Jessica - posted on 05/19/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi all, I'm wondering what the best non-hormonal birth control to use if we're only using it a couple months, and want to be completely fertile on a dime. Nix the condoms, hubby gets irritated (skin-wise).
Back story is that I just got my IUD out after many many complications from it including chronic headaches, migraines, mood swings and just about every symptom that comes with menopause, no joke. I've had reactions to the patch and other hormonal types as well, thus why doc says NO hormones. :o/ Our plan is to start trying for our second come this July or August, so the doctor said not to use any hormonal birth control methods. She mentioned pulling out, but we aren't too trusting of that method. I plan to start tracking my cycles, but don't necessarily want to be abstinent. Looking up the sponge it says it's half as effective with women who have had children which is a bit alarming, diaphragms may have the same effect as condoms and you need to be fitted for them right? I've thought of gel spermicide as that's what my Mom used, but want to hear thoughts opinions for that and maybe other ways?