I love being in touch with my body and working with my cycle to prevent pregnancy. I previously had a copper coil (12 years) which served me well but since having it out has made my periods light and short. I have so much less discharge and my moods feel more predictable and balanced.
finally a natural and ecological method which respects the body of the man and the woman. improves communication in the couple. necessary to be trained by a monitor for the method to be effective (fertilitycare.com). to recommend to everyone
I used natural family planning for 1 year after coming off my implant. As a nurse working night shifts at times i struggled to get accurate recordings of my temperature therefore i believe it became unreliable. I suffered a chemical pregnancy. However my sex drive increased, my skin improved ever so slightly and I was a lot less bloated.
I was sceptical but now I Love NFP and recommend it to everybody to give it a try. I felt more like myself right after I quit the pill 10 month ago and still feel better every day. It’s exciting to really experiance how your body works. Now I can really sense in which phase of my cycle I am. I couldn‘t feel more like myself, more like a woman. Sex is wayyyyy better now!
I started coming off hormonal birth control for nearly a month now before I was on the implant but that caused me to gain weight and feel hungry all the time and depressed and made my periods crazy but now I’ve just decided for my contraceptive method is to go hormone free and it’s the best decision I ever made at least I know I will get my periods every month I can track when it’s my ovulation and when it’s safe to have sexual intercourse I chose this method because at the minute I am not in a relationship I’m a single 24 year old woman and I thought this method with no hormones being pumped in my body is the right choice at the minute for me I’m giving my body a break from hormonal birth control at the minute due to the covid 19 situation going on around the world it has been the best decision so far no hormones natural periods every month no side effects I feel healthier my skin has improved a lot since going hormone free
I started charting my cycles right before I got engaged to my husband due to irregularities in my cycle and symptoms of hormone imbalance. I have been married for nearly 3 years and we have successfully avoided pregnancy! I also was able to get help from my OB-GYN after discovering I had a progesterone deficiency. I just have to take a supplement ten days out of a cycle. I’m so happy 😁 this method gets a lot of flack for not being effective (in theory) in avoiding pregnancy, but I promise you it works! I would highly recommend seeing an NFP instructor instead of learning yourself; I think that’s where the failures tend to be. And no nasty side effects from synthetic hormones!
I don't put any hormones in my body❤️
Being using The Billings Ovulation Method for 26 years so far. Planned our family with plenty of spacing in between. I would highly recommend this method for its benefits in couple relationship and healthy choice for women and family!
Three years ago I switched from hormonal contraception to tracking my cycles and using a combination of fertility awareness and condoms for contraception. I only have the kinds of sex with which pregnancy is a possibility during infertile times, and use condoms after my period until I start seeing fertile mucous also. During my fertile window (from first fertile mucous to three days after ovulation) I only have the kinds of sex where pregnancy is not a risk (oral, manual/digital etc). This is an extremely effective method thus far with no side effects and increased self-awareness and body-literacy.
Fertility awareness has made a positive impact in my life in every regard. I would suggest it to anyone who is interested in learning more about their body and how it functions.