Natural Fertility Care

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By being a Lady-Comp user, you have demonstrated that you are committed to natural family planning without the use of hormonal birth control.  Therefore, if you are having trouble conceiving, it only makes sense that you would prefer to seek out natural treatments, rather than subject your body to fertility drugs.

Luckily, more and more physicians are embracing this way of thinking and pursuing natural approaches, the most common of which is known as the Creighton Model Fertility Care System.  With this system, you will chart your cycle, as well as a number of other physical changes to your body throughout, in an effort to naturally determine the cause of your infertility.  Physicians will use these results, along with an evaluation of your body’s hormones, to look for specific markers that can be telltale signs of infertility causes.  These can include premenstrual spotting, three or more days of brown menstrual bleeding, quality and quantity of cervical mucus flow, and abnormal lengths of time between ovulation.  Once the irregularities have been identified, natural methods of correcting them can be discussed. Continue reading

Obesity and Fertility

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photo courtesy of shreehospital.com

According to a March 2014 article in the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, in 2010, 31.9 percent of women ages 20 to 39 years old in the United States met the definition of obesity.  Obesity is defined as an adult with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher, which translates roughly to a woman of 5’9 who weighs 203 pounds or more.  However, ill effects to your health can be felt long before you reach the stage of obesity; they can be found in the overweight stage as well.  A 5’9 woman is considered overweight with a BMI of 25 to 29.9, which is approximately 169 to 202 pounds. Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Natural Family Planning (Part 3- Final)

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“Natural family planning” is any method of fertility management that uses natural methods to determine the time of the month when a woman is most fertile.  These methods help a woman to learn and recognize the changes to her body around her fertile time, and make decisions about having sex in accordance with if she is trying to postpone or achieve pregnancy.  As with any birth control method, there are things about it that you may feel are advantages or disadvantages to you personally.  Below are some things about natural family planning methods to keep in mind. Continue reading

Myths about Natural Family Planning (Part 2)

myths about natural family planning“Natural Family Planning” is an umbrella term which encompasses natural forms of fertility management based on scientific research about women’s fertility cycles.  This includes the Basal Body Temperature, Ovulation, and Sympto-Thermal Methods, as well as the more technologically advanced Lady-Comp personal fertility computer.  Unfortunately, there are many pervasive myths about natural family planning that prevent some couples from trying it.  We will dispel some of those myths below. Continue reading

How Men Can Support Their Partner with Natural Family Planning (Part 1)

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“Natural family planning” is a form of fertility management where a woman uses the signs her body naturally gives her to determine the point in her menstrual cycle when she is most fertile.  For many women, this system is preferable to the uncomfortable and unhealthy side effects that can accompany the use of hormonal birth control methods.  If you are a man with a partner who has chosen a natural family planning method of birth control, it is important for you to know that you have a part to play in supporting her with her choice.  Below are some ways in which you can work with your partner to achieve your fertility goals. Continue reading