Not so bad
I had an IUD for a little over a year after I had my son. It was fine on insertion and removal and did it's job at preventing pregnancy. I did notice more cramping as time went on, but other than that it was fine. My problem was in my head.
I couldn't get over think that I could still get pregnant with it in and maybe what if it messed up my uterus, even though I KNEW the chances were very minute. I had to get mine out for peace of mind.
I'm currently on the pill and hating it. I was on it for 5 years before I got pg and never had a problem. After the IUD, I decided to get back on it and I thought it would be just as easy. I am always forgetting it and I have out of control PMDD which I believe is related to the hormones in the pill. I am starting to take some flaxoil, bcomplex, and calcium/magnesium supplements to see if it's really the hormones of if it's because I do not eat right!
Anyway, I, too am interested in Natural family planning, I am looking forward to gettingsome good info off of these boards