** Waves ** Hi Ladies, I am new to this thread.
I'm considering starting FAM and wanted to go ahead and just get to the source and ask my questions here, if that's okay?
My husband and I have a 9mo daughter and over this period of time we've used condoms - and our sex life has gone out the window so much it is effecting our relationship. I don't want any sort of hormonal BC, or a Mirena - basically its condoms or FAM. We've been using the withdrawal method now, but I want to incorporate FAM for extra protection so I had some questions.
1- I am busybusybusy with my 9mo DD, is this practical to think I can chart and keep up with things like temps, mucous, etc.?
2- Anyone here in my boat, a "new" baby and wanting to prevent with FAM? I am a little nervous of getting pregnant again, we want DD to be over 1.5-2yrs.. we've used withdrawal alone before and it prevented pregnancy until we stopped trying to prevent.
3- When you do FAM, do people typically just have sex "as nature intended" except for unsafe days, or do people also incorporate the withdrawal method? Just wondering, because I know the withdrawal method is supposedly fairly effective when used perfect, so combined, shouldn't FAM work really well?
Any encouragement/info would be great.. BTW, I have the book TCOYF and will be cracking it open tomorrow! OH, and I also exclusively breastfeed DD and we cosleep.. will this change how the system works?