Need Post-Partum NFP Help!


#1

Is there anyone out there who can help me with a few questions? I am a new member of CCL but can’t get either of my assigned counselours to reply. I would appreciate it!


#2

Try posting your questions on the parenting forum. Many women there can help you with that.


#3

I’ve had postpartum experience with NFP… not sure I’m an “expert” in everything, but I can try to answer questions…

Ask away! Or PM me!


#4

Here is my situation. I only have 2 months of charting experience. I began in January last year and got pregnant in March. However, I feel very comfortable about telling the difference between the different kinds of mucus, the cervical exams, etc. I had my baby December 10, and am now a little confused! I am doing ecological breastfeeding, with only a few exeptions. I will have to return to work part time, so I have been pumping on average once a day. I have an abundant milk supply. My daughter does not spend a lot of time at the breast, as she is all business when it comes to eating. She will typically only take one breast at a time and it is only for 5-8 minutes, sometimes less (last night she gulped for 3 minutes and wouldn’t take more.) She is getting enough to eat as evidenced by her diapers and good weight gain.

I have been temping for several weeks now. They have been consistently low and consistent withmy pre-pregnancy temps, with a few dips of .4 or more. At 3 weeks I checked my cervix. It was definately closed and very firm. At 4-5 weeks I believe I had what the book calls “the early period.” Shortly after, I noticed clear, stretchy mucus. It lasted a couple days and went away. Since then, I have had several episodes of this mucus, but it’s often only once during the day, and never lasts more than 1 day. I have checked my cervix several times in the last 3 weeks, and it is slightly open and soft. I assumed I should consider myself in phase II, but it has been like this for more almost 4 weeks now. When I don’t see mucus, which is 90% of the time, I am definately having dry days.

Is this normal? We have sufficient reason to avoid right now, so we are trying to be cautious. But , considering my husband is not Catholic and skeptical, not to mention it has been almost 7 weeks since marital relations, I am feeling desperate because I am not sure which phase I am in.

I appreciate your time!

Thanks


#5

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