Tips on How to Avoid Getting Pregnant on Your Honeymoon

By Ashley | January 15, 2010
Avoid Early Pregnancy

Very often couples end up with news of pregnancy after their honeymoon. The main reason is ignorance. It is important to be well informed about the fertile periods of a menstrual cycle and how pregnancy can be prevented without really spoiling the fun you have planned for your honeymoon.

Study your menstrual cycle, and be absolutely sure of your dates, so that you can calculate when your ovulation time is. There are ovulation calendars and even certain calculators available online which will help you find out which are the days you will be ovulating.

In general, between 7 and 14 days of your regular 28 day cycle are considered the most fertile period. It would be wise not to plan a honeymoon during these days. Though there are many ways of calculating the ovulation time, none of the calculations can prove hundred percent foolproof. Therefore, it would be wise to take a few further precautions.

A popular method of pregnancy prevention is the pill. This functions by altering the state of the hormones in your body. Hormones in the pill interfere with the release of the egg in the ovary and prevent it from moving out of the ovary. They also thicken the vaginal mucous, preventing the sperm from entering. Pills have to be taken every day for them to have an effect. In certain cases there may be side effects, so it is better to consult your doctor before you start using them.
There are also hormone injections which are available to prevent pregnancy. These injections have to be taken every three months. These too, must be taken only on the advice of your doctor.

Pregnancy can also be prevented by the use of condoms. There are condoms available for both males and females. These external barriers do not cause any harm to the body but claim to be only 98 percent safe. Condoms are easily available and come in many colors, flavors and scents.

Condoms for men are basically a thin rubber sheath that can be rolled on to the penis. The female condom is again a thin rubber sheath with a ring around it. It must be placed in the vagina before sex. In both cases, it is safer to use them when no additional lubricant is being used as the condom may slip away of tear and therefore not serve its purpose.

Another way of preventing a pregnancy is the natural method. Here, the penis must be removed from the vagina before ejaculation. The chances of the prevention failing is highest in this method as there could be a slight leak of semen before the removal of the penis.

Weigh the pros and cons of the various available methods of prevention and choose a method that is most suitable and convenient for you.

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