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Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning

Why should you drug your system or undergo surgeries and artificial implantations, when you have a natural option?

Natural methods of family planning (NFP) do not interfere with a person's health in any way like other methods of family planning do. Other artificial family planning methods may have long-term effects on your fertility, while with natural family planning, such effects don't arise.

The pill, for example, has certain benefits but along with the benefits, it also has side effects. In addition, if you forget to take the pill, the chances of pregnancy are higher.

Condoms act as a barrier while making love, and tend to diminish pleasure. With natural family planning this does not arise.

How effective is it?

This method of family planning is not 100% effective. In fact, the only methods of contraception that are 100% effective are:
1. Total abstinence
2. Removal of the ovaries
3. Castration
Vasectomy and tubal ligation have very low failure rates, and are almost 100% effective, but not quite. 14 out of every 10,000 vasectomies, 4 out of every 10,000 tubal ligations, result in pregnancies.

Do I need to have a regular cycle?

You need not necessarily have a regular cycle for this method to be effective, though if your cycle is completely skewed, you could consider another method of birth control. But even if you are a little irregular, you can tell when you are ovulating because of the discharge of cervical mucus. So, you can avoid having sex during this time. If you are regular with your period, natural family planning is 98% effective.

How can I tell when I am fertile?

As men are normally always fertile, this method of family planning depends on when the woman is fertile, and having intercourse when the woman is not fertile. So how can you tell when a woman is fertile? A woman is fertile when she discharges cervical mucus. The mucus has a consistency of raw egg-white. After ovulation, the mucus disappears. Other signs include a slight rise in a woman's body temperature when she wakes up in the morning. This is best measured with a Basal Body Thermometer, as the rise is often just 0.5 degrees. She may also get a feeling called ovulation pain.

What advantages does this method of family planning have over others?

The natural method of family planning helps build the foundation for a better marriage, because a certain amount of healthy abstinence is introduced in the relationship. It also helps develop self control. In addition, it is a method done and discussed together. Both partners keep a tab on the wife's menstrual cycle, and both are involved in this method of family planning. By keeping a tab of the wife's cycle, any irregularity can immediately be noticed, and the doctor can be alerted. However, if the cycle is being regulated by the pill, any health issues may go unnoticed.

Before practicing natural family planning yourself, you should consult your gynaecologist for further information. Certain doctors are skeptical about the effectiveness of this method, as doctors tend to be of any natural methods. There are courses held throughout the world, which coach couples to practice natural family planning effectively. It must be remembered that this method not the rhythm method of birth control, and is more scientific and effective. Email to join a class in Mumbai, Bandra.

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.8 years ago
please tell the specific period for interconnected .when we are safety from the pregnancy.Her mensuration period if punctual we don't need any baby
kuldeep Bhandari
kuldeep Bhandari.8 years ago
I have 2 baby I don't need more,I want to natural method for the protection of pregnancy.Please suggest me to know how could I became safe or I want to know the sexual cycye with my wife.She has regular & punctual mensuration cycle from 12years also.
Gaurrav Sharma
Gaurrav Sharma.9 years ago
I have Married past 1 and 1/2 year, still no kid.
I am looking for the kid. Please help me to understand
the sex cycle, do i have to start after periods or after
10 days. for how many days do i have to do continue sex?
Raj.10 years ago
as everybody knows that pill has long term side effects, this natural family planning will be preferred by couples, provided awareness to them through any media. any social organisation can come forward to make awareness of natural family planning.
MR.10 years ago
we have been following this natural method of family planning. and it's been 100% effective so far. just that you need to mark the calender of your exact due dates as also the cycle needs to be regular. highly recommended.
rashmijai.10 years ago
planning for baby
azy.10 years ago
famaly palinig
ozzy.10 years ago
family planning is widely known in different countries. it should be done by couples especially people who are engage in sexual activites.if you have had sex without birth control or your birth control method failed within the past 3 days, you can use the emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) to reduce your risk of pregnancy. if you had sex without birth control more than 3 days ago, you may be able to have an iud inserted to prevent pregnancy.
kk.10 years ago
detail to know about mucous method of determining ovultaion please be elaborated
Ronnetth.10 years ago
“family planning is a sensitive issue which most couples work on within the context of their relationship, life goals, and belief system."
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