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What is the vaginal ring?
A type of hormonal birth control, the vaginal ring is a small ring made of soft, flexible plastic, that you wear inside your vagina. There are two main brands of birth control rings: the NuvaRing and Annovera, so you might also hear them referred to in these terms. In this article, we’ll cover just how exactly the vaginal ring prevents pregnancy, plus how effective it is, and some benefits and side effects of this type of contraception. Read on to find out more…
Types of IUD & how they work
There are two types of IUD: the copper and the hormonal IUD. Both are commonly used to prevent pregnancy. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how these different IUD types work, the benefits and drawbacks of each IUD, and how you can choose the right birth control option for you.
How effective is the pull out method?
When used perfectly, the pull out method is 96% effective, but this is difficult to do, and with typical use, the pull-out method is 80% effective. That means that 20 out of 100 women will get pregnant over a year when using the pull out method. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how the pull out method works, how to use it correctly, and some ways you can better protect yourself if you want to prevent pregnancy naturally.
Period & Bleeding
11 Signs your period is coming
There are many physical and emotional changes that can signal that your period is on the way, including tender breasts, mood changes, and tiredness. While we all experience symptoms differently, most women start to notice these symptoms between one and two weeks before they get their period. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some more signs your period may be on its way and what to look out for.
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Planning my first pregnancy with Natural Cycles: Erin's story
I can’t even believe I’m writing this post. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but like, one day in the future. And that future time frame kept changing. I married Josh at 22, so at first I thought by 25. Then 28. Then 30. Apparently, the magic number was 32…
From physicist to founder: Elina’s Story
As the Co-Founder of the world’s only birth control app, my life has taken some incredible twists and turns. Today I’m going to share with you my story, including my struggle to find a birth control method that worked for me, and how Natural Cycles has helped me grow my own family.
Trying out the new Bluetooth thermometer: Sophia's Story
My name is Sophia, I’m an online coach and personal trainer, and I have been using Natural Cycles to help prevent pregnancy for over two and a half years. To say it changed my life is an understatement! Today I’m going to talk about the brand new Bluetooth thermometer that’s now available to use with the app and how Natural Cycles can help you on your hormone-free journey too!
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3 Ways to measure with Natural Cycles
The Natural Cycles certified algorithm uses body temperature to determine fertility, as there is a small, but detectable shift in temperature that happens after ovulation. Once the algorithm gets to know your unique cycle, it’s able to both confirm and predict the fertile window. For the NC° algorithm to learn your cycle you need to measure with one of our three devices. This article outlines how each device works and can help you find the right measuring option for you!
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5 Reasons Cyclers love measuring with Apple Watch
Natural Cycles’ recent integration with Apple Watch means that measuring just got even smoother, but don’t just take it from us. Hear firsthand from some of our most dedicated users what they like most about using Natural Cycles with their Apple Watch, including building better habits, getting more sleep, and improving morning routines for parents.
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Natural Cycles now integrates with Apple Watch
There’s big news in the world of hormone-free birth control because we’re announcing that you can now connect the Natural Cycles app with your Apple Watch. Whether you’re new to Natural Cycles or a longtime Cycler, we’re here to unpack all you need to know about this game-changing integration.
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