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I've just had a c-section and am told it would be dangerous for me to get pregnant again anytime soon because of the healing incisions. The final word is going to be between six and twelve months, after which I really want to get pregnant because I lost this baby.<br><br>
So, condoms suck, but I'm thinking they may be the best way to go. Does anyone have recommendations for other birth control that is comparably "safe" without messing with my hormones? I'm not interested in an IUD. I am researching the ladycomp but not sure that would feel safe enough. I've never done FAM and it sounds like a lot of work to get the hang of . . .<br><br>
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Maybe a nuvaring? It does have hormones but I think they're pretty localized. Or maybe a diaphragm?
 

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I would definitely consider a diaphragm if I were you. I used one from 6 mos pp (would have before but the OB I saw at my 6 week checkup "wasn't familiar with them" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> until just last month. I never experienced any problems and DH was never bothered by it.
 

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I don't believe any contraceptive device is fool proof.<br><br>
FAM may sound exhausting but I do a simplified version. I chart my cycle by writing about fluids and ovulation times. When it isn't "safe" for "regular" intercourse, DH and I use other means to acheive sexual satisfaction. Would that work for the short term for you?
 

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Thanks for the thoughts! I had a diaphragm at one time and DH seems to recall that it bothered him. I think really for me, it's going to be FAM and/or condoms. Your method doesn't sound so hard, KaraBoo!
 

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We use condoms, but I also chart. Soon I'll be brave enough to trust my charting and get rid of the condoms for part of the month. Condoms don't bother us too much--it's better than getting pregnant!
 

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First of all I want to say I am very sorry for the loss of your baby. I could not imagine what you had to go through and then to have the physical healing as well to go through.<br><br>
I use NFP for avoiding pregnancy and for achieving pregnancy. I thought it would be hard but it is actually very easy and doesnt take hardly anytime and is 100% natural. I used Tony Weschler's book Taking Charge of your Fertility. GREAT book. It has a less then 2% failure rate and is great for when you want to achieve pregnancy.<br><br><br>
p.s Also I am a very pro natural childbirth and wanted to add when you do get pregnant and if you want a VBAC make sure you do your research and know your options and if your doctor says you shouldn't or can't make sure its a valid reason. Take this advice or leave it just wanted to add this in.
 
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