question about charting and birth control - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 04-02-2004, 01:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
mommy2be's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hello, i was just reading in the charting and bf thread. everyone is mentioning whether their cervix is open or closed, etc. how do you know? do you feel your cervix with your fingers or what? i am currently pregnant, but plan to chart as a birth control method after our baby boy is born. i have absolutely no experience charting, and i do plan on breastfeeding, but after reading all of the threads on charting, it sounds so complicated. are their any websites i can visit to explain exactly how to chart? i am totally ignorant on this subject. any other birth control methods youve found effective? im not wanting the shot or an iud. thanks so much!
mommy2be is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 04-17-2004, 08:52 AM
 
velveeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 2,582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi there!

Generally, when you are charting, you become accustomed to probing around your cervix and so you will "just know" when it feels different. You will be able to observe the changes if you do a quick check every day. Remember, that with charting, you won't need to check every day. It does become very easy, though, and you won't mind, and you might even check often just out of curiosity.

And now, on to your question... For me, my cervix being open feels like a dimple-sized depression. When I charted previously (I am not at the moment - I am nursing with no signs of ovulation), I had never been pregnant. After you have a child (vaginally), your cervix never closes again completely thereafter. So, maybe someone else can shed some light on the differences after giving birth.

Good luck! It sounds like you have lots of time, though. My child is nearly a year old and I am still not charting yet! :LOL

Jean

Jean, happy HS mom to Peter (5), Daniel (9) and Lucie (2) and also someone new... baby.gif
velveeta is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off