Originally posted by Ira
Oh, geesh. I'm sorry, help, but I've reached the very limits of my patience. I'm not replying to your questions anymore. Paulit-ulit na lang tayo, eh. Sinagot ko na tanong mo nang ilang beses, tinanong mo na naman. I've had more than enough. You don't seem to be reading what I've been saying anyway, so what's the point? Maybe there's another doctor in this forum who possesses more patience than I have and he'll be willing to answer your questions over and over again, but it's not going to be me, sorry.
No_comment: The proper way of practicing the rhythm method would be if your period is as regular as clockwork--that is, you know when your next period is going to arrive. A woman usually ovulates 14 days before the next period arrives, so if you have a 28-day cycle, it's 28-14= day 14 is your ovulation day, so abstain a couple of days before and after that day. However, if your cycle is irregular (e.g. sometimes it's 28 days, sometimes it's 30 days, etc.), then clearly it is more difficult to predict when you're unsafe. For Calendar method naman, compute for your fertile period by observing and writing down the length of your menstrual cycle for AT LEAST 8 months. The first fertile day is determined by subtracting 18 days from the shortest cycle, and the last fertile day is determined by subtracting 11 days from the longest cycle. For example, if your cycles run from 24-28 days' interval, the fertile period would extend from the 6th day of your cycle (24-18) through the 17th day (28-11). But as you know, these methods aren't foolproof. To up your chances against getting pregnant accidentally, you may want to combine either the rhythm method or the calendar method with the Billings' ovulation method. You can check out how it's done in this thread: Can smbody pls explain CERVICAL MUCUS & hw to use that method to prevent pregnancy?