So for the past 18 months we've been using natural family planning (NFP) and I totally love it!
I'm not pregnant! Hooray!
Many people use an app to help track their cycle. But I prefer to simply make a note of ovulation date and when I'm starting my period (s) [sometimes I have two in a month]
I like keeping it simple but many women prefer to go into the knitty gritty and make a note of many other things like discharge consistency, mood swings, cravings, length of cycle, checking your body temperature (basal temp)etc etc
What I like BEST about this method is respecting the natural hormone phases my body goes through. I'm learning to listen to my body and become in tune with all the changes that come with it.
The time gap between ovulation and menstruation is very little for me, but I use this to my advantage. This is the most fertile time for my body, so no hanky panky around then 😂 I'm joking, we are simply careful around this time.
A friend of mine gave me ovulation testing strips but I'm yet to try these. When I first started using NFP I did bi-monthly pregnancy tests just to be on the safe side.
I learnt the hard way 😂 with birth control methods. My body simply cannot cope with ANY form of birth control, not even condoms, as I'm allergic to all forms.
Whatever methods I've used in the past always impacted on my mental health, I gained weight, I lost a tonne of hair, I literally stopped being the normal, happy go lucky person that I once was. NFP helped me gain (some) of that normality back in my life.
AND, my adrenal fatigue is a direct result of unnatural birth control methods! See, I told you I learnt the hard way. I'm still working on recovering my health. #adrenalfatigue
Yay, I love having a happy uterus! 😂😍 Thank you for reading
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