Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Contest Winner and Birth Control Poll

Congratulations to Nancy who won the drawing for commenting on my "Give Away For Moms" post! I put all the names in a cup and my husband drew a name so it would be fair. Your gift will be coming in the mail soon!

I have been thinking a lot lately about birth control and the methods that are available to us. I recently heard in the news that adoption rates are going up due to the economic times. People are finding it more difficult to care for children and are turning to alternative methods. I had a discussion with a girl who is placing her child for adoption. She was commenting on how expensive birth control can be, especially the pill and condoms which have to be refilled and replaced. This can lead to people not using these methods and ultimately leads to pregnancy.

As many of you know, my husband and I use the Fertility Awareness Method (or Natural Family Planning). The book cost me about $20 and I have read it a couple of times and used it as a resource often. That is $20 I have spent on birth control in the past three years. It has worked for us, and if used correctly, can work for any couple that desires natural birth control methods.

I am interested to find out what form of birth control you currently use. I have put a poll together on the right for you to share your answers. Thanks for contributing!