Join Date: Nov 2009
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My OB brought up the subject of contraception at my last visit, and I had to admit that I didn't really have a plan. She recommended Mirena, gave me a script, told me to think about it, and said I could have it filled before my 6 or 10 week PP visit and she could insert it. She also said that I could go back to my regular BCP and that the estrogen would not be likely to affect my milk supply. This is contrary to what I have read, so I decided to look into it.
I've read both good and bad things about pretty much every form of BC - IUD, mini-pill, Nuvaring, etc. Here are my two main concerns: 1) I plan on nursing for at least 24 months and I do not want to risk messing up my supply, and 2) I am overweight and I don't want any hormonal BC to be a roadblock in losing weight. I have managed to get through 37 weeks or pregnancy without gaining weight (though I eat healthily and heartily), and I want to use this as a head start to get healthy for my child. I'm not a little bit overweight - I am at a very unhealthy weight and I want to be able to keep up with my daughter.
At this point, I am considering charting and using condoms, though I tend to get more frequent yeast infections while using them. Can anyone who has dealt with similar issues recommend something or share experiences? Thanks in advance!
~Katie~ married to J, mom to DD- A 13 yrs ,DS- L 7yrs , and my little nursling DD2- R 5yrs.
|93 members and 12,436 guests|
|ahimsamom , AlaskAnne , Anne Jividen , AwesomeJessica , bananabee , blissful_maia , blissor , bluefaery , brusselsmama , buttercup , chickabiddy , Chipi , Dawn's mom , Emanresu , emmy526 , Eris , Evelynflower , frugalmama , funfunkyfantastic , gooseberry , grandisp , harmonious , hillymum , ian'smommaya , Iron Princess , japonica , Jessied , joandsarah77 , jojobean , jul511riv , katelove , kathymuggle , kelz251 , kir081315 , kitteh , Lcampbell1218 , ldserrano , lightheartedmom , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , Linda on the move , LittleLlama , louisa0987 , LuaBelle , mama2004 , Mama2Cesca , Mama2ChicknLil , mamalovehm , Mamatoto2 , mckittre , Milk8shake , Mirzam , moominmamma , Moonrising , MountainMamaGC , Mylie , NaturallyKait , pers , persephassa , Poddi , prosciencemum , RMF , RosemaryV , rubelin , runes , sandiegongp , SandiMae , sarafl , shantimama , sofreshsoclean , sortacrispy , spiderdust , Springshowers , swede , Teetina , TheBugsMomma , Tigerle , Tracy11360 , transpecos , TrishWSU , Tweety_Bird , typebug , weliveintheforest , Wild Rose , worthy , zebra15|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.|