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March 11, 2008

The Symptothermal Method.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ashlynn @ 10:28 am

If you’re looking for a chemical-free alternative to birth control you may want to try the Symptothermal method.

When using the Symptothermal method you are charting three main indicators of fertility; changes in basal body temperature and cervical mucus, and your own calendar calculation. This method identifies the naturally occuring fertile and infertile phases of your menstrual cycle. The information can then be used to acheive your birth control (or pregnancy) goals.

For this method of natural birth control to work your temperature must be taken every morning before you get out of bed. Once your temperature is taken, record it on a chart, or calendar, so you can easily track the day to day fluctuations. Your temperature should be around 97.2°F and 97.4°F. Ovulation is indicated with an increase in body temperature from half a degree to as much as a full degree and will stay elevated due to an increased production of progesterone (natural hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle.)

Temperature that is sustained for at least three days is an indication that ovulation has taken place; you can assume that having sex will not result in a pregnancy. It’s only before you ovulate that determining when the safest time to have sex is the hardest.

Fertilization can occur during the first 24 hours after the ovaries have released an egg. However, sperm can remain inside a woman for up to seven days making pregnancy possible, even if you don’t have sex during your fertile time.

The Mayo Clinic gives the Symptothermal method a 98% effectiveness rate. This percentage is based on women who do not have irregular periods, irregular body temperature patterns, or recurrent reproductive tract infections. Women who suffer from the later should not rely on this method of birth control.

*** This is a great website to find calendars to track your periods, ovulation, fertile days, if you’re late, pregnancy due date, etc.

Birth Control Buzz is a service company that provides types of birth control (prescription required), health administrative services, and statistics predominantly to US patients seeking to purchase birth control on-line.

For more information, call 1-866-732-0305 or visit http://www.birthcontrolbuzz.com/.

Birth Control Buzz is a service company that provides birth control prices, types of birth control(prescription required), health administrative services, and birth control statistics predominantly to US patients seeking to purchase pharmaceuticals on-line. For more information, call 1-866-868-8850 or visit http://www.birthcontrolbuzz.com/.

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