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