Birth control methods...

Autumn - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I kno that the Bible says to be fruitful and multiply the earth but financially, three kids is enough... i dont agree with a lot of the birth control method.. but i was doing some research on Essure... Any advice...

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Kristina - posted on 03/26/2010

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I'm not familiar with Essure but here's my advice.... pray a lot, talk to your pastor about the Biblical side of things and talk to your doctor.... When you talk to your doctor ask HOW it prevents pregnancy... Does is prevent the relsease of an egg or imped implantation of a fertilized egg (I like to call them babies at that point).... Personally I'm a "be fruitful and multiply type" but that has a lot to do with not personally feeling comfortable with any birth control methods (they all seem to have some chance of serving as an abortificant) Someday down the line if I do decide that enough is enough, surgical sterilization seems to be the only way... it wont terminate a pregnancy if you fall in to the tiny percentage that get pregnant.... Sorry tried to not pour out the anti-birth control bit, I didn't do very well.... Best of luck!

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Pilar - posted on 03/27/2010

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I don't think there ever will be hard and fast rules regarding contraception. It is an issue that confronts all sexually active females, Christians and non-Christians alike. But as Christian moms, we take heart in the fact that we have a Creator whose love for us encompasses our deepest longings and desires and that all we have to do is TRUST in His divine plan. Like all God-fearing moms,I consulted the advice of my pastor and also my obstetrician,who is a Christian. They both promoted the authority of God over my body, thereby, discouraging me from using any artificial means of contraception. But, I do have Christian friends whose doctors and pastors advised them otherwise. You see, nothing is wrong with both points of view. It is the people that we sought out during these times of inquiry that spelled out the difference for the choices. God responded through the people He sent me and my friends. Each response is according to the plan and purposes that He has for all of us. I understand that I don't have to compare His response to my questions to that of His answers to my friends. The challenge here really is in the acceptance of God's answer to my birth control concerns. I eventually surrendered to His birth control plan for me. I now have 5 wonderful children. And He has been faithful in providing for the needs of these 5 amazing kids He has intended for me. So, let us continue enjoying God's friendship and ask Him on how He wishes us to handle our sex lives.

Amy - posted on 03/21/2010

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I feel that when it comes to birth control it is a decision that can only be made by the people involved. If it is financially not good for you to keep 'multiplying' then by all means do what you think is best. I personally have decided with my husband that we will biologically only have two because of the problems that I had with my first but are looking at adopting or fostering more. I am on Mirena right now and that is what works best for us. If you have prayerfully thought about it and discussed it with your husband, then do what is best for you.

Laura - posted on 03/16/2010

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well I have the Mirena and that works really well and its not a constant thing it's there I know it's there and I have had mine for right about a year or will be on the 30th of March... I know that the bible says that but I have two that are 11 months and 11 days apart and I can't financially handle any more and it was a decision my husband and I chose together and we understand that it is good for 5 years.. procedure is like that of a pap smear just a little discomfort and takes about 2 weeks to start working but if any time in that 5 years you decide to have more the OB can take it out again and fertility is back again almost immediately I love mine

Alyss - posted on 03/16/2010

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My sister and her hubby of 6years have got 4y/o and twins that are 2y/o. they are strong christians and love their 3sons but have chosen not to have anymore children for more than financial reasons - its exhausting as well! he's getting his tubes tied. for them it's the only rational way to deal with it since she doesnt want to mess with her hormones and her body has been through the stress of pregnancy and labour! My hubby and I have just had our first and I would suggest we'd probably go down the same track when it comes time. Not too sure if the bible has any suggestive passages other than the opposite and saying to multiply!!! maybe talk to your pastor about it??

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