Here is a situation I need help with from those of you experienced with NFP Sympto Thermal. **Or especially for anyone who is a NFP teacher. (kind of long, sorry.)
My husband and I are expecting our first. After the baby we want to completely use NFP for our family planning. I am not sure when I should start learning the NFP since I have no cycles to chart right now. Also, I am nervous that it will be hard to learn it effectively after birth when my cycles and fertility could be abnormal. I do plan on breastfeeding exclusively if possible, so I know that will help delay my return of fertility - but that in itself is not foolproof. I really am not thinking I am ready to start my adventure in parenting by having a set of “Irish Twins” right off the bat.
I have had some people say I should start learning it now and then when my cycles do return I will be ready to apply it on a practical level. I am just nervous. I want to be doing the right thing and hubby and I are truly truly against artificial contraception. I am just hoping I can transition into this method without a lot of risk. (Even though yes we would welcome another new little life with an open heart and thanks from God for the blessing - we would rather it be a little later though if possible)
So here is another hitch in the plan. The NFP sessions in our area are limited. With the time I am due, husband’s work, and other extenuating circumstances -we cannot attend a series of sessions taught by a professional. I think we are going to order the NFP Home Study Course available through the Couple to Couple League. Does anyone else have experience with this course? We would be willing to work hard at it and be dedicated, but I am not sure if it would be as thorough as being taught in person. Or more room for error if we teach ourselves.
Oh, somebody help! Let me know what you think please!