I learned to listen to my patients about the birth control method that they choose and to be open to all different methods.
I had no idea these methods existed before , but now I believe that these methods should at least be presented as an option in addition to other forms of birth control.
Before beginning the interview, I had the mindset that I would be talking to a woman and her partner who were using a method to avoid and/or achieve pregnancy. Coming out of the interview I was inspired, empowered, and even more interested in OB/GYN.
I have been increasingly interested in learning about my own body and I truly believe that NFP might be something that will help me figure these issues out.
After speaking with this newlywed couple, in addition to listening to the couples who have come into class to speak with us, I am blown away by the effectiveness of these methods in avoiding pregnancy, achieving pregnancy, and even bringing couples together.
This interview…highlighted the importance of women being able to understand what is going on in their bodies, and being able to keep track of their cycles.
Seeing and hearing how well a couple that uses NFP communicates demonstrates again the idea that using NFP is a very collaborative process between partners, requiring the utmost respect within the relationship.
NFP is not just a medical concept, but also a tool that helps man and woman recognize the beauty in each other and the magnificent complexity of what it means to be able to give life, together.
…the interview demonstrated to me how necessary it is for a physician to have a strong grasp of NFP and its benefits to be able to speak with patients about their fertility and family planning goals.
Even though we’ve talked about the Creighton Method’s use effectiveness in class, it was a whole different story to see it work for a couple so many times.
…it was nice to see that not only can men be on board, they might actually find it to be the better method as well.