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Old 06-25-2003, 12:05 PM
 
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well! this thread is pretty active, and at first I thought it was gonna not get any replies! I guess since *yall* (see my sig) are having your lives with babes, you wanna space them out, so its of interest to yall!:LOL Its been very interesting!

So....cap vs. diaphragm (oooh! I orignally had diagram! :LOL)

what's the diaphragm made of and both the cap and diaphragm need a spermicide?

Maybe I'll check out my local library for hygenia...

thanks, mamas!
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Why spermaside is bad.

It doesn't alwatys kill the sperm. sometimes it just mames them. These less than healthy sperm can still cause a pregnancy but they haven't got everything they need which could cause miscarraige or a genetic flaw in the baby (which could be disabeling or life threatening.) I mean really. If there is a chance that tsome really persistant sperm is going to get to the egg then we want him to be prefect and whole.

I don't want to put anything in my body that kills something else. Antibiotics sometimes but that is it.

also some people have awful allergic reactions to spermacide. that will really kill the mood.

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! omg!!!! wanna weigh in with your choice, lilyka!
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The IUD is a terrible form of BC IMO. IT doesn't prevent conception, but implantation. Many women are surprised to learn their heavy periods after getting the IUD "installed" are essentially m/cs every month.
FYI There are several types of IUD. I believe the type of IUD you are refering to is the copper IUD. The mirena functions by releasing pergesterone (sp?). For me it works similiarly to depo but with out any of the side effects.

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Forgive me for saying so. I mean no direct critisism, but I am a little stunned that ladies would be taking chemicals for BC while BFing.

In view of the fact that chemials are passed to the infant through BM, would not a non-chem option be wiser?
My choice to use this "chem" method was an educated choice based on what I felt would best meet my family's needs. This method was fully supported by my nurse-midwife who is also a lactation consultant.

I'm probably going to get this thread moved to obscurity by saying so, but frankly I find both of these comments a bit judgemental. We were asked to share our BC methods not give our opinions regarding BC methods used by others.
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I'm not judging IUD users, I just think it's another form of birth control that was created by a man for women without regard for their health. Just like the Pill, while I believe it's ultimately a bad choice, it should be available. Women should be free to choose their own BC based on their needs and the more types the merrier. I'm not judging you, I just feel like IUD and progesterone IUD are not good choices for women because hormonal BC affects your system permanently and IUD's can cause frequent m/c. That's why I advocate charting and barrier methods with abstention during fertile times. It's worth it to me to abstain sometimes so that we don't ahve another baby and I can have my own hormones and an empty uterus. Just my choice, i'm glad you made yours an educated one.
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