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sweetjane11
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Hello!
If I have a 34 day cycle, and typically ovulate around day 18... Would three or four days before my period be a relatively safe time to have sex without much worry of pregnancy, with the added protection of a condom?
Just wanted an educated opinion on this. Thank you!

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Heather
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Are you asking about how to use natural family planning as a combination method with condoms?

If so, have you started by taking a look at these?
Get With the Flow: All About FAM
Fertility Awareness (FAM)

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Hi Heather! Yes, I've read those articles and have used the methods to identify ovulation each month. I just wanted some validation on that, knowing that I typically ovulate on the 18th day of my 34 day cycle, 4 days prior to my period gives ample time for a fertile egg to have gone away and not be back again soon enough to cause a pregnancy.

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Heather
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Generally, with FAM, to play it safest, you just want to leave a week before and after ovulation as either a time not to engage in any intercourse, or to only do so when using a second method.

So, yep, combining condoms with that timing the way you are thinking sounds like a time you can figure you have both the protection of condoms and what you know from your charting. [Smile]

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Awesome, thank you so much Heather. [Smile]

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