Fertility, Motherhood, Reproduction

Those Biting Fertility Questions

This post might be a bit all over the place, but I have a brief moment of opportunity to get some thoughts out there and I don't want to wait so bear with me. In the last two years I feel as though I've learned an etiquette regarding 'family planning' questions (not that I am… Continue reading Those Biting Fertility Questions

Natural Family Planning

What’s so trendy about being contraception free?

Most people know that Catholics are big supporters of Natural Family Planning (NFP), but it looks as if they are not the only ones jumping on this trending bandwagon.  With the recent release of the book Sweetening the Pill and more and more couples coming forward to learn about NFP and supporting it, it almost… Continue reading What’s so trendy about being contraception free?

Charting, Natural Family Planning

How do you track your fertility?

I am a little over 3 months postpartum so tracking my fertility is a little tricky. Finally, I have started charting though. I am feeling pretty determined and just came across a much easier way to chart than writing it all down. Thanks to my new cell phone, I've downloaded two fertility charting Apps that… Continue reading How do you track your fertility?

Birth Control, Natural Family Planning

FAM, NFP …what???

I've decided to start a blog series about my response, reactions, and discoveries as I attempt to read this book. At first glance it's overwhelming.  It is way thicker than I thought it would be and as my eyes flutter over the pages of charts and diagrams it seems more like a science book!  I… Continue reading FAM, NFP …what???

Natural Family Planning

Can breastfeeding be a method to prevent pregnancy?

I recently stumbled upon this article:  Natural Family Planning during Breastfeeding: LAM - the Lactational Amenorrhea Method My first reaction is simply, wow!  I realize I know very little about breastfeeding, the affects of it on one's fertility, and natural family planning. I am going to get a little personal here... For those of you… Continue reading Can breastfeeding be a method to prevent pregnancy?

Birth Control

How Mr. Alcorn made me think differently about The Pill

I didn’t know very much about birth control options.  In fact, while I was still single and in college I didn’t really need to know much.  But, being in a serious relationship and likely getting married within a year or two made me more curious to know what my options would be.  So, I began… Continue reading How Mr. Alcorn made me think differently about The Pill

Birth Control

Controlling Birth: A Quest to Understand “Birth Control” – Part III Pregnancy Preventions

Part III: Pregnancy Preventions The fantastic thing about pregnancy preventions is that they are less complicated (in my opinion).  There are no foreign chemicals or substances pervasively intruding your body which make these methods far less convoluted.  Plus, they don't mess with the process of procreation nearly as intrusively. The short list of barrier methods… Continue reading Controlling Birth: A Quest to Understand “Birth Control” – Part III Pregnancy Preventions