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post #21 of 38
Ah. I'm Irish and it didn't bother me a bit. I thought it was a pretty well known term! LOL!

As for BC, we won't use anything. In the past, I wasn't fertile again until 21 months with both kids (you can check out the book Natural Child Spacing for more info on nursing and getting your fertility back)...at which time I got pregnant again. Even this last time, we used a backup method of the contraceptive foam...and it failed and we got pg anyway. So, we've decided why even bother! If it's God's will we get pg, ain't nothin' gonna stop it anyway!
post #22 of 38
That's nice that it doesn't bother you, but it doesn't stop it from fundamentally being an offensive term. A quick google search shows I'm far from being the only person to think so, and that the origins of the term are indeed as derogatory as they appear to be.
post #23 of 38
I thought the minipill did stop ovulation, but the regular pill didn't. The minipill is a steady stream of progesterone, which is only in the body normally after ovulation. It tricks the body into thinking it has already ovulated so it won't again.
post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by truffle View Post
I thought the minipill did stop ovulation, but the regular pill didn't. The minipill is a steady stream of progesterone, which is only in the body normally after ovulation. It tricks the body into thinking it has already ovulated so it won't again.
Apparently, the mini pill doesn't always stop ovulation. My midwife was telling me at my pp visit that the mini pill is pretty trustworthy while breastfeeding -if you take it correctly- but they've had several mom's get pregnant on it once they were done nursing.
post #25 of 38
Well, I know with the minipill you need to take it at the same time each day.

What I was trying to say though was that my understanding was that when used correctly the minipill prevented ovulation, while the regular pill prevented pregnancy but not ovulation.
post #26 of 38
The regular pill, if taken correctly, suppresses ovukation on each cycle, makes the uterus lining thin. The minipill doesn't suppress ovulation, only in about half of all cycles and not in all women. It also has to be taken at the exact same time each day. As soon as I stop BF I will take Alesse again- I have no side effects and it gives my ease of mind...
post #27 of 38
Uh...not exactly sure what we are going to do...
DP doesn't really want another, though has said if we do have another he'd want it really soon, so we can "grow up as a family"...which is reasonable.
I, however, really want another, but would rather wait about 3 years. We have a 2 yr old, a six week old (today!) and that is lots of work...(Actually, the newbie seems so easy, it is keeping up with our loveable and baby-regressing toddler that is hard!)...

Anyway, I was thinking the mini-pill, but don't like idea of hormones, etc. and am worried about forgetting it or something...

We used a diaphragm b/w dc1 and dc2, a sure mood-killer, but not much side effects...except, i've seen some scary literature regarding spermicides, etc...

I have thought of an IUD, but it is WICKED expensive, our ob quoted 1100$ roughly?

hmm...

And, dp and I DTD w/o any protection a few nights ago...we just couldn't resist, I was finally feeling better, and condoms are a deedender w/ him...is it true one is most fertile in those first three months? I hope not!
post #28 of 38
I'm a FAMmer all the way...used it successfully for years and years before I got pregnant. I hate the pharmaceutical companies and the pill scares me. Condom usage is really only required about 5 days/month (for me), so it works pretty well.
post #29 of 38
Not sure what we are going to do either. DH was supposed to get a V but has decided not to...he is a big baby about going to dr's and stuff. I told him the onus is on him to take care of bc because I am not willing to do anything hormonal...
post #30 of 38
VCF - I hate condoms and won't take any kind of pill. VCF works well for us.
post #31 of 38
ugh, this is such a bummer to have to think about. I'm another fertile myrtle (we joke that I got pregnant just talking about it), and I definitely do not want to be pregnant again anytime soon.

for these early months if we are relying on constant breastfeeding... I'm assuming you have to ovulate before bleeding when AF comes back, so it's likely you won't get any advance notice about being fertile again. is that right?
post #32 of 38
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ugh, this is such a bummer to have to think about. I'm another fertile myrtle (we joke that I got pregnant just talking about it), and I definitely do not want to be pregnant again anytime soon.

for these early months if we are relying on constant breastfeeding... I'm assuming you have to ovulate before bleeding when AF comes back, so it's likely you won't get any advance notice about being fertile again. is that right?
My doc said you don't always get AF first. She has a client that had twins three months ago, has been EBF both of them and just found out she's pregnant again and not happy about it. We decided we are going to do condoms and spermicide because I just can't get back into the FAM routine right now.
post #33 of 38
FAM with condoms during the fertile phase for us. Two babies 10 months, 3 days apart are enough for me to handle right now. We'll start thinking about baby three after DS is a year old.
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Lexi_029 View Post
FAM with condoms during the fertile phase for us. Two babies 10 months, 3 days apart are enough for me to handle right now. We'll start thinking about baby three after DS is a year old.


Wow momma! Any you gave birth to them both? Not adopted one or anything??? Geez! That's amazing! You go girl!
post #35 of 38
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Wow momma! Any you gave birth to them both? Not adopted one or anything??? Geez! That's amazing! You go girl!
Yep, they are both mine. DS was our little surprise when Athena was barely two months old.
post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by ehunter27 View Post
And, dp and I DTD w/o any protection a few nights ago...we just couldn't resist, I was finally feeling better, and condoms are a deedender w/ him...is it true one is most fertile in those first three months? I hope not!
We might be seeing you in one of the upcoming ddc's! (just teasin ya)
post #37 of 38
Once we get our medical conerage figured out I'll be going in for a tubal.. but if our coverage doesn't cover that completely, then I'll make DH go in, instead ... LOL... I don't mind, but right now every $ counts, so if it's cheaper out of pocket for him, then him it's gonna be... While I love babies and having them and being preggo, we just don't have any more room (really! we only have a 7 seater.. lol)
post #38 of 38
We're about 98% sure we are done having children. So DH will go in for the big "V" when we are sure. Until then I'll have the Mirena IUD.
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