Family planning through fertility awareness
Natural family planning can be used both to prevent unplanned pregnancy, and to increase the chance of a pregnancy if a couple has been having difficulty.
There are many different natural methods. Each of these methods uses different signals from a woman’s body to identify the times when she is most fertile and when she is least fertile. A trained professional can teach you to understand these different signals.
Natural methods include those that track regular cervical secretions, those that track a woman’s body temperature, frequent and regular breastfeeding during the first 6 months after birth, and abstinence during certain times of the menstrual cycle.
For natural methods to be effective, a woman needs to have a good understanding of her unique menstrual cycle. To prevent unplanned pregnancy, a woman and her partner should not have sex during the times when she is most fertile.
The effectiveness of natural family planning methods varies by method, and by couple using the method.
Natural planning counselling services are available at all of our clinics.
Please contact our team for more information about pricing.