I'm so annoyed - maybe even angry. I went 18.5 without a period with DS1. Now I'm nursing BOTH my kiddos and I didn't even go 8 weeks????
So now I'm stuck trying to figure out what we're going to do about birth control. We were planning to use LAM.
DH is so adamant that he wants no more kids, and I'm not too far from feeling the same way. He has said that he'd rather never have sex again than have another baby. lol
In any case, another pregnancy is not something I want. I need to move on to making sure I'm around for a long time for the ones I already have - and that means drug therapies that are incompatible with pregnancy (some down the road are incompatible with breastfeeding, but for now I'm good to do that). If we do somehow decide to grow our family in the (far, far) future, it will be through adoption.
So, all that said...help?
I can't do hormonal birth control, and the study out of University of Chicago linking vasectomy to early onset dementia makes me uncomfortable with that option since DH already has family history of dementia. And I don't like the idea of a tubal for various reasons. I've contemplated an IUD, but I had one before (copper) and it made me very sick. That was before I had had a baby, though - I was told it might be no big deal after having a baby, and I've had two. But I'm not sure if I want to risk it, since we'd have to pay out of pocket (I think it would be about $300-400, if I recall correctly).
I'm not sure DH is comfortable with NFP while I'm breastfeeding - though if my periods become regular and I start predicting them reliably, maybe he will be. (And until then...we use condoms, maybe?)
Any suggestions or thoughts?