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 amContinue reading “Those Biting Fertility Questions”

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 almostContinue reading “What’s so trendy about being contraception free?”

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 thatContinue reading “How do you track your fertility?”

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!  IContinue reading “FAM, NFP …what???”

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 youContinue reading “Can breastfeeding be a method to prevent pregnancy?”

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 beganContinue reading “How Mr. Alcorn made me think differently about The Pill”

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