Having a baby is a big decision to make. And if it is the second baby, then you need to be financially, mentally, and physically prepared to welcome one more little one into your life. Your body and mind need to recover from your first birth before you can even think of the second one.
You might want to avoid or delay your second pregnancy, but what if your contraceptive method gives you an unpleasant surprise? On the contrary, what if your contraceptives had such an adverse effect on your body that you could not conceive when you want to? Natural ways of contraception will help you avoid any such problems. Wondering how?
Here are some natural ways that can help you plan your family naturally:
- Use rubber: Condoms are the easiest and definitive way out to avoid pregnancy unless there is a manufacturing defect in the product or when the condom tears. And it’s a healthier and stress-free option, which you can use during your unsafe days.
- Record your body base temperature: Record your temperature during the menstrual cycle. The body base temperature (BBT) is low at the beginning of the cycle but rises just before ovulation to remain so for the next seven days.
Record your body temperature three times in a day – morning, evening, and at night. Tracking your temperature will help you understand your ovulation time. You should have protected sex or avoid sex on the day when your temperature rises and the next three days. Continue to monitor your BBT for three to four months, after which you can roughly calculate your ovulation time in a cycle.
- Track your menstrual cycle: Chart your menstrual cycles on a calendar. If you have a regular cycle, your safe period is from day one to seven and day 21 to the rest of your cycle. During the safe period, you can have sex without worrying about getting pregnant and use an external contraceptive on the unsafe days. This period varies among women as it depends on the length of your menstrual cycle. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days, but if your cycle is longer or lesser than 28 days, the calendar method could be unreliable.
The above methods work only if you can understand your menstrual cycle, as you need to know your day of ovulation and fertile period. They may not work if your cycle is irregular.
- HIMAMA device: A new product in the market, HIMAMA helps in natural contraception. It helps you prevent undesired pregnancy by providing you with details about your ovulation and fertile window. This device is simple to use and easy to understand. It promises 99% accuracy in detecting fertile days by tracking four different parameters – heartbeat, sleep pattern, BBT, and breathing rate — in real-time.
How To Use HIMAMA?
First, make sure to charge the device because most users forget to do this. The charging probes should be in direct contact with the charging plates of the monitor. The charging cable should be well connected to the blue box in one side and to the USB phone charge on the other.
- Place the fertility monitor in the hitop’s (comes with the device) placeholder.
- Wear the hitop when sleeping and make sure the monitor is in close contact with your skin to your left underarm.
- Synchronize the data from your fertility monitor with the app after you wake up in the morning.
- Analyze the four parameters and track your fertility calendar.
Based on the results, you will get to know your fertile days and ovulation time when you can avoid having sex or use an appropriate contraceptive. It helps you understand your body while making sure that you enjoy your sex life without being worried about getting pregnant.
HIMAMA provides you with a real-time fertility calendar through which you can plan your family from the palm of your hand without disturbing your hormones and your body at large.
The most important thing a woman needs after the first child is a break – a break that will help heal physically and mentally. Protect yourself naturally to avoid any complications.