22/06/2019

Natural family planning

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I began using Fertility Awareness as soon as I became sexually active because I knew I didn’t want to use any type of hormonal contraception and personally do not feel comfortable with an IUD. My introduction was the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler. After reading, beginning to track my BBT and cervical fluid for a few cycles and working remotely with an instructor, I began confidently using this method, in combination with condoms and/or withdrawal during my fertile window, to avoid pregnancy. After successfully avoiding pregnancy for 23 cycles and zero pregnancy scares, my partner and I decided to try to conceive. We conceived on our second cycle trying. Fertility Awareness has improved my life not only by providing a way for me to avoid pregnancy without hormones, but I am also so much more in tune with my body and I love this connection I feel with myself. There is a bit of a learning curve when just starting out and it does take some extra time to learn the rules and how to interpret your body’s signs (which is why an instructor is an invaluable resource) but after maybe 3 or so cycles, it will become second nature and takes around 5 minutes a day.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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