So, you think you have everything that you need in your preps? Think about this …
After the apocalypse (or whatever scenario happens) and things settle, you might start getting comfortable with your food, water, and security. Then, you might start thinking about cuddling up together in the evenings … but wait – your birth control method is gone and it’s not like you can run to the drugstore.
Yes, there is one sure-fire way to avoid a pregnancy, but years of abstinence when you have no birth control could be very boring.
And there are potential scenarios where getting pregnant would not be ideal – radioactivity, a police state, low food supply – but even a bad economy can make couples not want to have a baby to support right then.
No Birth Control? Try Natural Family Planning
That’s where a book (Taking Charge of Your Fertility), a chart, and a basal thermometer might come in handy. Even if you choose not to learn about the science of fertility right now, having these three items among your preps gives you the chance to learn about it later.
This article is not going to go into the nitty-gritty details of how to use natural family planning (NFP), but will try to convince you to start learning about it. There are many methods out there and it’s worth finding out which one is right for you. (These include symptom-thermal, ovulation, Billings, Creighton, and Marquette.)
Here are several reasons you should start learning about natural family planning:
- Enjoy married life after …
This very personal reason needs no further explanation.
- Nothing to buy
If you were not able to refill your birth control prescription or buy any other birth control methods, you could use a NFP method instead.
- Learn the science of fertility
If knowledge is power, knowing the science of fertility would give you a lot of power in your own life.
- Practice makes perfect
It takes some time to get any NFP method down pat and the sooner you learn about it, the sooner you can feel comfortable with it.
- Marketable skill
Once you learn how to use one or more NFP methods, you can teach others.
Here are some links to some resources (some are religious in nature, but they have good information):
What do you think? Are you convinced that it is worth learning about natural family planning now, while you still have other (back-up) options available?