I am having a terrible time getting in touch with my nfp practicioner to ask her this question, so I will post it here.
I like using the Creighton method but have been confused with differentiating between fertile and infertile mucus (yes, I am a yellow stamp user, but wish I didn’t need them). On the last cycle that I had, if DH and I decided to completely abstain, we would have waited for 11 days (this includes the three days after peak day). Does this sound normal to any of you? It seems a bit long to me. I would greaty appreciate any feedback from your own experiences.
I am thinking that I had some infertile mucus at the beginning of those 11 days that could have been charted as such (hence, the yellow stamps), but I thought at the time it was fertile.
I believe I recall my nfp pracitioner telling me that fertile mucus does not last more than five days. Is this accurate? If so, then if you add another three days after peak day, you have a total of eight days of abstaining when you have a serious reason to avoid. Does that sound right?
Hope this is not confusing! Again, I’d appreciate suggestions, feedback, responses from experience Creighton users! Thanks!