Re: NFP as birth control

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I am only been married a year and a half and I have a 8 month old and I am expecting again I am 14 weeks along. I got pregnant on our honeymoon and then got pregnant with our little one at 5 1/2 months using NFP and doing ecological breastfeeding. I followed the rules of ecological breastfeeding and natural child spacing. I tried very hard not to get pregnant this second time and got pregnant with using NFP to prevent this pregnancy. I had no sign of mucus then the next day after relations I had all this mucus and we then abstained and we ended up pregnant from that one time.

My concern is that NFP is not going to work. I am really scared and stressed out about the future and trying not to get pregnant again. We have no problem abstaining it’s just trying to figure out what’s going on with my body. I never had a regular period. I did all the checks with mucus and curvex. But this mucus just came out of nowhere and then I was pregnant. I am really scared because my husband is not home very much at all with his jobs and I feel like a single mom a lot and can’t handle having a lot of children when he works 24 hour or 48 hour shifts.

I believe that NFP is what God wants of us but I don’t want to keep having unplanned pregnancies. It’s very hard on me. Right now I am very frustrated and already overwhelmed with the one child that we have I can’t imagine having one more and I don’t want this to happen again with another child back to back.

Does anyone have any advice? I really appreciate it.

Thanks and God bless,