Natural family planning teaches you when you can have sex each month without contraception with a reduced pregnancy risk. It works by certain body signs and symptoms indicating fertility. Therefore, you can work out when you’re likely to be fertile and more likely to get pregnant if you have sex.
One of our specially trained nurses will help you to spot three signs that predict fertility. During your fertile time, you will need to avoid sex, or use a barrier method of contraception like condoms.
Most women who have regular cycles can be shown this method by one of our specially qualified nurses. This method has no side effects and teaches you proved body awareness. However, it can be a less effective method of contraception and can take people a long while to learn. There are a lot of things can disrupt normal fertility signs, you may need to avoid sex or use contraception for up to 16 days in a month during your fertile time. Your named nurse will be able to discuss this method with you at length during your consultation and will be there to support you while you learn the technique.
There are very few centres in the UK that teach this method and The Women’s Health Clinic are able to provide you with expert advice and support to enable you to correctly use this method.