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post #21 of 28
i think we'll do the c-films,i was considering an iud but yall scared me off that idea
post #22 of 28
We want more children, but I really need a longer interval this time. I've been gestating and/or lactating for all but 3 months of the last five years. This last pregnancy was really hard for me and I believe it was b/c I hadn't really recovered either nutritionally or physically from Nora's birth and EBF period. I would like for Bastian to be weaned for at least 6 months before I get pregnant again, so I need something that will work well for at least 2 or 2.5 years.

That brings me to the heaviest thing on my mind right now... I'm allergic to latex, super sensitive to most spermicides, can't have an IUD b/c of my uterine shape, and hormonal b/c makes me insane (no, not a joke AT ALL :shudder: ). I've used NFP quite successfully while not bfing, but trying to use it during bfing... well, that's how we got Bastian, KWIM? I'm fanatical about temping and check all the signs and backup w/ some additional indicators, like ov tests and saliva ferning checks. But, the month that we got pregnant, I had a clear double ovulation pattern, which I experience sometimes, especially while I'm bfing. Even using complete avoidance until after ovulation won't prevent the possibility in that case. I don't want to be celibate!

I have a Persona computer, but you aren't supposed to use it while bfing, but I think that I'm going to combine that with regular NFP and hope for the best. I can also double check with the saliva ovulation monitor.

Does anyone have suggestions for something I'm not thinking of???
post #23 of 28
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We want more children, but I really need a longer interval this time. I've been gestating and/or lactating for all but 3 months of the last five years. This last pregnancy was really hard for me and I believe it was b/c I hadn't really recovered either nutritionally or physically from Nora's birth and EBF period. I would like for Bastian to be weaned for at least 6 months before I get pregnant again, so I need something that will work well for at least 2 or 2.5 years.

That brings me to the heaviest thing on my mind right now... I'm allergic to latex, super sensitive to most spermicides, can't have an IUD b/c of my uterine shape, and hormonal b/c makes me insane (no, not a joke AT ALL :shudder: ). I've used NFP quite successfully while not bfing, but trying to use it during bfing... well, that's how we got Bastion, KWIM? I'm fanatical about temping and check all the signs and backup w/ some additional indicators, like ov tests and saliva ferning checks. But, the month that we got pregnant, I had a clear double ovulation pattern, which I experience sometimes, especially while I'm bfing. Even using complete avoidance until after ovulation won't prevent the possibility in that case. I don't want to be celibate!

I have a Persona computer, but you aren't supposed to use it while bfing, but I think that I'm going to combine that with regular NFP and hope for the best. I can also double check with the saliva ovulation monitor.

Does anyone have suggestions for something I'm not thinking of???
Are you anti hormones because you don't want them in your body? Or just because of the side effects you had? I HEAR (never tried it) that nuva ring has less side effects from the hormones since it is such a lower dose with less in your blood stream.
post #24 of 28
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Are you anti hormones because you don't want them in your body? Or just because of the side effects you had? I HEAR (never tried it) that nuva ring has less side effects from the hormones since it is such a lower dose with less in your blood stream.
I have extreme reactions to progesterone, particularly in progesterone only b/c forms. My body doesn't process progesterone properly and the excess manifests itself by pushing me into profound clinical depression. Not sadness, but complete emotional numbness and detachment from life/family/reality. It's really quite scary. Obviously, combo pills are off the table, at least during the first year of bfing. Besides, my reactions to combo pills aren't that much better.

I used to work in a pharmacy and had the opportunity to try out virtually every permutation of hormonal b/c on the market. It just doesn't agree with me. Dh has flat refused to live with me if I try any more hormonal methods.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by BlueMoonBean View Post
I have extreme reactions to progesterone, particularly in progesterone only b/c forms. My body doesn't process progesterone properly and the excess manifests itself by pushing me into profound clinical depression. Not sadness, but complete emotional numbness and detachment from life/family/reality. It's really quite scary. Obviously, combo pills are off the table, at least during the first year of bfing. Besides, my reactions to combo pills aren't that much better.

I used to work in a pharmacy and had the opportunity to try out virtually every permutation of hormonal b/c on the market. It just doesn't agree with me. Dh has flat refused to live with me if I try any more hormonal methods.
Yeah..... that doesn't sound fun. At all. Sorry! And you must have a double utertus too. Boy that does sound rough. And double ovulation with NFP, geez. You were just meant to have lots of babies!!!
post #26 of 28
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I've been gestating and/or lactating for all but 3 months of the last five years.
Me too. I thought I wanted to have at least 3 living children but now I'm thinking maybe two is fine.

I'm getting my paraguard put in next month.

Me and dh dtd last night and both of us had the same thought: what if I get pregnant again now! I don't think I could handle that. We need to go back to pull and pray until the IUD is placed. Hopefully, I won't ovulate for several months anyway with bf-ing but I really don't want to be pregger again so soon if ever.

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Also one of my best friends just gave birth to baby in March that was conceived with one in. Not an option for me.
There is nothing that is 100% effective short of abstinence or surgery. It is my understanding that the paraguard is 99.9% effective.
post #27 of 28
i had my mirena put in a couple weeks ago.

it's totally fabulous!

mild cramping the first day, but it's effective immediately after its inserted.

i wish i knew about its effect on milk supply...that just didn't work out for us like i had planned, though we still nurse after i get home from work and at night. mostly for her comfort, but i love it.

and perfectly for me, it's good for 5 years. i need to go back to school.
post #28 of 28
I cant rely on nursing, but I've also charted with success since my cycles are so regular. However, DH will be getting the V soon, and after thats done (well, after all the follow-ups!) I wont have to think about it anymore:
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