(Closed) NFP – Anyone using the Marquette method?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Newbee

I’m not, but I wanted to tell you that I googled the Marquette Method and found a reference to it in reputable article on it on pubmed.  Researchers found it 99.4% with perfect usage which is pretty amazing!  I have seen in pharmacies those fertility monitors which can put you back a pretty penny but definitely cheaper than a child or longterm cost of the pill, condoms, etc.  Plus when you do want to have children, it’s handy!

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18997569

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just want to throw out there that using a fertility monitor is not necessarily a valid way of doing BC…. Sperm can live up to 5 days before ovulation in the right environment, so if you wait until your fertile to abstain you’re prob. going to be pregnant! 🙂

I’m not familiar with the Marquette Method. I’m learning and charting using the Sympto-Thermal method.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OK, that’s good! Lol, I was like, “um… this is sounding worse that calendar method!” haha 🙂 But it almost sounds like STM with the addition of a fertility monitor. I’d be interested in learning more as I’m always willing for another “sign”:-) Can you rec any good info on it? 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Whoa. I’ve never heard of this, but this sounds like a whooooooole lot of work! But it would definintely be interesting.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In reading more about it, I would def. primarily use Cervical Fluid / Mucus as your primary sign, Cervical position and the Clear Blue monitor as secondary. The machines failure rate is too high for my comfort, but it would be nice to have the backup of YES, you are right, you are fertile. It is good though that it gives the 6 day window… I thought you couldn’t tell until later… 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m using Sympto-Thermal which is similar minus the fertility monitor. Since I’m not married yet I have not really put it fully into practice, but after charting for 5 cycles now I feel like I really have a better idea of what is going on with my body. 

If you are looking for other places to chart online I know lots of people use Fertility Friend. I’ve also used TCOYF‘s online program (which can be a little buggy but makes a pretty picture), although I like charting on paper and making my own judgements about the different phases.

I also highly reccommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It’s based on the Sympto-Thermal method, but you might find some of the info useful.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hi

 

I am using the method described in the TCOYF book that combines Temps, and Cervical mucus.  I also am using the Marquette method.  They seem to work together well.

I choose to use all three based on my research from peer reviewed research journals from Europe.

I am a very scientifically minded person and found these two methods to work for me.

I have found that the temps are a little confusing to read and may purchase a Lady comp.

As my wedding is June 16  I have not put this into practice yet.  But I found that the Marquette method was much easer to learn then the STM described in the TCOYF book.

If you have experence using any of these things I would love to read about it.

Thank you

 

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