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Learn about the BOM virtually

Elections are in the air. We hope and pray for a government that loves the people of this country and is dedicated to making available what is best for us all.

The Billings Ovulation Method® (BOM) does not cost the government anything and gratefully, permission has been granted to the Billings Ovulation Method Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOMA-TT) to teach the Billings Method at some public health facilities.

Pauline Phelps, Billings Coordinator, noted that the interest level at these institutions was fantastic. Men and women are hungry for more information on this available, highly effective, practically free-of-charge, natural method which helps them manage the size of their families and also monitor the health of the women without the use of drugs or devices.

BOMA-TT has been hosting monthly webinars via Zoom online where people of all walks of life attend to discover more about this natural method of fertility regulation that simply requires observation and charting of the menstrual cycle. Many are excited that there are no side-effects to contend with.

BOMA-TT has also been offering free online consultations post-webinar for those who would like to learn more about the Billings Method or inquire about pairing-up with an instructor of the method.

The best way to learn the BOM is with a teacher. There are 21 teachers available locally to instruct women and couples about their fertility in order to achieve or prevent pregnancy or monitor the woman’s reproductive health.

On July 14 we held a webinar entitled ‘Unexplained Infertility’ where women and couples who have been given this distressing diagnosis can finally get some explanations about their infertility.

Videos of two US-based natural fertility care speakers were featured. Kirsten Karchmer, a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist clearly outlined the importance of tracking the menstrual cycle as “health is reflected in your chart”.

Karchmer went on to propose “alternatives” to test-tube babies or in-vitro fertilisation that are effective and safe including diet changes, exercise, and sleep. She also highlighted the importance of drinking water.

Melissa Buchan of Virtus Fertility Care stated that “infertility is a sign of an underlying condition” and that a “well-charted cycle” has been considered “a fifth-vital sign” or “a detailed diagnostic roadmap or tool” for doctors.

Learning the BOM is one of the best ways of identifying fertility accurately. Many couples who have been “trying” to get pregnant for years have done so successfully using this method.

Billings has 63 per cent to 78 per cent success in achieving pregnancy in international trials (studies) completed. Although local trials have not been conducted, anecdotally, there are many in Trinidad and Tobago who can attest to this kind of success.

Due to our client confidentiality, we are not at liberty to discuss whom we have helped. However, anonymous statistics have commenced to give us a local measure of this joyful result of our teachings.

In this time of pandemic, as we become more of an online service, we have placed some video testimonials about the local use of the method on our YouTube channel and website.

In the testimonials, Errol and Sandra Roberts talk about understanding each other “inside-out” and having their two children using the method. Sheldon and Nicole Thomas talk about their journeying through the challenges of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) using natural methods of fertility regulation to overcome them. The evidence that PCOS-related infertility can be overcome is evident in their bringing their two sons to the video testimonial!

Joseph and Joan Ryan discuss their use of the method for over 30 years and share their enthusiasm to spread the good news about this method.

Anyone willing to offer their testimonial (written, voice-only or video) about their BOM is welcome to do so. It is well worth spreading this fantastic evidence that this method works as many are still in the throes of contraceptive use and unaware of this beautiful method.

Contact BOMA-TT: 384-1659, email:, website: