Hi! I'm currently nursing my 10 month old and taking the mini pill and, in terms of my libido, I've never felt so apathetic. I find it annoying and my poor husband finds it absolutely horrifying! I know it's common to have a lowered sex drive when BF and taking the pill, but I am wondering if women have continued nursing but stopped the pill and experienced a return to their libido? I wanted to stay on the pill until my son was a year, but if I could feel "normal" again, I'd be willing to go off and try something else! Anyone have any experience with this?
Oh, totally. Any kind of hormonal birth control just totally decimates my libido. Depo Provera is the worst, but any type of pill does it too. I figured it out when I was off the pill for a year or two, then tried to go back on it.
I had a copper IUD for a few years and loved it. I know some women on here have bad side effects, but it was a great choice for me.
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.