Fertility Indicators and BF'ing??? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 03-27-2002, 12:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
bebe luna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does anyone here use an ovulation /fertility indicator as a means of BC, and is bf'ing??? I want to know if bf'ing affects accuracy.
bebe luna is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 03-28-2002, 05:57 PM
 
lunasmum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: los angeles
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
breastfeeding can throw your cycle off, so it itself is not a good form of birth control. even if you know your body very well, you can be easily fooled. you can still ovulate even if you haven't gotten your period. my own experience, i have gotten pregnant twice while breastfeeding, the second time while using birth contol in addition. so if you're trying to avoid pregnancy, i would just use bc every time, and if you're trying to get pregnant, i would throw caution to the wind, forget about indicators, and have fun.
lunasmum is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 03-28-2002, 11:51 PM
 
mrs_hacky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello!

Good sources of info I have found on this is a book titled, "Breasetfeeding and Natural Child Spacing" by Sheila Kippley. As well as "The Art of Natural Family Planning" Both are available through www.ccli.org

NFP as explained in the above book consists of temperature and mucous observations, which after awhile tell you when you are ovulating so you may choose whether to aviod pregnancy or try to achieve pregnancy.

Nursing can affect your cycle depending on many factors - reference above books for more info on this. And you can ovulate, even without a full menstrual cycle. I have found the NFP method mentioned above to work very well for this because of the cross-referencing of my bodily signs.

Good Luck!
mrs_hacky is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 03-29-2002, 12:32 AM
m&m
 
m&m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 450
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use NFP too - it is very helpful if you are practiced at it - but beware that it is hard to predict the "next day" - sperm could remain alive for up to 5 days under ideal conditions (although highly unlikely to be more than 36 hours) - so you could get pg if you have sex even a few days before your ovulation day (happened to me).
m&m is offline  
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