31 weeks pregnant with baby number 2, and need some BC advice for after.

Katherine - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My husband and I really really don't want anymore kids after this one. We have decided that we only want two. Birth Control pills have a weird effect on me. And I don't want to use Mirena or anything like that because I hear that it can make sex uncomfortable for the guy, and it can fall out. So I'm not sure what that leaves me with. I go back to the doctor in May and I want to be able to make a decision about BC for after the baby and have it planned out. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I'm to young to get my tubes tied and I'm not going to make my husband have a vasectomy so I need to be sure that I have a plan for BC.


Quintana - posted on 04/18/2010




You can try the Depo Shot. You get the injection every three months, it works really well. The only side effect is, weight gain. But it effects everyone differently.


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Robin - posted on 04/21/2010




I am on the patch. I just had my 2nd child an we also decided we didn't want to have anymore as of right now but we didn't want to do anything like tubes being tied or anything because that may change later. Before I got pregnant with my first son I was on the patch I got on it after my first was born and now I am on it again since I just had my second. I never got pregnant on the patch. I never had any side effects. It is super easy to use .. One time a week you change it and on the 4th week you don't use one . You just have to try not to use the same place 2 times in a row ( or is what my doctor told me. I like to put it on my bottom that way we can't be seen. I personally LOVE the patch because it is effective and I don't have to worry about taking a pill everyday. :)

Kaite - posted on 04/20/2010




The Implanon was a gift from God! Like she said, the size of a matchstick, inserted in your upper inner arm with a large needle. (You are totally numb in the area first) you cant see it, but can feel it with your finger if you push on that area...No pain at all with it, and It stays in 3 years, and can be replaced the same day they take it out. What's nice for me, is about ever 2-3 months I have a mini period, about 3 days. I used to get 2 a month. and It is a BC option that is entirely without Estrogen, *so no mood swings or weight gain*...

Look into it and talk to your doctor, like I said, I love it...

Arlene - posted on 04/20/2010




I feel the same. Too young to have my tubes tied, or my husband a vasectomy. Personally, I hated the Depo. My periods were so irregular and long and painful. I loved the Patch, only downside was it showing when I wore tank tops. But I have been on the IUD paraguard for over a year now and its the best thing I could have ever done. My periods are so predictable and I dont have to remember the patch or pill. And Ive NEVER had a complaint from my husband. And its good for 5 or 10 years.

But everyone is different. I did alot of research b4 deciding on ParaGuard, because of hearing the same things you did. So do your research and chose what best suits you and what benefits outweigh the ricks.

Good Luck!

Stefie - posted on 04/20/2010




I get really sick every time I try normal pills or even the patch. After my first we tried the mini pill. It is designed to be used while you are nursing. It was totally effective for us and did not make me sick.
Another idea may be natural family planning. You track your peroid so you can track which days you are fertile, then you avoid sex for that week that you are fertile. It can be very effective, but if your cycle gets weird, then you really risk getting pregnant.
I am in a similar situation, and I am looking into non-hormonal IUD. If it is inserted properly it should not fall out, and you would notice if it did fall out (unless you walk around in a skirt with no underwear on). I am pretty sure that your husband should not be able to feel it, unless it is inserted wrong.

Alicia - posted on 04/19/2010




i wouldnt personally go with the depo shot. ive had that, and actually got pregnant with our one and only on it. :) haha. i am now currently using implanon. greatest decision i have ever made. it is about the size of a matchstick in and out precedure and goes right into your arm. it stays in 3 YEARS!!! exciting. you can breast feed on it. i so far have had no side effects and have had it 7 months. the only thing i had a problem with were my periods. the first one was normal the 2nd one was so bad. like worst i have EVER had. and 3rd-now. havent had one. :) its worth looking into. doesnt hurt. bit of a bruise on ur arm afterwards. no biggy. hope this helped.

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