The Billings Ovulation Method® is not just for women who are trying to conceive or for those who are wanting to avoid pregnancy. It is knowledge that every woman ought to have. Why? Because it can help you to safeguard your reproductive health.
The Billings Ovulation Method® Chart is Diagnostic
Changes in your cervical mucus are an accurate reflection of what is going on with your reproductive hormones. The chart you keep will be an accurate record of these hormonal events. Over 50 years of research and hormonal assays confirm this.
"Mucus production is a useful self-bioassay of ovarian hormone production."
Professor James B. Brown, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Once you learn to recognise what is normal for you, you'll be able to identify what isn’t. If you notice irregularities in your pattern, such as abnormal bleeding or an unusual pattern of discharge, you'll know to go to your doctor to get them investigated. Your doctor can then use your chart to help diagnose the problem and to work out the best treatment for you.
If you've ever gone to your doctor with a common gynaecological problem such as irregular menstrual cycles, chances are you were given a prescription for the Pill. The Pill may make your cycles regular, but this is only treating the symptoms of the problem without diagnosing or treating the underlying cause. Also, if you take the Pill or other hormonal contraception it changes your cervical mucus — you will be unable to chart to help safeguard your reproductive health.
When you chart your patterns of cervical mucus with the Billings Ovulation Method®, you'll be able to give your doctor valuable information that can help diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms.
The Billings Ovulation Method®
- puts YOU in control. It allows you to actively participate in your reproductive health.
- enables you to understand your body in a practical way. It teaches you to recognise any changes which might need early medical investigation.
- works with YOUR unique pattern of fertility and infertility so that you can recognise what is and isn’t normal FOR YOU.
Read on to learn about normal "irregularities" that you might see at different times in your life, and then we get on to how the Billings Ovulation Method® can help you identify what might be abnormal and should be investigated.
Learning how to keep a Billings Ovulation Method® chart is easy. So start safeguarding your reproductive health today!
The health information given on www.billings.life is intended to support, not to replace, the relationship that exists between patient and doctor. Your Billings Ovulation Method® tutor will always recommend that you consult your doctor when the chart indicates any abnormality.
Call us on 1800 335 860 to make an appointment. And if you can't make it in to one of our Centres, we can teach you over the phone or via fertilitypinpoint.com
Updated 20 August 2016