Birth control choices

S - posted on 02/03/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Just found out I was pregnant last week. Yesterday I started bleeding and I believe I'm having a miscarriage. Saying this sucks would be putting it MILDLY. Hubby and I are pretty broken up about it. We hadnt planned on having another child right now but were beginning to anticipate our child having someone to play with. So....I guess I should want to be trying for another but I feel just the opposite. I don't know why but some parts of me just really want to pretend this never happened.



I need information on birth control. I'm still nursing my daughter so I need something that won't dry up my supply and especially won't make me gain weight since I work out regularly. Any suggestions as well as pros and cons are welcome.

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Robby - posted on 02/03/2011

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hun you might not be having a miscarriage, i had several periods with my first child and then with my third child i had break threw bleeding, make sure you go see your obgyn before you take it as a miscarriage. i have found for birth control that the nuva ring is great, you can even skip a period every other month on it. you don't feel it and your partner does not feel it. my daughter was also put on it for heavy bleading and cramping and it works great. i have not put on any weight from it and it comes with stickers to put on your calendar to remind you when to take it out or switch it out. now the con of it is, is after intercourse you have to make sure it does not come out along with your hubby but pro is if it does you just rinse it off and put it back in. no taking any pills everyday gaining weight from them worring if you missed one, but pls go to your obgyn to make sure if you had a miscarriage first and they can give you more info on the nuva ring but i have been on birth control since i was 16 for double periods and i am now 36 so that is 20 of experiance and i am on this now for endometreosis and this is the best. best wishes and prayers for you

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Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2011

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Some people do great with the depo shot, but a lot like me, don't. It's something you will have to look at the side effects and see if you are willing to deal with them. Some women don't bleed at all, some bleed all the time, some bleed only or heavier after intrercourse. There is also high probability of hair loss, mood swings, weight gain, and back pain. I personally am suffering from all but the no bleeding part. I started my last period on Jan. 7th, and am still going! I did call my gyn about all of this, and his nurse was the one that told me these side effects. I then looked on the net, and everything I found said these side effects last until the shot has completely left your system which can take anywhere from 6 months to a year. So, I'm not saying don't get it, because it is very effective for birth control, just please be well informed, because like a dummy, I didn't read up on it first, and wish I would have.

Firebird - posted on 02/04/2011

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The depo shot is progestin only as well. That's what I went on after I had my daughter, and I'm on it again now. You have your shot every 12 weeks. Big downside though is the fact that it depletes your bone density, so you have to take a calcium supplement every day.

Jocelyn - posted on 02/03/2011

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If you are nursing you can use the Mirena, a Copper T, or the mini pill (progestin-only pills).

S - posted on 02/03/2011

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Uh Sarah I believe you misread. No one brought God into birth control. I believe the comment about God was directed toward whether or not I was having a miscarriage and it's a comment I very much appreciate.

Sarah - posted on 02/03/2011

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Mine ( nuva ring) was scheduled, I was never a day late.
And why does everyone have to bring "god: into everything? Seriously. Birth control came from science.

Robby - posted on 02/03/2011

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i have heard of woman getting pregnant on the nuva ring because they didn't pay attention to when they needed to switch it out---it does run out of the hormone--just because you keep it in doesn't mean it keeps working if the hormone runs out, and if you are looking for it to wait to try again after the loss for a time to morn the baby you don't have to wait for any time after you take it out to try again. if your nursing now it would be bad but if this is a loss which i pray it is not then you will not need the birth control until after the birth and then 6 weeks after that and mirena is for ppl who want to wait years before having another baby. i am glad that you are going in to see your obgyn and you will be in my prayers just know everything is in Gods hands and everything he does there is a reason for it. good luck on your search for the right birth control for you

S - posted on 02/03/2011

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Hmm ok so negative on the nuva ring and i just saw a thread recently about a "smell" because of the mirena

Amy - posted on 02/03/2011

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Only problem with the nuva ring is you can't use it while nursing... it's estrogen hormone so it will dry up your milk. :(

Megan - posted on 02/03/2011

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The Mirena was such a blessing!! I used it for about two years and loved it! It made my periods go away. I would still have some cramping without bleeding. I only got it removed because we were going to try and have another baby. Some women respond to it differently but I loved having mine!

Sarah - posted on 02/03/2011

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I got pregnant on the Nuva ring. So i would not use that! Since you are BF you need something with the lowest dosage of hormones.
When you go to the DR to see if you really have had the miscarriage or not, ask him/her.

S - posted on 02/03/2011

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Thanks for responding. I'm so confused I don't know what to do. I'm thinking less and less that it was a miscarriage but i'm too scared to get my hopes up. Right now there's very little blood....would I stop bleeding so soon if it really was a miscarriage? My doc does want me to come in for an ultrasound. After talking to hubby we've decided to wait until next week. We don't want to go in just to see a sac and not much. By next week they should at least be able to tell if there's a heartbeat which seems a lil more productive. Either way I dont seem to be stressing over it. I'm not as out of sorts as I expected to be although it could just be one huge case of denial. I'll look into the nuva ring if this does happen to be a loss.

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