There are several non hormonal and non chemical fertility methods that are pretty much free to use. Many religions find these methods acceptable forms of contraception. When using these types of methods you must be very organized. The chance of becoming pregnant is high if your cycles are irregular, or if you use any of these methods improperly. Because these fertility methods take a lot of work on your part, some people experience stress and tension.
Here are a list of three fertility awareness methods. The first one is called the calendar method. With this method you must keep a careful record of your menstrual cycle for 6 months. You can’t use any type of hormones during this time. After this time you should be able to find out if your cycles are irregular. If your cycles are regular, you should be able to calculate your fertile days. In general, most woman are fertile a few days after ovulation. Ovulation occur 14 days before the onset of menstruation. After ovulation an egg can be fertilize. So seven days before the day of ovulation to four days after ovulation is considered to be unsafe time frame. This method shouldn’t really be used by woman with irregular cycles. The basal body temperature method is the next method. Because most woman ovulate about day 14 of their menstrual cycle. The body temperature drops slightly before ovulation. So when using this method, you should take your temperature before you get out of bed and chart your temperature. You also need to chart your menstrual cycle. The unsafe period is at the end of your menstrual cycle, and ends 3 days after your temperature rise. The third method used is the cervical mucus method. A woman’s cervical mucus changes throughout the menstrual cycle. The unsafe time using this method is when a woman’s mucus is very watery. This method takes a lot of practice. This method should be used along with the other 2 calendar methods.
Before using any of these methods, please speak to a health care provider.
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