Good luck! I've had mine for a couple of years and loved it (I can't do hormonal methods). I definitely had way heavier bleeding the first three months or so, but it leveled off. My periods are still about two days longer, but it's just days of spotting so I don't really mind. Some women have really bad experiences with paraguard and others have really great ones, and there's no real way to know until you try. But for such a cost effective, safe and non-hormonal method, I think it's really worth giving it a shot.
Jen, journalist, policy wonk, and formerly a proud single mama to my sweet little man Cyrus, born at home Dec. 2007 . Now married to my Incredibly Nice Guy and new mama to baby Arthur.
I had my Paraguard for ten years and then I took it out so that I could give my body a rest and cleanse. Six months later, I got a Paraguard put back in, only to get it out about 5 months later because, suddenly, my husband and I were ready to try conceiving. After I deliver, I am definitely going back to it!
Professor mama dedicated to natural birth, breastfeeding, growing our food, cloth diapering, hunting, foraging, a Nourishing Traditions lifestyle, no television, no vaccinations, no circumcision.