FAM (Fertility Awareness Method)
Hi ladies! I’m 26 years old, and for various reasons haven’t been consistently sexually active until about a year ago. I care a lot about what I put into my body. I eat mostly whole, organic foods and use natural/organic products. So, birth control is a topic I’ve been struggling with. I am not ready to get pregnant, but hormonal birth control/copper IUDs can definitely do a number on your body. I’ve decided to start practicing the Fertility Awareness Method. I’ve always had regular periods so I think it’s a viable option for me. I’ve obviously been using condoms and will continue to do so until I establish that I know when I’m fertile/ovulating (and after that point will always use them during my fertility window), but I would like the peace of mind of knowing when I can’t get pregnant, and having the option of going without a condom during that time (with a partner I trust of course). I’m just curious if anyone else on here is having success using this method, or would like to share their experience? I’d love to have some FAM buddies and I don’t know anyone in my life who is practicing it. I’m reading “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and I’m loving it BTW. I’m learning so much, and I’m really excited to not just practice natural birth control, but be more in tune with my body. Thanks for your comments!