I have a paragard. I have not had a period yet, I'm 5 months postpartum and breastfeeding.
I was advised not to get a Mirena while breastfeeding because of the hormones. The CNM who gave it to me said the chance of getting pregnant with an IUD is there, but it's slim.
I did not want to use hormonal birth control because I didn't want the extra hormones, breastfeeding or not. I have heavy periods when I have them, and was not terribly concerned about them. You may get a few heavy periods, but then they taper off, according to 2 friends who have paragards.
I'm happy with it so far. We were using a diaphragm for a few years until it got old. For 2 years before Ingrid came along, I knew when I ovulated and we planned accordingly. NOT nfp, or fertility awareness. Basically when I felt mittelschmerz coming on we didn't have. But one month I didn't get mittelschmerz, or I didn't notice it, and
and along came