Im 23 and have a 9 month old daughter, am happily married.. and DO NOT want to get pregnant again... for a while - if ever.
Before we got pregnant, we used FAM, it worked.. but our sex life wasnt great at all, dh knew i wanted a baby and mostly just stayed away as best he could until he was ready too.
I was on the pill for 4 or so years, in highschool/college. When I went off the pills (environmental/political choice.. none of which resignates anymore) I noticed a complete change in me, and realized that much of my teen years had been robbed by the pill. I had been emotionally unstable for years and thought that it was just me, the way i was. I have kept pretty negative views on the pill since then. But now - I want to go on it again... so that I dont have to worry about being pregnant.. and so that dh and i can start working through some of our intimacy issues (mine mostly) and nurture our love and sex life. (we both hate condoms.. would never happen)
The pill seems like the best option for me right now, iud's scare me, the needle... scares me. I like the pill because you can stpo taking it whenever you want. Im just afraid of a) going crazy emotionally again and b) gaining weight (ive worked really really hard to lose pregnancy pounds and am finally starting to like the way i look)
Any insight from anyone? Just feel the fear and do it anyway? (my moms fav saying)
How do you know which pills will make you gain weight or make you unstable?