(Closed) Charting to TTA (avoid)

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

 I would give yourself a few months of active charting to learn your cycle before you try to use it as a method of birth control. Once you learn how to chart and do it regularly it’s pretty amazing how much you learn about your body. you can predict when you are fertile and when you are ovulating and to avoid pregnancy you should avoid sex in that window or use some sort of birth control.

I’m torn because i don’t know if i fully trust it and myself to make sure that doesn’t happen without just not having sex and lets be serious your fertile window can be 6 to 13 days! that sa long time. haha. It can be done but I prefer to use another method of birth control in my fertile window.

There are tons of awesome places out there to track your charting. I know there is an actual NFP app out there but i liked fertility friend better.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would sign up for FertilityFriend.com and start learning and practicing now before coming off BC. Some people seem to get pregnant right away coming off BC and some  it takes a little longer for your body to adjust. 

Best of Luck! 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I practiced for a while before going off BC. I still dont totally trust myself with it, but practicing helped. Fertility Friend has been pretty great. There is a website for the book, TCOYF, and it has good forums on there that you can talk to others and share charts!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m charting for TTA right now, although it helps that I’m not ovulating….I stopped HBC in Aug, after the honeymoon and have been charting since. We use withdrawl mostly, but I think I started oing so now we’ll use condoms till we TTC in April.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was on the lowest dose of HBC. I had been on one and it gave me horrible mood swings and I was an outright b*tch. I switched to marvelon, and later to the generic, and I never had any problems with it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Found this thread because I am in the same boat! We are taking a class on the Creighton Model in a couple months. Just this month I got the fertility friend app and started charting. I think I understand the basics. I believe we will use charting to TTA when we get married. I think I’m convinced that it can work, plus I love doing things the natural/ hormone free way. Fiance on the other hand could use more convincing that NFP can work. I’m hoping our class convinces him of the reliability and benefits! We are planning to wait 2-3 years to TTC. I don’t think getting pregnant would be the end of the world, but it would be a little difficult financially since we need to get my student loans paid off and build a house! 🙂 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

wildflowerbee:  Know it’s been a while, and congrats on the wedding! you might not be back as a married lady, but if you do see this, I’d be interested to hear about your decisions/experience with NFP to TTA. I am in about the same boat as you, waiting a few years, prefer natural everything, and a liiiitle wary 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee

peanut88:  We got married! The wedding was amazing 🙂 And we are using Creighton! 

The classes were good. It’s just me and the instructor, and we go over my chart together to figure out my fertile and non-fertile times, and she answers all my questions. I’ve been charting with this method since January, and I feel confident in it. My cycles are definitely not normal. They are very long, and not regular, but we still use it and feel good about it. The only sucky part is the occasional times of abstinenece (lol) 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

wildflowerbee:  That’s great that it isn’t a group. I hope that’s what I get. How’d you find your teacher? did you feel confident after a month or two or did it take longer? That’s good to hear you can use it without a perfectly regular cycle. I actually dont have a clue if mine are always the same length. How long do you find it’s necessary to abstain every month?

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