Originally Posted by ReikiMommy07
TAoNFP was written specifically for Catholics and, if I remember right, explains the religious significance of using NFP and why the church doesn't allow anything else.
Yup. It does do this. momofmine, TAoNFP stands for The Art of Natural Family Planning
. It is the CCLI (Couple to Couple League Int.) textbook for NFP (though I understand they have a brand new book that is a bit smaller & a couple of supplemental books for specific situations). CCLI has NFP classes available, either in person or via correspondence course. DH & I are Christian, non-Catholic self taught NFP users.
It was easy for us to take what we wanted from TAoNFP & leave the rest, and actually a beneficial exercise to discern where our beliefs differ from theirs and why. It may be more difficult for someone who is not a Christian to read TAoNFP w/out being offended. Depends on how open-minded and how easily offended you are, though!
I'll get back to you all after I've had a chance to thoroughly compare the two methods, but yes, MW, that is my understanding also: the main difference between NFP & FAM is that alternative methods of BC are allowable in FAM, but not in NFP (barriers, spermicides, etc.). But, when I got started CTA, I read both books & decided to go with TAoNFP b/c I found it to be more comprehensive and a bit more conservative (from an efficacy standpoint).
OMM & MW: Is it solely the number of days of EWCM that could indicate a hormonal imbalance, or does quantity matter as well?
ReikiMommy07: Now if you get PG, don't go telling people it was method failure!
Heather: Yup, what MW said. Make a note on your chart now, but don't worry about it until you get there!
MaryLang: Oh, be careful! You're right, you really don't don't have enough temps to see a shift, esp. w/one out of 3 being above the CL!
Originally Posted by MarineWife
Did you realize that the second incident of spotting started 18 days after when it looks like you Oed the first time? And this temp shift is 14 days after that spotting started? I just thought that was interesting.
So, what do you think that means? Did I really O w/that odd temp shift? And maybe the breakthrough bleeding was actually an AF? What the heck is the difference between breakthrough bleeding and an anovulatory cycle anyway? Just the amount of bleeding? But it's ok to start a new chart (& new follicular stage/phase I w/standard avoidance rules after an anov. cycle but not w/breakthrough bleeding)? Not that that would have made a difference anyway b/c I went straight into EWCM from the breakthrough bleeding.