There are several ways of predicting the fertile time of your cycle using observations of vaginal mucus, timing of your menstrual cycle and body temperature. You then avoid sex during this time. Natural family planning usually involves using one or all of these approaches in combination. They require motivation but do suit some women at some times in their lives.
We can discuss the basic background to natural family planning with you. You can get expert advice and support to learn the Billings Ovulation Method from Fertility Care Scotland. Their clinic details and information about the Billings Method are on their website, www.fertilitycare.org.uk/
. To learn these methods properly you are usually advised to abstain from sex for a few weeks so that you get to know your own body's natural rhythms and vaginal discharge.
You can also look at the fertility UK website for useful charts and information about planning and avoiding pregnancy using other natural family planning methods. This is at www.fertilityuk.org