(Closed) Decided to not use any hormonal birth controls and stick with something natural

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m charting for NFP, but not sexually active in that sense yet.

Have you been having sex on safe days without condoms and withdrawling?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i have never been on the pill – fortunately my periods are so regular i can plan a vacation months in advance and i use my cycles to chart.  so far so good  🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m sorry but I just don’t trust the method. But maybe cuz I know my body well enough to realize my ‘safe days’ might not be as safe as they should (odd ovulation cycle). But I’m glad to hear it’s working for you Smile.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i took a class on this and plan on practicing it when i get off my birthcontrol 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Once we’re married, I’m getting right off the HBC and using Fertility Awareness Method (like NFP, except you can have protected sex on your fertile days). I don’t like being on hormonal pills, but I didn’t want to risk the weight gain/loss and skin or cycle issues going off the pill right before the wedding. I think it can be a really great method if you stick to the rules!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had been on the Pill for a long time, but recently stopped because I was getting bad migraines and finally was able to figure out that it was due to the pill…

Right now we use condoms, we’re getting married in a year so getting pregnant right now wouldn’t be great timing. However we’re sometimes bad about using condoms, although fiance always pulls out… I know it’s not super safe though.

I’ve heard a lot about the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”. I don’t know much about it but I think it’s based on taking your temperature every morning, checking cervical position and cervical mucous… I think if you put all those signs together, it’s a very reliable way of avoiding. Maybe have a look at that book?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@al1988:  we do

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@QBbride: Taking your temperature is a must in the calendar method, otherwise you don’t know for sure your fertile days. That’s how I realized my ovulation cycle was not regular.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used the calender method along with withdrawl for a year, and I was perfectly fine. I have very regular periods so I knew that I should be pretty safe. I switched to birth control pills however, because my acne was getting horrible. I had way too much testosterone and now I’m leveled out normally. I switched to a higher dose pill a month ago because of our insurance, and it seems to be working wonders for my face, my sec drive, and my attitude. The lower one I was on gave me horrible mood swings, no sex drive, and my face started acting outrageous again. weird.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@agirlwithdreams7: for me that was the best thing about going off the pill, I got my sex drive back! Good to know a higher dose pill might have been better…

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@al1988: I was on birth control for a while due to being underweight in high-school, so I used it to get my cycle going or whatever crap they feed you at the gyno office. I went on and off for a while. Now I get it, but its more like every 21 days. Which is kind of soon, but thank the lord is consistent and lengthening 🙂

Post # 16
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Newbee

I have been off the pill for 6 years… and I track my temp and fluid changes like a pro!  I love it!!  And once you ge the hang of it you are good to go.  Plus being that in tune with your body makes it easy to recognize changes that others probably miss.

I don’t really want to be a slave to artifical hormones ever again.

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