|Pre-Menopause and Beyond|
Are you interested in learning the Billings Method to understand your fertility and protect your reproductive health? If so we can help. You can use this method to either achieve or avoid pregnancy.
Billings Method in the Pre-menopause and Beyond
Woman is unique in that her reproductive capacity ends in middle life. There is a progressive decline of fertility until, at about the age of 45 to 50 years, when she becomes infertile. She will perhaps have another 25 years of active life still ahead of her. The years during which the loss of fertility advances to completion are known as the climacteric (change of life). The word "menopause" is more strictly applied to the termination of the menstrual periods.
Progestogen stimulates the production of G mucus and thus aims to prevent sperm penetration and sperm survival.
Patterns of the Climacteric
The physiological patterns of the climacteric may take one of the following forms:
It cannot be predicted how long a time may elapse between the onset of these changes and the end of fertility. It is possible for the menstrual periods to cease for months at a time, only to be followed by several apparently normal or short cycles.
As time goes by, the woman can be assisted to recognise an increasing number of indications of infertility, and to perceive that many signs of fertility which existed previously are now only memories. The changes to cycle length and the changes in the menstrual periods themselves are only part of the evidence.
If ovulation does occur, menstruation will always follow within about 2 weeks, in the absence of pregnancy.
can 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.)