Natural Birth Control Measures
Birth control is also known as contraception is a term/method used to prevent pregnancy. While there are a lot of treatments and medications available to practice birth control, they are high in hormones and aren’t always safe. In this video, Dr. Roshani talks about how you can go about birth control measures NATURALLY.
Whenever you take a birth control pill, you’re putting hormones into your body externally, which can cause a lot of side effects. Hence, if you’re looking at taking a natural route, here’s a few tips for you.
1. Keep a track and know when you’re ovulating : Mark the dates of your monthly period and set reminders for two days prior to the period to know exactly when you are ovulating. Generally, the mid of your cycle will be the days you ovulate.
2. Basal temperature : Basal body temperature (BBT) is the lowest body temperature attained during rest, which can change during ovulation. You can start keeping a track of your everyday basal temperature to know exactly when you’re ovulating. Use a basal thermometer for this. Maintain a calendar and note down your temperature fluctuations for at least two months and consult with your doctor. They will then tell you exactly which days you are fertile the most, so you can avoid intercourse on those days.
3.Cervical mucus : Vaginal discharge is natural, common and is a big indicator of the time you’re ovulating. Remember that the discharge isn’t the same everyday, so assess the discharge. To be sure of your ovulation days that you have recorded looking at your cycle, check the discharge during mid cycle. If its flowy and runny compared to the other days, you are fertile on those days. Hence, avoid intercourse.
Track these symptoms for a few months to see if you notice an uptick in BBT and flowy and runny type mucus at the same time each cycle.
Remember to consult with a gynaec to be sure if you’re on the right track.
In addition to this, always remember to use protection. Birth control measures such as pills are high in hormones and can cause side effects, so if birth control pills are something you are going to use, consult with your doctor.