and the Billings Method are natural companions
Scientific studies show that with proper instruction and motivation the Billings Method is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. This method is widely used in breast-feeding.
Breast-feeding promotes bonding between mother and baby. There are irreplaceable benefits to both mother and baby by breast-feeding. Breast milk is:
Benefits for the mother include:
Contraceptive medication passes on to the baby through breast milk. Both mother and baby are assisted by using the Billings Method as it is free of drugs or devices.
the state of your infertility or fertility
Using the Billings Method, breast-feeding mothers can:
In some cultures breast-feeding may continue for some years. When a woman breast-feeds she remains infertile for a variable time, Dr Evelyn Billings says "...More and more clearly it has been realised, too, that breast-feeding can provide natural child-spacing and it is therefore being increasingly urged. This is good news for public health...".
A breast-feeding woman experiences either a continuing sensation of dryness or an unchanging discharge at the vulva. The appearance of blood or change in the mucus or sensation alerts her to the possiblity of her returning fertility. A Billings Method teacher will assist the couple to interpret these signs.
The woman's pituitary gland produces two hormones during breast-feeding:
Prolactin suppresses the FSH which is secreted by the pituitary gland during normal fertile cycles.
you learn about this method?
Accredited Billings teachers help individual couples manage their fertility naturally. Contact a teaching Centre in your area, or direct your inquiry to our online address (see billingsMentor for other addresses).