After marrying this past November, my husband and I were blessed with a baby, who we are expecting to meet face to face this August. Before marrying, we attended a NFP class offered through pre-Cana. In that class, we learned about the cervical mucus method. Now, I have been reading about the basal body temperature method. From what I have learned thus far, it seems a couple would benefit the most by using both methods to accurately track the wife’s fertile and infertile days. Is that true? I would really appreciate the advice and wisdom from those couples on this forum who have and/or currently are using an NFP method. I would like to know, which method do you use? Is one more effective than the other? And also, could someone help explain to me how I should begin tracking my fertility and infertility after pregnancy? I read on some NFP sites that the wife should begin keeping a record of her temperature and/or mucus 3 months prior to actually practicing it. Is that true? Would my husband and I have to abstain for 3 months so I could figure out my cycle?
Thank you for your help.