And today, I am closing that project. I've thought about this from every angle and I've decided it is not right for me.
Please don't misquote me. I fully support NFP (Natural Family Planning) also called FAM (Fertility Awareness Method) <-- I hyperlinked my two favorite sites on the topic and I encourage you to check those sites out for more information. A healthy, aware lifestyle also includes being informed about our fertility and choosing healthy ways to manage it, whether to avoid or achieve conception (or simply to assist with choosing medically necessary interventions for a health condition).
No, what I mean is that I don't want to chart. I'm sorry, and my tone is sincere. I really wanted to provide some insight from a crunchy perspective. Say or feel what you will, but this is not for me. Let's get real here, I'm the person who refused to pee on a pregnancy stick, remember?
Without any serious reason to monitor my normally functioning body, I'm left feeling that NFP is at odds with my inner voice. And I can't do that to myself, my partnership and our family. Like "natural induction" I'm left asking myself why I am closely monitoring a healthy body working normally. If I say I trust my birth, my body and my babies, trusting my fertility better be in the mix, too.