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November 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
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I'm thinking of switching to billings method, but I'm a little nervouse. It looks so complicated! I've successfully used temping to avoid and acheive pregnancy, but I'm still BFing and LO is up at least every 2-3 hours at night, if not more often. Currently I'm taking the minipill (bad catholic, bad!), but I want off it (so I can be a good catholic, lol), but I also don't want to get PG right now. So, billings method would be the most ideal for me right now, I guess. I'm so afraid I'm going to mess it up and wind up PG though. I guess a PG wouldn't be a bad thing, but I wanted my body to recover a little longer with hopes I wont go into PTL with the next PG.

Is billings difficult at first? My charting software is TCOYF, and I believe it has settings to do billings only, temps only, or both.
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November 3rd, 2009, 07:50 PM
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My daughter is almost 5 months old. I started learning BOM a couple weeks after she was born. I LOVE IT! It isn't complicated at all....I went to the online course and requested an instructor and basically let her guide me so far.
As far as method it's so easy. You just be aware of sensation and CM during the day and chart it. Having an instructor is so crucial because she will help you identify your specific pattern.
It's GREAT for breastfeeding since you can monitor your fertility on a day by day basis. I'm still breastfeeding and haven't had any issues except for all the spurts of potential fertility that comes w/ all my breastfeeding changes!
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November 3rd, 2009, 08:30 PM
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Ditto Mary. It's simple to use if you have someone to walk you through it, but it can be confusing trying to figure it out on your own. I definitely recommend learning from a teacher, either locally or online. Then you have someone to walk you through it step by step for all the personalized support you need (because every woman is unique).

Ovusoft isn't really compatible with BOM because it doesn't use the same rules for TTA, or the same stamps, or have protocols for telling the difference between infertile discharge and fertile mucus. It may have settings for following the mucus only, but that's not the same as following the Billings Method. The BOM is a whole system of charting and TCOYF is a totally different system of charting. The two systems also have different ways of classifying CM, different rules for TTA, etc.

Another perk is that there are several BOM users on this board and I also teach it IRL, so you can ask all the questions you need to as you learn.
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November 3rd, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Oooooh. This scares the crap out of me! Wish I would have learned it before I started getting my PP periods! Should I do online or IRL classes?? I'm a very modest person and would feel very uncomfortable with a real life class, but I think that might be the best option, especially since I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed by this all. Where do I find a class, how long do they usually run, and how often do they start?
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November 3rd, 2009, 09:04 PM
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In a class, you don't have to share ANYTHING about yourself. NOTHING. You just sit and learn about the method the first time. Then you come back for private consults with the teacher, where you go over your chart together. It's 100% confidential and nobody else is there but you, DH, and the teacher. I'm very modest too, I completely understand.

For Michigan, here are the BOM teachers and their locations. To find out about classes, each teacher sets their own schedule. Some don't run classes at all, they only teach one couple at a time. Just call/email and ask!
BOMA-USA - Instructors - Michigan

P.S. Spiritual peace and being able to receive the Eucharist are SOOOO worth the switch. Here is a collection of testimonies from NFP couples that might help ease your fears about it:
Faith & Family Live! : All Natural
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November 14th, 2009, 11:53 AM
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I hope you saw Shawna's reply and that it is comforting to you. Just think of the sharing with the teacher afterwards as sharing it with God in a way, you are following what He wants for you there.
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November 14th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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I took it online and had no problems with it.
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