Natural Family Planning

Link to a page called what is Natural Family Planning?

Using knowledge of the woman’s Menstrual Cycle to help the couple time intercourse to achieve or postpone pregnancy.

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Link to a page describing how the Symptothermal Method works.

An effective, co-operative, scientifically-based and inexpensive method of natural family planning.

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Link to a page about how using the Symptothermal Method benefits couples.

Enhances the bond of the couple and the intimacy of the relationship by encouraging mutual respect and shared decision making.

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Teaching Sessions Include
  • An overview of the basics of human fertility and how it makes Natural Family Planning possible.
  • An explanation of the basic rules of the Symptothermal Method and how to interpret your observations.
  • An opportunity to see symptothermal charts illustrating various real-life situations.
  • An opportunity to complete a sample chart to practice your new skills.

Teaching sessions are designed to meet the needs of women and couples in various situations: achieving or avoiding pregnancy, after childbirth, and approaching menopause.  Ongoing support is available to help you interpret your charts and answer questions as needed.

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Since we are a Canadian charity, we do prioritize teaching Canadians.
When possible we will refer people to an organization in their country that teaches the Symptothermal Method. 

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A Discussion With A Serena Teacher Couple


A few months before our wedding date, we took Serena’ s course on Natural Family Planning (or NFP for short).  Our wedding day was May 3rd, 2003; from that day on, we used NFP as a couple to both avoid and achieve pregnancies.

Jean and Janelle / Manitoba

My husband and I have been using the Symptothermal method taught to us by Serena B.C for almost three years now. We’ve found it helpful and effective for so many things…

Mary and Wesley / BC

When we were engaged, my future husband suggested we check out Serena method of natural family planning.  I was impressed with both my future husband and the method…

Bill and Grace / Ontario
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Teacher Training Part 1 – Fall 2023

We are gearing up to start Canada wide online teacher training this fall.

Cathy & David Bouchard

David and Cathy have been involved with Serena for over 40 years. They are currently serving as President Couple for Serena Alberta and served on the Serena Canada board for six years. We’re told that Cathy and David’s commitment and

Janelle & Jean Lafrance

Jean and Janelle have been a teacher couple in Manitoba for 13 years and promoting Serena by making Natural Family Planning presentations at diocesan study days and at marriage preparation courses. They have also served on the Serena Manitoba and

Bill & Grace Richmond

Bill and Grace became a Serena teacher couple in 1986 With Serena Saskatchewan, and then moved to Ontario three years later. They have served on the Serena Ontario and Serena Canada boards on and off since 2009 and are now