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How Is Natural Family Planning Used
Avoid ovulation: If you have regular, consistently predictable cycles, you can calculate your time of the cycle when an egg is released. You then avoid intercouse starting a few day before egg release to a few days after egg release. ...Read more
Hope: Natural family planning involves the use of studying the women's cycle and hoping that intercourse during the least fertile times might not induce pregnancy . This is a triumph of hope over expectations as it will inevitably fail over time. If pregnancy is not your wish at this time, consider other options. ...Read more
I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?
family planning: Yes family planning can work but nothing is 100 percent fail proof. Google natural family planning and find web site that suits you. Webmd is good. Also have you considered an iud as this would not necessitate bc pills. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on how regular your cycles are and how good you are at cycle counting. This method can work, but unfortunately often times does not because women sorta expect that their bodies/ovaries work like clockwork and in all honesty they don't typically do that year after year. This method really doesn't work well in teens and women closer to the age of perimenopause. Best rate 80%. ...Read more
I would like to purchase a fertility monitor to assist in natural family planning. Which fertility monitor is the most accurate?
Tricky: Natural family planning is not the most reliable form of contraception. Honestly, it is one of the least effective forms of birth control. Strict attention to when your body is ovulating is key and this can take a lot of time and body awareness. Even then, ovulated eggs can survive for days in the female genital tract, as can sperm/semen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around midcycle: Get an average of your cycle length over 6 months. The day your period starts is day 1. You can calculate when you ovulate by subtracting 14 from your cycle length. If you have a 28 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 14. If you have a 30 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 16. Avoid intercourse starting 4 days before ovulation to four days after ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isnt natural family planning just another method of birth control for those who say they are "against" birth control?
Isnt natural family planning just another form of birth control for people who want to say they are not using birth control for religious reasons?
I practice natural family planning and always have fertile CM mid cycle. I had it mid cycle and am having it again 3 days before my expected period.
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