I wasn't sure if this would be a hot topic, so I put in IMO just in case. Does anyone use the Sympto-Thermal, or Billings Method of natural family planning? I've been unhappy with the side effects of the pill (I've been on it for ten years now) and now that I'm married I worry about getting preggars. Both of these methods look pretty darned accurate, as much or more so than the birth control pill I've been taking forever, if used accurately. Now I'm not talking about the Calender or Rythem methods- which I know don't work very well. I specifically mean Sympto-Thermal and Billings. We don't want to use condoms all the time, for obvious reasons. I know of quite a few people who have used NFP to space pregnancies with a lot of success (ie wanted to have three kids over the course of six years), but I've never known anyone who used it and absolutely did not want to have kids. I'm no longer acquainted with anyone who uses NFP, so I figured I'd ask here. I'd like to figure out which method is better- they seem pretty similar as far as success rates go (99% with perfect use). One involves monitering mucous, the other involves that as well as basal body temp.
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8/7/05 at 8:39pm