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post #21 of 53
Jumping in from Dec to say that I definitely DON'T recommend the Patch!
I used it after DD was born (she was 9 months, so my milk supply was well established), and it dried me up a lot.
There is actually some sort of class-action suit or something against the maker of it because it is a substantially higher dose of the hormone, therefore has more risk of side effects.
The reason they have to put more hormones in it is because different people have different thicknesses of skin, so they have to put the maximum amount to account for the thickest-skinned people who would be using them.

Hope that makes sense, I'm not feeling well today.
post #22 of 53
If you're considering the patch, don't; go for the nuvaring. That's what I did before DD and after AF returned. I had reactions to the pill and the patch, but the ring was just fine.

I'd go back to it this time, but DH is getting snipped. I maybe be "only" 28, but I'm done. Procreation is wonderful, but pregnancy is not my cup o' tea. I told DH we're not doin' it after the baby's born unless he's snipped. Ha! And when he asked about getting my tubes tied, I scoffed and said it's about time HE gets the physical brunt. Besides, it's safer.
post #23 of 53
Nfp
post #24 of 53
NFP

I have to caution you about the Mirena if you plan on BFing. I didn't have any supply issues, but I had yeast issues and hormonal BC can make them worse (and it did!). I also had some very weird skin problems while on it, and my dermatologist said he thought they were hormone related and they definitely were because they disappeared after my OB pulled it but while I was still BFing.

Also, be sure you know what you are getting into with the patch. I've known of several pregnancies while using it (including one where it was applied at PP), and I had a couple of my black students who got something like chemical burns where they had applied it. I'm not sure if the latter applies to you, but seeing their burned skin was enough to make me want to warn women interested!
post #25 of 53
must convince DH to get "fixed". not having any luck with that, though!
post #26 of 53
Thread Starter 
We definitely want more so DH getting fixed isn't going to happen this time (it will eventually though). I'm leaning more and more toward the IUD after reading everyone's responses and talking to friends. Now I just have to run it by my doctor and see if she thinks it's a good choice.
post #27 of 53
I'm not a fan of hormonal BC, so we will use FAM again... we used the "paranoid FAM" for a while before we started ttc. AF returned at 6mths PP with Adrian, despite the bedsharing and exclusive BFing on demand. It took almost 18mths, vitex and NPC to conceive again because my luteal phase was so short because of extended nursing, but I'm not so sure I'm willing to just chance it being the same again this time, though I'm hoping AF stays away for a year + this time.
post #28 of 53
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Originally Posted by PhyllisV View Post
We will use NFP and if I get preg again, so be it! wheee!!:
I have 2 NFP babies (we tried to avoid) so far. (This just doesn't work for us while I am nursing.
post #29 of 53
I don't know what Im planning on doing yet.. The patch, however, didn't work for me. It sweated right off. I used it for about 6 months and had to put a new one every two to three days. I finally gave up.
Depo didn't work for me, it gave me a horrible rash where they gave me the injection. I might try the mini pill but the regular pill makes me sick to my stomach. We want to have children close together so Im not sure the IUD would work for us.
post #30 of 53
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Originally Posted by andi-mama View Post
We'll be doing the same as before... a modified version of FAM. I call it Paranoid FAM- we use condoms until I'm sure I've ovulated (instead of just during fertile phases).
We do this, too, including the Paranoid part
post #31 of 53
We'll be doing FAM here. It's worked for us pretty well so far. We're undecided if we want another child. DH says he's fine with 2. Sometimes I think I'd like to have another and other days I think I wouldn't survive another pregnancy. So the way I look at it if I get pregnant again that'll be great if I don't that'll be fine too.
post #32 of 53
this is a source of major contention in our home, to the point where we still don't have a decision made. I cannot be pregnant again, i hate it and i can't do bedrest again for my own sanity.

I want DH to get snipped, but he is not going for it, my second choice is an IUD. I cannot do the pill or Depo, and i would really rather avoid the hormones anyhow. But then there is the Catholic guilt about using anything other than NFP. We used it okay, but i really dont want to worry about having more kids everyday for another 20 years.
post #33 of 53
We are NFP-only here, for religious reasons - and also because I hate the idea of hormones and we want more kids anyway. We do ecological bfing though, so I don't get my cycle back until around 13-17 months. By then, we're ready for the next one anyway, so honestly, we've never used NFP to avoid, only to acheieve, pregnancy - so far.
post #34 of 53
Selena & clavicula, perhaps you should do a consult with an NFP doctor. I am super fertile and we had no trouble avoiding on NFP, even with extended BFing. We were very cautious and our CCLI couple helped us quite a bit because she was also very fertile, extended BFing, etc., and they helped us with every chart for months to make sure we were "skinny dipping" with my fertility. My CCLI couple cannot have any more children either due to medical reasons, so they are planning on being super conservative as well.
post #35 of 53
Teffer- I have used NFP for 4 years, I know how to use it and how to avoid or achieve. The point is I don't want to. I have continual mucus before Ovulation and have extremely long cycles most of those days must be spent abstaining. The point is I just don't want to worry about fertility every day.
post #36 of 53
I'm really stressing about this... Batman was a complete surprise. Definitely don't want to do that again, but don't want to do hormonal things since I already have trouble with depression and don't like some of the ethical implications. DP doesn't want to use condoms or do NFP again since we got pg while using NFP. Sooooo... I guess only option is diaphragm. I don't even know how to spell it w/o spellcheck... I suppose that's not a good sign, eh? I'd like to hear from those who use one if possible. I've been thinking about this alot lately, nice to know I'm not alone!
post #37 of 53
I'm so incredibly annoyed at my insurance company. Even when breastfeeding is not an issue, I can't take anything with estrogen because it triggers my migraines. The best option for us is IUD. My insurance company that covered 100% of experimental fetal surgery, cesarean section and 7 week of NICU care will not cover an IUD. I made sure I told them exactly how stupid I thought it was they covered all that in pregnancy but would not pay to prevent another one. They were not amused by my rant.

We talked about diaphragm, but according to my midwife, now that I've had three babies, it would be 80% effective at best. We'd be better off taking our chances that we won't get pg my first cycle back while EBF and doing NFP after that.
post #38 of 53
DH is getting a vasectomy. I cannot ever handle being pregnant again, physically or emotionally.
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by buckysprplmonkey View Post
I'm so incredibly annoyed at my insurance company. Even when breastfeeding is not an issue, I can't take anything with estrogen because it triggers my migraines. The best option for us is IUD. My insurance company that covered 100% of experimental fetal surgery, cesarean section and 7 week of NICU care will not cover an IUD. I made sure I told them exactly how stupid I thought it was they covered all that in pregnancy but would not pay to prevent another one. They were not amused by my rant.

We talked about diaphragm, but according to my midwife, now that I've had three babies, it would be 80% effective at best. We'd be better off taking our chances that we won't get pg my first cycle back while EBF and doing NFP after that.
I would look into doing an appeal.
post #40 of 53
DH is making an appt this morning to get snipped ASAP.
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