Right now I'm not on anything for obvious reasons BUT when DH returns I do want to laready be on BC so I can space this next baby(if I decide to have another). I am really thinking about an IUD. What BC has worked best fo r the nursing motehrs here?
We just use condoms and have for years. But, I heard from a woman who is an IBCLC and public health nurse that the nuva-ring could impact your supply -- my sister went on it and immediately was advised to go off (and she did). We never sought a second opinion, but it might be worth your time to get one.
What about Natural Family Planning? I'm not sure here how many women have charted their cycles, etc.. But the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is great. GIves you a sense of control over your own body and a great deal of knowledge in how to read the signs and signals, both physically, hormonally, as well as emotionally, your body creates.<br>
Anyway, it could just be more for people like me, who's body really cant handle any type of drugs or the like. I HATED the pill, that goes for the "mini" one as well. My neighbor had the Depro. shot. I know there are drawbacks to each choice.<br>
the best birth control is your situation right now: husband gone and wife too tired to move.<br><br>
:LOL sorry, i couldn't help myself.<br><br>
how old is your littlest one? because while i wouldn't go on hormonal BC while nursing an infant, it might be something to consider somewhere around 15-18 months, because a slight decrease in supply wouldn't be too traumatic for them then.<br><br>
not that i can take hormones anyway. we are stuck with condoms until i tell dh to get snipped. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
Elphaba ~~she's only 6 months right now and I don't expect him bach until she's almost one(although I hoping it's sooner). And yes that method is working great right <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
The condems would be a big deal with DH the second we ran out or couldn't find any would be trouble. Plus he's want to know why I suddenly wanted to wear condems and look at me suspiciously(you know being gone a year)<br><br>
Family planning method calls for abstaining from second during certain times of the month and I will not be able to get him to do that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> that's also how we planned our first daughter BTW<br><br>
And what the heck is a nuva ring?
nuva ring is a, well, ring, made of plastic that you insert into your vagina and it time realeases hormones. you leave it in for 3 weeks, take it out to have a "period" and then put a new one in. it's got a website, and i'm pretty sure it's <a href="http://www.nuvaring.com" target="_blank">www.nuvaring.com</a> it's pretty new, but it's the same stuff as the Pill, just a different delivery system.
I have an IUD and it is working just fabulously.Nothing to remember, no hormones, etc. Using condoms is how we ended up with our lovely boy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. The newer IUD's are lower risk. I couldn't take hormonal stuff either. Nothing is infalible tho.
The IUD's do release small amounths hormones, but only into the walls of your uterus. It doesn't enter your bloodstream (or it's not supposed to anyway). Well then there's the copper IUD (which is not as popular I dont think) which doesn't use hormones, but supposedly comes with heavier, more painful periods.<br><br>
We use NFP method, and so far it's working. You can combine condoms with that method. Just use a condom for the 4-5 days that you are fertile. I think your husband would understand if you said, "honey I'm ovulating, we have to use a condom this week."<br><br>
I hate the bc pills too, they make me feel awful.<br><br>
Hope your husband comes home soon!<br><br>