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This Couple's App Helped 10,000 Women Get Pregnant And They Say It Can Replace Birth Control Too
Business Insider ^ | 23 February 2014 | Julie Bort

Posted on 02/23/2014 7:43:32 PM PST by Lorianne

Want to get pregnant? There's an app for that ... actually a few apps for that. And they are proving to be remarkably helpful.

Want to avoid pregnancy? Kindara, an iPhone app created by a husband and wife team in Boulder, Colo., promises that it can be your birth control, too, letting women get off the pill.

Kindara was released in 2012 to do a similar thing. But, unlike Glow, its founders say this app can now not only help a woman conceive, but also avoid pregnancy while allowing women to get off of hormone-based birth control like the pill, patch or ring.

Sacks answered a few questions about the app for us:

Business Insider: Did you create this app because you were having trouble starting a family?

William Sacks: We actually founded the company because we were looking for effective birth control that wasn't the pill. Kati had been on the pill for 10 years and she didn't like the side effects. She introduced me to the fertility awareness method and I was blown away by how little I understood about female fertility. I was actually outraged that I had never been taught how reproduction actually works.

Once we started tracking her fertility signs I learned all about how her body worked and also discovered an added intimacy in our relationship. We wanted to share this with other couples, so we started Kindara out of our own desire to give women and men tools that help them take control of their health, understand what's happening with their bodies and meet their fertility goals.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; glow; kindara; obamacare; science; zerocare

1 posted on 02/23/2014 7:43:33 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

This doesn’t seem any different than natural family planning, and there have been apps for that for years. But I wish them luck, as it seems like a good product.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 7:46:17 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Lorianne

Sounds like they made an app which records the charting and observations that couples are taught in natural family planning (NFP) classes.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 7:47:44 PM PST by Crolis ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." -GKC)
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To: Lorianne
She introduced me to the fertility awareness method and I was blown away by how little I understood about female fertility. I was actually outraged that I had never been taught how reproduction actually works.

If more men shared his sentiment, what effect would this have on the rate of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and abortion?

4 posted on 02/23/2014 7:55:44 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Lorianne
Pharmacies already have, and have had, ovulation thermometers that track your cycle and show you a graph so you can see when you're fertile.

How is this different?

5 posted on 02/23/2014 7:56:28 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lorianne
***...promises that it can be your birth control, too, letting women get off the pill.***

Something tells me that big Pharma will not stand by and allow computer software cut into profits.

6 posted on 02/23/2014 7:56:35 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Yyyyyyyyup.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 8:01:16 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Lorianne
I was actually outraged that I had never been taught how reproduction actually works.

Let me guess. You were to busy giggling in sex class to actually pay attention and full of your locker room "knowledge" never considered that there are these things called "books" that you can read to find out more?

This guy can take his outrage and stuff it.

8 posted on 02/23/2014 8:02:51 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Lorianne
I think it is great that the "app" generation is discovering this method.

Mother Theresa taught it to the poorest of the poor before there were any apps.

9 posted on 02/23/2014 8:09:52 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a baby in his momma's arms, he is thinks of his own mother.)
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To: Lorianne

“Have ye never heard of the rhythm method, Mrs. O’Rourke?”

“Oh Father Flaherty. And where will I be finding a band at three o’clock in the morning?”


10 posted on 02/23/2014 8:11:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lizavetta

This is totally different.

The ovulation thermometer is used in conjunction with Natural Family Planning, which is associated with the Catholic Church.

It is rejected because of that association with the Church.

This is the same exact thing, but introduced without the catholic church attachment and association. It is associated with APPs and all t=of those trappings.

So, it’s totally different.

But it is exactly the same.

Shh. The Catholic Church is logical and its rules work for the betterment of all lives.

Don’t tell nobody.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 8:17:08 PM PST by stanne
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To: Lorianne

Yes, and another positive outcome, called MBJs.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 8:21:02 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Lorianne

My daughter and son-in-law use NFP. I think this app would be beneficial for those who practice this method....I just appreciate that women are taking control of their fertility without the use of chemicals that damage them and their future children!


13 posted on 02/23/2014 8:23:54 PM PST by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: Lorianne

I remember way back when my Mom told me there was a word for women who used the Catholic Rhythm birth control method :”pregnant”


14 posted on 02/23/2014 8:24:29 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: thecodont

I am a dude, and I was horrified to come to find that there are actually women out there that have no freaking clue about their own cycle.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 8:34:25 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: thecodont

also if more women did too.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 8:35:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Rodamala

seriously? have you tried talking to some women about any serious issue lately? just watch leno’s people on the street interviews sometime - well, on youtube now. half of them in LA don’t know where Mexico is on a map.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 8:39:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: stanne

Exactly——the Faith and Reason embedded in Catholic Theology is amazing and the “Truth” has always confirmed the correctness of it-—as St. Augustine’s Big Bang Theory (4th century) was discovered in the 1960s.

Everything the pope predicted about the objectification of women with the “birth” control pill has been proven true, even though it was highly mocked at the time: Humanae Vitae.

The Catholic Church Natural method—also prevented putting toxins into the female body, which in turn, prevented all the hormones in our drinking water.

The environmentalists/Reason are SO FAR behind the Catholic Church.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 8:40:54 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Rodamala

when I took NFP class, I learned more about my cycle than what they tell you in high school. You learn about temperature and mucous fluctuations and break-through bleeding, and where your cervix actually is and how it changes shape and texture during your cycle.

There is more to it than just marking a calendar, if you want to know when you are ovulating. But when you learn it, it is right on the money.

We used NFP both to conceive and to put off conception. It works both ways.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 9:02:22 PM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: savagesusie

There ya go.

Humanae Vitae. All you need to know


20 posted on 02/23/2014 9:10:50 PM PST by stanne
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To: MichaelCorleone
Something tells me that big Pharma will not stand by and allow computer software cut into profits.

Or the government will not like not being able to stick it's nose in what up until 50 years ago was family business.

21 posted on 02/23/2014 10:19:38 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Lorianne

I don’t think this is a new app as my wife used a similar app or website to chart her fertility and it worked great.

Five is what happens when NFP fails.

Just like all forms of ‘birth control’ adherence to the system is required for success.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 12:03:04 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Lorianne

This would only work if you have a monogamous relationship. Seems like that might be a rarity these days. Otherwise, throw the advice the window.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 2:27:49 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: sickoflibs
I remember way back when my Mom told me there was a word for women who used the Catholic Rhythm birth control method :”pregnant”

NFP is a lot different from the rhythm method. With the old rhythm method you just figured out by dates when you could and couldn't have sex. Doing it by dates is going to fail sooner or later, and probably sooner. NFP is beautiful, and it works.

24 posted on 02/24/2014 8:51:13 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: BenLurkin

Natural family planning is not the old rhythm method.

Totally different.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 8:57:08 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sickoflibs

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3126283/posts?page=25#25


26 posted on 02/24/2014 8:58:49 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ottbmare
RE :”NFP is a lot different from the rhythm method. With the old rhythm method you just figured out by dates when you could and couldn't have sex. Doing it by dates is going to fail sooner or later, and probably sooner. NFP is beautiful, and it works. “

I have no reason to doubt you.

it would be helpful if you posted a quick comparison and why one works and the other doesn't.

Thanks

27 posted on 02/24/2014 9:04:02 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs

:) One time my husband just kissed me and I became pregnant.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 9:05:32 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima
RE :’:) One time my husband just kissed me and I became pregnant.”

I believe you.

Who were you hiding in the bedroom when that happened ??

BAWHAHA

:)

29 posted on 02/24/2014 9:08:32 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs

:) Now my husband and I just shake hands-Heheheheheh


30 posted on 02/24/2014 9:13:15 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

Do you wear gloves when you do it?


31 posted on 02/24/2014 9:13:53 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs

Come to think of it we are just waving now-just nod our heads.Hehehehhehe


32 posted on 02/24/2014 9:21:55 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

have you ever been in the same room together?


33 posted on 02/24/2014 9:23:38 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs

No ,.Hehehehhe


34 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:11 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: sickoflibs
it would be helpful if you posted a quick comparison and why one works and the other doesn't.

Simple. Women's cycles are not exactly regular. The old rhythm method noted when menstruation occurred, how long each cycle lasted, assumed ovulation took place at the midpoint of the cycle, and suggested that couples abstain from sex for a week around the time of ovulation. But cycles vary. Ovulation can take place long before or after the calendar says it could, sperm and egg can hang around the female reproductive tract, and anyway fertilization does not take place just a few minutes after intercourse. This method was just a pregnancy waiting to happen.

NFP, on the other hand, assembles a lot of different data points to determine when a woman is about to ovulate--her temperature, the state of her cervix, the liquidity of mucus, hormone levels in her urine, etc.--to generate considerable accuracy.

35 posted on 02/24/2014 9:37:22 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: stanne

Yep-—the most vilified document in the history of the Catholic Church. As Machiavelli stated, “The Truth is more hated than Lies”.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 9:56:39 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: ottbmare

Thanks, that was very helpful.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 10:20:49 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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