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Old 07-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #11
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #12
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I suggest the sympto thermal method of NFP as taught by CCL. It cross checks three fertility signs for greater accuracy. Those signs are temp., cervical mucus, and cervical position. I am not a fan of of NFP methods that only track cervical mucus especially when tta while breastfeeding. Using any type of NFP is a bit trickier to use while breastfeeding because you are not cycling (typically). When you start gearing up to become fertile the signs are harder to interpret especially mucus.

Also, some woman whether breastfeeding or not may have all the time mucus do to hormone or dietary issues. Due to this they will be abstaining a lot.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:51 AM   #13
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I suggest the sympto thermal method of NFP as taught by CCL. It cross checks three fertility signs for greater accuracy. Those signs are temp., cervical mucus, and cervical position. I am not a fan of of NFP methods that only track cervical mucus especially when tta while breastfeeding. Using any type of NFP is a bit trickier to use while breastfeeding because you are not cycling (typically). When you start gearing up to become fertile the signs are harder to interpret especially mucus.

Also, some woman whether breastfeeding or not may have all the time mucus do to hormone or dietary issues. Due to this they will be abstaining a lot.
there is certainly nothing wrong with sympto thermal, but I must disagree with your assessment of the cervical mucus only methods. With a well-trained teacher (which is certainly what you would get with the Creighton Model), continuos mucus is easily handled. We can figure out which cervical mucus is infertile and which is true fertility, and the unintended pregnancy rate is not higher than the published rates for all couples. They certainly won't be having to abstain a lot when we determine the true signs of fertility.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #14
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Since you have a more serious reason to avoid a pregnancy, I would recommend charting temps and mucus: more data; and your husband can help chart and interpret. NFPInternational has an online course and you can print free charts; you can work with the authors of the NFP, the Complete Approach book who have been doing this work for 40 years; best wishes - we used it for over 20 years; you can also check the cervix for more data - this is called symptothermal method
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:50 AM   #15
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How does the Creighton method differ from NFP charting basal temp/cervical mucus? Thank you! Has anyone had difficulties during breastfeeding charting? I am up so much in the middle of the night still breastfeeding or just waking up to pump....how do I take early morning temp? we've been using condoms since I cant figure out how to get into charting rhythm...
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How does the Creighton method differ from NFP charting basal temp/cervical mucus? Thank you! Has anyone had difficulties during breastfeeding charting? I am up so much in the middle of the night still breastfeeding or just waking up to pump....how do I take early morning temp? we've been using condoms since I cant figure out how to get into charting rhythm...
Would also like to know. Thanks
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:29 AM   #17
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How does the Creighton method differ from NFP charting basal temp/cervical mucus? Thank you! Has anyone had difficulties during breastfeeding charting? I am up so much in the middle of the night still breastfeeding or just waking up to pump....how do I take early morning temp? we've been using condoms since I cant figure out how to get into charting rhythm...
Creighton Model checks for cervical mucus only. There is no need to take the basal body temperature (which can be negatively affected by irregular wake up times and lack of sleep). The research on the Creighton Model (beginning in 1968) shows that cervical mucus is the only sign that is needed for the high effectiveness that has been published (99.5% with perfect use and 96.8% with typical use for avoiding pregnancy).
Cervical mucus gives you the advance notice that you need that your body is starting to rev up for ovulation. In a breastfeeding mom who is just returning to fertility, there are often (but not always!) several attempts to rev up before ovulation actually occurs. This is easily handled by the special instructions for breastfeeding moms. The teacher continues to closely watch even experienced charters while they are waiting for their first post partum menses (meeting in person or on the phone every six weeks)- it can be a time when charting patterns are variable and we want to make sure that the couple is well supported. Someone previously mentioned continuous mucus (which is certainly not unusual) - the teachers are well trained to help the couple identify the true days of fertility.
If you would like more info on the Creighton Model, let me know
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #18
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Re: TTA while breastfeeding Advice

I had two pregnancies on Creighton. But, I am also pregnant again after permanent sterilization via Adiana procedure. So, maybe I am an exception. BTW, I was not practicing Creighton after Adiana.
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Could I get the creighton model info as well please? Thank you.
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We use condoms and fertility awareness, though I don't chart or temp.
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