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The TOP two reasons are these: no health risks or side effects, no potential for human life to be interrupted after conception. We're so not comfortable with that function of hormonal methods.
And the rest are:
Doesn't treat my healthy fertility like a disease that we have to medicate
Is a team effort between Dh and I, instead of family planning just being all on one person
Works with my body instead of against it
It's compatible with our beliefs about the sacredness of sexuality and the respectful way we should treat our bodies
Immediately reversible and has helped us conceive
I chose this to be honest after much shigrin because horomonal BC had major side effects on me that placed me in the hospital and on steroids. I decided to not go back to horomonal after that experiance. Plus, I use FAM and Having DH help me with it it has brought us closer and I have grown to love being in complete control of my body. I am also excited that when I will be TTC I will be able to see if there are any problems before hand and I will know when the best time to BD is. I will be using this form of BC for the rest of my life.
After being off birth control to TTC my daughter, I realized how much better I felt being off of it. I didn't realize that it was killing my sex drive, because it's all I had known for years. Unfortunately, it's all most people know if they've never discovered NFP and FAM. Then, to just hear about it, it sounds like it's a lot of work, so people just blow if off. Once I started charting, I realized it was actually really easy. I declined birth control when my daughter was born because I knew my husband was leaving soon. After I got my period back, I didn't want to mess with my horomones again, and possibly my milk supply. I realized how I felt more in control of my body. I felt great continuing to be off birth control and the choice was easy for me. I had also started going "back to basics" as I like to think of it. Breastfeeding and cloth diapering felt more natural to me, and I realized I wanted to do that with other aspects of my life and do things that have been working for thousands of years.
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (5) and Alexis (3)
I have tried so many kinds of BC and they all gave me bad side effects. I hated it. I new there had to be a better way. So once I heard about NFP I new it was perfect for me. Plus I love knowing all about my body. It is so neat. And it is a birth control that me and my SO ca do together.
Jenny - Wife to James - Mommy to Amara(6) and Kayori(4)
missing our Angels 2001, 2005, and 2010