 Fertility awareness aka Natural Family
Planning is a collection of methods using
your body’s natural and normal function...
 The calendar; basal body temperature;
and cervical mucus methods are
combined to give you the awareness of
when your bod...
 First of all become familiar with your
menstrual cycle and to begin charting
your fertility pattern.
 The average menst...
 Day 1: The first day of your menstrual flow is
the beginning of your cycle.
 Day 7: By day seven your egg is preparing
...
 Step 1: Plan on tracking your menstrual cycle for 8 to 12
months.
 Step 2: Day 1 will be the first day you start menstr...
 Step 1: Take your temperature orally each
morning before you become active.
 Step 2: Use a basal thermometer which
reco...
 Step 1: Collect the mucus from the vaginal
opening with your fingers by wiping them
from front to back.
 Step 2: Record...
 When fertility awareness is used correctly
and consistently, it may reach effective
rates around 90%.
 Typical use, whi...
 There are no health risks or side effects
associated with Natural Family Planning.
 Yes. Fertility awareness does not h...
 The Pros of Fertility Awareness include:
› Effective when used correctly and consistently
› No side effects
› Immediate ...
Natural family planning (NFS)
Natural family planning (NFS)
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Natural family planning (NFS)

This is a slide based on Natural Family Planning. It includes what it is, how to count to your menstrual period, how to know your most fertile days, etc.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Natural family planning (NFS)

  • 1.  Fertility awareness aka Natural Family Planning is a collection of methods using your body’s natural and normal functioning to determine the days of the month you are most likely to get pregnant.  Natural Family Planning is a method of birth control that does not use any drugs or devices. It combines the calendar/rhythm method, the basal body temperature method, and the cervical mucus method.  Used both as a means of preventing pregnancy as well as targeting the most fertile time for getting pregnant.
  • 2.  The calendar; basal body temperature; and cervical mucus methods are combined to give you the awareness of when your body is most fertile. As you become familiar with your body’s ovulation and fertile periods, it provides you the opportunity to abstain from sexual intercourse or use a barrier method during that time.
  • 3.  First of all become familiar with your menstrual cycle and to begin charting your fertility pattern.  The average menstrual cycle is between 28 to 32 days, however there are two parts related to your cycle: before ovulation and after ovulation.
  • 4.  Day 1: The first day of your menstrual flow is the beginning of your cycle.  Day 7: By day seven your egg is preparing to be fertilized by sperm.  Days 11-21: (based on 28-day cycle) Hormones in your body cause the egg to be released from the ovary around this time. This process is known as ovulation. The egg travels through the fallopian tube towards the uterus. If sperm penetrates the egg, the fertilized egg will attach to the lining of the uterus and begin to grow. If fertilization does not happen the egg breaks apart.  Day 28: Hormone levels drop around this day causing the lining of the uterus to be shed making up your menstrual flow.
  • 5.  Step 1: Plan on tracking your menstrual cycle for 8 to 12 months.  Step 2: Day 1 will be the first day you start menstruation.  Step 3: Pick the longest and shortest of the cycles from your monthly tracking.  Step 4: The first day of your fertility period is determined by subtracting 18 days from the length of your shortest cycle. If 26 days was your shortest menstrual cycle, take 26 and subtract 18 to come up with the number 8. This means that the first day of your fertility window starts on the 8th day of your cycle.  Step 5: The last fertile day is determined by subtracting 11 from the length of your longest cycle. If 32 days was your longest menstrual cycle, take 32 and subtract 11 to reach the number 21. This means that the last day of your fertility period ends on the 21st day of your cycle.
  • 6.  Step 1: Take your temperature orally each morning before you become active.  Step 2: Use a basal thermometer which recognizes small changes in your temperature. Your body temperature will only rise between 0.4and 1 degree Fahrenheit when you ovulate. Buy a Basal Thermometer Now.  Step 3: Record you temperature every day on your fertility tracking calendar.
  • 7.  Step 1: Collect the mucus from the vaginal opening with your fingers by wiping them from front to back.  Step 2: Record it daily on your fertility calendar by making note of the colour (yellow, white, clear or cloudy), the consistency (thick, sticky, or stretchy) and the feel (dry, wet, sticky, slippery, stretchy).  Step 3: Ovulation is recorded on the day that your mucus is clearest, slippery and most stretchy.
  • 8.  When fertility awareness is used correctly and consistently, it may reach effective rates around 90%.  Typical use, which refers to the average use, shows a failure rate of approx. 25%. If you are committed to tracking and recording your fertility information, you can achieve much higher success rates.
  • 9.  There are no health risks or side effects associated with Natural Family Planning.  Yes. Fertility awareness does not have any effects on the male or female reproductive functioning. Pregnancy is possible immediately following the practice of fertility awareness.
  • 10.  The Pros of Fertility Awareness include: › Effective when used correctly and consistently › No side effects › Immediate reversibility › Inexpensive or free › No devices, no drugs, no prescriptionsor office visits › Does not contain estrogen which mayincrease the risk of heart problems › Acceptable for couples who have religious concerns relatedto contraception › Effective for couples who are preventing or trying to getpregnant.  The Cons of Fertility Awarenessinclude: › Requires diligence from both partners › Requires periods of abstinence or backupcontraception for approximately 1/3 of the month › Requires consistent and accurate recordkeeping › More challenging for women with irregularcycles

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