Lady Comp Birth Control

Lady Comp is a medical device that can either prevent pregnancy or help you conceive. The time has come to talk about the subject that concerns every single woman on the planet, yet it is usually considered a bit too personal to discuss. As a result of this, the subject that is fundamentally important to every single woman on the planet, is being overlooked, misinterpreted and usually has lots of mystery and ignorance around it. It’s called – The Natural Birth Control Method & Lady Comp.

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The Basics

Before we start, it’s time to shed some light on this mysterious thing that every woman experiences past the age of 13, yet hardly anyone knows it inside out. Our cycle.

 

The menstrual cycle is the cycle of natural changes that occurs in the uterus and ovary as an essential part of making sexual reproduction possible. Its timing is governed by internal biological cycles. The menstrual cycle is essential for the production of eggs, and for the preparation of the uterus for pregnancy. The cycle occurs only in fertile female humans  and it occurs repeatedly between the age of menarche, when cycling begins, until menopause, when it ends.1

 

It all starts in the ovaries, the very thing that makes us all beautiful creatures, i.e. women. The ovarian follicles mature and get ready to release an egg (only the ripest get released, out of the 15 to 20 that were made). When it is ready, the ovulation occurs which means that the egg is released into the oviduct, or also known as fallopian tubes. This is the time when you are most fertile and it usually happens between days 12-16 of your cycle, depending on its length, so 14th day being the average.

If, however, nothing happens to your egg and no spermatozoids are waiting for her inside you, then the egg will just disintegrate or dissolve in the fallopian tube and it’s gone! The life cycle of the egg is very short, it ranges between 24-48 hours, but your chances of getting pregnant are much higher during the first 24h, as after that the egg is on a suicide mission and it will be very hard to catch it.

 Your odds of conceiving before and after ovulation (O):

  • 5 days before O – 0%

  • 4 days before O – 11 %

  • 3 days before O – 15 %

  • 2 days before O – 20 %

  • 1 day before O – 26 %

  • Day of O – 15 %

  • 1 day after O – .09 %

  • 2 days after O – .05 %

  • 3 days after O – 0 %

 

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How do hormones affect your cycle?

During the menstrual cycle, two hormones (follicle-stimulating hormone and estrogen) increase, allowing a mature egg to develop in the ovaries.  Then ovulation occurs when another hormone (luteinizing hormone) spikes and causes the release of the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is important because it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken, creating a good environment for a fertilised egg to attach itself.

Every woman ovulates only once in each cycle. If on the rare occasion two or more ovulations occur, they will occur within 24 hours. Occasionally, two eggs are released at the same time and that’s how you get to be a mother of baby twins.

A very important fact that every woman should learn once and forever, is that after intercourse, male sperm will remain active and fertile in the female body for a maximum of 3-5 days. Some suggest it’s up to 7, but it’s very rare and they must be very, very desperate to stay alive if that happens!

All this means is that there are just six days in every cycle when a woman can get pregnant: five days before ovulation and on the day she ovulates. In case you are very worried, we can say that it’s 8 potential days, including two days after the ovulation, but it would most probably be the case of a miracle baby.

I’ll repeat: there is just 6 days when you can get pregnant. In a month! Yes, I know, with this knowledge the world will never be the same again for you too.

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Oral contraceptives

Since you now know how our cycle works, it will be easy to explain how oral contraceptives work.

Birth control pills contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone.  These synthetic hormones help keep the levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body constant so that eggs do not mature and the lining of the uterus never develops enough for a fertilised egg to implant.  Regulating these hormones in this way also thickens the cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg. In other words, it changes your natural levels of hormones in your body and interferes with your biological cycles. It plays up with your hormones and changes the system that has been designed to work they way it does for several hundred thousand years.

Myth no 1: ‘Birth control pills regulate your period’

This is the biggest fat lie and biggest misconception about birth control pills, which I heard so many times from poor women who had no clue as to what really happens inside them that I stopped counting.

If a woman takes contraceptive pills every day, she will never have a period.  However, most packs of birth control pills include a week of pills that do not contain any hormones. These “placebo” pills reinforce the habit of taking a pill every day so that women will not forget to take the pills with hormones that actually prevent pregnancy.  Women usually expel the lining in their uterus, which results in bleeding similar to a “period” during the four to seven days they take the placebo pills (or if they take no pill at all).

Several PhD professionals suggest that birth control pills only make it seem as if your period is normal, when what they really do is stop your from ovulating and messing up with your uterus lining:

The bleeding you have while taking oral contraceptives is not a real period, because the lining of the uterus does not fully thicken and an egg has not been released.  In other words, birth control pills don’t really “regulate your period,” they just make it seem as though your period is regular.  This is why Seasonale and other birth control pills can safely schedule “periods” only four times a year.  With these pills, you are simply choosing quarterly artificial periods instead of monthly ones.  That’s why birth control pills can interfere with your period even after you stop taking them.  Some women don’t have normal periods for many months after they stop taking birth control pills.  It can take time for the body and natural hormones to adjust, but probably does not affect a woman’s ability to become pregnant. 2

Birth Control Pill Container --- Image by Beathan

Birth Control Pill Container — Image by Beathan

Myth No. 2 – ‘In the 21st century they came up with the ideal pill that is 100% safe’

Oral contraceptives used to contain high amounts of the hormone estrogen, but now many birth control pills contain a very low dose mix of a synthetic form of estrogen and a synthetic form of progesterone known as progestin.  Manufacturers have lowered the doses and introduced new types of progestin over the years in an effort to decrease side effects such as blood clots.

Birth control pills that contain a mix of estrogen and some form of progestin are known as combined oral contraceptives. Combined oral contraceptives vary in terms of the types and amounts of estrogen and progestin.  Besides combined oral contraceptives, there are also progestin only pills called the “mini pill,” which is typically prescribed for women who are breastfeeding or cannot take synthetic estrogen.

Generally, the newer types of progestins tend to decrease unwanted side effects such as raising blood sugar, but the newest types (called 3rdand 4th generation progestins) increase the risk of blood clots compared to the older progestins (called 1st and 2nd generation progestins). 3

Myth No 3 – ‘New drugs are better and safer than old birth control pills’

Some birth control pills are safer than others.  New birth control pills are introduced on the market all of the time, but newer does not always mean better. The synthetic progestin levonorgestrel, for instance, which has been on the market for decades, seems to be safer than some of the newer synthetic progestins, such as drospirenone.  The latest research on drospirenone, which is in Yaz, Yasmin, and Beyaz (all made by Bayer) and Ocella and Gianvi (the generic forms of Yasmin and Yaz), shows that these pills are significantly more likely to cause blood clots. Several studies show them to have twice the risk of other combined hormonal contraceptives.4

Mytn No 4 – ‘Big corporations and pharmaceutical companies are working for your own good’

The world market for contraceptives was estimated in 2010 at $15.5 billion and is expected to grow to $19.2 billion by 2017. This huge market exists to stop you from having your natural biological cycle and make you even more unaware of your own body. Enough said.

Myth No 5 – ‘Everyone is using it, so it must be safe and beneficial for all’

Women on birth control pills have an elevated risk of blood clots, but that risk is lower than the risk of developing blood clots during pregnancy and the six weeks after delivering a child.

All birth control pills increase the risk of blood clots compared to not taking birth control pills, but because they are so effective at preventing pregnancy, the FDA has approved birth control pills as safer than being pregnant.  Since birth control pills are more effective at preventing pregnancy than diaphragms or condoms, the FDA does not require them to be as safe. So the word safe suddenly stopped having the meaning you thought it had. Birth control pills are safer for you than being pregnant. I’m sorry, but isn’t the ability to carry a child the primary reason we are women?

Moreover, there is over 60 different side effects that you may experience if you take synthetic birth control pills, that ranges from cerebral haemorrhage and cerebral thrombosis to mental depression.

I appreciate that you might never experience these horrific side effects, but the pill’s third mechanism is to change the lining of the endometrium (the lining of the womb), which creates a hostile environment for a newly created human life. It defeats the entire purpose of why you were made the way you are. I do not know if this is important to you, but as a woman, I find the idea of my uterus being made into a hostile environment for new life quite wrong.

Myth No 6 – ‘Oral contraceptions do not increase risk of cancer’

Contrary to what we have been brain washed with for the past several decades, oral contraceptions do increase your risk of cancer.

This article by cancer.gov suggests the following:

The results of population studies to examine associations between oral contraceptive use and cancer risk have not always been consistent. Overall, however, the risks of endometrial and ovarian cancer appear to be reduced with the use of oral contraceptives, whereas the risks of breast, cervical and liver cancer appear to be increased.

So it increases three types of cancer (breast, cervical and liver) while reducing endometrial and ovarian cancer. One might suggest that it’s balanced out as there is evidence that it might decrease certain types of cancer, so you should just accept the risks and move on. Except for one little but… Basic search indicates that the biggest cancer killer in the UK by far is breast cancer! There were 49,936 cases of breast cancer in the UK vs 7,116 cases of ovarian cancer in 2011. By far, I mean real far, as in by 42,820, that is forty two thousand eight hundred and twenty cases more of cancer  registered in the UK in 2011. Why you would willingly want to increase your chances of winning this death lottery is beyond me.

On a bright side, it’s been suggested that just after 10 years of not taking the pill, your chances of getting breast cancer is the same as if you have never taken the pill. Without sugar coating, it says this: it takes 10 years for your body to get rid of all the side effects that synthetic hormones are doing to you. Enough said.

But what about the fact that the pill decreases ovarian cancer, how can we overlook that?

As it usually happens, to get a clearer picture you need to look into details. This research indicates that ovarian cancer decreases by 50% after 5 years of use. Yet cervical cancer after 10 years use of contraception pills increases four times, i.e. 300%! Do the maths yourself and make your very own conclusion.

Myth no 7: ‘Synthetic pills are recommended to women of any age’

Pills are not recommended to women over the age of 35. Pills do increase risk of a blood clot, which is asking for a stroke or any other heart disease, so unless you are a healthy non-smoking woman in you late 30s, you should not be prescribed a pill as it might work against you in the way you did not plan i.e. premature death.

Myth no 8: ‘Contraception pills makes your life easy’

The absolute majority of women who are on the pill, do not really know how it works and what a period cycle is. Most of them have been prescribed when they were teenagers, when for a whole list of reasons, you might not be incredibly curious about the subject. Then it just becomes a routine and a matter of convenience. I have had a dozen of conversations when girls say that they don’t even want to look into anything else, because it’s so convenient. Convenient not to think, not to care, convenient to follow the crowd and mess up your endocrine system with long-term consequences which you might have never even envisaged in your worst nightmares.

The one and only solution: Natural Birth Control

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The saddest reality of the 21st century is that our generation is the furthest from nature than it has ever been. Due to amazing breakthroughs in the areas of medicine, technology and other sciences, the average population is becoming more and more reliant on drugs as the only solution to all their problems. People overlook the basic concepts of natural remedies, the benefits of nature, healthy eating and exercise. The pill is the easy answer to everything but is this really the way you want to live your life?

I keep saying that our bodies are incredibly clever machines. All we need to do is just embrace this beautiful vessel and make the most of it. Women can only get pregnant for 6 days throughout our cycle. The average cycle is 28 days, which gives you 22 days when you cannot possibly get pregnant because your body does not want it to. The position of the cervix also changes through the cycle, and when it’s not fertile, it is basically closed for all the little white invaders that are ready to give you a little baby.

So how do you know when you body is most fertile and is ready to conceive?

The Natural birth control method is rather simple in theory: you follow your cycle on a day-to-day basis by taking your basal (lowest body temperature) reading. During ovulation, your basal temperature increases by 0.25°C – 0.45 °C. You also need to observe your cervical mucus secretion, as it changes throughout the cycle. The reason why it changes is because when you are most fertile, it becomes clear, egg-white consistency (due to change in hormones level) and makes it easy for male sperm to make all the way to the egg to fertilise it. However, when you are not fertile, it becomes much thicker in order to prevent the little swimmers from getting anywhere as your body does not need them, so it stops them at the very front. How clever and ingenious is this?

This is the summary of the Symptothermal Method or Fertility Awareness Method:

Start of fertile period:
The first fertile day is when the woman first identifies either: 1) first appearance or change of appearance of cervical secretion, or 2) the sixth day of the cycle.
After 12 cycles, this second guideline is replaced by a calculation that subtracts seven days from the earliest day to show a temperature rise in the preceding 12 cycles.
End of fertile period:
The fertile phase ends after the woman has identified: 1) the evening of the third day after the cervical secretion peak day, and 2) the evening when the woman measures the third higher temperature reading, with all three being higher than the previous six readings and the last one being 0.2 degrees Celsius higher than the previous six.5

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In a nutshell, it teaches you what it says on the tin – about your fertility. But because it is quite manual and you need to be incredibly disciplined to take your basal temperature consistently each morning, straight after you wake up, and you need to write it all down, and have charts, and observe your cervix position and mucus secretion, it becomes too much if you are not 100% committed. One little omission might lead to an unexpected surprise 9 months down the line. A little bit too risky, too much hard work and not that safe.

So what do we do? Is there no hope for being-close-to-the-nature wannabes? Is there really no happy ending?

Lady Comp

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Luckily, living in the 21st century has its perks. We can be close to the nature and stay healthy, all we need to do is choose to do so.

The Lady Comp is an alarm clock, a basal thermometer, and a charting computer all in one handy travel-size gadget. It does all the charts and takes your temperature and lets you know how fertile you are on any particular day. All you need to do is wake up when the alarms goes off (I use this as my alarm clock) which is the same time every single day, and put the thermometer under your tongue. Within a minute, your temperature is taken, calculations made and you are given the simple answer: green = not fertile, amber = not sure, red = go ahead if you want a baby! Lady Comp takes about 60 seconds of your time every day and it lets you be a real woman, with real periods and the joy of being as close to your partner as you wish.

If you think it’s too good to be true, then you need to think again. Because it’s exceptionally good and it is real.

Lady Comp is programmed with all natural family planning research data, it contains a database of more than 900,000 cycles and uses bio-mathematical forecasting calculations as well as the very latest computer techniques. Lady-Comp is a personal, natural birth control monitor, which learns and adjusts to your individual cycle regardless of irregularities or cycle length. Lady Comp is a one-time purchase without any recurring costs with a clinically proven accuracy of 99.3%. Yes, that’s right. Lady Comp is 99.3% accurate. The same as synthetic pills and more effective than condoms, yet it has zero side-effects.

But what about women whose cycle is irregular? What do they do?

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Fluctuations in the menstrual cycle are a part of every woman’s life. Lady Comp is a progressive device meaning it is based on the progressive, day-to-day observations of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of each individual menstrual cycle. Lady-Comp notes the changes associated with ovulation and is therefore able to treat each cycle as unique regardless of irregularities.

Cycle irregularities are common; not every woman has a regular cycle. But even if you do have a regular cycle, sometimes it might not work perfectly well as there are many factors which can alter the regularity of the menstrual cycle. It could be due to illness, travel, hormonal imbalances, stress, extended partying, sleeplessness, dietary factors, smoking and so on.

The computer calculates the future course of the cycle and its corresponding fertility level from the temperature readings that have already been entered. These calculations are made for each individual woman and comprise the typical highs and lows of the temperature curve before and after ovulation. Basically, if Lady Comp is confused and is not sure what your reading means, it will give you an amber light, which means you cannot have unprotected sex just in case.

However, the more you use your Lady Comp, the better it knows you. When I just started using it, I had lots of amber lights. Eventually, after 2 months, I started having more and more green lights. Now, after 8 months of using it, I only have 8 red days, two odd amber days and the rest are green (out of 30 days). It’s perfect. I take the reading when I am still half-asleep and then get on with my day (or continue sleeping).

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If, one day, you decide that you want to get pregnant, it gets even better. You can download another software on the same device, which is called Baby-Comp and it will tell you which are the best days to conceive. As a wicked bonus, it can suggest which days are better to have a girl or a boy! Obviously, it’s not guaranteed, but I think it’s awesome.

Lady-Comp does not take any space as the new generation of Lady Comp is twice smaller the size of mine, which is the original size. New version of Lady Comp also shows you a little graph of your cycle and you can clearly see the peak of your temperature, which is incredibly educating, as you can then track the temperature with your feelings, as explained here.

Finally, there is only one little downside to this process. Lady Comp is very expensive. It’s £365 in the UK or $485 on Amazon, to be precise.  I appreciate that not everyone can just go and pay that money for a computer you have never heard of. However, it is guaranteed to work for 10 years and then you can use it as a Baby Comp too as you can upgrade your Lady Comp for free. They do offer monthly payment plan, so you can spread the cost over 4 or 6 months, which is doable and it is definitely worth it. Also, even though it might seem a little bit too much, have you ever put a price on someone’s health? How much does cancer cost? How much does all the potential life-threatening side-effects of the pills cost? Plus you don’t need to buy any pills any more. Ever.

Still suspicious?

For those of you who find it hard to believe that some natural way of dealing with your body can actually be as effective as poisoning your organism with all the high-tech novelty drugs, I recommend referring to this article. The research carried out by University of Heidelberg team assessed 900 women doing The Symptothermal Method  and concluded that:

The Human Reproduction study found using STM correctly led to a rate of 0.4 pregnancies per 100 women per year.

The choice is yours!

P.S. As I have been using it for a long time and I swear by the efficiency of this little life saver, I will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

P.P.S. The post went viral and I am pleased to tell that Lady Comp contacted me and offered 6% discount to everyone who reads this post, providing you are from the UK & Ireland. All you need to do is to type in “maria-luisa” promotion code when you buy it from their website! I promise, I wrote the post long time before Lady Comp contacted me, so it is a very honest review.

P.P.P.S. Someone has accused me that this post is all about advertisement, which is very untrue. I wrote the post in details, because when I first heard of Lady Comp, I have never heard about it and thought it was more like a fairytale about the unicorns, than the real deal. I also got several requests from my readers to talk about Lady Comp in details, as they wanted to know everything about it. However, if someone has got a better solution than Lady Comp then I am very eager to hear about it.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_cycle
  2. http://center4research.org/medical-care-for-adults/other-reproductive-sexual-health/birth-control-pills-what-you-need-to-know/
  3. Original source can be found here
  4. For further details look here
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