No Birth Control

Updated on June 26, 2011
S.M. asks from Oak Park, MI
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Me and My husband decidied against any form of birth control... condoms(too uncomfortable),pills, patches, etc... however
now since i had my 1st child my periods have become very irregular and i think im pregnant and when i finally come on i get disappointed... WE WANT more children so it won't matter if i get pregnant but having irregular periods is driving me crazy...I can't keep up with ovulation what should i do... besides see a doctor.. i don't like going to the doctor much.. try to avoid that unless its a life or death situation

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NOT having sex Is DEFINATELY NOT a solution or option here lol... I am married... however i will look into the natural family planning thing thanks for the suggestions...

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answers from Chicago on

I used NFP for quite some time. Works well, but there will be many days you will need to avoid sex "just in case" if your cycles are irregular. We found it to be sort of a pain. As for the irregular cycles, just keep some tampons in your bag at all times and live with it. Also start paying attention to signs of your fertility, as this can help both with avoiding and also with when to expect your period (usually 14 days after you ovulate). I suggest picking up a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Wechsler. Great book.

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answers from Minneapolis on

There is a birth control method that is up to 98% effective that doesn't involve any pills, patches, things getting inserted, etc. It's called Natural Family Planning. You can check it out as there likely classes in your area that teach you how to effectively do this. It's not the old rhythm method and certainly not the pull out method (which is really ineffective). Check online for a class near you. The best part for you is, when you do want to get pregnant, you can see exactly when you're ovulating - even when you have irregular cycles. There's nothing that has to be removed and no waiting for any drugs to wear off. Good luck!

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answers from Los Angeles on

You could buy an ovulation predictor. Not the throw away kind, the more expensive ones that you can use over and over, day after day. That's how we got pregnant, by using one. If I remember correctly, you have four or five days that you can get pregnant, a couple days before ovulation and your actual ovulation. Then you'll know what days to avoid having sex (if you're postponing more children) or, conversely, what days to hit it if you want to get pregnant :)

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answers from Detroit on

I have an awesome obgyn n i am giving you his info because once you see him you will feel differnet his name is Dr. Greene he is through rochester and crittiten hospital he is a male but they have two woman dr in the practice to there practice name is contemparary obstectrics. There awesoem whish i had these guys and that hospital for all my kids instead of the last two. there number is ###-###-####. good luck



answers from New York on

Don't have sex. You don't want to be on birth control, you can't predict your ovulation but you don't want more children right now? If you are sexually active and not using birth control, then you need to just be prepared for an unplanned pregnancy.

If you are really trying to be proactive here, call your doctor and ask about non-medical methods- or call you local Catholic Church and ask about Natural Family Planning classes in your area.



answers from Washington DC on

I don't get your just want something to regulate when you ovulate? You're not really looking for a birth control option... just keep having sex, and eventually, you'll be pregnant! (Probably)



answers from St. Louis on

After our son was born almost a year ago I also decided not to use birthcontrol. But I am regular, so I can easily keep track. However, it's still not 100%. But we also use the pull out method. If your hubby is up for it give it a try. :)

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