I was wondering if anything diet or exercise wise can discourage pregnancy? For example, is there any type of exercise that could bring on a miscarriage? Or any type of diet that would discourage fertilization? I'm just curious. Not because I want to get pregnant... But because I DON'T. Birth controls don't go well with my body apparently because I have migraine issues, but I still want to be able to enjoy sex without any fear of accidental pregnancy. I always feel like I should have a backup plan. (We always have 2 condoms just in case, but I just like playing it safe.)
Thanks so much.
Absolutely, Immaculate Contraception! (Hey, how come none of the birth-control pills have used this catchphrase in their ad campaigns yet? I CALL politically-incorrect DIBS!!!)
You have a couple options:
1) Eat everything in sight until you weigh over 500 pounds. At that point, your chances of getting pregnant will drop drastically. (Oh, wait, you still want to enjoy sex… never mind then.)
2) Focus on abdominal toning exercises, so that you can do massive tummy crunches right after sex and just SQUEEZE all the sperm out…
Ok, I’m done with the silly answers. Sorry, couldn’t resist. :)
Well, I don’t have any good/healthy “diet and exercise” contraception options for you. In general, women who exercise very strenuously (Olympic athletes, etc) or eat very poorly (anorexics) will stop having menstrual cycles. NOT GOOD OPTIONS for reliable non-hormonal birth control. I don’t know of any magical foods or exercises which will make you non-fertile. (And let’s not even go into the “types of exercises that could bring on a miscarriage”, ok?! *shudder*)
Have you looked into getting a diaphragm or cervical cap? Or using a spermicidal foam? Or using a “timing” method by using OTC ovulation-timing kits, to determine if you’re not fertile before sexy times? I understand your issues with hormonal birth controls — they can be brutal on migraines for some people.
The WomensHealth.gov website has great summaries of the contraception methods available, so check that out too (As of today 4/22/11, the website is having server problems, but it usually works!). Good luck!
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