I have to say stay away from Depo too!!!!! Bad news. I tried Depo b/c I could never remember to take the pill. I bled heavily at my time each month, and spotted constantly in between, had awful cramps, gained 20 lbs., BIG BAD mood swings, and completely lost my previously raging sex drive!! It actually changed me so much the guy I was engaged to couldn't deal, and we broke up. It was awful. Deffinitely not worth it.
I am pregnant now, but looking into BC for after the baby is born. I found the IUD section on the Planned Parenthood website very informative. I also looked at the Paragard website. www.paragardiud.com
This one is supposed to be good for 10 years!
Does anyone know how long you have to wait after birth to have the IUD inserted? I didn't have a cycle for 16 months after DD was born, does anyone know if having the IUD inserted will bring on my cycle? I'd like to keep it away as long as possible!
One question specific to the Mirena-- The hormones in this one are supposed to only cause a thicker mucus in the vagina/ uterus. Are these the same hormones that can cause crazy mood swings? I am very sensitive to hormones and mood swings are usually the result. But I would feel better knowing the hormones were there too, just incase. I would imagine they wouldn't cause it so much as BC pills do, since they are aimed for a different result. Anyone?