Which birth control to use?

Misty24_fleshstar - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am currently breastfeeding and taking Erin birth control pills...would like to try the birth control that they put into your arm or an IUD but a little freaked out with both

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Misty24_fleshstar - posted on 05/08/2012

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Thanks... i am mostly scared that the mirena can get lost in your uterus i know its not likely but just freaks me out... and yes the implanon just the procedure scares me... and i just want something more reliable... i forget to take the pill on time... but other than that i love it! no periods besides one when i first started to take it.

Lori - posted on 05/07/2012

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I guess the question is, what is it that worries you about the IUD or the Implanon (I'm assuming that's the one you're talking about that goes in your arm). Is it the procedure itself? Is it the possible side effects? Amy's right, look up info on what you're considering and talk with your Dr. What's the reason you want to switch from the mini pill?

I also have the mirena, and for the most part I'm happy with it. I didn't have any trouble with it getting put in. I did bleed for almost 2 months straight after I first got it, and since then have had irregular spotting, and only one period. I've had it just over a year now.

Amy - posted on 05/07/2012

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My best advice is do your research and talk to your doctor. I have the mirena and LOVE it but I know a lot of people hate it. This is the second time I've used it, the first time I used it I continued getting a period but it was really light and only lasted 3 days. Once I had it removed I had no problem getting pregnant again. This time around I've had it for 2 years and have only had light spotting about 4 times after the initial 6 weeks.

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