contreception!?!?! soooo confused plz help

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basically im over due 2 giving birth to our 2nd baby boy, and this preg wasnt planned it jus sort of happend, but there is only a 15mth age gap between my boys nw, i really want 2 have another baby (preferably girl lol) but not for a good few years like 4 mayb 5 im thinking of getting the implant but am not 100% sure wots the best option n etc etc cn u plz help??? thank u natz xx

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Stephanie - posted on 03/19/2010

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I am on the nuva ring and I absolutely LOVE it. I control my periods and I dont have to remember a certain time everyday and etc just 1 a month

Louise - posted on 03/19/2010

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Hi,
You will have your work cut out having two children so close in age! My advice is if you do not want another baby to soon then have an IUD fitted. Then you do not have to worry about popping pills and have you taken them. The IUD also has only good side effects like less painful periods and lighter periods. Also when you have the IUD removed your fertility is unaffected unlike the pill which can be in your system for months. I was on the pill for years and it took 8 months to regain regular periods before I could try for another baby. Talk about contraception now to your midwife/doctor and they can sort things out for you. Good luck with the birth! xx

Jocelyn - posted on 03/18/2010

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I recommend an IUD (Mirena, Copper T or Paragaurd). I have the Mirena and love it ^_^. Everybody is different tho, so you might have to try a few different types of birth control until you find one that works for you.

Louise - posted on 03/18/2010

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i have just had the implant removed after 8 months. i was fine with it for the forst 6 months but after that i had pregnancy symptoms until i had it removed. having morning sickness, sore boobs and dizzy spells is really annoying when your not pregnant

Miranda - posted on 03/18/2010

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i have tried sooo many pills, they make me crazy. i'm now on the nuvaring & its working out well. you have to just keep trying them out to figure out what is best for you. everyone is different. good luck.

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Lora - posted on 03/22/2010

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i just had the implanon removed today. i had it in for 11 months and had nothing but problems. pregnancy symptoms, almost constant bleeding, severe mood swings, and weight gain were just the start of the list. it was nice to not have to remember a pill everyday, but i think thats its fair to say that i would not recommend the implanon.

Shanna - posted on 03/22/2010

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I had Mirena put in after the birth of my son. I've never had any of the problems I've heard about. It's worked wonderfully, plus I don't get my period at all!! Which, I don't have to tell you, is fabulous. Before, I had my son I was use Depo-Provera. It worked great also. No problems with it and no period either. I just got tired of having to make appointments to go to my ob-gyn every 3 months. The Mirena was put in at my follow up visit at the ob-gyn after my son's birth. My insurance covered the whole thing. Good luck!

Rachelle - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hi there,

I was on the pill for years and had nothing but problems (and I am terrible at taking pills!). In the past, while on the pill and in my teenage years, I would get my period for weeks at a time and almost had to have blood transfusions a couple times. I also got ovarian cysts multiple times and had to have them removed. Then I was diagnosed with a hormone imbalance. The doctor recommended that I get Mirena. I had it for 4 years and didn't have any problems. I still got my period, but it was very manageable. I had it taken out in May of 2007 (to try and get pregnant) and was pregnant in November 2007! This was a shock after being told for years that I probably wouldn't be able to have children. I now have two boys and the second one was the result of taking antibiotics while on the pill (they are 1 year and 11 months apart). I would recommend Mirena to anyone that doesn't want this to happen to them! It worked great and I would use it again if I needed to (we don't plan on having any more children so my husband had surgery). If I remember correctly, Mirena will last for 5 years so it is great for those that want to wait a few years before having more kids.

Victoria - posted on 03/21/2010

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I've had Mirena for a year now. I absolutely love it! I don't have to worry about painful periods every month because guess what??? I don't have one!! Very cool. I would highly recommend it.

Caitlin - posted on 03/20/2010

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Every woman is different I have to say. I've tried a lot of things, mostly before my first pregnancy. My children are 15 months apart as well, we were aiming for 18 months apart but it happened a lot sooner than we had expected. I have never had a good time with the pill (that and i'm breastfeeding, so it's not a great option long term for me), NUVA ring was a bust for me, i'd have period cramps 2 weeks out of each month for no reason at all, which never resolved itself. I had the depo shot, which worked okay, I only got it once though, so couldn't tell you long term how that worked out for me. I have an appointment in 3 weeks to have an IUD put in and I hope it works out well, for me, a long term birrth control I don't have to think about is the best option. I'm kind of bird brained about taking pills every day. The bottom line is what's great for one, doesn't always work well for another, and I hope with my IUD I have no problems, they're not cheap (but last a long time - which is great for me!)

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i will defo speak 2 my midwife/doc 2 get advice and see wots best 4 me and my body thank u 4 all da advice and gd luck wit ur baby in july carolee xx

Elena - posted on 03/19/2010

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I would definitely recommend the Mirena! I've had mine for 2 years now & not having any problems. The decision is still something you wanna talk to your doc about though. The Mirena was the best choice for me. I can't remember to take a pill everyday, I'd probably miss my appointment to get my depo shot, & i'd probably forget to put a new nuva ring in. When I got mine put in it didn't really hurt, only some pressure. I haven't had a period in months & I love it. I'll be getting mine taken out this summer to try for another lil one. Good luck on what ever you decide!!

Carolee - posted on 03/19/2010

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I had the Mirena for 2 years without any major problems. My cramps were a little worse, especially on one side, but that was about it. After about a year to a year and a half, my period slowed then stopped. My husband and I decided to try for another, so I got it taken out. That period was the worst ever, though, because I had not had one in 6-12 months (can't remember exactly how long). Two months later, I found out that I was pregnant. The IUD hurts to get put in, but I didn't feel anything when I got it taken out. I'm actually thinking of getting it again after I have my baby in July.

Theresa - posted on 03/18/2010

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I also chose the pill. I tried the depo shot, but had problems with it. I have a tendancy toward depression anyway and the depo brought that out badly. It was too much hormones at one time. So I went back to the pill. I have a friend that does the nuva ring and loves it. But I agree with September. Talk with your doc about what options there are and what benefits and draw backs each one has.

September - posted on 03/18/2010

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I choose to take the pill but I guess it's all about what works best for you. I think you need to take this question to your doctor; he or she can talk to you about all the different options. Good luck and best wishes for a healthy delivery and baby :)

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