Fertility Awareness Methods

What the packet says

What is Natural family planning?

How Natural family planning works

Fertility Awareness Methods is an umbrella term for a method of contraception that works by being able to identify when in the menstrual cycle you are fertile. By identifying and recording the signs and symptoms of ovulation (such as the presence of cervical mucus and raised body temperature) and tracking your periods it is possible to identify your ‘fertile window’, and avoid sex or use barrier methods such as condoms during this time.

Fertility Awareness Methods side effects

  • Better Skin
  • Spots or acne
  • Tender Breasts
  • Womb Cramps
  • Vaginal Discharge

Frequency

  • During intercourse
  • Daily
  • Monthly
  • 1 - 3 Months
  • 1 - 3 Years
  • 3 - 5 Years
  • Permanent
  • Typical effectiveness

    Around 98% effective

    Contains hormones

    No

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    Reviews

    5/5
    22/12/2020
    Fertility Awareness Methods
    finally a natural and ecological method which respects the body of the man and the woman. improves communication in the ...
    3/5
    29/09/2020
    Fertility Awareness Methods
    I used natural family planning for 1 year after coming off my implant. As a nurse working night shifts at times i strugg...
    4/5
    26/09/2020
    Fertility Awareness Methods
    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...
    5/5
    12/09/2020
    Fertility Awareness Methods
    I started coming off hormonal birth control for nearly a month now before I was on the implant but that caused me to gai...
    5/5
    19/07/2020
    Fertility Awareness Methods
    I started charting my cycles right before I got engaged to my husband due to irregularities in my cycle and symptoms of ...
    5/5
    03/03/2020
    Fertility Awareness Methods
    I don’t put any hormones in my body❤️

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    Side effects

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    After effects

    Moods

    Periods

    Body weight

    Sex drive

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    Detailed information

    How to get started

    • If you’re interested in learning to use Fertility Awareness Methods, make sure you’re taught by a qualified fertility awareness teacher. Find an NHS fertility awareness clinic in your local area. You need to receive good instructions and support.
    • Your teacher will be able to show you how to regularly monitor the length of your menstrual cycle, body temperature and cervical mucus in order to give you a more accurate picture of when you’re likely to be most fertile. You can use fertility charts and other fertility monitoring devices like computerised thermometers and dipstick hormone tests.

    How to stop

    • Stopping using this method is easy, you just stop tracking your fertility indicators.
    • Check out our survey results to learn about the experiences of women who have tried FAM. 

    Things that can go wrong

     

    • It’s not an exact science and can take several months to learn effectively
    • You have to be committed to keeping daily records
    • Lots of factors (illness, lifestyle, stress or travel) may make fertility indicators harder to interpret meaning you may not accurately predict your fertile window.
    • You may have sex accidentally without protection when you are fertile and that could lead to pregnancy.

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