The beautiful thing about families is that no two look the same. Family planning is an exciting and prudent path for both women and men to take part in, whether you’re ready for kids or not. Family planning can be a great resource to help you learn more about what options are available and how to make healthy decisions for your body.
There are various forms of contraceptives available to you through your local health providers. Regardless of your desire to be a parent, you and your partner should always practice safe sex. If you’re looking for a form of protection, your OB/GYN is the best person to talk to, since they will have a good idea of your sexual history and your personal reproductive health.
The decision to have a baby begins with your reproductive health. There are many factors that play a part in conceiving, but if everything is working properly, your chances of getting pregnant increase. It’s important to speak to your OB/GYN before trying to conceive to make sure you’re aware of any hidden health challenges.
Having Trouble Getting Pregnant?
Fertility awareness is a natural method of tracking your period cycle, gauging which days of the month you’re most likely to get pregnant. Often referred to as the ovulation method, this type of birth control uses no medication and instead combines the rhythm method and the cervical mucus method. Find out more from your gynecologist.
For those struggling with infertility, modern medicine has given us a variety of options to help with conceiving. Such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), donor eggs, and sperm banking, just to name a few. Talk with your OB/GYN to learn more and decide if one of these options may work for you.
Stay informed, take necessary steps to protect and optimize your health, but most importantly celebrate your decisions, your body, and your loved ones—no matter your family dynamic. Start by tracking your family plans in your wellness journal today.