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ok, I'm really sorry about being a post hog! I'm obsessive about research, and obsessive about MDC. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That's a time consuming combo. hehehe<br><br>
I'm relieved that I ordered it- no more obsessing about "which is the best?" "what should I get?" etc lol<br><br>
I figure that with withdrawal (which we've been doing for the last 3 years, but only 2 of those I've had af), the shield, spermicide, and abstaining my most fertile 4-5 days (using the calendar and CM), we're probably pretty sure of not getting pg.<br>
I'm terrified of getting pg. (we want more kids, but want to adopt) But, honestly, if I get pg this way, I'm going to have to figure that it was REALLY meant to be, kwim?
 

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updated my post. I'm done asking questions, and I didn't like that post anyways. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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what is leas shield?
 

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it is a brand of diaphragm.
 

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It's not really a diaphragm, but is a barrier method, so is similar in that way. It's one size fits all, and it seems that it's easier to place properly than a diaphragm. It also (from pics online) looks slightly smaller than a diaphragm.<br>
Where the diaphragm is basically a holder for spermicide (that's what the nurse told me) the Lea's Shield uses spermicide and acts as a true barrier. It works with suction, and is held tightly against the cervix.<br><a href="http://www.leasshield.com/" target="_blank">http://www.leasshield.com/</a><br><br>
I got it today- that was fast! Now to test it out...hehehe
 

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Let us know how you like it, if you don't mind!!! I've never heard of this, but it looks like it might be a good alternative to hormones...
 

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i am pg right now, but after this one we don't want ttc for a few years. so we need super reliable bc. i got pg while bf dd at 15 mo.<br><br>
i will still use FAM, but dh wants a diaphragm. the problem is they only come in 2 sizes now (basically discontinued<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: part of why i got pg again), but the real big problem is that i used to get bladder infections CONSTANTLY while using my diaphragm.<br><br>
i am curious to see how you like the lea's shield, please post an update!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i am pg right now, but after this one we don't want ttc for a few years. so we need super reliable bc. i got pg while bf dd at 15 mo.<br><br>
i will still use FAM, but dh wants a diaphragm. the problem is they only come in 2 sizes now (basically discontinued<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: part of why i got pg again), but the real big problem is that i used to get bladder infections CONSTANTLY while using my diaphragm.<br><br>
i am curious to see how you like the lea's shield, please post an update!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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I have a diaphragm and when I got mine the sizing kit had about 5 sizes in it. Of course the NP used the one in the middle first.<br><br>
You may want to look into the Ortho All Flex. Also the Milex Diaphragm comes in several sizes and its made of medical grade silicone.<br><br>
BTW, I wanted a lea's shield but since I was using the Health Center at my school, I settled for a diaphragm.<br><br>
Denise
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a diaphragm and when I got mine the sizing kit had about 5 sizes in it. Of course the NP used the one in the middle first.<br><br>
You may want to look into the Ortho All Flex. Also the Milex Diaphragm comes in several sizes and its made of medical grade silicone.<br><br>
BTW, I wanted a lea's shield but since I was using the Health Center at my school, I settled for a diaphragm.<br><br>
Denise</div>
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Not anymore. They *used* to have sizes 60-65-70-75-80-85. now they only make two sizes 80-85. in the middle of trying to fill my rx 6 months ago, they couldn't order the size 70 i needed, as it was discontinued. long story short, they are only making the two sizes now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
it's a conspiracy to get all women on hormonal bc.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
i don't know if i'd use a diaphragm anyway, due to the uti's. i think it'll be fam and avoidance during the fertile time for us. but i'm still interested in the lea's shield as it works differently than a diaphragm.
 

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We tried it. I didn't feel it at all dtd. Dp said it was a little bit annoying, but it obviously didn't bother him too much. lol. From looking at pictures online, it is slightly smaller than a diaphragm (a diaphragm comes to your pubic bone, where Lea's Shield sits a bit behind it).<br><br>
I like that it works as more than just a "holder for the spermicide" which is what the nurse told me about the diaphragm. It's pretty easy to get in and out, and it's supposed to be just as/slightly more effective than a diaphragm.<br><br>
We might just use it before I o, up until my cm is non-fertile again. But that could also be my laziness kicking in...lol<br><br>
It is a bit more expensive than a diaphragm. It cost $70 CAD (I think). The diaphragm costs about the same, but Lea's shield needs to be replaced every 6mos to a year, where the diaphragm is good for up to 2 years.
 
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