As some of you might remember from an earlier thread, I’ve been trying to pick up the basics of Natural Family Planning quickly since my fiance and I had a short engagement and sort of forgot to learn it earlier in the wedding planning process.
The wedding is coming up fast and I’m still baffled – not by the concepts, which are pretty straight forward – but by the fact that my body refuses to behave according to theory
I tried the temperature-taking route initially, but found it impossible to keep up with as sticking a thermometer in my mouth first thing every morning just made me hate waking up. (Thermometers are for sick people!)
From there I decided to try the Marquette Method, since hormone testing seemed like a pretty accurate way to go, especially since I have a history of irregular cycles. So I got a digital ovulation test kit at the drugstore. First month, I went from low fertility to high fertility and stayed at high fertility for a week and never reached peak before I ran out of test strips. This month I had low fertility on the first day, and then peak fertility this morning – so much for 2-4 days advance notice!
Any ideas? So far I feel like the data I have is absolutely useless for being able to avoid sex at the appropriate times. Also, my best calendar-based guess is that the “appropriate time” next month is going to be right in the middle of our honeymoon, which makes me want to pull my hair out. :mad: