Note from Joy
These suggestions can be an effective way to prevent pregnancy but please note, they are not 100%. The only 100% true method of birth control is abstinence (NO SEX) which may not be what you want to hear! Also, there's the calendar rhythm method. Enjoy this eye-opening post from Mary, a holistic nutrition student.
Hi everyone! Thanks Joy for inviting me back, so I know in my last post I spoke about all the The Truth About the Birth Control Pill. To recap the side effects of using the pill are; Infertility, Hormonal Imbalance, Lost Interest in Sex, they can alter your natural choice in a mate, Nutrient Depletion, Dry Vagina and Yeast Infections. Yikes that doesnt sound like fun does it?
Im going to share with you some holistic ways to keep from getting a little bun in the oven.
Basal Body Temperature (BBT)
This is done every morning before you do anything, even before you get out of bed, keep a thermometer beside you bed, stick it under your tongue and track your temperature.
Tracking your BBT allows you to track your ovulation and to make sure you are indeed ovulating. Before ovulation, a woman's basal body temperature is usually about 97.0 to 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit, post ovulation temperatures are 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit higher than pre-ovulatary temperatures, and your temperature will probably stay elevated until your next cycle begins.
Checking your cervical fluid
This helps to determine when you are fertile, your cervix produces a fluid and at different stages of your cycle this fluid changes.
Asides from the side effects of the birth control pill other reasons to use the BBT and cervical fluid method would be the icky things that are found in latex condoms and lubricants. Many women have found that they have allergic reactions to latex or even the lubricant that these condoms have on them already, look for condoms that are paraben and glycerine-free. Here are some points about what is used in the making of condoms and how they affect our lady parts:
Check out Sir Richards Condom Company they use 100% natural latex, and are vegan, paraben and glycerin free. There are also many apps out there for your phones for tracking your BBT and cervical fluid. So, have fun the natural, holistic way you were meant to!
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