How To Make Natural Family Planning Work For You

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If you would like to delay pregnancy or conceive quickly, then natural family planning is an option you should consider. Natural family planning requires some discipline, but once you get into a routine, you will find that it is an effective and safe natural alternative to many currently available methods of contraception.

What Will I Need For This Method?

One of the main things you will need is a basal thermometer. This type of thermometer measures very low temperatures and will be used to monitor what is called, waking temperature. Your waking temperature is what is used over a period of time to monitor whether or not you are ovulating at any given time. Your waking temperature should be taken as soon as you are awake and before you do any of your morning activities.

The second thing you will need is a fertility chart. These are available online and can be downloaded for free from most natural fertility sites. The temperatures that you get when you take your waking temperature will be recorded on your fertility chart and plotted to form a line graph so that patterns in your body temperature throughout your cycle can be monitored.

How Does This Method Work?

This method works by using two main sources of information to determine if you are fertile or not. The first is your waking temperature and the second is cervical fluid. Cervical fluid is the naturally occurring fluid that is excreted by a woman's cervix throughout her cycle. The quality of your cervical fluid will determine whether you can get pregnant or not. When you are least fertile, cervical fluid tends to be almost non-existent or crumbly in appearance. When you are about to ovulate, your cervical fluid will become milky and finally egg white in texture just before ovulation. Checking for cervical fluid throughout your cycle is easy, simply check the entrance of the vagina with your fingertips and take note of the kind of fluid you see throughout your cycle. Most fertility charts will have a slot for keeping this record.

The Waking Temperature and Cervical Fluid Connection

When you are about to ovulate your waking temperature will drop, you can use your cervical fluid quality to confirm this. When ovulation has passed your waking temperature rises, the passing of ovulation can also be confirmed by the quality of your cervical fluid.

Over several cycles, you will begin to notice a pattern in your temperature chart which will make it easy to predict what is happening with your fertility. Natural family planning is safe and boasts an effective rate that is on par with most other methods of contraception. The key to making it work for you is discipline and consistency in taking your temperature and checking your cervical fluid.

Contact a company like Abortion Care for more information and assistance. 


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