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post #1 of 23
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Sooo, what are you going to do??

We are NFP'ers but am seriously considering the big "V". Maybe that will happen later in the year-but it is so permanent.
post #2 of 23
Me: Mirena (got it last week)

DH: Big V in two weeks. We dont want any oops!

I also love the mirena for the no periods.
post #3 of 23
The only BC that I am willing to use is NFP. Surgery, inserts, and chemicals are just not for me. Though, I think the best BC I can have right now is two co-sleeping, tandum nursing babies!
post #4 of 23
as a same-sex couple we have the best birth control ever - no sperm! lol!

g
post #5 of 23
We used Paragard after baby 1 was born, and after baby 2, we plan on using it again, for 10 years, and then getting another one put in. We don't plan on vasectomy or tube tying, as both have too many "risks". Maybe, further down the road, we will get my tubes "blocked" with the spring things, so my body builds up scar tissue, so I won't ovulate.
post #6 of 23
Good old-fashioned condoms for now. NFP is great once baby lets me sleep through the night. But my babies never sleep through the night for me to get accurate temps before my cycles return. Even when I was tandem nursing last time, my fertility returned around 7 months.

Cute story: My dh was at our local grocery shopping for toiletries before our trip to Costa Rica. He said the check-out girl was about 18, very sweet and innocent. He unloads his basket of razors, mouthwash, lotion, and condoms and she looks at him and very innocently asks "Do you have plans tonight?" He said he felt like such a perv.
post #7 of 23
Lactational Amenorrhea and FAM for us with condoms if we think I might be fertile and don't want to chance it. So far abstinence is working nicely as I am still only 4.5 weeks PP and not feeling up to DTD yet.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by jtrt View Post
Cute story: My dh was at our local grocery shopping for toiletries before our trip to Costa Rica. He said the check-out girl was about 18, very sweet and innocent. He unloads his basket of razors, mouthwash, lotion, and condoms and she looks at him and very innocently asks "Do you have plans tonight?" He said he felt like such a perv.
When I was in high school I worked as a check-out girl at a pharmacy. One evening a guy bought a pack of condoms and at the end of the transaction, out of habit, I said "Have a good night!" You should have seen his face!
post #9 of 23
Condoms because I don't want to take the chance.
post #10 of 23
Dh is anxious to get a V but I am more reserved. We are both DONE and are not looking to have any more children, we do not want an oops. I just don't feel ready to permanently burn that bridge yet--dd is only 6 weeks! I want to wait until we both feel comfortable with it. Luckily so far I have never had a return of fertility before 18 months or so, so I don't feel rushed. Hoping to have a similar time frame this time and maybe be ready for the V by then.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by indigoscot View Post
as a same-sex couple we have the best birth control ever - no sperm! lol!

g
I've been dying to use the line I heard from some comedian about filling out a form. "What form of birth control do you use?" "Women." I wonder if my OB will ask out of habit or if she won't since she knows my situation.
post #12 of 23
I have no idea. I can't/don't want an IUD because I've had a previous ectopic pregnancy. The only thing I like about BC pills is how great my skin looks on them but I hate the moodiness and lack of sex drive and I'm worried about how it will affect my milk supply. I don't want to rely on FAM because I don't have a consistent sleep pattern and I know I do not want to have another child for at least another 3 years, if at all. I hate condoms. So, who knows. I really wish there was a male bc pill so he could deal with it for once. LOL
post #13 of 23
Ugh. I'm not sure. I was seriously considering the mirena IUD, but I think I've talked myself out of it. I've taken progestin only birth control and had side affects that I don't want to deal with again. I swore I wouldn't use hormonal birth control ever again. I really would like to go without periods (endometriosis, pretty painful periods), but I am hoping that EBF will delay that for a while. I think I may decide to use condoms and maybe even try a diaphram.
post #14 of 23
NAK

we are using condoms and i'm getting the paraguard copper IUD this week.
post #15 of 23
I thought DH could get a vasectomy no problem, so that was our plan. Apparently his wife carrying muscular dystrophy isn't good enough, and they won't do it because he's under 30. Grr. Soooo.... I guess go back to the dr at some point and ask about paraguard. I do NOT do hormones, and I know paraguard is hormone free. We were doing condoms between pregnancies and relying on nearly constant breastfeeding as back up, but it obviously didn't work so well for us!
post #16 of 23
Do they do tubalk ligation under 30? Not that you should, just curious. I knew they discouraged it under 30, didn't know they could deny one...Land of the free, eh?
post #17 of 23
abstinence right now

I have absolutely no desire right now. I hope it comes back at some point...although I have never been a "sexy beast"

cheers,
charlene
post #18 of 23
I suppose right now we are just relying on breastfeeding. I didn't get a return of fertility until after a year with my son.

I imagine around 6 months or so we'll probably use condoms to be on the safe side for a little while longer. I don't want another pregnancy to hinder breastfeeding this one.
post #19 of 23
well no sex right now....

But when we do get the chance, we won't be using anything. We have to go through extensive fertility treatments to get pregnant, so I'm not too worried.
post #20 of 23
We didn't use anything after ds was born, breastfeeding and no return of AF until 10 months pp worked for us. DS was 12 months when I got pregnant with Sophie and it took several cycles of watching for change in cm to find out when I was ovulating. But this time I'm terrified of getting pregnant again (Sophie is most likely our last baby but I'm not 100% sure yet) and I'm too lazy for NFP so condoms and perhaps (non-hormonal) IUD it is.
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