The Billings Ovulation Method® is a natural method of fertility management. It teaches you to recognise your body's natural signal of fertility - cervical mucus. Your reproductive system is wonderfully complex, yet the signals it gives you can be quite simple, helping you identify the fertile and infertile times in your cycles. You may have noticed different types of discharge coming from the vagina throughout your menstrual cycle. The sensation that this discharge produces outside the vaginal opening also changes. This is because your cervix produces different types of mucus in response to changing hormone levels. Once you're familiar with these changes you'll be able to identify patterns of fertility and infertility in your cycle.Cervical mucus is the most reliable signal of fertility. Over 50 years of scientific research have shown this.
The Billings Ovulation Method® has a number of key advantages over other methods of fertility management:
:A unique feature of the method is being able to recognise when you're infertile, as well as when you're fertile. So you can be confident in knowing, on any particular day, whether having sex is likely to result in a pregnancy. You are in control depending on whether you want to achieve or avoid pregnancy.
:When you decide the time is right to have a baby, the method can be used to achieve pregnancy. Knowing how to identify your fertile time and your Peak of fertility optimises your chances of conceiving.
:It helps you safeguard your reproductive health. Once you learn to recognise what is normal for you in your menstrual cycle and patterns of cervical mucus, you'll be able to identify what isn’t. If you notice irregularities, such as abnormal bleeding or an unusual pattern of discharge, you'll know to seek medical assistance.
Billings LIFE in Pakistan provides clinical instruction to women and couples in the Billings Ovulation Method™ of natural fertility management. We will provide you with evidence-based educational resources to help you use the Billings Ovulation Method™ to achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally, and to safeguard your reproductive health at all stages of your reproductive life. We provide Continued Professional Development (CPD) for health professionals as well as training for Billings Ovulation Method™ teachers. Billings LIFE is the only national provider of accreditation for Billings Ovulation Method™ teachers.
Your Billings Ovulation Method teacher will in all likelihood be a woman like you who has learned to use the Billings Ovulation Method™ to manage her fertility, and wants to share this knowledge with others. She will have undertaken comprehensive training and ongoing professional development to ensure that she has the knowledge to help you understand your fertility whatever your situation. Billings LIFE conducts and promotes research as well as scientific investigations into the Billings Ovulation Method™ and the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of disease in the field of reproductive biology. We also offer the Loving for Life program, which provides values-based education on human sexuality to secondary school students.
The purpose of the Natural Family Planning (Billings Ovulation Method) Program is to cope with the population-related problems in our communities as well as to give a better understanding of re-productive health to people at the grass-roots level. Through the training of NFP Billings Method, we are trying to provide awareness among the couples to plan their family size according to their own will. Through this program, we are especially empowering woman by giving them knowledge about their fertility and infertility. We are training gynecologists, nurses, midwives and lady health workers, Para-medical staff and at the same time we are giving training to the Catechists and couples of various dioceses of our Christian community who are working with people at grass roots level. For us the above categories are most strategic who directly work with people at grass-roots level.
:It is natural simple and effective and has no side effects.We provide Continued Professional Development (CPD) for health professionals as well as training for Billings Ovulation Method teachers. Billings LIFE is the only national provider of accreditation for Billings Ovulation Method teachers.
:Couples are reluctant to use contraceptive due to the side effects as well as religious, moral and cultural pressures. Also Billings Method research is not commonly known even by medical professionals, so it is important that people should have knowledge of Billings Method and can use it as an alternate method of Family Planning.
: Billings Method provides them important knowledge about their reproductive health as well as about their fertility or infertility on day to day basis. This knowledge is pivotal for their family planning and not even practiced by stakeholders or medical professionals in Pakistan.
: Billings Method also provides help for all those sub fertile couples who wants to achieve pregnancy. In Many cases, even a medically fit couple does not know the right time of intercourse to achieve pregnancy. We also help these kinds of couples.
:Billings Method is also an early indicator of any reproductive health problem and they can timely have appropriate treatment.
:It is also very economical as woman has to recognize the natural indicator of her fertility or infertility and accordingly couple can use certain days to avoid and achieve pregnancy. Please note that we have imparted this training to the totally illiterate couples.
:This method provides dignity especially to the women as she feels that she is not a laboratory, chewing gum, tissue paper or an object in which one can put medicine (contraceptives) and use it for his purpose.
: We also promote Breastfeeding as natural way to avoid pregnancy. Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is also one segment of our training program.
:Lastly it is also known as cooperative method. One of the biggest blunders of our family planning program in Pakistan is that we seldom involve husbands in this program. In billings method husbands are equally taught this method so they know the physiology of her wife and respect her. If not, than in this case he knows the consequences of unwanted child on his domestic economy. But it is evident that the men have higher level of respect towards their wives after learning this method.
: We believe that the use of Contraceptives alone cannot control the population problems. Please see the history of our Population Planning Program from 1950s till the date. It is still rapidly increasing every year.to avoid pregnancy. Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is also one segment of our training program.
: Billings Ovulation Method is an alternate method of family planning which is natural, simple and effective (please see the trials of W.H.O on Billings Ovulation Method and its 99% effectiveness on our website). The Government of China has adopted Billings Ovulation Method to control their population problems and they have very successful results. We have to provide other methods of Family planning to the masses as to give them a choice and also we believe that it is their right to know the other methods of Family Planning.