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  1. Parenting
    And the past couple of weeks have been off for me. My last period started like 5 days early, it was the normal, pretty heavy and 4 day period. Ended about 2 1/2 weeks ago. But literally less than a week later it’s like I went straight into ovulation, the normal discharge and heightened sex...
  2. Green Goods
    After the birth of our third daughter, my husband and I had the same discussion many parents have and wondered if we were done having children. We weren't immediately ready to shut the door on the prospect of having more children, but we wanted some protection since our second and our third...
  3. Green Goods
    One would think that modern advances have made birth control safer. A new study says that's not the case. If you are one of the nearly 25% of American women who use oral contraceptives, IUDs, or other birth control implants, you might have assumed that today's medication was safer than those of...
  4. Pregnancy & Birth
    Many breastfeeding moms are concerned about the medications that go into their bodies. A new study says that there is no harm breastfeeding for women who have a hormonal IUD. Having another baby is usually the last thing on the mind of woman who just gave birth. However, fertility can return...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    New research suggests that the early implantation of the IUD is perfectly safe and will not affect women who want to nurse their babies. It's commonly been advised by medical practitioners to hold off on the placement of a birth controlling intrauterine device (IUD) until at least several weeks...
  6. Fertility
    How I took my IUD out myself……well, how my husband and I did it. Details for the gals who have more trouble than just pulling it out with your fingers… Its still worth it. I feel that I had an interesting experience and it may help some one out there to share it. This is a bit of a long story...
  7. Family Planning
    Hi, I sought to post this message under "Can you remove your own IUD at home? Yes, you can!" but the thread was closed? I suggest opening it again b/c so many women were sharing their experience which is so helpful. More so than medical advice. I self removed my 4 year old Paragard. The...
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