Five Steps to Learning the Billings Method and Fertility Awareness
If you are not confident in describing your fertility symptoms, or you have been advised, you should request personal assistance using the Request Assistance button (web service only).
Study the bar chart display. Note the four levels for the height of the vertical bar. Depending on your symptoms and where you are in your cycle, you may have to wait at least three weeks after beginning to enter your symptoms before the bar chart displays the lower levels.
(If you have been advised to seek assistance then you should use the Request Assistance button (web service only) rather than the next steps.)
If there is a Peak day, note the changing symptoms up to the Peak day and on the day after the Peak.
It may help to use the ‘Fertility only’ bar chart display when doing the next two steps.
Refer to the
Rules of the Billings Method and the
basic infertile pattern. Note how each Rule can be associated with a level of the bar chart. If the numbers 1, 2 or 3 appear on a bar of the chart they refer to the wait days identified in Rule 3 and in the Peak rule.
Click on the bar for any day. Relate the advice given for avoiding a pregnancy to the Rules of the Billings Method.
After you are familiar with the above, use the ‘Colour Leaf’ bar chart display. Read the
help section on Chart Type and note the meaning of the 5 colours used on the bar chart. Study the use of the colours on your bar chart and the occurrences of your basic infertile pattern.
billingsMentor was first released as a web service in 2009 and has been under continuous monitoring, improvement and development. The first cell phone app was released in 2015.