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Natural Pregnany goes Digital

April 15, 2016
Couple tracking fertility

 Ticking, Talking Time

You’ve possible heard that women have a clock, a fertility clock, that rings an alarm when a girl’s just got to get pregnant.  The urge can be fairly life changing.  The pressure of peers having babies certainly adds weight to the biological framework, but ultimately this is psychological, and most men are not aware of the pressure they will experience. Well, some women really get quiet frustrated at one point in their life to have children and can make sudden life style changes when they realize the men they are with don’t want or never intent to have children.  Here is an excerpt from a website:

“Kay Shubach always assumed she would be a mother. “I just took it as an absolute given,” she says. But when the author of autobiography Perfect Stranger found herself in a long-term r elationship with a partner who showed no real desire for children, she began to feel the impact of her biological clock. “Something inexplicable happened to me around [age] 38,” she says. “It drove me to become quite desperate for a decent father for the baby that I wanted.”

gears of the clock

Most of what I know about this comes from personal experience, when my wife started telling me she was desperate to have a child – I was in graduate school and not yet earning the level of salary needed to support a family, as a matter of fact my wife was working and making more than me.  But I had faith things would work, so we moved to a cheaper suburb away from Boston and jumped in and started our family.

You as a couple will face some challenges, strong enough to bind you together or to break you apart when it comes from deciding on the “if and when” of wanting a pregnancy.  But for some folks having accurate fertility information is vital – especially when people’s fertility levels change over time or due to medical or genetic complications.

Natural Family Planning

Years ago my wife and I used the Natural Family Planning Method of tracking fertility, and that helped us realize the appropriate time to copulate in order to have a successful start of a pregnancy.  Naturally, folks are getting pregnant all the time, regardless of planning.  Sex happens.

“In 2011, nearly half (45% or 2.8 million) of the 6.1 million pregnancies in the United States each year were unintended”

unwanted pregnancies in the USA

Unwanted or unplanned pregnancies

“Natural family planning (NFP) is fertility awareness, which is simply knowledge of a couple’s fertility. It is a means of reading the body’s signs of fertility and infertility; applying this knowledge through the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) is over 99% effective in postponing pregnancy. A married couple’s virtuous application of this knowledge either to try to achieve a pregnancy or to postpone a pregnancy is called responsible parenthood.”

With NFP you can use charts to track your temperature and other things to determine if you are fertile (women).  The methods is used by pious or religious folks to learn to not have pregnancies unless they are planned.  Of course, there are mistakes, and of course, some of us used NFP to get pregnant.

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The Times they are a Changing

I recently saw this post on facebook, and figured I track down the information and present it to guys across the universe.    There is now an app to help track fertility.  Again this can help with unwanted pregnancies, and with wanted one even more.  What I really like is when men show interest.  Recording the data, like some scientific data collection, and you’re suddenly part of the planning and that helps to show you are interested in this thing called family.

Get a Clue — Go Digital

This Men Get a Clue about Getting Pregnant — APP can help bring you closer to your woman.

clue app

Digital Age  * Digital Fertility App

NFP StoriesCouple tracking fertility

 

 

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