This is our first time to family plan, we had 4 kids in 5 years, we still want to have more kids, but we really need a break. My Midwife said it happens often with nursing mothers. I became very sick after giving birth to my son. Most women have an “average” cycle of about 28 days. For me, I have found that mirena is amazing. Elle, I used to have the exact same symptoms! I hope God understands my reasons and I am glad I made these choices beca use too many people I know have too manychildren for them to handle and they couldn’t get by without government support (I’m in the uk wages get topped up per child) and family help… which I have a lack of. And completely natural , I downloaded your pdf and the percentage Effectiveness Perfect Use for conventional condoms is different in than what is listed on this article page……. One of the risks of birth control pills (synthetic hormonal contraception) is that these medications impede the normal functioning of a woman’s ovaries, thereby interfering with their beneficial effects. I just got a diaphragm and isn’t like something as a back up to use alongside. Love you!”. And you have brought much laughter and joy into our home! Best decision ever. You may switch to birth control without hormones if you: Do not require an ongoing birth control or do not have sexual intercourse very frequently. This will help other mamas. Well I think I’ve used just about all of these. I am still getting that checked out. Thanks again for sharing- I love your channel, and I’m so glad IRL is back God bless… Virginia Beach, VA. This isn’t always the case, and studies suggest that birth control pills are not a significant risk factor for infertility, but many women report missing signs of hormonal problems in their younger years due to masking them by taking the pill, only to find out years down the road that they had an untreated problem. I’m very happy overall and would never go back to something else. People need to know this! Oil lubricants, think coconut oil, can be used safely unlike the latex condoms. I took vitex tincture and not trying got pregnant that first month each time. But you do have to know your body and be diligent in recording to make this method work. Most people are biologically more horney (is there a nicer, more technical word for that? Birth control pill brands that contain desogestrel include: Apri (150 mcg desogestrel, 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol) Azurette (150 mcg desogestrel, 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol) Like you mention in your post, it is a mucus only method which is easy to learn and interpret. The desire to have another child just arises by itself and seems to coincide with ovulation, even though the rest of the month I my sanity is intact (we have four children and do not want 5) I have also noticed that sexual desire itself is something that waxes and wanes with the menstrual cycle- and it is very prominent when I am most fertile! Male condoms: At around a 98 percent effectiveness rate when used correctly, they are nearly as effective as taking the pill. We’ve been using nfp for three years now and love it! I used to be 120. I have a Caya diaphragm, but have not used it yet. We are still trying to make the best decision for us . -Abby Deliz. P.S. Canon 1081, 7577 Code of Canon Law). Nothing was wrong. Overall, evidence suggests that calendar/rhythm methods work about 75 to 87 percent of the time, but that’s not a risk some couples are willing to take. Because we are so done and won’t risk getting pregnant again… and we are both quite fertile! Rising in popularity with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, condoms are an inexpensive option that can help prevent sexually transmitted diseases as well as pregnancy. (wanted to avoid medication) I got my cycles back pretty quickly postpartum (probably around 3 months after) and that was even with breastfeeding every 2-3 hours around the clock! A wonderful natural alternative! My doctor told me to start taking the pill to balance it out. No more periods and no more babies. I’m also NEVER EVER going on birth control again ! If I’m honest with myself, I don’t want 4 or more children BUT it’s sad that we as women are the brunt of this issue and that we would rather face illness or death instead if having a precious baby. I’m EBF and haven’t gotten a period yet!!! We have practiced attachment parenting and extended breastfeeding… my 3 yo is still nursing like the dickens. I know many families who choose not to use any “control” and let God be in charge. The problem I have with NFP is avoidance at the time when it feels best and the desire is strongest in the woman. Could anyone advise me on the best course of action? The pill has a less than 1 percent (%) failure rate (meaning less than 1 out of 100 women unintentionally become pregnant) when the pill is used correctly. Despite this being your blog–and yes you have the right to your opinion–I doubt you want to make readers feel inferior, stupid, or like a horrible “natural mama” because of this issue. Our team aims to be not only thorough with its research, but also objective and unbiased. Sorry – sounds terrible!) The fertility awareness method (FAM) and natural family planning (NFP) are two popular and effective forms of natural contraception that are often misunderstood and said to be unreliable. I have horrendously painful periods to the point I pass out and writhe around in agony and can’t eat or do anything for two days. EXACTLY! I think more women need to know that before doing the procedure. Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a must read! 3. Women are the only ones that take any medication to prevent pregnancy– with all the side effects: rash, depression, cancers & heart disease– how is that living liberating life. While we all of try to be a natural as possible, natural family planning is a difficult science that does not work for everyone. I want to raise 1 good rounded person. All others have unnatural elements (ie vasectomy: it is unnatural to have surgery to alter a normally-functioning part of the body). Wow thanks for posting this! But I still find myself wistful…I love babies a lot. Reading this I feel like I am doing what is best for my body. We found them safe and satisfying. My ex had a vasectomy. This is something that happens quite frequently but is never talked about! All other forms of birth control are just SO UN-NATURAL for our bodies and I believe that that they even cause some psychological and physical imbalance. But there’s not a ton of data on the subject. My provider tried talking me out if removing it anytime I brought it up so I removed it myself. There are many great apps that will help those women that have regular cycles, and for those that don’t I believe you can achieve a normal cycle. Then, you note the rise in temperature that occurs after ovulation takes place. As a WHNP for the last 5 years, I would still recommend the Paragard as one of the only effective non-hormonal options. My ribs and throat hurt the next day. My husband and I used lamb skin condoms for several months but they were pricey and he didn’t love them. And thank you for talking about this to begin with! This has contributed to their mixed (sometimes negative) reputation for not always working well. My friend on the pill has had issues with high blood pressure, has had to change to different brands and has thought she was pregnant multiply times, taking pregnancy tests when her period was a few days late. Thank you for all the time and research you put into this. I was looking for a comment similar to this. This is very manageable. Waited a week after ovulation and resumed intercourses, then discovered next morning I ovulated again. I nearly always have a 12 day Luteal Phase, so I can know when to pack the menstrual cup and pads, and nursing my daughter for 2.5 years kept my period away for over a year! 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