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October 11th, 2012, 11:14 PM
hearts.0nfire's Avatar STPR lover
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Hi ladies. While I no longer am, my dh has decided to become Catholic. We had to take a nfp class and now he's all for it. When we were ttc dd1 I did charting,temping,etc but I didn't know what the difference is between the two?

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October 12th, 2012, 06:07 AM
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When you were charting & temping, what did you do during the fertile periods? NFP is Natural Family Planning, so if you're avoiding a pregnancy, you would abstain during the fertile period. Where couples who chart, but don't necessarily follow NFP, use some method of protection (birth control) during the fertile phase.
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October 12th, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Well while I was charting and temping we were trying, but I was planning on using it after this baby to prevent. To be honest I didn't pay much attention in the class, but he's acting like those two things are completely different. Also he refuses to now use birth control since the class talked about how it was wrong to use any form other than abstinence.

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October 12th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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Well, yes. If he decided to "become Catholic" (which I am not sure what you mean by that? Is he baptized? Is he taking RCIA classes?), but putting an end to birth control is a step in the right direction since the Church does teach against it.

If you are using NFP to avoid, you would abstain during the fertile period. The other method is FAM (Feritility Awareness Method), I believe it's called. Couples who use FAM typically use a form of BC during the fertile time.
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October 12th, 2012, 01:46 PM
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For the method of NFP that we use, the main thing I look at to determine fertility is my cervical mucus. I only add the basal body temperature when were ttc to verify that I have ovulated, but it's not a necessary part of my nfp method. The cervical mucus and sometimes the temperature, I input in a chart. So, that's what I mean by "charting", writing down in a chart, all of my fertile observations.

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October 28th, 2012, 02:37 AM
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I'm confused by your question. I think maybe I'm just missing something, or maybe he is missing something. But to me you described a form of NFP, which you used for TTC and he thinks that is totally different than the form you use when TTA? I think most forms of NFP can be used for both...but like I said, I'm confused, so...maybe don't mind me?

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