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counting days as birth control tool

  1. 0 I just don't get it. How exactly do you count days to determine "safe days" and "unsafe days"? Please make it as easy as possible to understand:imbar
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  3. Visit  bethem profile page
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    This is what Catholics refer to as the "rhythm method". It involves counting the days in your cycle and only having intercourse on days which are deemed "safe". It is not a terribly reliable method. If you Google the term "rhythm method" you should find some sites that make it easy to understand.
  4. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    PLEASE PLEASE consult this book:

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...60937645&itm=1

    Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

    Toni Weschler

    THE authority on such matters. Further questions need to be directed to your doctor/midwife. GOOD LUCK!
  5. Visit  Alibaba profile page
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    hi,,thanks for the replies. as for fowarding all questions to my pcp, I guess I should explain... I am volunteering at a catholic charities site and trying to teach "acceptable" birth control to immigrant families (women). Knowing the rationale behind the system helps a bit, but I need a completely simplified way to explain it to the women. thanks
  6. Visit  hospitalstaph profile page
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    Quote from bethem
    This is what Catholics refer to as the "rhythm method". It involves counting the days in your cycle and only having intercourse on days which are deemed "safe". It is not a terribly reliable method. If you Google the term "rhythm method" you should find some sites that make it easy to understand.
    Sorry, but this Catholic calls it the "unrealiable method" I recommend the Creighton Method instead.

    T
  7. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    It is commonly referred to as "Vatican Roulette."

    Teach temperature.
  8. Visit  hospitalstaph profile page
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    It is commonly referred to as "Vatican Roulette."

    Teach temperature.
    OHG!!! Too funny! I will have to remember that one for church tomorrow

    T
  9. Visit  clee1 profile page
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    Quote from Alibaba
    I just don't get it. How exactly do you count days to determine "safe days" and "unsafe days"? Please make it as easy as possible to understand:imbar
    This method is only effective IF the lady is COMPLETELY regular with her periods. Before it is relied on, a careful charting of daily temperatures over several cycles should be done. A former girlfriend and I used this method effectively for over three years!

    Having said all that, ovulation is nominally on day 14 of the cycle, so abstaining from intercourse on days 12-16 is what is done. Those days are the "unsafe" days.
    Last edit by clee1 on Feb 4, '06
  10. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Quote from L&Dsomeday
    OHG!!! Too funny! I will have to remember that one for church tomorrow

    T
    You know what they call people who use rhythm?

    Parents.
  11. Visit  DutchgirlRN profile page
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    We used the rhythm method the first 5 years we were married. I was as regular as clockwork. I did not want to use BC pills because I was on them, went off, got pregnant,and miscarried. I got it in my head that it was because of the BC pills. Other methods of BC just never occured to us because it wouldn't have been a catastrophe had we gotten pregnant. I took my temperature religiously. One month my temp dropped 8 days after my period and we had had sex the night before and I did get pregnant. Waited 48 hours, had my blood drawn at work and it was positive. My baby is now 24 years old and has her own little bundle of joy. Following her birth I did go on BC pills. Decided to get pregnant 3 years later, went off BC pills, had a miscarriage. Used no BC for the next 6 years and finally got pregnant. He is now 16 y/o. Did you know that secondary infertility is actually more common than primary infertility. I had a procedure to flush my tubes just prior to getting pregnant with our son. Apparently there was a blockage somewhere. Didn't mean to turn this into a manuscript sorry.
  12. Visit  SerenityR.N. profile page
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    Very interesting. Did you ever hear of anyone else miscarrying once getting off the pill?
  13. Visit  MarySunshine profile page
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    There's a HUGE difference between the rhythm method (abstaining during certain calender days) and charting your temperature and cervical mucous changes ("Fertility Awareness Method" or "Natural Family Planning"). One is highly unreliable and the other can give a very accurate picture of your body's fertility in a given day. I second SmilingBluEyes' book recommendation.

    Charting your fertility is accepted by the Catholic church, and is relatively easy to learn and intuitive once you get the hang of it. If used correctly, it can be as effective as the BCP. HOWEVER, I don't think it can be taught in a short conversation. It requires some careful explanation, practice, and plenty of time for questions. Good luck to you!
    Last edit by MarySunshine on Feb 4, '06
  14. Visit  DutchgirlRN profile page
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    Quote from urcina
    Very interesting. Did you ever hear of anyone else miscarrying once getting off the pill?
    My OB/GYN told me, 30 years ago, that it's not uncommon to miscarry if you get pregnant within 6 months of going off BC pills. I'm sure that info is very now obsolete. BC now have much lower doses of hormone. The ones I took way back then were "strong". Maybe, just maybe, back then it was true but I doubt that it is true anymore.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Feb 4, '06


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