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I am new to this board, but really need some advice. I have been on various forms of the BC Pill for the past four years, but I am currently on Ortho TriCyclen and I have never really had a good experience with any of them. The side effects are just too much to handle and I am not really feeling too good about other types of bc either (the patch, shot, nuva-ring, etc.) So I am considering switching to Natural Family Planning with charting my cycles, etc. However, I mentioned it to my DH and he is not super exctied about it. He thinks it isn't very reliable. I don't know what to say to reassure him that as long as we are careful with the charting, then we shouldn't have any issues. I would love some advice or if someone here has been in a past experience and has any words of wisdom, that would be great!
Tell him if he can't get on board with your birth control choice, then he needs to take birth control steps. ie: a condom. It's not just your responsibility to keep from getting pregnant. You are a team. And chemically surpressing pregnancy is not for everyone and the older i get, the more I realize how unnatural it is. There is a forum here for ladies doing nfp who can give you boat loads of info.
Thanks a ton! I appreciate your comment. You are totally right. I talked to the DH and I think we are going to do a combination of methods, more like FAM. I just can't stand the idea of continuing on hormonal bc. I have been on it for four years and it just isn't working well with my body. Thanks again!
A lot of husbands feel the same way at first, but one really helpful thing you can do is take an NFP class together. It would give him a thorough understanding of the science and biology of it, in case his opinion is based on misconceptions about how it all works.
Feel free to join us over at the NFP/FAM board too! Lots of ladies over there who have experience making the switch from hormones to NFP or FAM.