When we were trying to conceive, I wanted as much information as possible.
Natural Family Planning lets you know your fertile days with precision.
NFP is based on observation of your “fertility signs.” Once you know what to look for, NFP is extremely reliable. For example, if you’re trying to avoid pregnancy, NFP is about 99.6% effective, comparable to the most reliable forms of hormonal contraception.
Now, it’s easy for us to know:
- When I’m fertile
- When I ovulate
- When I’m not fertile (we’re not currently TTC)
- When to expect my period
- Whether I’m healthy overall (for example, if I didn’t ovulate, we would know that too)
Looking back, I can’t believe I didn’t learn Natural Family Planning earlier.
In this article, I’m going to show you why Natural Family Planning is so reliable. I’ll explain the different fertility signs, what they mean, and how you can observe them using simple, non-invasive methods.