FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY HAS WHOLE MISSION CHOSEN TO PROMOTE THE MARQUETTE METHOD?
Whole Mission has chosen to bring together Marquette Method instructors as a collaborative effort to continue to provide classes and support research based in our common professional training. The Institute for Natural Family Planning at Marquette University has demonstrated a passion for conducting up-to-date research and encouraging the medical community in regards to evidence-based fertility awareness, and we desire that this work be continued and expanded.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING THROUGH WHOLE MISSION?
To find out how you can donate or help increase awareness of natural family planning, contact Giovanni:
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING A CLASS THROUGH WHOLE MISSION?
All of our instructors are held accountable to the highest standards of education in the Marquette Method of Natural Family Planning and have completed the teacher training program through the Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning (MUINFP). Our exclusive class materials have been specifically developed with the client experience in mind and are continually reviewed for use with Marquette Method classes.
SHOULD I CHOOSE A GROUP CLASS OR AN INDIVIDUAL SESSION?
Your own preferences will guide this decision. If you feel that you need specific guidance right away when getting started, or have many health issues, you would likely benefit from selecting the individual session. Individual follow-up is included for the group class, so you will have opportunities to discuss personal questions with your instructor regardless of which option you choose. Additionally, some instructors only teach group classes, or only teach individually: if you would like a class with a specific teacher keep this in mind.
WHAT REPONSE TIME CAN I EXPECT FROM MY INSTRUCTOR?
In general, we encourage a turn-around time for email questions of no more than 2 business days. Many instructors will reply to your question within 24 hours.
DO I HAVE TO USE THE FERTILITY MONITOR TO USE THE MARQUETTE METHOD?
No. The Marquette Method has effective instructions apart from using the Clearblue Fertility Monitor, and you will learn these instructions in the class. The Marquette Method can be individualized to fit your lifestyle and your budget.
WHICH FERTILITY MONITORS ARE USED WITH THE MARQUETTE METHOD?
The effectiveness studies on the Marquette Method were conducted using the Clearblue Fertility Monitor (analog and touchscreen models). This monitor detects estrogen and LH in the woman's urine sample to indicate fertility. Marquette Method instructors are trained on how to incorporate separate urine tests for LH and progesterone into NFP.
IS THE MARQUETTE METHOD CATHOLIC?
The Marquette Method is a form of natural family planning, and is approved by the Catholic Church for use by Catholic married couples to avoid or achieve pregnancy. While some Catholic teaching is discussed during the classes, you do not have to be Catholic to use the Marquette Method. Contraceptive behaviors such as using barriers or withdrawal are not a part of natural family planning and will never be encouraged from a Marquette Method healthcare professional.
IS WHOLE MISSION AFFILIATED WITH MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY?
While we are a group of Marquette Method instructors, Whole Mission is currently a privately owned entity with no financial or contractual ties to Marquette University or the Institute for Natural Family Planning.
WHICH STANDARDS GUIDE MARQUETTE METHOD CLASSES?
Marquette Method healthcare professionals are guided in their practice by the USCCB guidelines for diocesan NFP teachers, which can be found here: USCCB NFP Standards