Archive for November, 2016

NFP Charting Saves Money

Monday, November 28th, 2016

A practical use of charting: 

In one case, expectant parents used it to persuade their physician to keep waiting.  The baby’s head size was large for his gestational age, and the doctor wanted to induce immediately.  The woman, however, had delivered other babies with large heads, and she trusted her temperature graph that indicated the baby wasn’t due for another six weeks.  Faced with the above facts and the above article by an expert published in a medical magazine plus the possibility of inducing labor up to two months prematurely, the doctor decided to wait on a week by week basis.  The baby came naturally within three days of the temperature-based Estimated Date of Childbirth based on Dr. Konald Prem’s formula with no signs of being post-mature, a good six weeks after the time originally planned for induced labor.

In another case, we helped a couple win a battle with their insurance company.  The husband was in a new job.  The insurance company did not cover delivery expenses of babies conceived before employment.  The couple waited patiently until they knew they were covered, but the baby was born prematurely and had additional medical expenses.  Armed with their dated temperature graphs and the above information, they were able to persuade the insurance company that the baby was conceived on company time, so to speak.  The dated temperature graph of their pregnancy cycle saved them thousands of dollars.   Be sure to keep good records.  Good charts may save a couple money.

John and Sheila Kippley
Natural Family Planning: A Complete Approach

 

 

Natural Family Planning: 50% Discounts on Kippley Books

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The books listed below will be discounted 50% at lulu.com from Nov. 25-27.  The sale is good for one or more books or for bulk orders.
Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach (coil version)
The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding: The Frequency Factor
Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing
Battle-Scarred: Justice Can Be Elusive

This 50% discount lasts until the end of Sunday, November 27.  Because of the sale, our new weekly blog will start on Monday,
November 28th.

The sale is available at  the lulu website.   Lulu offers an additional 33% discount through November 27th, 12:59 PM, on all print books with the CODE BFRIDAY33 when you order.
The first three books make good gifts for weddings and baby showers.

Next Blog: Can charting save you money?  Come back tomorrow.

Natural Family Planning: The Effectiveness of the Temperature Sign

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

(50% discount on Kippley books starting tomorrow!)
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An unlikely source for recognizing the temperature sign was Dr. Christopher Tietze of the Population Council.  I say “unlikely” because he was an advocate of contraception and abortion, but he was honest about the value of temperature charting as a sign of infertility.

In his 1970 article “Ranking of Contraceptive Methods by Levels of Effectiveness,” he wrote that the most effective methods were surgical sterilization, oral contraceptives, injectable progestational agents, and the temperature method.  He stated the method failures from all these methods.

What did Dr. Tietze say about the temperature sign?  In his words:  “The determination of ovulation by means of basal body temperature and restriction of coitus to the post-ovulation phase of the cycle, also falls into the most highly effective group of contraceptive methods.”  He quoted from two studies.  1) A single method failure in 17,500 cycles among a group of highly motivated and disciplined couples. 2) Five method failures in about 5,000 cycles.

If our readers want more information on the temperature sign, we have this information at our website and in our teaching manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach.

Sheila and John Kippley