- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
My fiance and I are commited to doing NFP when we get married, but I have some anxiety about it I’m hoping you can help to alleviate. I have been on the birth control pill for 7 years because of heavy/long period and hormonal acne. I really HATE being on the pill. I hate having synthetic hormones running me. I hate not knowing my real cycle and the way my body works. We decided when we got married I was going to get off the pill, just simply because it is unhealthy to be on the pill for so long, and we don’t believe in contreception.
We really, really are hopeful about doing NFP, but we’re both still in college. That scares me because we really would have no means to provide for a baby for the next few years if I would get pregnant. For some reason, something in me feels irresponsible for considering NFP because we wouldn’t be able to give a baby what it needed right now.
I’m also worried I would be “bad” at it I guess- that I would misread CM, or not get accurate temp readings, or something. Just coming off the pill, it is going to take several months for the cycle to get back to a routine where I can effectively “read” it and find patterns, but our wedding is in 4 months.
I’m just looking for success stories or reassurement that we can avoid pregnancy for at least 2 years using NFP so we can get out of college and get stable jobs, and then can use NFP to conceive a baby when we have what we need to provide for a baby. I’m afraid of the pressure it would put on our new marriage always being stressed out that I might be pregnant.
Please help! I WANT this to work, and I WANT this for our relationship!