If you wish to use natural birth control methods, learn to calculate your safe period. Get the tips now.
The safe period is the time when a woman is less able to conceive a baby and get pregnant. Kids are the godsend for the parents. However, many folks want to know how to deliver a sensible number of them. That is why many ask: when is my safe period?
The truth is there is no such thing as the “safe period”. Yes, there are days when a woman’s chances for conception are significantly higher or lower. Still, there are no days, when she is completely “safe”. Reproduction is the essential and good part of life and it cannot be fully avoided by non-abortion methods. So, if you are a believer (belong to any religion), you should know: there are no safe days. There are only those, when your chances come up or go down.
Now, monitoring a period is important for various reasons. Some women do it to find the days they are more likely to conceive a child (for those, having hard time with it). Others look for ways to maintain balance in their family without stepping into the shoes of God. Natural birth control is a method that can help you calculate the “ups” and “downs” of your period and plan accordingly.
What is ovulation?
This is one of the terms you should get familiarized with covering this topic. Ovulation is the time, when the egg is ready to be inseminated. In healthy women it takes place monthly. In most cases it happens in the middle of your period (12-17 days of it). However, there is no way of calculating it by using numbers alone.
Online you can find many safe period calculator features. They might be useful, but they work only if you closely monitor your cycle and it stays stable. Plus, you need to take your basal temperature daily to fathom out the exact ovulation period.
How do i calculate my safe period? – 3 easy steps
- Keep a calendar
You should fist determine the overall duration of the period. Mark the start and end date of it on a small calendar and keep track of it. It’s a good habit for young girls to develop. As a mother you may teach them how to do it regularly.
You should know that the normal length of the cycle is 22-36 days and the period may last 3-7 days. You can easily find that out keeping the calendar regularly. This would also help you notice the pregnancy on the early stages and take better care of yourself and the baby.
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- Take basal temperature
The measuring is taken in the vagina. Every morning you need to take five minutes before you get out of bed and measure it. Take record of the indicators. During the ovulation the temperature raises up to one degree from your normal pattern. Such measuring has to be taken for 2-3 months.
- Do some calculations
If you have 26 day cycle, you may do this: 26-18. You get 8. What it means that the days from the 8th to the 21st of the period are the best for conception and worst for sex, if you are not planning to get pregnant. The rest of them can be considered “safe”. It means the risks are lower, but you still can get pregnant on all of the days of your period, including the last two and the first two after the period. These days are usually deemed to be the safest ones.
Once you know your ovulation dates, it can help you plan the family naturally. You can either use them to conceive a child, or abstain from sex and have fewer, but healthier kids. Some people believe God wants them to have as many children as possible. Bible does not teach us that. We should be smart and use our intelligent and bodies for His glory. The only thing to watch for is not stepping over the line of murder (the abortion).