(Closed) Natural Family Planing Information

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

There’s no harm in starting to chart now. If nothing else, you will see a big temp drop right before you get your next period, so you will at least have a few hours warning!

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee

It’s good to get in a habit of taking your temperature right when you wake up with a BD thermometer.  My suggestion is to use fertilityfriend.com or femilia.com to track your information until you start having your period regularly then you can switch to doing paper charts or continue using the website.

Have you read any NFP/FAM books?

It’s good that you’re going to the doctor.  My sister didn’t have a period for 7 months and went, found she has PCOS.  Hopefully they can find the underlying reason for why you have had a period.

Also, NFP/FAM does work with those who have irregular cycles.

Post # 6
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Well they can do a blood test and that can give you an answer.  PCOS dx doesn’t always present with cysts.  It’s easier to dx that way, but a blood test will also determine.

I’m sure you’re aware of the other symptoms.

Another prospect is hypothyroidism, I have it and it causes me to have irregular cycles.

Post # 7
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Definitely you can start charting without having a recent first day of your cycle.

If you haven’t already, get yourself a copy of the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Wechsler. It explains everything you’d want to know about how natural family planning works. Also, since it is a real-time method it should work with cycles of any length, though of course as you are learning it might take longer to get the hang of it. It will also help you after you wedding when you want to start TTC. I have been using NFP for almost three years now—feel free to p.m. me if you have any questions.

Post # 9
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I second TCYOF. I was skeptical at first, but I devoured that book in 3 days. 🙂 I can’t wait to start FAM and get rid of these icky hormones! 2 more weeks… 🙂

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