Birth control; Natural remedies for birth control

Birth control; natural remedies to prevent pregnancy

Natural remedies for birth control; Natural remedies for birth control; Natural methods of birth control is mostly effective when the partners are aware and agree.

Birth control remedies

There are many reasons why people opt for natural methods of birth control. I am so a fan of anything natural yet still very selective in my choices.

When using natural methods of contraception the partners will need to be committed to making it work and give their full cooperation to it.

– Knowing your fertile days

I can only suggest this method to another. For People like me who belong to a class of women who have come to embrace their irregular periods, we can only dream of this method but expect to get glitches on the way because it can be hard to pinpoint your true fertile days with an irregular period.

This method just involves knowing your fertile days and avoiding sex on those days to avoid pregnancy.

The fertility awareness method works best when used with other natural methods listed below.

-The rhythm method

This involves lots of math’s and calculations beginning from tracking your periods for a 6 months to 12 months time.

  • *Then subtract 18 from the number of days in your shortest cycle
  • Count that many days after you start your period as your fertile day
  • *Subtract 11 from the number of days in your longest cycle
  • *count the many days from the start of your period as your last fertile day.
  • *Do not have sex on or in between your first and last fertile day.

-The standard days method

This method involves the simpler math’s. It involves setting day 8 through 19 as fertile time for all women. It is best to use this method if your cycle is more than 26 days or less than 32 days.

-Basal body temperature method

This involves chatting your basal body temperature daily with the use of a basal body temperature thermometer. During the days you ovulate, your temperature may go up almost 1 degree F. Check if it is accompanied by bloating, sore or tender breasts and back aches.
This method alone cannot be totally accurate because other natural factors like stress, fever, lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking can get in the way, presenting similar symptoms like the ones that can occur during days of basal body temperature increase.

– The cervical mucus method

The cervical mucus can be very little after your period. This changes during ovulation. The cervical mucus becomes much, changes in color and texture to a clear, slippery and stretchy egg white consistency during your ovulation and most fertile days. Check with your fingers how your cervical secretions look like. At best, keep a chart or record of your secretions so as to spot easily the days of ovulation.


If you haven’t gotten your period yet for the first months after giving birth and exclusively breastfeed your baby( No food, water, formula or bottles) regularly, then your body may not release an egg thus making you safe to have sex without pregnancy. In all of this, we cannot recommend it as a safe way to avoid pregnancy.

-Withdrawal method

Sperm causes pregnancy when a man ejaculates in a woman’s vagina and an egg gets fertilized. By using the withdrawal methods, it means that the man will need to pull out just before he releases or ejaculates.
This method sounds simple but it takes a whole lot of determination and self control from the man. It is still not totally safe method to avoid pregnancy.

-Use herbal method of birth control


Some aren’t FDA approved but women vouch for them. They help keep the body of the woman from releasing eggs and prevents sperm from fertilizing the eggs.

  • * Wild carrot seed( queen Anne’s lace)- a teaspoon after intercourse
  • Thunder god vine( For men)
  • *Gossypol(For men)
  • *Neem
  • *Evodia
  • *Castor bean
  • *Thistle- drink the hot thistle tea to avoid pregnancy.
  • *Stone seed root- inhale smoke of stone seed root to induce sterility
  • *Ginger root tea-4 cups of ginger tea per day for 5 days to initiate menstruation
  • *Papaya- Chew 5 days before sex( men and women)
  • *Honey and aprocot- make tea out of it.

Disadvantages of natural methods of birth control

  • -It requires careful observation, basic reminders. Commitments and monitoring can be difficult. More difficult to use correctly as simple as it seems.
  • keeping away from sex and determining days to have sex can be difficult for some especially when the mood changes without notice.
  • -A woman’s fertile days can be complicated and difficult to know.
  • – Natural methods of contraception may not be as effective as other methods.

Advantages of natural methods of birth control

  1. It is cheap and cost saving
  2. Doesn’t require supervision of a health care professional
  3. No medical inconvenience or procedures.

N/B; It is best to practice safe sex if you do not want to bring in children without proper planning. Other methods of birth control may come with adverse effects on the long run. So as precautionary measure, the natural remedies for birth control can still come in handy.

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Birth control; natural remedies to prevent pregnancy
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