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post #21 of 34
We're 90 % sure we're going with the Merina IUD. I loved the one I had!
post #22 of 34
This is #8 and we have decided on DH getting the big "V" done. However, we don't have insurance so I don't know what we'll do in the mean time other than barrier methods or if my insurance will pay for an IUD or not.
post #23 of 34
here's another husband getting snipped -

actually he had a vasectomy schedule for November but this little one seems to have had other plans for us! So here we are adventure #3
post #24 of 34
I might want more kids so no permanent options for us. We used "timing" in between my son and this pregnancy. I had the copper IUD in when I got pregnant with my son, so I probably wouldn't go that route again. I might consider the mirena although I don't like the idea of losing your period. That seems a bit too freaky and I generally hate taking any kind of hormones but the amount that your body gets from the mirena is way less than on the pill.
post #25 of 34
I tried to talk DH into the big snip but he's got a history of complications related to surgery "down there" and absolutely WILL NOT have anyone go near the 'boys' again. So I'll probably go with the IUD until we're 100% sure we're done. Right now, we're still on the fence about #3. We did pretty much nothing to prevent between DS and this preg. It wasn't until we consciously said "Let's start trying" that we got preg - in the first cycle. But i'm not confident with the idea of just hoping we don't get preg. I tried the pill when I was in my 20s and it was not pretty so that's not an option for me.
post #26 of 34
I thought age (38), a tilted uterus, a myomectomy w/ some fibroids remaining, and a bad experience with a depo. shot that had me shooting eggs like I was in the wild wild west a few years ago all combined were birth control, but apparently not. I'll have to go with withdrawal. Depo. was a nightmare so I will never take a hormonal supplement and my body shape changed after the myomectomy (more weight in hips and a tummy pooch) due to hormones.
post #27 of 34
I really wish dh would get a vasectomy after all the stuff my body has gone through. But he won't. I was thinking about getting a tubal because my mom had one... haven't researched it a ton though. hmm.

Had a copper IUD last time which was great except for the CRAZY bleeding during my period. Ugh. I hated that part though.
post #28 of 34
I am so done with being pregnant! We want more kids, but we'll adopt from here on out. We don't have any clue how we'll prevent future pregnancies though. We don't want anything permanent because...you just never know what life may bring you, ykwim? I refuse to do anything hormonal too. I've tried every type of pill, patch, shot, mirena, you name it. It was all horrible! I'm also allergic to latex, so conventional condoms are out...and we have way too much sex to be able to afford the non-latex condoms

I guess our only options left are either the copper IUD, or the withdrawal/timing method. I'll probably give the IUD a try, and if that doesn't work we'll just have to try the old fashioned way. Seeing how I probably have around 20 more years until menopause...I'm really hoping we can find something that works!
post #29 of 34
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I'm also allergic to latex, so conventional condoms are out...and we have way too much sex to be able to afford the non-latex condoms
Hahahahaha. LUCKY YOU! (not the allergy, but the oodles of sex!).

Someday there'll be a fantastic, non-permanent, non-hormonal method we can all use. Maybe a sperm-deactivator for guys?
post #30 of 34
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Someday there'll be a fantastic, non-permanent, non-hormonal method we can all use. Maybe a sperm-deactivator for guys?
Yeah, that's part of what is ticking me off about this whole thing. Why in the heck can't DH be the one thinking about having something surgically implanted up his penis? I hate condoms as much as he does, and I do understand not wanting to get a V since I'm on the fence about the tubal, but it is just so irritating that whatever we use has to be used on me
post #31 of 34
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Yeah, that's part of what is ticking me off about this whole thing. Why in the heck can't DH be the one thinking about having something surgically implanted up his penis? I hate condoms as much as he does, and I do understand not wanting to get a V since I'm on the fence about the tubal, but it is just so irritating that whatever we use has to be used on me
I agree!! It really sucks. Here's an article on male birth control:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3543478/

Looks like the technology is there...it's all about finding the money to fund it. The article is alright, though some parts kind of ticked me off.
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by rebeccalizzie View Post
Yeah, that's part of what is ticking me off about this whole thing. Why in the heck can't DH be the one thinking about having something surgically implanted up his penis? I hate condoms as much as he does, and I do understand not wanting to get a V since I'm on the fence about the tubal, but it is just so irritating that whatever we use has to be used on me
EXACTLY!

And if I've had to get my vagina torn open to my asshole to birth his first child, and go through drug-free vaginal childbirth, isn't it his turn to get a little ouchie on his penis? I mean really.

Rant over.

The logical part of my brain understands his hesitation though. I would feel very grateful though and like he was lovingly taking one for the team to protect himself and me from future pregnancies.
post #33 of 34
With the last PG we were done and really thought that natural family planning was going to continue to work as permanent methods weren't something we wanted and I have tried and had problems with EVERY other method out there. But low and behold, here I am! So DH got the V in February. As soon as he found out we were pg, he scheduled to get in. As a warning to those relying on fertility signs, I had NO fertility signs before I got pg this last time. Yes, I was paying very close attention; we took no chances. It sounds lame and ignorant, but I really don't know how I got pg considering the lack of signs. However, prior to this pg I was having mid-cycle spotting and long or short cycles and other weirdness and combined with my age, perhaps I shouldn't have been relying on NFP.
post #34 of 34
My dh will get the big V next spring. We had agreed on it before and my dad sealed he deal :-), ha ha.

My dad actually sat down with my husband and told him that as a man part of his duty was to ensure that we do not have more family than we can take care of, that after this will be my third delivery and years of pills/hormones so it is his turn to step up and make sure that I don't put my body thru anymore.

However, I did talk to my OB and I told her that if for some reason we end up with a c section to go ahead and go in there and tie my tubes and she put it on my chart after asking me "are you sure" about four times.
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