One of the challenges we will face is helping the women prevent unwanted pregnancy. It may seem easy from the perspective of the developed world, but remember that access to any method of birth control for women in rural areas of Central Africa will be limited.
Although we will talk about the methods available, the only tool we can leave them with that any woman could use is fertility awareness. The photo on your left is of three different sets of beads that all do the same thing-let a woman keep track of her fertile days so she knows when she is likely to become pregnant. The user simply moves a charm or string along the beads to keep track of where she is in her cycle.
I am not sure what we will find in terms of pregnancy prevention or encouragement when we get there. But helping women get accurate information about the methods available to them (even if it means investigating specific herbs when we return home) will only improve their ability to maintain their health.