Yellow Stamp Question

Question

Hello,
I am six months post-partum, and my Creighton Model instructor just recently moved me to yellow stamps because I am having consistent mucus discharge. My base infertility pattern seems to be 6 or 8 cloudy mucus every day.

My question is: after I established a base infertile pattern, I had a stretch of dry days for about three days three days ago. I felt this was a little gift from God, since my husband and I have not had the chance to be
together for a long time. Then my mucus returned. Does this patch of green interfere with the new yellow stamp instruction? I am now on the third day of 6/8 C and was wondering if this is an OK time for intercourse, since I have not had a point of change, or if I have to once again make sure it is an established pattern.

Hope you can help!

Thank you,

Hilary

Answer

Last Updated: September 20, 2022
Dear Hilary,

You really should consult your own practitioner with this and any questions you have re: your specific guidelines for charting. Your practitioner will know best the answer to your question, in context of your entire chart, and details you have not provided, including if you are breastfeeding, or in cycles.

NFP teachers encourage and welcome your questions following instruction, and in between appointments. Do give her a call!

Sheila St. John

Answered By:

Sheila St. John
Sheila St. John is the Executive Director of the California Association of Natural Family Planning, coordinating the non-profit’s education and advocacy efforts throughout the state. Initially attracted to NFP as a healthy, effective method for planning families, drug, device and surgery free, her passion for NFP has grown over the last 42 years as she has journeyed with the over 900 couples she has personally instructed in its use, and been privileged to witness its role in overcoming infertility, women’s health, and the transformation that occurs in lives of men, women, and families, when we embrace God’s design for love and life.

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