by explaining how to interpret NFP effectiveness rates, and then reviewed Marquette’s effectiveness rates for women in regular cycles. Now it’s time to talk about the breastfeeding transition. About 90% of my clients are...
How Effective is the Marquette Method of NFP?
Let’s start with a short answer to the question. How Effective is the Marquette Method of NFP? For women in regular cycles, the Marquette Method of NFP is 98.4 % effective in perfect use (also called “correct use”), and 98% effective in typical use (Fehring &...
How Effective is Natural Family Planning (NFP)?
You’ve decided that right now is not a good time to become pregnant. I’d wager that you’d like to pull this off without total abstinence! So, what are your options if you want to have sex and not have babies? Obviously, there’s a number of different family planning...
Joyful Anticipation: Advice & Encouragement for Engaged Catholics
You’re engaged! Congratulations. We were married in 2014. Our engagement was a beautiful period in our lives, filled with growth and colored by joyful anticipation for our new life together. But it also came with a long to-do list. Dates and venues. Flowers and...
All the NFP Acronyms You’ll Ever Need to Know
Peek into an online community of women practicing natural family planning (like the Marquette Method NFP group on Facebook) and you’re likely to be taken aback by the sheer quantity of acronyms that get thrown about. TTA? TTW? TTC? What do they all mean? We remember...
Switching from Creighton to Marquette NFP? Here’s what to expect.
So, you’re back to the drawing board… researching NFP methods and trying to figure out which one is the easiest to use and least frustrating. It’s a big decision—it’s baby or no baby—so you want to get it right. Choosing a method of natural family planning (NFP) can...
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