Family Planning through Natural Birth Control Methods
Natural family planning
can help you avoid pregnancy without any side effects or long term effects.
However, this method is not one of the reliable methods of birth control. Read
on to learn about family planning through natural birth
Natural contraception can help
women avoid pregnancy provided they are aware of their ovulation cycle and
fertile days. This includes recognising the signs and symptoms of fertility
during the menstrual cycle. This helps women plan or avoid
There are many aspects of natural
birth control methods. The most effective method is to recognise the
signs and symptoms of fertility that rise and fall with the natural hormonal
changes that occur within each menstrual cycle.
Have a quick look at the
natural birth control facts.
Depending on the methods used and how the instructions
are followed, natural contraception can help avoid pregnancy up to
If instructions are not followed properly, the chances go
down to 75%.
There are no physical side effects
or any long term effect. So, you can use the method to plan or avoid
You need to keep a record of the
signs and fertility signals of your body on daily basis and it takes about 3 –
6 menstrual cycles to recognise them.
You should also be aware that the
fertility signs vary during illness, stress or travel.
How Natural Contraception Methods Prevent
The aim of natural
contraception is to prevent
pregnancy by avoiding sex during woman’s fertile period. This family
planning method helps you assess your fertile days so that you can avoid
pregnancy by not having sex during these days.
Though, it is
important that you get proper instruction and training so that you are sure
about the instructions included in this method, three fertility indicators are
mentioned here to increase efficiency of the natural family planning for you.
Menstrual cycle starts from
the first day of your period and lasts the day before your next period starts.
Usually the length of this cycle is 24 to 35 days. It may be longer or shorter
depending upon the physical fitness of a woman. Normally, the length of the
cycle is 28 days.
Ovulation occurs roughly halfway through a
woman’s menstrual cycle. It can be around 10 to 16 days before the start of
your next period. Since the ovulation varies in women, it is important you take
into account the uncertainty over when you ovulate.
sure your calculations are as precise as possible because a sperm lives in a
woman’s body up to 7 days and a sperm needs an egg to fertilise so that
pregnancy happens. A woman may experience few days of wet sensation in her
vagina where she also feels or sees mucus. This clears away after ovulation and
the vagina feels drier after that.
Most Fertile Days
days start from the first day of experiencing mucus or wetness in
vagina to the time mucus has dried up. Only when a woman’s menstrual cycle does
not follow a specific pattern, finding ovulation days is more difficult. Just
like other family planning methods, proper coordination, motivation, intention
and cooperation between the partners is very important for effectiveness and
success of this method.
Methods of Natural Birth
Have a quick look the common
natural birth control method used for planning or avoiding a pregnancy.
the temperature method a woman takes her basal body temperature every day
immediately after waking up in the morning. If there is a rise in temperature,
it means that ovulation has passed. If the waking temperature is higher for
three consequent days it confirms the passing of ovulation days and arrival of
less fertile days.
A woman, who has just given birth to a
child and is breastfeeding exclusively, can make use of this lactation
amenorrhea method. This method is said to be highly effective for six months
after childbirth. Also, it is effective only if the menstrual cycle of the
woman has not returned to normal till that
In this method the man withdraws his penis
before ejaculation while having sex. Since this method is risky and requires
patience, you need to talk to your partner beforehand. Also, this method is not
very effective because there may be sperms in pre-ejaculation which may lead to
abstinence, many couples avoid vaginal intercourse in order to prevent unwanted
pregnancy. This method has minimal risk and there are no physical
side effects also.
and Disadvantages of Natural Birth Control
Have a look at the advantages
and disadvantages of natural birth control methods.
There are no side
Acceptable to all religions and
No involvement of physical or
It enhances closeness and trust
Does not protect from
Cannot have sex for up to 16 days
in some months.
Keep daily records.
Some factors disrupt fertility
It is not one of the reliable
methods of contraception.
If period is missed, possibility
of pregnancy cannot be ruled out.
It needs commitment and practice
to use natural contraception effectively because you need to follow the
instructions very carefully. To reduce your risk of accidental pregnancy, it is
advisable to gather details about natural family planning from a suitable
teacher and follow the instructions and advice properly and
What is natural birth control
method? How to calculate ovulation for natural family planning? What are the
various ways to track the most fertile days of the month? Discuss
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