Originally Posted by DandeCobb
the poll just had IUD as a choice, not the specific kinds, i have a copper hormone free IUD, the other the Mirena makes your period stop and that seems weird to me (even though i have still not had a post-partum AF, thats breastfeeding not artificial hormones)
Mirena CAN make AF stop, but certainly not in all women.. mine has been very light (but NOT nonexistent), and I have had Mirena for almost 2 years now.. oh, and I am still bfing, so once we are done with that, I don't know what will happen with AF...
but I do think about the hormone thing a lot. I used to be on the pill, and even had the shot (many, many many years ago) and my ob said it made my insides like raw hamburger.. just gives me the willies.. thankfully the hormones in the Mirena are comparably light.
What is your IUD called? I would like to do some research on other options (Mirena is only good for 5 years and needs to be removed, so it is NOT a permanent option).
after I got off the pill, we went to condoms, then to w/d.. and ended up with surprise..
Anyway, I am pretty fertile, so it plays a big part in my options.