We just had our Pre-Canna seminar last weekend at St. Mary, The Perpetual Rosary Parish and I have learned about the natural family planning method. Catholic churches are against the use of contraceptive as a family planning method not just because they are PRO Life but also because of the health effects of using contraceptives for a long period. They thought us that family planning is easy with the use of the Billings Ovulation Method.
I have been using contraceptive pills for 6 years after my first born child. Since I have an irregular menstrual cycle, I always say that the natural method of family planning like the calendar method is not for me. But I was wrong! I can use a very easy way which they call the Billings Ovulation Method. It’s too good not to share because it has a lot of benefits!
- You don’t need to take any contraceptive that may have a side effect to your health
- You can determine the sex of your child. They said it is a 99.99% chance. It was proven!
- Your libido will never be altered
All you have to do is to check your cycle every 6AM and 6PM every day. In the chart, you need to start counting from your first day of menstrual cycle, take note of the date. After your menstrual cycle, you need to check it down there every 6AM and 6PM. All you have to do is check the consistency of your mucus sample by rolling the mucus between your thumb and finger, pressing your fingers together, and then slowly moving them apart.
Let’s take this chart for an example.
Once you detect that you are “dry” or there is no white mucus present mark your chart with a vertical line. It means that you have 0% chance of getting pregnant, so it is safe to have sex during this time when you don’t want to be pregnant.
However, when you see that you are “wet” or there is a white mucus present, you are fertile. This is the start of your ovulation where the mucus looks like an egg white but not that sticky when you press and release your fingers. Mark this with O. Before the mucus turns slimy (peak day), there is a high probability that you are having a baby girl during these wet days.
When you check that your mucus is sticky to touch and slimy then this is the peak day of your ovulation, mark it with O/x. Three days after the peak day, you will still be fertile and there is a high possibility that you are going to have a baby boy.
Always note to have sex on alternate days especially before the start of your ovulation cycle to properly note your mucus level. When you had sex today, mark it with a ♡ and immediately mark the next day with ? symbol. This is because you cannot check the mucus due to the presence of semen.
Easy isn’t easy? If you don’t want to get pregnant you can have unlimited love-making after your ovulation since days are shorter between your period and your ovulation.
If you want to get pregnant, you can choose the gender by looking at the chart and start making love. Isn’t it amazing? It’s 99.99% accurate, they said.
But always remember that every woman’s cycle is different so you need to patiently check your mucus level every day. You may have a short or long menstruation and a long period of ovulation when you are stressed out.
This method has been proved to be true by a lot of Pro-Life advocates from the church. I am glad I had the chance to learn how it works before every thing’s too late.
If you have questions, feel free to ask me. 🙂
Get a copy of the guide here and a printable copy for you here!