Since becoming "sexually active" (awkward) I have been in search of the perfect birth control. (Especially since I already had one unplanned pregnancy!) But the standards might be a little difficult to come by....
-Does not require remembering anything
-Does not interfere with spontanaity
-No side effects
-No weight gain
-Does not decrease fertility
-Does not lead to increased cancer risk
I have finally found it...abstinence! Ok, just kidding. I've not found the perfect birth control. But, what I have found is empowering, natural, and more reliable than I expected. I know that most people are skeptical of the Fertility Awareness Method (or Natural Planning Method). I'm not going to lie, I thought that only Catholics used it...and I know a lot of Catholics with really big families.
My sister-in-law let me borrow "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." Even if you aren't in the market for a new birth control plan, I think every woman should read it! I finally know "why" my body works the way it does! My body is not just some random hormonal beast that is crazy and impossible to understand. It's empowering, encouraging, and a break-through in understanding the awe-striking female body. I look at myself completely differently now.
I've started charting, so we will see how it goes! Hopefully next month I won't be posting a picture of a little pink plus sign!
Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife