How To Choose The Right Family Planning Method For You As A Mum (By Uchechi Onyia)
Uchechi Onyia calls herself the NFP queen! She is a trained instructor on the Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning. She teaches women how to understand their menstrual cycles in order to avoid or conceive pregnancy or select the sex of their babies. She has been practicing NFP for over 4 years and been teaching NFP for over 2 years. She is a wife and mum of 2 girls.
Here is our session with her on How To Choose The Right Family Planning Method For You As A Mum
5 Discussion topics you should have with your spouse before choosing:
Types Of Family Planning Methods – Natural:
Natural Method: Rules & Side effects
Types Of Family Planning Methods – Artificial (1) CONDOM:
Artificial Method (2) ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES:
Artificial Method (3) IUD:
Artificial Method (4) IUS:
Artificial Method (5) Others:
How to choose? 6 Points To Consider
Is Breastfeeding a family planning method?
Do Some Seeds Work?
PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON A PERIOD PREDICTOR APP TO TRACK YOUR CYCLE OR TRACK YOUR FERTILITY!
The app is not in your body to know what’s going on. It’s only a prediction that is bound to fail. Even with regular periods. Have you noticed days that your period comes later than the app predicts? In instances when ovulation is delayed maybe due to stress or illness, the app doesn’t know this. The days it predicts as fertile will actually be infertile days. And the days it predicts as infertile will turn out to be fertile days. You know what will happen when you make when you are fertile right?
Q1: Please how do I know the length of my cycle?
Q2: I was on every day pills and still got pregnant . Please why did that happen?
Q3: After kids, I don’t how many days cycle it is, all I do is note the date my period starts and feel my safe period is like 3 days after my period and say 1 week before the next one. How do I track better to know my safe & unsafe period?
Q4: How safe is the NFP especially with women with irregular cycles and high prolactin levels?
Q5: please what’s your take on use of things like Postinor when there’s a pregnancy scare
Q6: How soon does the side effects on the implants begin to show or take effect
Q7: In case where the husband wants more children and you are not ready for more children. How can you do the natural family planning?
A7: With NFP it becomes easier because you have had the discussion continuously. When you are faced with this situation, you have to continually discuss and share your views on your choices. NFP requires some form of abstinence on days when you are fertile or days not available for intercourse. It is with mutual understanding and agreement that you can actually adhere to it.
Q8: I don’t even understand a thing about my body, circle and even ovulation. I only welcome my period anytime it comes
A8: Not an issue. You need to learn it because it is very very important you have this knowledge. Register for my class on understanding the menstrual cycle and I will coach you through the process for a year. Very cheap! this is just to ensure you are able to recognise when there are changes and apply the rules correctly