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Brandi - posted on 04/22/2010
This may not matter, but for those that it Does matter- all hormonal birth controls work 1 of 3 ways and one of those ways is preventing a fertilized egg from implanting by changing the lining of your uterus. Read the fine print in the inserts and it will communicate that. If you believe life begins at conception then look for other methods. If you don't believe that or don't care, then ask family members, especially sisters if you can, what has worked for them. Your body chemistries should be the most similar. I was on birth control for YEARS and never knew about this. My doctor assured me it prevented pregnancy- I just didn't know that the medical community's definition is when the fertilized egg implants into your uterus, THEN you are pregnant. Get educated and make well informed choices because you have to live with the consequences, either way.
Jessica - posted on 05/02/2010
I got the Mirena IUD 2 months after my daughter was born but now knowing what I do about it I would have NEVER gotten one! I have an appointment in 3 weeks to have it removed. Doctors will not tell you how the IUD in all reality works and that it can cause so many issues. It has been linked to depression, weight gain, uterian scaring, infertility, hormonal embalance, and so much more. Please do your own research and dont just take what your doctor says to be fact like I mistakenly did!!
Sherry - posted on 05/02/2010
my boyfriend is a pharmacist and he had advised me not to take yaz due to the one affects of the brith control including some serious cases such as pregnancy. he told me min-ovral 21 or 28 works real well i've been on this for 6 years and have never gotten pregnant from it, but if you are on any antibotics or pan on needing them in the future you should use extra precaution such as condoms with any birth control these can reverse the affects and cause you to get pregnant. i hope this advise helps you out alot o.k.
Ashley - posted on 04/30/2010
I am on Mirena and I love it! I used to take the pill before I got pregnant, but I would forget it all the time. I knew that I wouldn't remember to take a pill everyday with a baby on my hip so I wanted something a little more long term. Plus my husband and I are very fertile (we didn't even try more than a couple days before we got pregnant with my daughter). I'm not a fan of Depo because it made me gain weight and I bled for 4 1/2 months straight...ugh! 4 of my closest friends, all with young kids, all have Mirena and everyone is very happy with it.
Karen - posted on 04/30/2010
I use technology for my birth control! The device is called Persona. Basically it is a super accurate hormone monitor that tells you with 96% accuracy when you are ovulating. So, red light means no sex, otherwise you may get pregnant and green light means GO! The montior is great, it allowed me to go drug free and when we planned an addition to our family, it allowed me to "choose" which month I wanted to give birth. The only down side is, Persona is not available to the US or Canada. You will have to import the product and pee sticks from the UK. There are lots of online UK pharmacy that do ship internationally and the cost is roughly 12-15$ month for the sticks (ship incl.) . I usually order 9 months worth to save on shipping. The unit itself runs anywhere from 30-130$ if you happen to catch it on Ebay. Hope this helps.
Rachelle - posted on 04/29/2010
Yasmin Yaz or Ocellan are couseing problems i recieved safty alerts on them.... i got pregnant on yazmin... i dont put much faith in bc anymore lol i'm now on the nuva ring and it was actually cheaper then my pills were.... i like the nuva ring i never have to remember to take pills leave it in for three weeks its the only bc i've meen on that makes me regular!
Jeramie - posted on 04/25/2010
Some birth controls work better for some people than others. Just look for one with a different kind of hormone than the one you were using before, as long as you KNOW you were taking it right, and didn't miss any pills. Some people, unfortunately don't have luck with any birthcontrol they try. I know a woman who has five kids, all conceived on a different kind of birthcontrol: condoms, implants, pills, I think she even got pregnant after her tubes were tied. She deserves a Nobel prize in fertility. I heard before all this happened the doctors told her she would probably never be able to have a child.
Kylie - posted on 04/24/2010
Ive got the implant, only hurt for two days (feels like someone punched u in the arm) and healed pretty quickly! Was on the pill before but it took me ages to get pregnant after coming off it and i dont want that again and didn't want the IUD so decided on the implant... A few people did give me horror stories just before i was due to go to the doctors but it all depends on ur periods and the person, i havent had none of the spottin or continueous bleeding...whatever u decide make sure its the right one for u :o)
Jessica - posted on 04/23/2010
I have the IUD Mirena. Its is wonderful. I would recomend it to everybody that I know. My husband has said that he felt the string, but you can get your dr to cut it a bit shorter. I bled very lightly for the first month (30 days straight) and after that my period was very light and no pains with it.
Shanica - posted on 04/23/2010
I've been on Arlese pills for years and got off the pill to get pregnant and within 2 months, got pregnant. Now that I'm nursing, I am taking Micronor, the "mini pill". Bloody headache as you have to ensure you tak it exactly at the same time every day and if you miss even one pill, you have a higher chance of getting pregnant so it's not a pill for everyone.
Nicole - posted on 04/23/2010
ok just because some one said before that iuds make you have an abortion every month almost...basically that was how i read it... that is not true... it inflames your uterus making it an environment not ideal for fertilization. so then your uterus is in attack mode killing the sperm before it gets too much further towards the fallopian tubes and then makes your eggs drop later. the hormones are just there to keep you from having a period. the birth control is the device its self.
and no penises cant feel it but fingers can. ( the string to pull it out). this i asked about when i talked to my doctor on the 20th for my 6 week appointment. =)
And if you miss a pill for seven days you need to use a condom cause your BC is less effective. after starting BC for the first week you still need a condom.
and yes women can get pregnant on BC its in the seasonque fine print booklet that came with it. and it gave a chart done on a study out of 100 women 10 -20 women still get pregnant while using condoms, BC pills , vaginal ring, skin patch, diaphrams.
no sex during most fertile days of the month, withdrawal, and spermicide
* note that if you are using bc the rings or some bc you are closer to 10 women out of 100 then 20 out of 100.*
fewer then 1 out of 100 get pregnant using implants injections IUDS or steralization
i really suggest that every one really READ their packets that come with their BC so they don't get a pregnancy that they don't want or are not ready for.
Nicole - posted on 04/23/2010
Yaz has been now being recalled or something like that i asked my doc about that and she said that it was messing with people and in worse case making them sick and killing them o.0.
if you are on the pill and on antibiotics cause you are sick...wear a condom! antibody pills make your BC 0 EFFECTIVE. i was given lo seasonique and i cant wait to try it. its a 3 month cycle so only 4 periods a year =)
before i was on ortho tricyclin and fem con fe both i had adverse reactions to, with bad headaches and dizziness. i have ad trouble with about 9 different birth controls. my last ob refused to try any long lasting BC because of my reactions to the hormones. so i am really hoping this new one works.
i am still in the midst of thinking about mirena ( IUD) i have heard alot of good things about seasonque and mirena but it depends on the person and their circumstances.
if you get the IUD they don't take it out unless its been 2 years unless you are really having a bad time with it then its at 6 months but the device will last for 5 years.
Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010
oh my i was on yaz when i got pregnant with baby #3. and on the pill (don't recall which one) when i conceived my 11 yr old daughter. (and i DID in fact take them every day at the same time. i kept a log to ensure it) I'm at the point, being pregnant with #4, that i don't trust contraceptives. Since i'm almost 35 (2 months after this one is born) i'm going to get them to 'fix' me. Or, as my fiance likes to say: "There's nothing wrong with you, everything works the way it's supposed to. You're getting broken." LOL
Darci - posted on 04/22/2010
I don't mean this to sound mean at all. But I have a really hard time believing it when ppl say they got prego on birth control. I was on it for 4 years no problems. I have a close friend who was on it for 19 years no problem. Any doctor I ask says it is so rare like 1 % chance it could happen. So I guess there are those that fall in that 1% category. But more likely a lot of the times you just simply forget to take it one day so you miss a day or you forget to take it evreyday at the same time like you should. I am guilty of that but I have been lucky and haven't got pregnant on the pill. Unless you are not taking birth control correctly then you will not get pregnant. I am saying that and many doctors have told me that. Everyone I know that says they got pregnant on the pill later say yea.. I missed a day here or there or didnt take it at the same time every day. Oh and if you take certain medication while you are on the pill it can counteract your birth control. So maybe thats what happened with you. So I think you should be fine taking any birth control Its what ever your body likes I started on one called estro step and it wasnt strong enough for me so I had spotting a lot so i then got on one called Yasmin. I was on that for almost 4 years, I liked it, it didnt make me break out with acne like others can do. But I think it made me hormonally crazy I didn't really notice it cuz it was gradual for me but my husband, boyfriend at the time was like umm your birth control is making you crazy. So I got off it. And i felt so much better emotionally.I was like wow I cant believe I let my self be that crazy for so long. haha I have had 2 friends that said they were on that one too and it made them crazy and one said it made her suicidal. wow. so maybe stay away from that one.
Jenny - posted on 04/22/2010
I got pregnant on the pill and after my baby was born got the Copper-T IUD. I loved it, had it for 3 years and when I took it out got pregnant the next month. 6 weeks after my January baby was born I got the Mirena IUD put in. I had spotting for a couple months, but other than that wouldn't even know it's there. I love not having to remember to take pills and the reassurance of how effective the IUD is. I would recommend it.
AMANDA - posted on 04/22/2010
Well I had tried two different types here in the bahamas we don't get yaz and all that stuff. I take femiane these are actually quite good I had to stop and wait 2.5 years to have my baby girl.... Also another thing I realize is if you take them in the night you would get nausious because you will go to sleep and so it will then move through your system.
I have heard that sometimes the mirena can poke the guy during sex. The process of inserting implanon took about 10 minutes for me. They inject your arm with a little local anestethic to numb the area - on the inner of either arm. When that's took effect they make a small incision with a scalpel and insert it. The implanon is inserted using a syringe type device. They then put an elastoplast on and that's it done. You have to keep the plaster on for 2 days and that's it. It lasts 3 years.
Alexandra - posted on 04/21/2010
I can highly recommend the Mirena IUD. Not only is it really effective birth control that lasts for 5 years with minimal intervention but it my case it also stopped my periods and my period pains!!!! It needs to be put in properly but I think its completely wonderful. I also fell pregnant twice immediately after having it out so return of fertility isn't a problem either.
Emily - posted on 04/21/2010
i take a pill called cerazette i have been on it 4 3 months now and it seems to be good before that pill i was on a pill called microgynon 30 but had to be took off it as it made my blood pressure high and gave me awful headaches. cerazette has the same ingredients as the implant or the needle in youre bum only difference is it is a tablet xxxxxxxxxxx
Stephanie - posted on 04/20/2010
It all depends on how well your body handles the hormones. I used 4 different types of pills- none worked well for me, depo (shot)- gained 65 lbs, nothing (my first and second were conceived), now i had the essure sterilization procedure
I've got implanon the contraceptive implant and I find that really convenient as I know with having a 41/2 month old I'd probably forget to take a pill and I didn't want an IUD so it's the best option for me =] Plus it lasts 3 years so when it's finished we're gonna try for our second child =]
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