We have received many responses to our latest article asking about the accuracy of a 6-8 day fertile phase. The questions deserved a thorough response, so a follow up article was in order.
Is there anything of value in life that does not take work and self discipline? Lately, this sentiment has been echoed all over pinterest with pictures of an exercise regimen, captioned with an inspirational thought, like “Work Hard, See Results.” Continue reading
In July 2011, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology released a pamphlet stating several doctors’ endorsement of Intrauterine Devices (IUD) as “as safe and effective birth control.” IUDs were once unpopular in the United States, nevertheless, use has persevered. Physicians are starting to recommend IUDs more frequently, especially non-hormonal, copper IUDs. However, as Delicia Yard of ClinicalAdvisor.com points out, “The devices may raise the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease and subsequent infertility.” Prescribing information for a popular IUD lists these common side effects: headache, abdominal/pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, depression, migraine, nausea, acne, back pain, genital tract infection, ovarian cysts, dysmenorrheal, breast pain, and unintentional expulsion of the device. Despite this, it has been said that IUDs are “the most cost-effective form” of birth control available.
How does this newly popularized birth control stand up to the Billings Ovulation Method (BOM)? Continue reading
Reprinted with kind permission from The Catholic Weekly, Sydney Australia.
by Sharyn Marchant
April 5, 2009
“It was a movement of faith initially; we felt called to this work,” says Dr Evelyn Billings.
Evelyn, who was born in Melbourne in 1918 and grew up in the Riverina, established the Billings Ovulation Method in 1953 with her husband, the late Dr John Billings.
“The method came about through my husband in the 1950s, when the Pill came into vogue,” she says.
“There was only the rhythm method offered (for natural family planning), but a lot of people weren’t interested in the Pill or other contraceptives, and were anxious to know of an alternative.”
Statement of the Caucus for the Advancement of the Billings Ovulation Method to the General Assembly Special Session – United Nations, June 30 – July 2, 1999
Submitted by: Susan Fryer, World Organization Ovulation Method Billings (WOOMB International)
The Caucus for the Advancement of the Billings Ovulation Method, C.A.B.O.M. thanks the Chairman for the opportunity to give a short statement to the General Assembly. We represent thirteen eco-sot NGO organizations present at the Cairo +5 meetings and speak for 60 affiliates of the World Organization of the Ovulation Method Billings teaching the authentic Billings Method in over 100 countries around the world. Teaching materials are published in 22 languages and carry the WOOMB logo to ensure authenticity.
The method is the most simple, natural and effective way in the world of achieving or avoiding pregnancy. In a 1978 five nation study, conducted by the World Health Organizatiion, it was found that 93% of women can return, after just one conversation with a Billings teacher, with a recognizeable chart of the few possibly fertile days and many infertile days in her cycle. With some further instruction in the keeping of a simple chart and in the application of a few commonsense guidelines she will know on which days an act of intercourse can possibly lead to pregnancy and which one cannot possibly do so, ahead of time. It allows parents to be in total charge of their fertility without the costly complications of the contraceptive /sterilization /abortion package. Continue reading
“I helped a couple who had been trying to conceive for a whole year with a history of irregular cycles to achieve a pregnancy in their first attempt after a short instruction. This course has enabled me to relate a woman’s physiological and endocrinological status to a simple vulvar sensation or a changing/unchanging mucus pattern. It is so understandable since only God could create such a complex creature with multiple intricate interconnections and yet allow us to understand them in such a simple and basic manner.”
Santiago Gutierrez, M.D., Ob/Gyn
“The Billings Ovulation Method is the only method of family planning that makes sense. It is safe, economical and highly effective. BOM is the only method that allows couples to cooperate with their own God-given physiology. Other approaches alter, obstruct and poison a woman’s reproductive system. We promote the BOM in our practice for couples who desire postponement of pregnancy and also for those who need assistance in achieving pregnancy.”
Joe Opie, M.D., Ob/Gyn
“We have used the Billings Ovulation Method with 100% effectiveness for prevention and 100% effectiveness for achieving, always conceiving in the first cycle of using fertile days. We will be forever grateful to our scientists! We are in awe of the complexity of the woman in contrast to the simplicity of this method.”
Jan Hemstad, M.D. & Darcy Hemstad, R.N.