Originally Posted by DCMama01
My midwife did mention heavier periods and less protection against STDs as side effects.
I think the only reason STDs are less protected is because you are obviously not using a condom. of what I know, the pill, any IUD, patch, shot, etc protect against STDs.
I had the Paragaurd and I loved it. I can't do hormones very well, and I don't like using them because I don't like artificial hormones, so I got it and loved it. I did have a little longer periods, and occasional spotting.
I had some weird cramps that were "sharper" (don't know how else to describe them) than normal PMS cramps, but they were not that bothersome.
After we have this baby, we are getting it again, and probably going to use it for permanent contraceptive instead of tube tying or vasectomy.
Every woman is different in their reaction. I advise you check the strings every month to make sure they are there and not getting shorter, and tell your CP if anything weird is going on.