I just wanted to know what, if anything, y'all are planning to do for birth control if you are *not* done having kids?
I had a copper IUD for 8+ years before ttc, which I really loved. I am allergic/sensitive to latex and non-latex condoms, and had really bad luck with hormonal BC making me really crazy. So the IUD was like the only option I felt like I had left. Thankfully, it was awesome. I would get it again, but there was definitely a year of really heavy periods before my body "settled down". I would hate to go through that again and potentially deplete my iron stores just in time to ttc again....
I want to have at least one more baby, and my husband is significantly older than I am, so I feel like we don't have much of a reasonable window of opportunity here. Part of me wants to just go BC-free and hope that lactating works to stave of ovulation for a little while. Part of me thinks it would not be the worst thing in the world to get pregnant again relatively soon, provided I could nourish myself well enough.
I charted while ttc and that worked really well for me -- if I started charting now, would that be too soon, or would there be a chance I could "catch" my first postpartum ovulation if I started now?
I can't believe I'm even thinking about this already.