We've been using natural family planning for the past 13 years and it worked great for us. We tried for both of our kids. Now that we are done having kids, I really don't want to "chance" getting pregnant again. I know NFP can be as effective as the pill but I am just curious what all of you do for birth control. I don't want to use hormones and DH doesn't want a vasectomy (he might lose that battle)
My DH is getting his vasectomy next week. :/ I waffled on it for a while, but frankly, I can't handle another kid. I don't want to be pregnant again. I'm ready to be out of the trenches of young childhood and be able to get out and have fun and DO stuff again. Three kids under 5 is exhausting. I'm enjoying Jack's babyhood, but I also know just how much fun it will be when he's older, and I'm not willing to start over yet again once he gets there.
I briefly considered an IUD, but I'm not terribly comfortable with it, so vasectomy it is!
I got a Mirena at my 6 week check up. We're going to stick with this until we know we're done. DH would like to be done now, but I'm not sure yet. Some days I'm done, done, done. Other days I feel like I want to do this just one more time... And, in a big way, I just kind of feel like we're still missing someone in our family. DH is not so easily convinced though. Infant time is hard on him. He doesn't function well with less sleep and says he loves our girls and loves when they're babies, just doesn't know if he has it in him to do it again.
We're done too, so the big V it was! We have to get on the emissions though. We've had company for the last 2 weeks and will have more for another week. I don't know about you ladies, but nothing says DTD like having your IL's around! No thanks! Anyway, NFP did NOT work well for us... I'm too much of a statistical outlier to trust it anymore. Two oops babies is enough!
I've got a Mirena, like Mal, and I'm getting used to it. I bled for about 6 weeks- like medium-heavy period day bleeding. It sucked. Then it stopped for a week, and now I am just spotting a tiny bit. No other side effects.
I'm too lazy for NFP and too much of a worrier. I'd probably want to temp and chart, and then I'd still freak out every month and POAS. Not for me. And I hate condoms. HATE. They are the perfect birth control, though, as I'll never have sex if I have to use them.