If you’ve never heard of family planning before or you are not exactly sure what it means, this definition should help.
Family planning is the concept of limiting the size of families through the spacing or prevention of pregnancies, especially for economic reasons.
The World Health Organization explains that the main advantage of family planning is that women and couples can avoid unwanted pregnancies, WHO advocates that with family planning, a woman can space out her pregnancies and limit her family size using different methods of contraceptives.
I believe some Christians have misconceptions about this verse in the Bible “Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”” Genesis 1:22 NLT
Yes God wants us to be fruitful but we must be wise about our decisions
Let’s not forget Abraham had just one son and he was the father of many nations! You don’t have to give birth to so many children to be the mother of nations.
I don’t like it when parents have so many children and cannot cater for all of them. It is important to always consider the children before and after they have arrived.
It’s not right to bring children into the world to suffer. If you can’t care for them don’t birth them. 1Timothy 5:8.
There are different methods of family planning however before you choose one, you have to consider a few things.
- Your health status
- Your desire for children in the future ( If you want to still have children in the future you should not consider anything permanent for now)
- Safety and efficacy of chosen method
- Level of personal comfort with the chosen method.( If you are not very comfortable with a particular method don’t use it. Here are a few family planning methods I know Abstinence, Natural family planning, Breastfeeding, Hormonal contraception, Permanent sterilization, Emergency contraception
Now you know about this and you are asking when do start family planning? My answer is this, have this discussion with you spouse and decide mutually. I can only advise that no form of birth control besides condom or withdrawal method should be used if you are yet to have any children, just to be on a safe side medically.
Almost everything in life has disadvantage we just always look for the least dangerous options and go with it. So also the different birth control or family planning methods have their disadvantages but by Gods grace none of these side effects will affect any of us in Jesus name. Amen.
For more details please go the sites listed or visit a gynaecologist.
Remain blessed till my next post.
Written By Tosin Opara
I am the content Creator/Brand manager for “Deestylefairy”. I am passionate about family, parenting and personal development, which are the values that my brand represents.