Welcome guys, to the beginning of this week. It is going to be a GREAT week; I can feel it in my bones. The reason I chose to write on this topic today is because I came across what seems to be a rumor about Kate Middleton – the Duchess of Cambridge being pregnant with her third child barely 4 months after Princess Charlotte was born. Read the story here.
I choose to use the words “seems to be a rumor” because I hate to believe that the royal family does not believe in “BIRTH CONTROL”
Anyway, I’m not writing this post to reiterate the importance of birth control bla bla bla. We all know how important it is. Rather, I am going to be sharing with you the OTHER WAY we can “control birth” without swallowing any pill.
Before I go on, let me mention some of the “conventional” birth control methods:
- Pills: These are daily birth control pills which you have to take at a specific time EVERY DAY. Unfortunately, this is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers as the pill can be harmful to the baby. Aside from that, its major disadvantage is “Weight gain”. Whether you are a nursing mother or not, birth control pills makes you put on a few extra flesh.
- Injection: For those that are not able to remember to take a pill at the same time every day, the remedy is probably a monthly injection. Sounds like a life saver since nursing mothers are allowed to use this method but trust me when I say RUN AWAY! It unfortunately has the same disadvantage as the Pill if not worse; WEIGHT GAIN! As a matter of fact, I know someone that put on TWO DRESS SIZES while using the injection. She actually didn’t gain much weight after having her first child but her second child came too soon after the first so she sought for birth control and landed in a heap of cellulite.
- Patch: Please I urge you to forget this method. It is WAY too complicated even for highly intelligent people. Birth control shouldn’t have to be that hard. I mean all you really want to do is NOT get pregnant even when you indulge in the act of “getting pregnant”. So what is the deal with sticking patches on your arm at a particular time in a particular way to get a particular result? Like I said, TOO COMPLICATED.
- Implant: This is basically when a small, ‘T-shaped’ device is inserted into your vagina to prevent ovulation thereby stopping pregnancy for up to TEN YEARS. Sounds like the perfect option right? But then of course there are HEAVY disadvantages ranging from vaginal infection, change in bleeding frequency, prolonged heavy/light bleeding etc.
Now, this brings me back to the reason I decided to write this post.
I understand there are lots of women out there who hate medicine and cannot stand the sight of injections or probably don’t need birth control for up to ten years – maybe a few years but definitely not ten.
This method I’m about to disclose is GUARANTEED to have been TESTED AND TRIED. So you can be rest assured it has worked, it is currently working and it will definitely continue to work 🙂
Most of us already know the method but VERY FEW know how to use it or how effective it actually is.
The method is pretty much ‘COUNTING YOUR OVULATION CYCLE’!
Yes I know your first thought is “I have an irregular period cycle so this will not work for me” But trust me when I say it doesn’t matter if you menstruate once in three months. Like I said, this method is tested and tried so BELIEVE ME when I say IT WILL WORK!
Firstly, take note of your period “start date”. That is the day you start menstruating. Some of us have VERY light first days of menstruation. But it counts! Even if you had only one drop of blood for the first two days of your period, YOU ARE ALREADY MENSTRUATING! You must note the date you got the first blood stain i.e. the first day of your period.
Secondly, you must estimate the start date of your “next period” to be the same as the start date of your current period. Meaning that, if you started menstruating on the 1st of September, you must assume that your next period is due on the 1st of October (even if it most likely isn’t). Like I said, ASSUME!
Thirdly, COUNT BACK! You must count back TWO WEEKS from the estimated start date for your next period. So if you estimate your next period is due on the 1st of October (assuming your current period started on the 1st of September), counting back two weeks from the 1st of October brings the date to the “17th of September”.
Now I tell you my dear readers, ANYTIME from the 17th of September until your next period is a RED ZONE aka I WILL GET PREGNANT ZONE! Remember you ovulate before you menstruate.
I must warn you to COMPLETELY AVOID UNPROTECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE from that date until AFTER your next period.
On the other hand, any day before the 17th of September is the “SAFE ZONE” including while you are menstruating.
However, some people choose to count forward rather than count backward. Meaning they add two weeks to their period start date which moves their red zone up by two days to the 15th of September. Any of the two ways (counting forward or backward) is acceptable. Whichever works best for you.
Now I must state unequivocally – THE DANGER OF MORNING AFTER PILLS.
Personally, I recommend completely abstaining from sex during your RED ZONE but if you must, PLEASE AND PLEASE wear a condom. DO NOT get into a habit of taking a pill (Postinor 2) after sex to supposedly “flush” out the semen.
Unfortunately, rather than just flushing out the semen, those harsh drugs more or less SCRAPE OFF your uterine wall and continuous usage will cause the womb to tear or peel. And that’s when you start hearing cases of wombs not being able to carry a child due to “wear and tear”.
A side effect of morning after pill is “SPOTTING” – continuous small amount of bleeding (usually in dots) before your period.
As a young lady, if you find yourself “spotting” after taking the likes of “Postinor 2” or any other morning after pill, please visit a gynecologist ASAP as it could signal a health problem!
So there you have it. My unconventional method of birth control! This method was passed onto me by my dear old cousin and now I have successfully passed it on to my lovely readers.
Do you agree with my method of birth control?
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