what time of birth control do you find is the best... i never remember to take the pill, and the patch is constantly falling off... has anyone ever had an IUD?

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Carrie - posted on 01/14/2009

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I am an RN. Just wanted to clear up what the copper does in the IUD. Copper kills the sperm...this method is extremly effective in preventing pregnancy. In nursing school I wrote a paper on this birth control method and was very impressed with my research findings. I too, never remembered to take the pill so finding out about this was a great blessing.

Patti - posted on 01/20/2009

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Amanda,  My daughter had an IUD and it was a dreadful experience with lots of unexpected side effects.  I would never recommend it to anyone.  Its function is to disturb the lining of the uterus, causing an environment  inhospitible to an already fertilized egg.  It basically disrupts the uterine lining and can cause cramping and sometimes bleeding. If you believe as I do that a new person is created each time the sperm and egg unite to form the DNA of a new baby, then an IUD could be regarded as a method of abortion--just earlier, before it begins to look like a baby.  All the chromosomes and dna are there for a unique human being. The use of an IUD is simply causing it to starve for nourishment before it can get very far along in its development.  Amanda, is that darling little cherub in the picture yours?  I know that a new baby can be overwhelming, and everything in our culture is probably telling you that raising a child is going to cramp your life, making having a second anytime soon sound rather horrifying when you consider how tired you feel right now.  I want to encourage you however, Dear.  I have seven children now--the youngest is 17 and the eldest is 35.  Six of them are boys/men and one a lady.  Some are doing well and others not.  However, I would not trade the richness they have brought into my life ever.  There are many things our culture is rather upside down about in its values.  Bringing children into this world is one of them.  However, you need resources to give you strength and encouragement.  Here are a couple of websites I can recommend:www.FlyLady.net and NoGreaterJoy.org.  You can come visit my wall too: Patti Strout

Tara - posted on 02/04/2009

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Deprovara (spelling?) works for me.  You see your doctor for a shot  in the butt/hip every 3 months, thats it.



When we decided to conceive again, I went off it and was pregnant after three months.  No side effects for me either

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Hi, Amanda! I think it is great that you are looking for more information about IUDs and feedback from other moms before making this important decision. I just want to affirm the couple other moms on here who mentioned the dangers of IUDs and other forms of artificial borth control for both mother and baby, and the benefits and effectiveness of Natural Family Planning. NFP is not that hard to learn, and it's benefits for your health (and the health of future babies of yours) is immeasurable! Here are a couple links to learn more about NFP:

http://www.nfpandmore.org/
http://www.ccli.org/
http://www.naprotechnology.com/

Also, I know this isn't popular to talk about, but IUDs are abortifacients (they cause a very early abortion), and many people are misinformed about this, even by doctors and other health professionals. What follows is a helpful article about IUDs, so that even if you do choose an IUD, you can make a really informed decision. Good luck, Amanda, and God bless your family!
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THE IUD: SOME FACTS FOR AN INFORMED CHOICE

The responsible choice

Married couples have many methods of birth regulation available today, and
they have the freedom to decide which one to use. Along with freedom of
choice, they also have the responsibility to learn critical information
before making the decision. If couples make no effort to discover the
consequences and effects of their decision, then they may be merely
deciding on who will make the choice for them.

THE IUD: WHAT IS IT?

The intrauterine device (IUD) is a foreign body basically made of a
relatively non-reactive plastic material (polyethylene) inserted into the
uterus of a woman for birth control purposes. Some of the more recent
devices have incorporated active chemicals such as progesterone or copper
which slowly release and react locally to contribute to birth control
efficiency.

HOW DOES THE IUD WORK?

The IUD does little or nothing to interfere with sperm migration or
fertilization (conception). It achieves its birth control effect primarily
by preventing the newly conceived human life from implanting in the uterine
lining (endometrium) and is thus an abortifacient.

WHAT IS AN ABORTIFACIENT?

An abortifacient is an agent which causes an abortion by interfering with
the development of the conceived child in the womb.[1] The U.S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare defined abortion as follows:

"All the measures which impair the viability of the zygote at any time
between the instant of fertilization and the completing of labor
constitute, in the strict sense procedures for inducing abortion."[2]

WHY IS THE IUD AN ABORTIFACIENT?

According the American Medical Association Committee on Human
Reproduction," the action of the IUDs would seem to be a simple local
phenomenon. That these devices prevent nidation of an already fertilized
ovum has been accepted as the most likely mechanism of the action."[3]
"Nidation" is another term for the implantation of the newly conceived
child in the lining of the uterus. This is the endometrium in which the
approximately one-week-old new life seeks to nest and which is the source
of nutrition for continued development.[4]

Dr. Robert Edwards, in a paper presented at the Family Planning Research
Conference at Exter, England, in 1971 said, "most scientists would now
accept that the effect (of the IUD) in most species, including man, is
exerted at implantation."[5] In an exhaustive survey of over four hundred
articles on the subject, Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers concluded, "in the light of
current, accepted medical definitions of contraception, abortifacient,
pregnancy, conception, and abortion, the conclusion is that the primary
action of the IUD must be classed as abortifacient."[6]

HOW DOES THE IUD PREVENT IMPLANTATION?

Dr. Hilgers noted several possible explanations for the IUD's birth control
effects including uterine contraction, chronic infection, and production of
antibodies which may literally destroy the new life when it enters the
uterus.[7]


DOES THE IUD HAVE OTHER ABORTIFACIENT EFFECTS?

Yes. "Subclinical pregnancy has been reported do occur in 12 to 44% of
cycles in women wearing intrauterine devices," reported a study by Dr.
Markku Seppala of the University General Hospital Helsinki.[8] The results of
eighteen studies of patients with IUDs found that when pregnancies occurred
with the IUD in place, 28.6% were spontaneously aborted and another 8.4%
were etopic or tubal pregnancies necessitating surgery. Therefore, in the
polite language of medicine, the IUD contributed to a "fetal wastage" rate
of 37% in these pregnancies.[9]

CAN THE IUD AFFECT A WOMAN'S HEALTH?

Yes. The IUD can be a cause of serious complications which include
hemorrhage, pelvic infection, and perforation of the uterus. These may
produce sterility. Major surgery may be required in some cases and death
may follow in a few.[10],[11],[12] An IUD manufacturer's booklet for
patients lists 31 possible adverse reactions from its IUD.[13]

PRACTICAL CONCLUSIONS

1. Whatever uncertainty may still exist concerning the actual workings of
the IUD, there is no reasonable doubt that it accomplishes its birth
control function as an early abortion agent after conception has occurred,
and it is a misnomer to call such an action "contraceptive."

2. Any woman who is concerned about the life of the unborn infant will
avoid choosing the IUD as a method of birth regulation.

3. The IUD presents serious dangers to a woman's own health and her ability
to bear children in the future.

IS THERE A NATURAL, SAFE AND EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO THE IUD?

Yes. At the same time that drug companies developed the IUD, other research
provided a medically safe, healthy and natural method that is in the same
effectiveness range as the IUD. This is the sympto-thermal method of
natural family planning.

Further information is available from the Couple to Couple
League, an organization that has been teaching the
sympto-thermal method since 1971.

ENDNOTES

1. Ralf G. Rahwan, "Pharmacological approaches to birth control," Part 1,
"US Pharmacist," October, 1977.

2. Public Health Service leaflet no 1066, U.S Department of Health
Education and Welfare, 1963, 27.

3. American Medical Association Committee on Human Reproduction "Evaluation
of intrauterine contraceptive devices," "Journal of the American Medical
Association," 199:9, February 27, 1967, 155.

4. Robert A Hatcher, et al "Contraceptive Technology" 1978-1979 (New York
Irvington, 1978), 36.

5. Robert Edwards, "The physiologist and contraception," paper presented
before the Family Planning Research Conference at Exter England in 1971.

6. Thomas W. Hilgers, "The intrauterine device: contraceptive or
abortifacient?" "Minnesota Medicine," June, 1974, 493-501.

7. Thomas W. Hilgers, reprinted in "Marriage and Family Newsletter" with
additions 5:1, 2, 3, January-March, 1974, 14.

8. Markku Seppala et al "Pregnancy-specific beta-glycoprotein and chorionic
gonadotropin-like immunoreactivity during the latter half of the cycle in
women using intrauterine contraception," "Journal of Clinical Endocrinology
and Metabolism" 47:6, 1978, 1216.

9. Hilgers, "Minnesota Medicine," op. cit, 497.

10. "Pelvic inflammatory disease in IUD users" "FDA Bulletin" May-July
1978, 19. See also: V. Beral "Reproductive mortality," "British Medical
Journal" September 15, 1979, 633.

11. Christopher Tietze, "Intrauterine contraception: a research report
"Studies in Family Planning," no 36,1968, 36

12. "Physicians' Desk Reference," 33rd edition (Oradell, New Jersey Medical
Economics Company/Litton Industries, 1979), 1254.

13. Searle Laboratories "For the Patient: Cu-7 Brand of Intrauterine Copper
Contraceptive." (Chicago: G.D. Searle, August 1, 1977), 7-9.

Copyright 1980 The Couple to Couple League International, Inc.

The information contained in this document is for private use and may not be
reproduced, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior
written permission of the Couple to Couple League.

Further Information

For further information about Natural Family Planning (NFP), for
referral to Couple to Couple's NFP instruction in your vicinity,
or for information on self-instruction contact: The Couple to
Couple League P.O. Box 111184 Cincinnati, OH 45211, USA
1-513-661-7612.
CompuServe Address: 73311,256.

This information is from a brochure titled "The Pill and the IUD". The
brochure and related material may be ordered from Couple to Couple League
direct or through CRN's Catholic MarketPlace on CompuServe.

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I use Natural Family Planning, and am liking it.  It takes some getting used to, but for me it is worth not messing with my body with hormones or throwing off cycles.  The side effects I'm reading about. . .   Also, I personally am not okay with the idea of actually conceiving but having the birth control "end" things without you knowing.  It's hard for me to put into words, but each of our children so far is so amazing and unique, I can't stand the idea of a unique little person's potential destroyed.  I know many people feel differently, but it was an important factor in choosing our method of birth control.

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Janelle - posted on 11/30/2010

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DON'T do Mirena! There are so many bad side effects I won't get into it here, but save yourself the pain and don't do it!

Danielle - posted on 11/30/2010

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I have had an IUD for 3 years and it has been by far the best birth control I have ever used. My doctor suggested it and I chose the one that stays in for 5 years. I have had no problems to date. It is inserted in a just a few minutes and it was painless. You may experience some cramping but I didn't. The other good part is I hardly ever get a period anymore. It's the best and I would recommend it to anyone.

Angela - posted on 11/30/2010

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Ever though of a diaphragm? I never did until my midwife mentioned it to me after my second baby. I tried it and after getting the right fit, I love it. I don't need it unless there's going to be any action. If I think there MIGHT be, I slip it in and if nothing happens, I take it out. If we have sex I take it out a few hours later. No mood swings from synthetic hormones (or forgetting to take the stuff), it's great!

I personally would never get an IUD. My friend had one and it kept falling out. I wouldn't want to chance getting pregnant with that thing in, I'll take barrier methods mixed with NFP (natural family planning) and withdrawal.

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2009

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Hey Amanda- What's worked for me is the natural way-- My husband and I have used the Marquette method (Clearblue digital ovulation monitor- tells days of fertility and ovulation) and I monitor my mucus to tell as well when fertility is near. So we don't have sex on those days, and for years we've avoided pregnancy. No artificial hormones, no drugs. And whew! It's a breath of fresh air!! I hated using birth control! I can control it myself-- what freedom! So here's a website to check in to if you're interested http://nfp.marquette.edu/ Plus, it really enhanced our sex life and communication-- it made us want it more on the days we couldn't have it.

Anyway, I was really freaked out when I heard that babies have been born with IUDs implanted in their faces and stuff. yuck. And that the miscarriage rate is astronomical with those things (hence the excessive bleeding, which is a miscarriage)

If you're interested, find a really good, recommended NFP coach (preferrably a doctor), stick to it and learn your body well, and you'll love it! You can do it!

Wardha - posted on 02/05/2009

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hey!...

amanda..i've been using onlu iud's as my means of contraception....had the first one put in after my son whose almost 6 now...had it removed to conceive my daughter,now almost 2, and had the second one put in ...which is doing fine also....it is simply put..the most passive means of contraception...you do experience some menstrual disturbances but those are a small price to pay in comparison to the side affects pills and such like have...

i recommend iud as the best contraception by far as it doesnt disrupt your normal hormonal axis.

best luk.

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2009

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Hey Amanda- What's worked for me is the natural way-- My husband and I have used the Marquette method (Clearblue digital ovulation monitor- tells days of fertility and ovulation) and I monitor my mucus to tell as well when fertility is near. So we don't have sex on those days, and for years we've avoided pregnancy. No artificial hormones, no drugs. And whew! It's a breath of fresh air!! I hated using birth control! I can control it myself-- what freedom! So here's a website to check in to if you're interested http://nfp.marquette.edu/ Plus, it really enhanced our sex life and communication-- it made us want it more on the days we couldn't have it.

Anyway, I was really freaked out when I heard that babies have been born with IUDs implanted in their faces and stuff. yuck. And that the miscarriage rate is astronomical with those things (hence the excessive bleeding, which is a miscarriage)

If you're interested, find a really good, recommended NFP coach (preferrably a doctor), stick to it and learn your body well, and you'll love it! You can do it!

Danielle - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Jane:



Quoting Amanda:

what time of birth control do you find is the best... i never remember to take the pill, and the patch is constantly falling off... has anyone ever had an IUD?






I recommend trying Depo-Provera.  It is an injection that is given every 90 days.  I recently tried the Mirena IUC (IUD) and had it removed within 2 hours of it being placed.  It was the most painful and horrific experience ever (worse than labor).






I'm thinking that it wasn't inserted correctly if you were experiencing that much pain.  I didn't feel a thing and haven't felt any pain for the year I've had it.  It's not for everyone though I guess.

Danielle - posted on 02/04/2009

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I actually was in the same boat and decided to try the IUD. I have had it for one year now and it is the best thing ever.  You don't even know it's there.  I got the one that can be kept in for 5 years or taken out whenever you want (should you decide to have another child).  It's just one less thing I have to worry about.  I strongly recommend it.

Kelly - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hi, my sister just had the IUD put in and said she finds it incredibly painful and is already thinking of having it removed.  ARe you done having children??  If so, why not have your tubes tied?  Good luck whatever you decide..

Sarah - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hey Amanda- What's worked for me is the natural way-- My husband and I have used the Marquette method (Clearblue digital ovulation monitor- tells days of fertility and ovulation) and I monitor my mucus to tell as well when fertility is near. So we don't have sex on those days, and for years we've avoided pregnancy. No artificial hormones, no drugs. And whew! It's a breath of fresh air!! I hated using birth control! I can control it myself-- what freedom! So here's a website to check in to if you're interested http://nfp.marquette.edu/ Plus, it really enhanced our sex life and communication-- it made us want it more on the days we couldn't have it.

Anyway, I was really freaked out when I heard that babies have been born with IUDs implanted in their faces and stuff. yuck. And that the miscarriage rate is astronomical with those things (hence the excessive bleeding, which is a miscarriage)

If you're interested, find a really good, recommended NFP coach (preferrably a doctor), stick to it and learn your body well, and you'll love it! You can do it!

Tegan - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have had an IUD for over a year now. I have nothing bad to say about it and the best thing is I never have to worry about a thing.

Tegan - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have had an IUD for over a year now. I have nothing bad to say about it and the best thing is I never have to worry about a thing.

Jane - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

what time of birth control do you find is the best... i never remember to take the pill, and the patch is constantly falling off... has anyone ever had an IUD?



I recommend trying Depo-Provera.  It is an injection that is given every 90 days.  I recently tried the Mirena IUC (IUD) and had it removed within 2 hours of it being placed.  It was the most painful and horrific experience ever (worse than labor).

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I used the Depo-Provera injection for 11 years after my son was born.  You get it every 13 weeks from your doctor, the best part is it stops your ovulation so no more visits from Aunt Flo!  The only draw back is that it could take up to a year after stopping the injections to ovulate again if you are thinking about having any more children that would have to be considered.  My best friend has also been on this and we absolutely loved it!

Amy - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have one and so do many of my friends, they are great you never have to remember to take a pill and your periods are much lighter or you dont have them at all. I have not had on for 2 years now.. It is great

User - posted on 02/04/2009

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i like lucy have the implant implanon



i however havent had my period for 2 months



i find that im less crazy then i was on the pill but i do still get my moments



which is 2 days compared to a week so for me the implant is bloody good

Sarah - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hey Amanda- What's worked for me is the natural way-- My husband and I have used the Marquette method (Clearblue digital ovulation monitor- tells days of fertility and ovulation) and I monitor my mucus to tell as well when fertility is near. So we don't have sex on those days, and for years we've avoided pregnancy. No artificial hormones, no drugs. And whew! It's a breath of fresh air!! I hated using birth control! I can control it myself-- what freedom! So here's a website to check in to if you're interested http://nfp.marquette.edu/ Plus, it really enhanced our sex life and communication-- it made us want it more on the days we couldn't have it.

Anyway, I was really freaked out when I heard that babies have been born with IUDs implanted in their faces and stuff. yuck. And that the miscarriage rate is astronomical with those things (hence the excessive bleeding, which is a miscarriage)

If you're interested, find a really good, recommended NFP coach (preferrably a doctor), stick to it and learn your body well, and you'll love it! You can do it!

User - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have the IUD, and I love it. I had it after my first baby and then had it removed. I had another baby and had the IUD put back in again. I have not had any problems and my periods are so light they last only about 24 hours. I have not had any of the side effects oral birth control pills used to give me, and I do not have to think about birth control, but once every 5 years. I would strongly reccomend getting it!!

User - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

what time of birth control do you find is the best... i never remember to take the pill, and the patch is constantly falling off... has anyone ever had an IUD?




I have the same problem. I had a IUD fitted for the thought of no more owrrying but since having it my periods last 12 days, very heavy, very moody, & I turn into a totally different person every month. My partner says it's like living with Jekyll n Htde. I get very depressed on it. I would recommend the injection or the implant but there are weight gain problems with those. Hope this helps x

Ashlee Patterson - posted on 02/04/2009

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I had the Mirena IUD as well, the first time I had it I loved it, but the second time I got it in I hated it. I was bleeding all the time and cramping really bad. So I had it taken out and I went with the ring. You put it in for 3 weeks and then take it out for 1. I'm forgetful with the pill too so with the ring I just mark on my calender when to take it out and when to put it in. I love it so far.

Ashlee Patterson - posted on 02/04/2009

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I had the Mirena IUD as well, the first time I had it I loved it, but the second time I got it in I hated it. I was bleeding all the time and cramping really bad. So I had it taken out and I went with the ring. You put it in for 3 weeks and then take it out for 1. I'm forgetful with the pill too so with the ring I just mark on my calender when to take it out and when to put it in. I love it so far.

Courtney - posted on 02/04/2009

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i had mirena an IUD and i had a horrible experience and took it out 2 months after getting it in.. it caused bleeding lots.. headaches, but everybody's body is different.. do alot of research.. not just opinions..

Sharon - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hi, I have an IUD at the moment, Its the Marina, so far very good, no side affects at all, and no periods, family planning put them in it cost approx $100 and lasts for 5 years, and if you decide to get pregnant again, they can be taken out and you can get pregnant basically straight away. I wish I had got one earlier, all the best with it.

Tara - posted on 02/04/2009

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Deprovara (spelling?) works for me.  You see your doctor for a shot  in the butt/hip every 3 months, thats it.



When we decided to conceive again, I went off it and was pregnant after three months.  No side effects for me either

User - posted on 02/04/2009

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I had the Paraguard because I have PCOS and the mirena can cause ovarian cysts. I hated it. I had it for 3 1/2 months and bled the entire time. Once i had it removed, things went back to normal.

Jaclyn - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have the copper T IUD, it lasts for 10 years. The main upside is of course that you don't have any type of daily/weekly/monthly maintenence (which is also nice not to have to pay for it each month). The downsides that I have experienced are worse cramps and pms. But even with that, it doesn't put me in bed or anything, I just take some midol or IB profun and I'm ok. The other good thing about it is you can have an IUD while breastfeeding. And also if you decide you want more kids, you just take it out and can get pregnant quickly (unlike the pill and others that takes a while sometimes to get prego again). I recommend you talk it over with your Doctor. That's what I did and it helps!

Nicole - posted on 02/04/2009

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I had the MIrena inserted at my 6 week check up after my son was born.  I felt like it was the best option for my family b/c I was breastfeeding my son at the time.  I had horrible cramps for the first day & a half but then I was fine.  I got my period back as soon as my milk dried up.  My Gyn was shocked that my cycle was b/w 28-30 days!  His experience is that his patients don't get their period at all with it.  If your looking to be rid of your periods beware - you just might continue to get them with Mirena.  Other than that slight disappointment it was great! -- I had it taken out after a year & a half b/c I'm trying to conceive again.

Nicole - posted on 02/04/2009

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I had the MIrena inserted at my 6 week check up after my son was born.  I felt like it was the best option for my family b/c I was breastfeeding my son at the time.  I had horrible cramps for the first day & a half but then I was fine.  I got my period back as soon as my milk dried up.  My Gyn was shocked that my cycle was b/w 28-30 days!  His experience is that his patients don't get their period at all with it.  If your looking to be rid of your periods beware - you just might continue to get them with Mirena.  Other than that slight disappointment it was great! -- I had it taken out after a year & a half b/c I'm trying to conceive again.

Caroline - posted on 02/04/2009

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well when i was on the pill i fell pregnant with my first child. after i had my second child which was planned, i went on the depo injection and i wouldnt change it you have it every 10-12 weeks and its its great you dont have to remember to take anything and you have nothing falling off! and you only have 1 very light period.

Caroline - posted on 02/04/2009

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well when i was on the pill i fell pregnant with my first child. after i had my second child which was planned, i went on the depo injection and i wouldnt change it you have it every 10-12 weeks and its its great you dont have to remember to take anything and you have nothing falling off! and you only have 1 very light period.

Jamie - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have had the IUD Mirena for the last 5 years and I love it. It has taken care of my moodiness with pms. I have no periods and I couldn't be happier. The unit is changed approximately every 4-5 years. Talk it over with your doctor before making any decisions. The unit was covered by my MVP and is placed during a normal doctors visit. If you are unhappy with the IUD, you can have it removed and the slight dose of hormones that you have in it disappear soon after. You need to go for yearly exams and that's all there is to it.

Jamie - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have had the IUD Mirena for the last 5 years and I love it. It has taken care of my moodiness with pms. I have no periods and I couldn't be happier. The unit is changed approximately every 4-5 years. Talk it over with your doctor before making any decisions. The unit was covered by my MVP and is placed during a normal doctors visit. If you are unhappy with the IUD, you can have it removed and the slight dose of hormones that you have in it disappear soon after. You need to go for yearly exams and that's all there is to it.

Lauren - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have been using NuvaRing for about a year now. It's simply a plastic hormone insert that is inserted right into the cervix. It's been working great. My periods are maybe 4 days tops, rare cramping, etc. The only downfall is that your partner may be able to feel it during intercourse, and it coud fall out during intercourse or straining too hard while using the restroom. But I can't ever remember to take the pill either, the patch is no longer being prescribed by my doctor due to too many complications, and the shot causes weight gain for some, so this seemed like the best option for me. But def. talk to your doctor to see what he or she thinks would be best for you personally.

Lauren - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have been using NuvaRing for about a year now. It's simply a plastic hormone insert that is inserted right into the cervix. It's been working great. My periods are maybe 4 days tops, rare cramping, etc. The only downfall is that your partner may be able to feel it during intercourse, and it coud fall out during intercourse or straining too hard while using the restroom. But I can't ever remember to take the pill either, the patch is no longer being prescribed by my doctor due to too many complications, and the shot causes weight gain for some, so this seemed like the best option for me. But def. talk to your doctor to see what he or she thinks would be best for you personally.

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hi i have an implant, i think its really effective, i have had one week on bleeding since aug 08. But i had a bruise for about 3 weeks

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hi i have an implant, i think its really effective, i have had one week on bleeding since aug 08. But i had a bruise for about 3 weeks

Terri - posted on 02/04/2009

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Make sure you study up on the IUD. If you believe life begins at conception, than an IUD is not for you. It just stops the fertilized egg from implanting. We used natural family planning and it worked perfect for us.

Aileen - posted on 02/04/2009

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i have the mirena iud...i love it! I never had any complications and I was still nursing when i got it. I have always had light periods and after the iud i had mu period for two months and then it went away. I have had it in for over a year and have had no complications! i recommend it to anyone

Aileen - posted on 02/04/2009

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i have the mirena iud...i love it! I never had any complications and I was still nursing when i got it. I have always had light periods and after the iud i had mu period for two months and then it went away. I have had it in for over a year and have had no complications! i recommend it to anyone

Raphaelle - posted on 02/04/2009

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I love the IUD i don't ever have to think about birth control or getting pregnant. AND if you get the one with the mild hormone you don't have a period gotta love that

Raphaelle - posted on 02/04/2009

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I love the IUD i don't ever have to think about birth control or getting pregnant. AND if you get the one with the mild hormone you don't have a period gotta love that

Marcia - posted on 02/04/2009

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Since the birth of my daughter I have been on the Mirena. I absolutely am very happy with it. have had no complications and it's been really effective. I too had the same problem, I could never remember to take the pill - I even had the shot (4 times a year) and that just gave me side effects and excessive weight gain. Hope that helps.

Apps+8278986302 - posted on 02/04/2009

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The IUD is an abortifacient, you can actually get pregnant each and every month on it.  Only the problem would be is that the embryo would not be able to adhere to the uterine wall.  Your body will then expell the baby and you think you are having a really heavy period.   The only form of artificial birth control that is not an abortifacient are condoms.  Maybe look into natural family planning.  It is chemical free and is 99% effective when done correctly. 

Amy - posted on 02/04/2009

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They are fabulous. I have Mirena. It stays in for five years but can be taken out whenever if you decide to have another child. It wasn't painful. I do tend to spot a bit but my periods are next to nothing. They also say some people stop having them altogether. I love it.

Amy - posted on 02/04/2009

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They are fabulous. I have Mirena. It stays in for five years but can be taken out whenever if you decide to have another child. It wasn't painful. I do tend to spot a bit but my periods are next to nothing. They also say some people stop having them altogether. I love it.

Dara - posted on 02/04/2009

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It depends if you're sensitive to hormonal contraceptives or not.  I have the Paraguard non-hormonal IUD and quite like it.  No weird hormones to interfere with breastfeeding, it's immediately reversible, and you never have to remember to take a pill.  Because the Paraguard IUD is good for up to 10 years, it can also be a lot cheaper than patches/subcutaneous implants/pills.

Belinda - posted on 02/04/2009

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hiya i have had and family still do have the implant. it worked great for me and  my family who have it now think it is great. some have said they gained a little weught, but i never.  and it did stop my monthly cycle all together, hope this helps thanks



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Belinda - posted on 02/04/2009

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hiya i have had and family still do have the implant. it worked great for me and  my family who have it now think it is great. some have said they gained a little weught, but i never.  and it did stop my monthly cycle all together, hope this helps thanks



belinda

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