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Avoiding pregnancy – for the long haul

The following is an excerpt from a Natural Womanhood online article Is fertility awareness a long-term solution for preventing pregnancy?by Kathleen Taylor (

I do not want 12 kids. I have nothing against families with 12 kids, but it is not what I envision for my family (if you want to see a cool trick, say the words “twelve kids” to my husband and watch all the colour drain from his face).  And I don’t mean to be a downer, but I also don’t want to be having any babies when my babies are having babies. I know if that happens, we will welcome and raise a very loved baby.

However, because of the physical, emotional, and behavioural risks and side effects associated with hormonal birth control, we have agreed not use it, so natural family planning (NFP) it is.

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