Birth Control

Starkesha - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Ok, so my baby is due anyday now and I am trying to decide what birth control is best to go on. I have been pregnant on the pill before so that is not an option. My husband and I want to try for a boy in 5 or 6 years and my doctor does'nt recommand Mirena because it causes infections. Any suggestions....

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Stacey - posted on 09/16/2009

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My partner and I are going to family planning tonight to find out what contraception I can actually use if any cos of the blood clots, I just hope I can have something cos I don't want to have a football team lol 2 is enough for now but maybe in the future we'll give them a brother but knowing my luck with that I'll have a whole cheer leading team instead cos I seem not to be able to carry boys :( unless the 3 miscarriages I've had were just something else but I dunno! Anyways I'll let you all know what was said later on xx

Tara - posted on 09/16/2009

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Well I had my 1st unplanned then 4 months after he was born, I had just got my second dose of the depo shot! I ended up pregnant again, I had my second son 2 months ago! They are excatly 14 months and 7 days apart! I just got the IUD Mirena I love it the only problem im having on it is the usual spotting and cramping jsut like a normal paeriod! my periods arent as heavy as before! but it guarentees you for 5 yrs then you can have it taken out at anypoint and it is safe enough for you to start trying the next day after you get it out! The procedure was actually pretty good they clamp your cervix which causes a little cramping if it gets bad they can use local numbing stuff. then they insert it took 15 mins total plus the pap smear they did before and after i was good! I have seen no other problems with it!



TARA

Stacey - posted on 09/08/2009

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The Nuvaring is a good option after you are done breastfeeding (if you are going to) because it gives you the same hormones as the Pill, but doesn't require you to take a pill at the same time every day. I find it a little difficult to remember when to take it out or put it in, but overall, it's been a good option for me. I didn't want to do the Depo shot because I've heard it can cause some infertility issues and we want to have another baby soon.

Amber - posted on 09/08/2009

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I am in the same boat, except I had the mirena. Honestly, I liked it because I rarely had my period and when I did it was very very light, no cramps or anything. BUT I got it taken out because I gained a lot of weight and was having issues with my depression. I am scheduled to get my tubes tied next week, I have tried the paraguard but had horrible periods and cramping half the month! Good luck whatever you decide, I am definitly not sure that I want my tubes tied!

Stacey - posted on 09/08/2009

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I got pregnant with my first while half way through a course of the injection, I also got pregnant while using the implant (when I went to see about that the doc told me that whoever put it in my arm wasn't very good at it, it's in the wrong place for starters so no wonder your pregnant!)

I'm also a bit stumped on what to use now as I find out yesterday that because I get blood clots, I can't use the pill, injection, diaphram, or the coil. So what options does that leave me? Condoms (which burn and make me itch those include the latex free ones) or sterilisation?? which I really don't want as one day in the future my partner and I are going to try conceiving a boy!!! I would use the contraception patch but you have to be under 198lbs to use it and I'm just over it (baby weight won't budge from having the first no matter what diet I use lol)

As for ideas for you hun, if your breastfeeding the coil and the implants are ok to use also the combined pill is safe to use aswel according to the nurse at the hospital after I had my 2nd. Hope that helps a bit. Sorry to go on but does anyone have any ideas what else I could do? Any help on that would be helpful!

Betty - posted on 09/07/2009

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Call me crazy but condoms work pretty well. Just don't trust durrex because they slip off(or at least they did for me). At least till you are done breast feeding this is the best choice.

Rebecca - posted on 09/07/2009

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i have a copper IUD for the fact that my body doesnt accept synthetic hormomes and i have fallen preg not one but twice while on the mini pill(cant take regular pill coz of family history of blood clots).

i have had my copper IUD in for 1year4months and the only thing i dont really like about it is the fact that my period is not much longer than it ever used to be, i used to bleed for a max of 3 day but now i can bleed for anything up to 2weeks and its really heavy

Liz - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting melissa:

i used the evra patch its simple you change it every week and on the 4th you dont put one on. i had a lot of problemes with the pill they never worked for me thats how i got pregnant with my first child and thats how i got introduced to the patch my doctor sudgested it and i tried it and loved it


There is actually a class action lawsuit against the makers of the Ortho Evra patch.



There are lots of women that it does not work for due to their weight and the amount of hormones in the patch. (Not enough to prevent pregnancy unless you weigh under 110lbs)



Realistically, this is not a very wise method of b/c.



Not only has it had the highest rate of 'during use pregnancies' but it also has high rates of causing blood clots and embolisms in the legs.



 



If you want the patch, do your research first. Sometimes convienence isnt all it's cracked up to be.

Liz - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting Tamika:

I used the nuva ring. I love it, put it in for 3 weeks take it out for 7 days and back in. You just have to love your vagina in order to get in the right position that you cant feel it, he cant feel it, and it wont come out during sex. Obviously that perfect position is unique to every women.


I use Nuva Ring currently.



 



It's okay if it comes out during sex. You can actually take it out DURING sex as long as you put it back within one hour. (And that information comes from the website!)



 



And you can leave it in for the full 4 weeks and not have a period. Just remember to put a new one in so you dont get pregnant.



 

Liz - posted on 09/07/2009

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I would see a different doctor.

Im suprised your doctor would automatically tell you not to try Mirena because it's not known to cause an extraordinary amount of infections...but it's been known to happen of course. That just doesn't sound right to me.

Mirena is probably going to be your best bet since you dont want to take pills or have another baby for several years.

Ashley - posted on 09/07/2009

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i could never remember to take the pill, and i'm a big girl anyway so i didn't like the risk of weight gain with the shot and stuff, so i got the mirena and i haven't had it long, just over a week, and so far so good with no infection....in fact, my dr recommended it, and said that most infections she's seen with mirena are because the user was having sex right away, when in all reality you need to wait a week. the first few days were annoying cause of cramping but other then that it is fast, easy, i feel a thing and i won't have to worry about getting pregnant for 5 yrs, i can have it removed at any time, plus after some irratic spotting for the first 3 months my periods are suppose to be very light to non-existent. if you've looked at all your options and you think you'd like to try the mirena, you can go to mirena.com for more info and maybe you can have another discussion with your dr. if not i hope you find something the does work for you cause i know how difficult it can be to decide... i hope this helps.

Tamika - posted on 09/05/2009

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I used the nuva ring. I love it, put it in for 3 weeks take it out for 7 days and back in. You just have to love your vagina in order to get in the right position that you cant feel it, he cant feel it, and it wont come out during sex. Obviously that perfect position is unique to every women.

Debra - posted on 09/05/2009

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there is a 5 year birth control. they insert it in your vagina like a tampon but deeper. you can have it removed at any time. you cant feel it and they can do it right there in the office

Natalie - posted on 09/05/2009

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Well if you plan of breastfeeding then I suggest the mini pill. It has less estrogen so it's safe for the baby.

Melissa - posted on 09/05/2009

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i used the evra patch its simple you change it every week and on the 4th you dont put one on. i had a lot of problemes with the pill they never worked for me thats how i got pregnant with my first child and thats how i got introduced to the patch my doctor sudgested it and i tried it and loved it

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