I’d automatically chosen the pill, like millions of women, and I was fortunate enough to get on with it perfectly well.
I would have continued with it, despite the slightly increased risk, but then a friend suggested fertility awareness as contraception.
I thought it sounded a bit fringe, not like a serious method at all.
It also felt irresponsible. We were both working in the NHS, in public health, we knew how risk worked. Shouldn't we "walk the talk"?