When it comes to contraception, most people think about barrier methods, like condoms, and the birth control pill.
Whatever contraceptive methods a person decides to use is really a personal choice.
But, if a person really wants to avoid chemicals in their body, the best natural birth control alternative is to become more aware of your own menstrual cycle and fertile times.
Now let’s define fertility awareness. Fertility awareness is when a woman monitors her fertility and avoid unprotected sex during ovulation, which usually falls somewhere in the middle of the menstrual cycle eg. Day 14.
For those who want to have a baby with the natural approach, it would be handy to have a natural family planning calendar to help determine which days are the most fertile and when ovulation is likely to occur.
This would be the best time to have SEX!
The Pill Is A Synthetic Hormone
The Pill was first approved for contraceptive use in the US in 1960. This synthetic hormone is currently used by more than 100 million women worldwide and by almost 12 million women in the US (source).
The pill is a very effective contraceptive as it contains hormones that manipulates the woman’s fertility cycle to prevent ovulation and pregnancy from occuring. But, like all drugs, it does have side effects associated with it.
Some individuals have reported all kinds of symptoms such as weight gain, mood swings, PMS etc.
I personally do not like the idea of taking hormones or any other potentially harmful substances that interferes with my body’s natural cycle, but there are plenty of people who won’t mind it.
The natural approach is just as effective as the pill, with no side effects. So why not choose the natural way of doing things?
Knowledge Is Gold
The natural contraception approach might help you and your partner have a better sex life. Learning how to monitor and become more aware of your menstrual cycle and fertile times means that it is not necessary to use barrier methods to prevent pregnancy.
Sex can be done during those non-fertile times (safe times) without getting pregnant. The guy might like the fact that he doesn’t need to put on a condom.
For those who want to learn and apply the natural contraceptive approach, I would like to recommend the ‘Natural Fertility Management Kit’, which can be purchased at HERE!
Watch the video below as Wendy Dumaresq from Rad-Pads talk about this kit. She also sells other eco-friendly products, such as reusable menstrual clothes and ebooks. Find out more about Rad-Pads HERE!
Natural Fertility Management Kit
Choosing the natural contraceptive approach is a personal choice. There are benefits with learning about how your body works and when to have “fun” sex or “baby making” sex.
It will definitely be more enjoyable for the couple not having to use barrier methods or artificial hormones to prevent pregnancy.