natural family planning

Rachel - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




Since before my husband and I got married, we were in agreement not to use birth control, we don't believe in it. I got pregnant right away, then when she was 6 months old, I got pregnant again. The ob that I went to teaches natural family planning, and we have been reading up on that, and our son was almost 2 when we got pregnant again, and our third child was born this past November. We feel incredibly blessed, and am so glad that we have stuck with our decisions,otherwise our lives would be completely different. We loosely used the idea of natural family planning after our second child and it makes you more aware of your body, as does pregnancy. I was just wondering if anyone else out there believes in natural family planning like we do, and what's your experience with it, and any advice you may have. Thanks:)

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We use it. My daughter and son are 2 years apart. We actually used it in reverse to get pregnant with my son. I don't like the idea of pumping ourselves with hormones without a medical need.

I find it funny that so many women pump themselves with hormones but then freak at the idea of their meat, milk, and eggs having added hormones.

Shauna is right, it takes a lot of practice and dedication. If both people aren't on the same page, it is bound to fail.

It is even better for me since in order to stay pregnant I have to take hormonal meds. I also have to know about the pregnancy with in 5 weeks. That is a really tiny window. This method makes it so that I often know I'm pregnant a good week before any pee test will say I am.

Shauna - posted on 01/28/2012




NFP is actually as effective as the pill and sometimes even more so. Also, I wanted to make clear that NFP is for trying not to conceive as well as for conceiving. I would strongly recommend it for a more natural, cheaper form of birth control. You must take a class and read several books, though, and be willing to practice for at least 3 months, which means, no sex. Sometimes that is what gets people but it makes you a stronger, healthier person, and couple.

Kelsey - posted on 01/29/2010




I practice it as well. I dont like taking synthetic hormones. Its worked like a charm so far.

Christi - posted on 01/28/2010




i believe in birth control. if you do not have the means to support multiple children, then it is the best way to ensure you will not have more until you are ready. even though we used it, i became pregnant three months after knowing my husband. since the pill failed, i got a more effective form, the iud and when we are ready i will remove it and we will try for another child. i think it is wonderful, like i said, if you are in a good financial place, but for those of us who can barely afford one, birth control is best.

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