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What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

Cheapest: Well you don't have to spend any money on it whatsoever and that makes it the cheapest form of birth control. It can work well provided you have very regular, predictable cycles and that you are compliant with abstinence during your peak fertility times. ...Read more

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What are some disadvantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some disadvantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

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 more

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Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Probably not: There really is nothing "natural" about the suppression of birth control pills. I suppose this depends on the clinic philosophy. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant, and i'm planning to give birth in my country which is 3 hours on plane from where i stay, when is the last date to safely travel. ?

19 weeks pregnant, and i'm planning to give birth in my country which is 3 hours on plane from where i stay, when is the last date to safely travel. ?

Depends : This depends on your unique risks and how your pregnancy is going. Hopefully you have found a local doctor to care for you. Most would likely recommend you establish care by 36 weeks. ...Read more

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When is the right time for my wife to start having family planning injection?She gave birth a month ago.

When is the right time for my wife to start having family planning injection?She gave birth a month ago.

One month : The answer may depend on whether she is breast feeding. The gynecologist may have the last word on this. Plan on having that discussion after your wife starts getting her menstrual periods again. ...Read more

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I feel so guilty that I had a C-section and did not get the birth experience that I was planning on?

I feel so guilty that I had a C-section and did not get the birth experience that I was planning on?

No need: Birth is one of those life events that we simply cannot fully control, despite our best efforts. I have seen many women over the years who tried to plan all aspects of their birth experience and created expectations that were nearly impossible to meet. Sometimes you simply need to give yourself over to the experience as it unfolds. It is still wonderful and miraculous. ...Read more