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I'm just tired of FAM. My libido is tied to where I am in my cycle, and I've been using FAM as the primary method since my second child was a year or so, and I'm D.O.N.E. with not being able to have sex when I feel in the mood. I'm good at it. It works. But I do not want to have to worry about getting pregnant anymore, period. For us, FAM + working hubby means really infrequent sex... REALLY infrequent. I'm over it. And between allergies and hormone intolerance and heavy periods/fibro, there are not other good, reliable methods for me.

 

We're done having kids after this one. DH can man up and get the snip. There are new techniques which do not have as many side effects for men, and if I can deal with the invasive discomfort that is pregnancy for me for more than 18 months of our marriage, plus the brutal recovery, plus breastfeeding, he can deal with sore nuts for a week. 

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I'm just tired of FAM. My libido is tied to where I am in my cycle, and I've been using FAM as the primary method since my second child was a year or so, and I'm D.O.N.E. with not being able to have sex when I feel in the mood. I'm good at it. It works. But I do not want to have to worry about getting pregnant anymore, period. For us, FAM + working hubby means really infrequent sex... REALLY infrequent. I'm over it. And between allergies and hormone intolerance and heavy periods/fibro, there are not other good, reliable methods for me.

 

We're done having kids after this one. DH can man up and get the snip. There are new techniques which do not have as many side effects for men, and if I can deal with the invasive discomfort that is pregnancy for me for more than 18 months of our marriage, plus the brutal recovery, plus breastfeeding, he can deal with sore nuts for a week. 


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I like how you put that.  

 

post #44 of 48

I agree. It seems strange to chide people on this thread for not choosing FAM/NFP when several of us have used it (in my case for a decade and a half!) and are ready for a change of pace for very logical reasons. And I didn't see a lot of people jumping on the hormonal bandwagon anyway (although that's likely to be the best choice for some people in any case).

post #45 of 48

I can't do hormones because they will keeeeel me. 4 months after I started birth control pills as a teenager, I had a pulmonary embolism.

 

Progestrone, as in the MIrena, isn't as lethal, it just makes me not give a crap. About important things. Like sex. My marriage. Breathing. I wasn't actually suicidal on it, but my will to live wasn't really as present as it normally is, either. Really creepily insidious. I liked it the first time out, but the second...sheesh. No. Never again.

 

Condoms... They're apparently designed to be used with people who do not have full control of their vaginal muscles. In any event, I don't want to have to worry about the dang things coming off just because I'm having a good time, IYKWIM. I know how to put a condom on correctly. Nevertheless, with EVERY partner I ever used them with, we had some sort of failure (not pregnancy) of the thing to stay in place or stay intact at least once. Also, they tend to come lubricated. I tend to react to EVERYTHING. 

 

 

 

 

post #46 of 48

I can't do high dose progesterone because of PCOS, but everyone I've spoken to says Mirena's dose is low enough to avoid problems in that area (some people are very sensitive to progestins, but based on my experience with combined BC, I would say I'm not one of them). So I'm comfortable trying a Mirena this time, instead of a ParaGard. I'm not sure I can do those periods again.

 

I used charting to TTC. There's no way I could use it for birth control. I would go insane, even if it weren't for the possibility that my PCOS will worsen again and cause problems with NFP.

post #47 of 48

I have the copper IUD (Paraguard). It's completely hormone-free, so I'm actually ovulating and having real periods.  This was a huge selling point for me.  I hated having artificial hormones from the pill.   I have been very happy with the IUD so far.  I've had it for 15 months.  I've only had 3 periods with it, since my periods didn't return until 15 months postpartum.  My only side effect is heavier periods, but it's worth it to me...we never have to worry about birth control!  Before conceiving, we used FAM, but we were nervous about using LAM because BFing can make your fertility signs harder to read.  The IUD gives us peace of mind, and other than the heavier periods, I completely forget it's in there!!

post #48 of 48

Elismommy when did you get yours in?  We're going to do that, I should say that I am......ahem......we're 5 months post partum already......

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