Autoimmune Disease and Supporting Your Health with NFP – A Participant’s Story

Barbara* approached me for help after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. She now had a dire reason for avoiding pregnancy and wanted to do so without contraceptives, because of their potential negative side effects and her deepened appreciation of the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality. Over several months, I helped her to become confident monitoring her irregular cycles, and I affirmed her dignity and efforts at self-awareness and care. It is especially joyful to assist clients with challenging circumstances! Here is Barbara’s story as she shares it:

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