birth control

Megg - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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hi ladies - what do you gals do for birth control? i was on the pill and then the mini-pill before our son was born and both made me so sick! my husband is coming back from deployment soon and i'm not ready to have another baby yet - i don't know what to do!!!

i've done some research on the different methods, but no website is going to be really honest and say - this will make you gain 10lbs and you'll be nauseas all day long! any input?

a lady at my church was telling me about natural family planning, but i don't have the time to get charts in order and all that. help!

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Megg, I know I posted on a different thread of yours about this but wanted to post here quickly for the other moms who posted saying they don't like the hormones. . .



Natural Family Planning is a good option.  Even if you do choose to use condoms, etc., this is an amazing tool to track your fertility.  As a result you will also learn when you are infertile.  There are many different methods, but they are all similar since there are limited body signs attached to fertility!  I have experience with Creighton and Marquette, but they are religious-based, which may not interest some as other forms of birth control are discouraged.  I know there are non-religous equivalents out there.



Just wanted to throw out there that there are good options that take a bit more work, but don't mess with your body's natural cycles AT ALL.

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I'm having the same issue.  I've been on the pill for so long and I've always thought it messed with me so I've decided to stop taking it.  I talked to my doctor and she suggested an IUD but those aren't always covered by health insurance and can cost up to 500$.  They last about 5 years but I'm thinking about trying for a second in about a year so then I'd have it taken out and waste the 500$.  I asked to be fitted for a diaphram.  She did but I couldn't get the perscription filled anywhere!  Every pharmacy says it's on permanent backorder.  What's that?!  Right now we're using condoms but I bought the sponge even though I don't like the sound of it.  Even using condoms I was 6 days late this week (since getting off the pill I'm very irregular I guess) so I was sure I was pregnant.  I'm not ready for that yet.  I think a diaphram would be perfect if I could only get one.

Kristina - posted on 01/13/2009

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i was on depo shot and it caused me to develop a bloodclot that went into my lungs almost killing me,and to top it all off i got pregnant with my 4 baby while on the shot,so that's one i wouldn't recomend you to go on.i had an MIRENA IUD put in and it's a little painfull the day you get it done and yes it does make you gain wewight but its not that much and it causes you to spot between the periods but that will stop after 3 mons.....and it gets rid of the menstrual cramps and the whole PMS thing....if you wants something that works see you doctor about MIRENA.

Danialle - posted on 01/13/2009

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I personally use the Nuva Ring! I love it. It is so simple because you only use it once a month. It didn't make me nauseas or gain weight like the pill did. There are 2 downfalls to this method. 1: You have to get up close and personal with yourself to put it in (some women find that part disturbing) and 2: It occassionally falls out during sex. As long as it is put back in within 3 hrs you are covered! Good Luck with your search

Kristin - posted on 01/13/2009

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I have the mirana and could not love it more. They put it in and you don't have to worry about it till you want another kid then just get it out.

Rachel - posted on 01/13/2009

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If you don't mind some discomfort, an IUD (inter-uterine device) is really the most inexpensive semi-perment form. Depending on your insurance or even your local Planned Parenthood, you can get one for not a lot of money. Since you already have a little one, and if you haven't had a history of epicotic issues, or endometriosis(sp?) you would be a good canidit.. Plus, lighter periods, and being with your husband when ever you two like and not worring about anything is a plus. :-) good luck wiht the desicions.

Carol - posted on 01/13/2009

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I am on a pill and thankfully have had no problems with it. My sister in law uses Nuvaring...which is the ring that you put inside once a month and she said she loves it. She hasn't had any weight gain. There is also a thing called Implanon which is injected into your arm and lasts like 5 years but can be taken out any time. And also the patch. I talked with my doctor about different methods too-maybe they could point you in the right direction since they are familiar with your medical history.

Sherri - posted on 01/12/2009

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Hi there i  too have been thinking about/ looking into birth control i was on depo iin high school and i didn't like it  messed my peroids up after i got off and there was some but not a lot of weight gain.. but i have heard some great reviews about IUDs which is what i am leaning to wards right now.  a portion of my friends have them and have no complaints they highly reccomend it .  hope this helps some.

Michelle - posted on 01/12/2009

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i know a couple of women that have done the depo shot and none of them have liked it, at least when it came time to get off it. it threw all of them thru a loop and made it dificult for one of my closest friends to get pregnant afterwards.



the one i do hear the most positive about is a newer one called the meraina (sorry i may not be spelling it correctly). it is similar to and iud as it is put in you and you dont take it out until your ready to try for another child. but the plus sides include still being able to nurse on it, you dont have to have it in for a specific time frame, and you dont have to worry about taking a pill or changing anything out.  this is definately the one i would suggest for you.

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