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Natural Family Planning anyone?

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#1 Jess

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    Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:26 PM

    So we had our Catholic marriage prep course yesterday and they tried to talk us all into NFP. I'd heard of it before, but didn't really know much about it. I know they preach it to Catholics but I have heard of non-Catholics doing it as well because of how accurate it is supposed to be.

    Has anyone tried it or know someone who has? The thing that most appeals to me is that I wouldn't have to be on birth control pills...I hate what they do to my body and it would be nice to save $500 a year on pills!

    I'd love to get your thoughts.

    #2 Kat81

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      Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:35 PM

      While TTC we used our basal body temp and charting to find out when our fertile period was. Which would be what you would do to avoid your fertile period. It works really great. I don't know how much you know about charting or about looking for fertile symptoms but if you want to know more I will be happy to answer any questions.I know a lot of girls use this to TTC and TTA (trying to avoid)

      #3 Banana11

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        Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:59 PM

        It's amazing how easy it can be to avoid if you know your cycle well enough and chart like Kat said.

        #4 jessla

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          Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:30 PM

          I've heard of people doing it... and the people who have have gotten pregnant... I'm not sure if they just weren't super strict about it or what... but keep in mind, you're most "in the mood" during your most fertile time naturally.

          #5 Jacilynda

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            Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:29 PM

            I have also heard how good charting works, but remember if you were to go off birth control you would need to give yourself a couple months to adjust and really find what your body cycle is as it'll change once you stop birth control

            #6 Erika J

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              Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:33 PM

              My stepdad is an OBGYN and said you are the MOST fertile the first month off the pill. Just a heads up to be careful.

              #7 EDSROSA

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                Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:35 PM

                What is NFP? Is it just not using any Birth Control?

                #8 Alyssa

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                  Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:37 PM

                  if you are interested in NFP you should definitely get this book and it will come in handy when you decide to try for a baby too!

                  Amazon.com: Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health: Toni Weschler: Books

                  #9 Jess

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                    Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:55 AM

                    awesome thanks girls...Edrosa - natural family planning is a form of birth control without using the actual pills, IUD, shot, etc....key word is natural I think...really don't know anything about it thats why I wanted to get everyone's thoughts.

                    I definitely wouldn't want to start till after the wedding but I would just be nervous to trust myself in not getting pregnant as we don't want to for a year or so.

                    #10 Sandra&Mario

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                      Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:05 AM

                      It really boils down to whether you want to have a baby or not and when...sure, you can chart and have it be successful for a while...but then there could be an oops when you're both in the mood and you'll end up pregnant which may or may not be the right time for you...say you start after you get married and you'd both be fine if you just so happen to get pregnant, then great!! If it's something you both want to hold off on for a while, then I wouldn't suggest it. Like I said, sex just happens whenever, lol. Good luck with whatever route you choose :)

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