I would also like to support the Natural Family Planning method. It is based on your body's naturally occurring fertility signs and is in no way the counting method. You can go to www.ccli.org for more information and to enroll in a class. My husband and I have been using it for 7 years now. We have used it both to avoid pregnancy and to achieve pregnancy (two times and both planned). Even if you didn't have the emotional reaction to the birth control pill, I would recommend staying away from it. The hormones have been shown to cause cancer as well as other medical issues. Also, when you get in tune with your body from making daily observations, you get to know you body better. Then if a problem arises, your fertility signs may change, alerting you to a problem with your health. However, if you are on hormone birth control, it may mask the problem. I say the more natural the better. Plus, while most of the hormone birth control options are meant to prevent conception, sometimes is does occur. So the hormones are meant to prevent both conception and implantation. Besides, if conception is not supposed to occur with birth control, how does the unplanned pregnancy occur?
For those of you who use condoms during your fertile time, I'd like to make a suggestion. If you are in a time of postponing pregnancy, consider abstaining. This can be a powerful experience. There are other ways of being close to each other during this time. Then when the abstaining time (or fertile time) is over and you engage in marital relations, it makes that time so much more special. Even if this is not for you, I applaud you for staying away from putting chemicals into your body.