Birth Control..

Jenna - posted on 07/04/2010 ( 197 moms have responded )

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Anyone have any advice on what's the best birth control. I just had my first baby about 5 weeks ago and just wondering what's the best way of not getting pregnant anytime soon!

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Sam - posted on 07/09/2010

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Well, hey, if preventing a fertilized egg from implanting is considered abortion to some, then bring on the abortions cause let's face it- you should only bring into this world what you can rightly take care of. And is it right to continually have sex and not protect pregnancies? We would all end up like the Duggards, with 20 some kids. Yes, that's how God made a man and woman work. Conceiving, I get it. But it's unrealistic to abstain if you enjoy sex. It's human nature. If I'm in a safe, loving relationship with my husband and have 3 kids already and am at the max for now, are my only options pregnancy, abstainence, or condoms? What if the condom fails? Then I have 4. It just doesn't make sense to me. And it's a fine line to call IUD's and other forms of BC abortion. That word, abortion, is a very charged word for some. I would just be careful how you use it. And P.S> this is off the subject but for those of you who don't know many vaccines are made with proponents of aborted human fetuses. I bet your doctors haven't told you that one, huh? So let's keep it all in perspective. If I'm using an IUD and it's so called abortion, then by golly I hope it keeps working!!!

Dorsha - posted on 07/09/2010

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I agree that was kinda harsh who ever called bc and IUDs abortions. Prevention isn't killing, it's preventing. It's better to prevent, than to get peg with a kid you are mentally physically emotionally or finacially ready for

Kelina - posted on 07/04/2010

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Your doctor will be able to tell you. They put me on a progesting only pill which has less chance of decreasing your milk but is a little more touchy than the dual horomone pill. The POP needs to be taken every day at the same time to be completely effective.

Marta - posted on 07/10/2010

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Dear Pro-lifers,

Do you know how many fertilized eggs fail to implant naturally, and are discharged by the body without the woman ever knowing she was "pregnant"?? It happens all the time as the body's was of making sure it has the most viable pregnany, so not all failed implantations are to be condemned. And as a healthcare professional, please note that any lost pregnany is called abortion, there are just different variations, be it spontaneous or otherwise, so yes, technically they are right in calling it that, but....



This woman is trying to be proactive in preventing another baby when she isn't ready for one, and asking for advice, not to be told she's a murderer!

Jennie - posted on 07/09/2010

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to the prolifers that say abstain-that's just not plausible because if people want to get it on then they're going to get it on. bariers can break or rip or slip off. for the couple of people that say not having a period is bad for the body-not true. there is a lining on the uterus, but it's not as thick like there is if the woman has a period every month. this woman asked for advice on birth control because she wants to have sex with her hubby. here's mine. i got the mirena because i was breastfeeding-yes, you can get it in while youre breastfeeding-and i'm horrible at taking pills now. i had discomfort for the first day and it has been great. i've had breakthrough bleeding but it hasn't been bad. i haven't had mood swings, or depression really. so it works great for me. i figure sine the mirena is good for 5 years and my hubby and i don't want another kid in that time frame then i'll have it taken out and get my tubes cut, tied nd fried. and as for the pokin gof the guy while it is in, don't let the doc cut the strings short-that is the problem if the guy does get poked. the doc is supposed to keep them kinda long so they can soften and curl up onto the outside of the cervix as if to keep it in place, but you are supposed to check every month to fell if the strings are there. if you go with the copper iud, you could have worse periods because of the copper since there is copper in our blood.

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Kristen - posted on 07/12/2010

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I've been on the shot for a little over a year and once I hit around the 3 shot I started to gain a lot of weight so here soom I'm trying the Implanon. I hope it goes well. With 2 kids the pill is difficult for me to remember to take.

Brenda - posted on 07/12/2010

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I love mine too! So easy my Mom had hers for 9 years between my sister and me so I figured he it worked for her back then why not me now!

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guess that depends on whether or not u r breast feeding..cant say what would happen to your milk supply but..i had a Mirena placed 1.5 years ago after being on the pill for 20 years...best thing i EVER did!!!

Brenda - posted on 07/12/2010

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Well personally I have an copper IUD. If you are in a commited realtionship with one partner your doctor would most likely recommend it. IUDs come in a few forms plastic and cooper plastic lasts for 5 years I believe and 10 for the cooper. I had mine inserted after my son was born and he is just turned 6 now and I haven't gotten pregnant yet! Best thing is you can never for get to take a pill this way! I was a little weary of it at first but now I love it. Good luck and congrads on your new baby! I I hope you make the best choice for you!

Danielle - posted on 07/12/2010

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I have an IUD and I love it! It is noce because it is good for 5 years and no pills to take. You just get it put and that is it. Also if you have heavy periods then it really helps with that. Mine periods are gone and it is so nice.
Hope that helps you

Bridgett - posted on 07/12/2010

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i would not trust good old condoms, I am almost 26wks pregnant with pregnancy #2 with using good old condoms with spremacide even.

Bridgett - posted on 07/12/2010

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I don't know your history with cycles or birth control, so its kind of hard to say what would be the best. However, as someone who has never been able to take the pill for more than a few months before my body over rode them and bled horribly, I would recommend the Mirena intra unterin contraceptive. Most women have no sign of a cycle while they have it in, and it lasts for up to 5yrs. It keeps the uterin lining really thin so that you don't have a period. I got one after my son was born a little over 7 yrs ago, and it was inserted at my 6wk postpartum visit and does not effect if you are breastfeeding. I breatfed during that time for 3 yrs and never had an issue other than some spotting, Most women have nothing, but with my heavey bleeding history I was told that was not a concern. It was definitly better than a full blown cycle and having to worry about getting pregnant for all those years without having to take a daily pill or get shots.

Stacy - posted on 07/12/2010

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Look on Mercola.com..There are some great articles & products..Most birth control-pills, shots etc. can kill your unborn baby (fertilized egg) if there is a "breakthrough ovulation" which can occur in 7-10% of instances...

Marguerite - posted on 07/12/2010

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Any kind of pill, insert etc is bad for the body. Because of the artificial hormones messing with the bodies natural hormones; it causes all kinds of side effects, and increase the chances of certain types of cancer. With that being said I mentioned a few days ago that other than complete abstinance, Natural Family Planning is healthy and very affective 99% accurate if you are disiplined and follow the rules. There is a learning curve so for those just figuring it out might want to add an extra day or 2 of abstinance, but that makes sex even more exciting because you have to be creative in your romance up until then. There are three methods of NFP (other than rhythm method which is not accurate) Symto Thermal method which is what my husband I use, Creighton method, and Billings method. All involve watching for the woman's fertility sign. It is awesome because my husband and I communicate about my signs and when to have sex and not to. We are currently trying to conceive and knowing when I am fertile helps. I wouldn't trade it for a pill or device any day. For those of you that either are on some sort of contraceptive with hormones or are thinking about it I would highly suggest thinking about and checking out one or all of the NFP forms I mentioned except for rhythm method. You will be able to get to know your own bodies signs and saving yourself from nasty side affects. Oh and by the way another side effect of the pill, nuva ring, mirena etc is that it can cause an early abortion if you do concieve because it causes your uterus to be smooth which makes it hard for the fertilized egg (baby) to implant on the uterus. Just something to think about. Best wishes and blessings to you and everyone reading this post.

Elisha - posted on 07/12/2010

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My first child I got the shot loved it but I gained over 40lbs the 6 months I was on it yes I only got 2 shots I decided the weight gain wasn't worth it....With this one I started on the mini pill because I was brestfeeding and now I'm just on the normal pill so far so good

Keisha - posted on 07/12/2010

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Definitely an IUD. That was the best thing I've ever come across. I had problems with the hormones in the Mirena but the Paraguard was awesome cause there are no hormones in that one! We're TTC again so i had it removed but after we have our next child or I give up trying I'm getting on put right back in.

Tania - posted on 07/12/2010

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the needle(adepo) made my weight go sky rock it Yasmin gave me a blood clot and my last resort was the IDU which may not be covered in health plans it cost like 500 or 300 but talk to your gynecologist about it but also if u get the shot(adepo) you have to get it on the same 3 month mark if not they wont give it to you cause there could be a possibility that you could be pregnant. sure you could have a home test but that can some times not be 100% affective or the blood test and wate longer

Shawni - posted on 07/12/2010

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well i got pregnant when i was using condoms lol but now ive got the implant in my arm and using condoms aswell just in case coz i dont wanna end up pregnant again ones enough for me!

Cristal - posted on 07/11/2010

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Well first of all I do not recommend the birth control pills because if you forget to take one you will surely get pregnant. I recommend the 3 month birth control shot that can be given free at your local family planning clinic. There is the 1 month shot also. You can check which one is right for you. I also don't recommend the u shaped birth control gadget that is placed inside you to prevent pregnancy. That can cause uterine cancer. Hope this helps! :)

Danielle - posted on 07/11/2010

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I myself got the mirena. I breast feed and didnt have a problem with it. You might want to research it though, because ever since Ive gotten it Ive heard some bad things about it.

Jessica - posted on 07/11/2010

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i just had my last daughter10 weeks ago and my dr told me that the depo shot is probly the best and safest method because i am breastfeeding.it doesnt mess with yur milk supply nor is it harmful to the baby in any way.i like it because i dont have a period or gain weight and you only have to get a shot every 3 months.i hope this helped

Rachel - posted on 07/11/2010

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Learn NFP. It only costs the fee for the class or home study material. You will be amazed at what you can learn from your own body. There are not harmful side effects. There are no harmful waste products.

Lisa - posted on 07/11/2010

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I loved my cervical cap, easier and more comfortable than a diaphragm. No hormones so it doesn't effect nursing. And you can insert it several hours before so there is no awkward "excuse me while I go into the bathroom and struggle with my birth control device" moments!

Dianne - posted on 07/11/2010

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if you never was on birth control, you really need to talk with your dr. if you are on any meds you have to watch what you go on because then the contrlo will not work

May - posted on 07/11/2010

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the IUD is perfect in birth control.i have 2 babies and i always use it.but when u put it u have 2 use i box of daflon as u may have some bleeding after u put it.

Rose - posted on 07/11/2010

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Jenna you love you husband I'm sure people screaming no sex or birth control kills babies aren't really helping right now. But when you do decide let me know I'm curious on what you decide your one little question raised a large audience and I would love to know what method you decide in the end. I am a friend not a person pushing my personal beliefs upon your decision.

Gina - posted on 07/11/2010

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I had the Depo Provera, shots Ashley and I loved it no problems.Jenna, talk to your doctor ask him questions, and decide which bc suits you.As you can see there are many choices, and every woman is different. Good luck and congratulation on your baby!

Molissa - posted on 07/11/2010

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I have the mirena, but there may be issues so I'll have to talk to the doc on monday about switching if there is an issue. Loved the fact I didn't have to remember to take a pill every day, but if I have to, I will go back to that. My son is 16 months old and I didn't get to breastfeed so hormones weren't an issue for me. Hope this helps.

Stephanie - posted on 07/10/2010

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Again it relly depends on if you will be nursing (best option). The hormones 90 % of the time effect milk supply. I see breastfeeding moms for a living and know this offers much stress. With so many non-hormonal options I would try one of them first. Hubby can get over himself unsless he wants to wake up and feed next baby ;). The mini pill I have had several moms actually get pregnant for several week through get excited only to loose the baby even though they have stopped. Hope things work out for y ou and your family. Join the breastfeeding moms group if nursing is your choice.

Jennifer - posted on 07/10/2010

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The depo shot did that for me. I had my tubes tied before and had them undone, so that wasn't an option everything else failed to work. The Mirena was the only thing that worked for me. I'm sorry you had so many problems with it,.

Janelle - posted on 07/10/2010

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I had the Mirena inserted after our 4th child and hated it. The side affects are endless, mood swings, acne and unable to lose weight were the worst for me. I found a website that had tons of complaints on it and acne was the most common.

Judy - posted on 07/10/2010

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Just do a research on NFP and go to ur doctor for advice...evrything else spells trouble...NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING. Old fashoined but good...

Heather - posted on 07/10/2010

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i was on the pill for a long time but would forget to take a pill here and there then it grew to some weeks so everyone at my job was like u need to get IUD. so i did. ive had it for a year now and i love it. also i either have no cycle or a very lite one day cycle. its GREAT!!

Valerie - posted on 07/10/2010

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we use natural family planning. it's a measurment of your fertility cycle that tells you when it's safe to have sex (when you're not fertile) and when it's better to not have sex. Best of all it requires no horomones, pills or anything artificial. It is 99% effective if you stick to it properly.

Renata - posted on 07/10/2010

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i was put on a non hormonal one when i was nursing and then stoped since i keept forgetting to take it so we just used condoms and i breast feed for 18 months and then got preg and then when when my baby was born had a tubal and breast feed for 2yr 4months,, YOUR CHOICE AND TALK WITH DOCTOR MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE LIEDEN FACTOR FIVE WHICH IS A BLOOD CLOTTING DISORDER CAN BE FOUND OUT BY BLOOD TEST IF POSITIVE YOU CAN NOT TAKE A BIRTH CONTROL PILL WOULD BE GOOD TO FIND OUT

Amanda - posted on 07/10/2010

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I have Mirena! After the first couple months of on and off spotting & mild cramps it has been great! I agree with Sue. Stopping periods is not bad for your body. Your body is just not creating the waste that comes out as a period. I haven't had my period for months....I occasionally get mild cramps but they do not last. I know many people who haven't had any trouble getting pregnant soon after they stop using any form of birth control including the Mirena. Everybody is different.

Janet - posted on 07/10/2010

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After you talk to your doctor, do your own research. I was on the pill for years and had no trouble with it... till about a year ago when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I got off the pill and got the mirena IUD. I only did a little bit of research on it. BUT now I've gained a bunch of weight with it and my sex drive is down to nothing. (So NO worries about getting pregnant if you don't have sex! ); And my blood pressure is back up! I'm going to have it taken out at my next check up and I think we're going to go with a condom and spermicide, unless my doctor can come up with something a lot better - without surgery for me or the snip for him. Our health insurance doesn't cover those! :(

Good Luck!

Carolyn - posted on 07/10/2010

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My first child is almost 4 months now. I got the Mirena put in when she was 6 weeks (that was as early as I could get it). I was told it didn't hurt at all to get put in, but it was a bit painful for me. The nurse said that can sometimes happen if you get it so soon after delivery. Besides that, it's been ok - I really like the "set and forget-ness" of it.

Next time though I'd probably wait a little longer post delivery before having it inserted. 8-10 weeks probably would have been much better.

Also - I am breastfeeding. It's fine to have Mirena while breastfeeding.

Rose - posted on 07/10/2010

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Yeah people are assholes stay off this page if you are not here to help. Leave your opinions on a another page. She asked a question about birth control not your personal feelings about her using it.

Rose - posted on 07/10/2010

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yeah i would give nuvaring a try its great i've been on it for 6 yrs now and u can take it out for sex like stacey said my docter said so and she uses it too

Sonia - posted on 07/10/2010

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i think the best option is the arm implant, and will last for 3 years. just check at your local sexual health clinic.

Sherry - posted on 07/10/2010

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contraceptive implant, a device that looks like a hair grip is placed under the skin in your arm and it lasts 3 years its worked fab for me

Ashley - posted on 07/10/2010

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Love my IUD from Mirena. If you know you want to wait at least a coupe years, it is nice because it doesn't affect your cycle once you remove it. And you can immediately try to have another baby. It's what works for me and my hubby, and I barely have had any spotting and have had no real period since being on it, and doctor saqys that is ok. Talk to your doc, hope this helps : ) **also, I have seen it is the most reliable form of birth control, and you don't have to think about it for 5 years!

Carolyn - posted on 07/10/2010

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wait the advised time that the Dr. says then use it i don't suggest IUD's i got pregnant w/ my daughter and i had one they had to take it out and risk me loseing her w/ it old faithful,... pill and condum at the same time

Mary Ann - posted on 07/10/2010

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get to know your body and how you cycle. Anything you put into it via iud or pill is not natural. Your physician or his nurse should be able to help you.

Crystal - posted on 07/10/2010

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Ask your doctor about inserting an IUD (Mirena) , I works for five years, and if you want to get pregnant before that you can take it out anytime. Check out mirena .com

Leia - posted on 07/10/2010

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i suggest using multiple forms of birth control. barrier and hormonal. also track your periods with the temperature method and you are good to go :)

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