Natural Family Planning

“What methods can I use in natural family planning if I am a woman with irregular cycles?”

A: Natural Family Planning involves checking calendar days, charting temperature changes, and checking cervical mucous to determine when ovulation takes place. You can chart your tempertature each day with a basal body temperature thermometer. At the time of ovulation, a woman’s temperature will rise slightly. With irregular cycles, it might be more challenging to determine ovulation each month, so we recommend you speak with your health care provider to get more information on natural family planning.