[quote=vluvski]Example: husband and wife aren’t actively trying or avoiding, just open to whatever God gives them. If they don’t know, their decisions can’t be affected by that knowledge. If they do know, it could help them out not only in terms of future avoidance if necessary, but also in terms of diagnosing a problem, this idea of long-term health care.
I would have to agree. I think it would be difficult to throw out the self-knowledge and not have it effect relations between spouses. I teach Creighton and would suggest that there are different conditions where it would be extremely important to know fertile times. There are pregnacies where certain testing is dependant on knowing when the conception date is and in a woman with long/irregular cycles, the doctors could easily be off by weeks.
(I think specifically of my own situation. My last two pregnancies began in weeks 9 and 11 of the cycle. Any testing would have been off by weeks and would have resulted in nine months of concern–had they not ended so early. In fact, I knew the last one was off because I knew exactly when conception took place. Also, as a diabetic, they usually try to deliver by the 38th week because diabetic women tend to have stillbirths closer to week 40. Even being off by a couple of weeks could be detrimental.)
As another poster pointed out, FertilityCare is largely concerned with the health aspects that can be seen in charting. If you are comfortable with your health, have fairly regular cycles and see no reason to actively persue times of fertility or infertility, I see no reason why you should feel obligated to chart.