(Closed) NFP advice/resources/help

posted 10 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

why did you stop the bc? NFP is theorectically possible, but definitely not 100% effective. if you use this method you have to understand that you could get pregnant. if this isn’t an option, i would stay on the bc!

Post # 5
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am getting ready to start my NFP classes as part of my pre cana consultation. As someone that is new to the Catholic Church as well as NFP I found this website to be very helpful. We’ve been using condoms as our sole source of BC for 5 years and haven’t had any accidents, but no method is fool proof.

Post # 6
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We use NFP (without condoms) and it’s worked so far (we’ve been married almost a year now). If you learn and apply the rules, it’s actually really effective. The uneffectiveness people refer to is usually either from using the rhythm method (which is NOT effective) or from bending the rules a bit.

Basically, it’s simply learning the cycles your body goes through and the physical signs it gives that tell you when you can get pregnant and when you can’t. Then it’s up to you and your husband to decide what you do with that information (meaning, if you don’t want to get pregnant, you abstain during the period when you’re fertile).

The Catholic Church really promotes this method, so they might be able to connect you with resources and classes, even if you’re not Catholic (we aren’t, but my mom teaches it). I’ve also heard a lot of women talk about a book called “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”. I haven’t read it myself, but I’ve heard a lot of people recommend it so you could look into that, too.

Post # 7
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MaybeeBecca: Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a great book for any woman who wants to understand her body better, and is really helpful for NFP or trying to conceive. Its awesome!

Post # 8
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If it is important that you NOT get pregnant now…..will condoms be your only birth control?  (other than the calendar?)

I think this is very very risky.  There are other methods, like shots or implants if you’re sick of the daily dose.  But if a priority is to control-birth…i would think it would be best to be on birth-control.

From someone who had been on birth control for 13 years – and used condoms every time with a new partner or when I miss a pill — THEY BREAK.  more than you want, and more than they say on the label.  Sorry to say that I know nothing about NFP — but I would NEVER rely on condoms alone to not make me pregnant.  Just playing devil’s advocate — going off the pill is asking for pregancy…or more worry than it’s worth.?



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