Having a child is a joyful and glorious experience for anyone, but for some people, it isn’t always the perfect time. When you’re aware that you’re not ready for children, doing what you can to avoid getting pregnant can be the best idea for you and your partner. Whether you’re unsure if the timing is right or you’re simply unable to care for a child, avoiding pregnancy can be done naturally so that you can wait for the right time.
Using a saliva ovulation test is an easy and natural way to get a good idea on what days you will be most fertile. Planning intercourse around these times will help to reduce the risk of pregnancy. These tests are reusable, easy to use and almost 99 percent accurate.
Keep track of your cycle on a calendar. This method helps you get a general idea of when your cycle begins and ends and how long it is going to be. Since your cycle usually comes around the same time each month, you can get an idea of any kinds of patterns your cycle shows.
Read about fertility and understanding ovulation is one of the crucial factors in learning how to avoid getting pregnant. It’s hard to know what to look for or how your cycle affects your ability to get pregnant, but when you do a little bit of research, you can begin to understand your own body more. Recording your cycle’s information will be more helpful once you have an idea how fertility and natural contraception truly works.
These tips are great. I always wrote down the days I have my period. However, since mine is very irregular it does not really help to figure out the exact fertile days. A friend of mine had a special technique to calculate her fertile days but she always had a regular period. I find that the best thing is to protect yourself by taking the pill, for example. I have taken the pill for many years but would not recommend taking it too long, not that it ruins your eggs and your chance to get a baby once you are ready.
I agree that understanding ovulation is a good way to decrease the odds of getting pregnant, at the same time it’s not 100% certain. In my view though, I do think that the natural way is the way to go, so nothing like being well informed.
I’m not sure I agree with you about the fact that the pill ruins your chances to have a baby once you’re ready. Or maybe it all works out different for individual people. I was on the pill for close to eight years and when my husband and I decided to have a child, it only took three months of trying and today we have a beautiful, healthy baby girl.
You should not blame your self for the first baby. Things happen in life that you can’t control. I think you should just use a condom. You could just have dry sex.
I’m ready for a baby myself but my fiancee still needs some convincing. I haven’t wanted to take the pill due to me being paranoid about messing up my cycle. I know it may not be a real reason to worry, but I’d rather be safe now than sorry later! I highly reccommend an app called Kindara (no, I don’t work for them, lol!) You can easily keep track of your cycle and your fertile days and it’s been an excellent tool for letting me know that everything’s running clean! It also shows you a nice little calendar so you can decide which days to have unprotected sex or not! 🙂
Those pills are something strong and my second kid came through even if my wife took the pill. She didn’t took it exactly on the day after so most likely that was why it didn’t work. Thank god it didn’t! 🙂
This is a very good article! After having three children, I always track my ovulation to avoid any more pregnancies. So far, so good! If you go this route though, MAKE SURE you know when you ovulated during your cycle. Not every woman ovulates on the 14th day. So the only way this is effective is if you are 100% sure when you ovulate.
Sounds terribly risky to me – very many women don’t have clockwork cycles, and even the healthiest young women can have their cycle thrown off by illness, poor diet and even just stress. If you’re concerned about going on the pill then just get your guy to use a condom. If he’s not willing to make this little adjustment for you then honestly he’s probably not the kind of man you want in your life anyway in my opinion.