Sunday, April 17, 2011

CycleBeads: Review & Giveaway

HOORAH!  CycleBeads are my first sponsor for my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT!


I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to learn about CycleBeads this month.  This is a fantastic product that's right up my alley!  CycleBeads are a non-hormonal birth control/family planning system!  They are also economic (yep, I'm thrifty), and reusable!  Green, non-hormonal, family planning can it get any better?  It did get better, because I got to try them out.

Okay, okay - so, I'm already pregnant, why would I need them?  The truth is, I don't yet.  I definitely could have used them a few months ago, and I'll use them again in half a year or so.  My opinion of CycleBeads?  They're incredible.  I really think they're a wonderful product and I'm so glad that I can "test" these.  I will absolutely be using them after Baby 3 is born.

Non-Hormonal Birth Control:  What does that mean?  It means that you are not putting chemicals and hormones into your body.  This will not control the flow of your period or prevent you from getting pregnant.  CycleBeads work by helping you be aware of your cycle and showing you the days that you are most fertile.  If you want to avoid getting pregnant, you can choose to use contraceptives during that period of time, or you can abstain from sex.

Family planning:  This works just like the birth control - you know when your most fertile days are because you've marked them on your beads, so get it on!  They even have a conception kit!

Cost Effective:  Because these are beads, they can be used again and again.  There are several different styles to use.  The cheapest set is $13.95, the prettiest set is $26.95 (plus tax & shipping).




What I love about CycleBeads:  EVERYTHING!

What I would improve about CycleBeads: I wish they had a bracelet sized set!

A few things I want to make sure not to miss about CycleBeads.

*Over 95% effective, proven in widespread clinical trials
*For women with 26-32 day cycles
*Easy & Effective
*Based on the Standard Days Method, developed by the Institute of
Reproductive Health of Georgetown University
*Inexpensive & Durable
*A portion of all proceeds expands family planning research & expands
access to birth control for women in developing nations.
*Low environmental impact when compared to other methods
*The iCycleBeads app now is in Spanish or English for women looking
for a digital alternative.


Disclaimer:  I received a set of CycleBeads free for review.  All opinions are my own.
Buy It:  
You can buy CycleBeads from their website right now.  I highly recommend them!

Win it:
One of my readers will win a set of CycleBeads!
This contest begins immediately and will continue until noon on Monday, April 25.

How to enter:
Mandatory:  "Like" CycleBeads on Facebook.

Optional Entries:
1) Subscribe to Crum's This N That via email - this is in the upper right corner of my blog and will allow you to know what great things are happening each day!
2) Follow Crum's This N That via Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs, these options are in the right hand column of my blog.
3) Follow me on Facebook or Twitter.
4) Order something from Cyclebeads.

That's up to 5 entries per person.  Don't forget to leave 1 comment per entry in which you qualify, and leave your email address in each comment.

43 comments:

  1. WHAT? YOU'RE PREGNANT?? How did I miss that? Congrats! Love you, Susan

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  2. I have the orginal and the aqua deluxe cyclebeads,though I dont really use them as birth control alone.I use FAM method were you take your temp and check cervical fluids and position. But cyclebeads are absolutely great for tracking how long each one of your cycles is.

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