Natural Birth Control is the daily process of observing 3 fertility signs throughout each menstrual cycle to determine our fertile and infertile windows.
Natural Birth Control
A personal journey
Natural birth control is referred to as Natural Family Planning, or The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). It is the journey of following your body’s natural rhythm as a means of health and well being. Fertility Awareness is hormone-free, low cost, and has zero unpleasant or dangerous side effects; it is simply empowering for women and couples who understand how to interpret their fertility!
3 Fertility signs
Basal Body Temperature (BBT), Cervical Mucus (CM) and Cervix position help to indicate the fertile and infertile windows of each menstrual cycle. By following the rules of FAM, we discover the ability to try to conceive, abstain, or use a barrier method during each fertile window (99.6% effective when used for contraception).
The Unique and Special gift of Fertility Awareness
Natural birth control is a portal into your hormonal health, allowing you to figure out how to nourish your body’s needs throughout each monthly cycle. Learning to interpret your own charts allows you to receive a complete understanding of the importance in caring for your overall health. The secret element to personal bliss is to follow this rhythm as it is your spiritual guidance.
You will discover:
- The difference between typical cycle structure versus those that may have health issues
- Why you may be more or less interested in sex at certain parts of your cycle
- Mental, physical or emotional changes your body might experience during the course of your cycle
What do I need in order to track my fertility? (low cost)
- Basal Body Thermometer for daily Basal Body Temperature
- A printed chart or fertility app (ie: Kindara) to record your temperature, CM, optional cervix and mood observations
- The genuine desire to begin your personal journey
To practice Natural Birth Control, It is highly suggested to
- Read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler for a deep overview
- Find either a fertility awareness or natural family planning instructor online or locally in town
- Find a loving and trustworthy Gynecologist for regular check-ups
- Practice the method for 3 months, daily, before having unprotected sex
- Low cost
- Hormone free
- Menstrual tracking
- Promotes healthy body awareness
- Requires minimal daily attention
- 99.6% contraceptive effectiveness when practiced with perfect use
- Supports with getting pregnant, AND preventing pregnancy
- Promotes use for both irregular and regular menstrual cycles
- Requires correct and constant use for an effective outcome
- Requires discipline and motivation to to chart regularly
- Takes an initial time period to learn the method and put it to practice (3 months)
- Does not prevent against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)
Keep in mind
The terms Natural Birth Control and Fertility Awareness Based Method are umbrella terms used for a list of unique birth control methods, each specifically designed to fit your personal birth control of choice. We encourage the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), also known as the Sympto-Thermal Method of Birth Control.