What birthcontrol do you suggest?

Tiara - posted on 03/09/2012 ( 25 moms have responded )

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What birthcontrol do you suggest? I dont really want to take a pill or anything that I could easily forget.

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Michelle - posted on 04/01/2012

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I had Paragard IUD for almost 10 years and it was wonderful! I never had a problem with it and it's low maintenance. I just had my last baby 4 1/2 months ago and had a tubal ligation last week. Just depends on where you're at long term...Good Luck

Sedickha - posted on 03/28/2012

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Each female reacts differently towards different birthcontrols. I have the IUD and i find it to be the best,its in for 5 years with no worries to take pills on time or to go for your 2/3 monthly injection..no weight gain, no moodswings no side effects at all. The best is to speak to your gynae as he/she can advise what would be the best for you...All the best in choosing the right birthcontrol for you

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/20/2012

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Debra, you may not have had side effects from Mirena, but that isn't the case for everyone. Every medication has side effects. Every medication has risks. To state that Mirena 'has no side effects' is false. As I stated twice in this post my Mirena slipped out of my uterus and into my abdominal cavity. I have to have surgery the week before I moved to get it taken out.



I now have Implanon and it also lasts for five months. Unlike Mirena there is no risk of it slipping somehwere it shouldn't and there are no strings to check once a month. Implanon is inserted under your tricept in either your left or right arm and can be removed in 5 years or less. It's a low hormone BC like Mirena, but without the whole strings hanging down and poking at your partner thing.

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I agree with Michelle you should speak to your doctor about it.



Due to problems whilst pregnant I cannot have high hormonal bc such as the pill but I can have things like mirena, which I have fitted. I love it and haven't bled since the initial period after fitting (7 months ago), but I know other women who had it and had side effects from it but could use the pill. So everyone is different it's best to speak with a professional who can help you decide what would be best for you.

Michelle - posted on 03/10/2012

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You would be best discussing the options with your doctor. Everyone reacts to the hormones in birth control differently.



I've never had a problem on the pill so thought I would try the implanon. I bled for 6 months until I got it taken out. Yes I was in the 20% that it doesn't work for but thought I would be fine since I've never had a problem with the pill.

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Ajoy1818 - posted on 04/17/2012

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I use something called a Lady comp love it !!! Not only dose it work as birth control but it also works as a form of birth planning and it's a grate way for you to learn how your body works for more info go to rax medical . Com it's been wonderful

Angie - posted on 03/23/2012

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TOtally agree about paraguard. I have had it 2 times and had no prblems, no side effects. If you want it out just make a doctor's appointment and they take it right out. Love that it has no hormones! It's the main reason I chose it, that and not having to think about it.

User - posted on 03/23/2012

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I think Paragard non-hormonal IUD is the best! You can leave it in there up to 10 years. You can take it out anytime you like before trying for another baby. No pills. No worries. lol

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2012

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I chose the Mirena because i am very bad at forgetting to take pills so i figured that would be alot easier, i just got it yesterday but i read about it and it seemed like the best way to go, it can stay in for up to 5 years. I didnt feel any pain its a simple and quick procedure done right in the drs office. Hope this helps.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/21/2012

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Well I'm not slender so I can't tell you if that's true or not. I can feel it in my arm when I'm searching for it.



When researching any birth control it's important to weigh the pros and cons.

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With implanon, I've heard you can see it in your arm, especially if you are slender and it's harder to remove it.



There can be side effects and negatives with all medication and bc which is why it's been suggested the op speak with a medical professional before deciding which way to go. Some of us have had great experiences with mirena others haven't, some have had great experiences with the pill others haven't, some have had great experiences with NFP others haven't, etc. we are all different, which is why there are so many variants!

Debra - posted on 03/20/2012

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i would use the mirna iud,this iud lasts about 5 yrs. there are no side effects from this iud. i have used this iud until i started menopaseing lol. think about if this wht you want. debra day :homaker

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/20/2012

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I don't like Mirena because the damn thing slipped from my uterus into my abdominal cavity and I had to get it surgically removed. I like Implanon much better because there aren't any strings to check on once a month

Jasmine - posted on 03/20/2012

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If you're not nursing I recommend the Nuvaring. You put it in vaginally for 3 weeks then take it out for a week and have your period. I used this before I had my first child. We conceived pretty quickly after I stopped it. Now I'm using Mirena since I"m nursing and had our second child it works out for us because we're not sure if we want to have another child and this gives us a 5 year time frame to work with. Plus it's easier for the Dr to insert it if you've had a vaginal birth already. Hope this helps you.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/12/2012

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Gina, you may have had that issue because Implanon is low hormone. I'm having no issues with it what so ever, I haven't even seen my period since June and I haven't had any issue with my milk supply either.



Of course there are side affects with any medication, but your body pretty much determines the severity of the side affects.

Gina - posted on 03/11/2012

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I had to implanon inserted last July and had problems bleeding every day!!!!! Before I was very happy person but after I had it inserted, I just became very unhappy and the people around me noticed. I spotted or had a full flow every single day. I went back to the OBGYN problem once a month and he tried conteracting it with taking the pill also and when that didn't work he put me on Estrogen pills. They both lightened the flow but it still never fully stopped. After months of bleeding and no energy, I recently had it taken out and got on the pill. Need I say, wish I would of stuck with the pill at first.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/11/2012

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Implanon is low hormone which is why I wanted it after my Mirena went where it shouldn't. I can breastfeed while on it. I also am pre-hypertension so the extra hormons can make my heart rate shoot up. Oh and I'm rather absent minded at times and it's nice to not have to remember to take a pill or check strings. :)



I do agree that you should talk with your OBGYN about what kind of birth control to use. However when you look at it from an economic standpoint taking an oral contraceptive is costlier than having an IUD or another implanted birth control. An IUD or something simular may cost more at first, but it should pay for itsself in the first year depending on what type of pill you would use.



Deidre, I was told it lasts 5 years though just like the Mirena.

Stephanie - posted on 03/10/2012

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I loved the Nuvaring. Easy to use and never had a problem remembering to change it. It came with stickers to put on your calendar. An "in" day and an "out" day.

Lists - posted on 03/10/2012

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I personally love my Paragard IUD. I haven't had one problem with it, and I love that it's hormone-free.

Deidre - posted on 03/09/2012

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I also recommend Implanon. I don't even get a period on this! EXTRA BONUS!! I get mine replaced every 3 years. They said it only lasts for 3. This was my second time and this time around I noticed something else that is fantastic. I actually wake up VERY HAPPY. This is new to me. I know it has something to do with serotonin levels in the body. Whatever the case may be, I love it and will continue on this path. I highly highly recommend Implanon :)

Stifler's - posted on 03/09/2012

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I use the pill because I've never been on hormonal birth control before and if you get a mirena, paragard, implanon, depo shot it's not as easy as "just stop taking it" if you have a bad reaction.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/09/2012

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I use implanon myself. It was inserted under my left upper arm and I don't even need to think about it. The plus is you can leave it in up to five years and it's low hormone which is great if you're breastfeeding.



A lot of people also recommend mirena which is an IUD. I had that before the implanon, but I hated the strings. I also thought I had gotten used to the strings later, but it turns out my Mirena had just floated from my uterus into my abdominal cavity and I had to have it surgically removed.



So yeah Implanon is very good, and as a bonus you don't have strings to check each month.

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