I know I'm a month late on this, but....
A diaphragm is an option but they are natural latex so you might have issues with those, too.
I used a copper IUD for about a year between #2 and #3. i also used the Mirena for 5 years after my divorce and before I got the Essure tubal done in August. The Mirena DOES have hormones and they always made me feel a bit pregnant. The copper one dosnmt but my periods were pretty heavy. After my Mirena was removed, I had a couple regular periods. has gone MIA thought now. Probably due to other factors as an xray showed the tubal worked and a hpt was neg.
There IS NFP which I used whle TTC. It works GREAT for that BUT my signs were pretty obvious for ovulation. you can use it for avoiding and there are some good support threads here for that. I would say if you want to do that, read up on it, chart your temp, BUT, don't rely on it at first. had a friend who, on her first month/chart, didn't see fertile mucous, had sex, and the next day she saw the mucous and a temp jump (indicating ovulation had already happened)- she now has a 9-year-old.
Originally Posted by thatblondegirl
what do you use? i absolutely do not want to be pregnant for the next year. i am currently on the minipill and i want to be off it. i really don't want to use any hormones anymore.
what method do you use? how effective has it been? i should also add that i'm not keen on condoms either as they irritate the crap out of me! lol so i am leaning towards NFP and the withdrawal method! not 100% i know. what about a diaphragm?