10 Reasons to Try Natural Birth Control

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 10, 2014

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Natural birth control methods are as reliable as other types of contraceptives if done correctly. Here are the reasons to try natural birth control.
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    Natural Birth Control

    Natural birth control has its own advantages. In these approaches, there are no drugs involved, no side-effects and it also spreads awareness of how fertility works. The natural birth control methods are as reliable as other types of contraceptives if done correctly. (Image source:Getty)

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    The idea of artificially changing their hormones doesn’t please many women. The natural birth control methods use no artificial chemicals or hormone therapy to prevent pregnancy. (Image source:Getty)

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    Inexpensive or free-of-cost

    Natural family planning methods such as lactational amenorrhoea or the standard days method are completely free to use in many countries. Among other approaches that take your basal body temperature require an inexpensive one-time purchase. This is quite less in comparison to the other methods of birth control. (Image source:Getty)

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    No side-effects

    Women report side-effects such as mood- swings, depression or painful periods when taking hormonal birth control. Natural methods of birth control have none of these side-effects, since you don’t add any chemicals to your body. (Image source:Getty)

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    There are natural birth control methods that are reversible. If you decide to have a baby, you can pregnant using fertility awareness. On the other hand, hormonal methods can take a while to get out of your system so that you can become mother. (Image source:Getty)

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    Acceptable to all faiths

    The use of hormonal or barrier birth control methods is prohibited in some religions. Natural methods of family planning are acceptable to those of any faith. (Image source:Getty)

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    Easy to learn

    Natural family planning methods is really not that difficult to learn. Thousands of couples have been using the natural birth control effectively. There are courses to get acquainted and use natural birth control to prevent pregnancy. (Image source:Getty)

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    Consider your lifestyle

    When you are considering natural birth control options, you should take into account the lifestyle you live. It requires a tremendous effort on your part; natural birth control may not be the best option for those with busy lifestyle. (Image source:Getty)

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    Expert advice

    If natural birth control is how you wish to prevent pregnancy, you should make an appointment with your doctor to know all the pros/cons of each method. The expert will guide you after knowing your family planning goals, work schedule, frequency of intercourse and pattern of your cycles. (Image source:Getty)

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    The bottom line

    You have to consider the advantages as well as disadvantages to think about what is most important in regards to birth control. Only after you know, you should make the decision that is right for you. (Image source:Getty)

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