Knoxville Providers say that when it comes to birth control, “Chemicals are out – Natural is in!”
Physicians at Women’s Care Group, located in Knoxville surrounding areas and Maryville, offer accessible information about different natural birth control methods. Say “Goodbye” to unwanted hormonal side effects of your old birth control, and say “Hello” to the Fertility Awareness Based Method (FAB). The Fertility Awareness Based Method is a completely natural way to participate in safe birth control. This is a great option for women who are opposed to modern birth control methods and feel more comfortable taking a conventional approach.
How does the FAB natural birth control method work?
The FAB method is centered around self-assessed care:
1.) Checking your basal body temperature. Each morning when you first wake up, take your temperature with a special thermometer before getting out of bed and chart this information.
2.) Observing your body. Check and observe the changes in your cervical mucus. This allows you to determine what stage you are at in your cycle.
3.) Tracking LH levels. Tracking LH (the hormone that begins ovulation) levels is done with an ovulation kit where you check your urine.
4.) Phone tracker. Keeping up with your monthly cycle by using a calendar app allows you to determine when you are ovulating.
Women are only capable of getting pregnant when they are ovulating, however, there are other factors that play VITAL importance in this concept. Women are fertile 5 days before ovulation and for up to 24 hours after. Sperm can live for up to 5 days and a woman’s egg can live for up to 24 hours. This means that you can still get pregnant if you start ovulating within 5 days of having sexual intercourse. Therefore, it is important to always use a second form of contraception such as a condom (another natural method).
Let us help you!
It is important to always consult with your trusted physician at Women’s Care Group before executing a certain form of treatment! If you have any questions or concerns about natural birth control methods, our providers in Knoxville or Maryville would be happy to see you to answer your questions.
UT Medical Center
1930 Alcoa Hwy., Building A
Knoxville, TN 37920
9220 Dutchtown Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
270 Blount Memorial Hospital
Physicians Office Building
Maryville, TN 37804