Amanda - posted on 08/31/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
Hi ladies. I'm amanda. I just had a baby on August 10, and still have a little while before the doctor will OK sex, especially since I had a C-section, but I'm wondering about birth control.
I am breastfeeding, so my Dr. prescribed the Errin minipill. She kind of rushed me out of the appointment, so I didn't have time to express my concerns. I filled the prescription and went home. When I read the insert in the box, I was disappointed to learn that one of the ways this pill works is by preventing implantation of a fertilized egg by making the lining of the uterus a hostile environment for a zygote. As someone who believes that life begins with conception, I cannot use this pill.
Do any of you have any good suggestions for a breastfeeding mom who needs a good, pro-life birth control? I admit that I take my convictions further than even most conservative moms, but I feel that a fertilized egg is a baby. Are there any birth controls that you know of that prevent sperm from entering the uterus, or prevent ovulation? The only one I can think of is condoms, and well...ick.
Thanks for any suggestions.