At McLaren Oakland Family Planning Center our experts can help you understand the benefits of using natural family planning (NFP). NFP is a form of birth control which methods include tuning into your body and learning to read the signs that identify which stage you are in your cycle. With this knowledge, you can decide if you want to conceive or avoid pregnancy.
The advantages of using natural family planning methods include:
- most women can use them, providing they are properly educated and keep accurate records
- you do not need any further help from a healthcare provider once you have learned how to use them
- they can be used to avoid pregnancy or to become pregnant, according to your wishes
- they do not involve chemicals or physical products, so there are no adverse side effects
- they can help you recognize normal and abnormal vaginal secretions, so you are aware of any sexually transmitted infection
- they are acceptable to all faiths and cultures
- they involve your partner in the process which can often help increase feelings of intimacy and trust
- they are immediately reversible - as soon as you stop using the methods, you can get pregnant (unlike the contraceptive injection, where your fertility can take a while to return)
Our Compassionate Team
will educate you on how to follow your cycle and how to assess your fertility.
For more information schedule your appointment today.