different birth controls?

Alexis - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i plan on getting on birthcontrol after my son is born.die 1-14-2010..i was on it along time ago.ive tried the ring.and that woud sometimes come out during intercourse or when i pushed really hard to go to the bathroom.sorry if thats tmi!!I have tried the pill and couldnt remember to take it,the patch i didnt like the sticky residue and what not.does anyone know of any good ones?i have heard the shot and the thing they implant inside of u can give u blood clots and make it harder to have more kids when ur ready..??it would also be nice to have one that doesnt make u gain to much weight!!!but i dont know if thats asking to much!

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Betsy - posted on 12/08/2009

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I have had the Mirena IUD for 2-1/2 years and love it. I had used the pill for 20 yrs, on and off between having our 5 pregnancies, and I didn't want to be taking it anymore. I don't want anything we have to bother with each time. I won't use the Depo shot since although it has been used since the 1920's, it was used for men, and all the studies that deem it safe are on the effect it had on men's bodies. With the Mirena you can conceive right after it is removed, and we want another, just wanted a break after having 3 babies in a year. Once the twins are a bit older, I'll have it removed and will have another one inserted after the next baby. As for gaining weight, you can't guess which with hormones will do that. Every woman is different. I have never gained a pound with any prescription of the pill or Mirena, so that is just something that is trial and error with you individually. You won't know until you try each pill prescription or hormonal bc because they all will react differently with you.

Jamie - posted on 12/08/2009

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I got the implant in my arm and I was breasting while I was on it. The dr said it was safe. I could never remember to take the pill and I had problems with the other birth control and the ring was out of the question for me lol. The only thing I have to say bad about the implant in the arm is the darn period is very odd and I have it probably every 2 wks or every 3 wks, but I guess some other birth control do that too. I would talk to your dr about it

Teresa - posted on 12/08/2009

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An IUD is a good choice, as are barrier methods - diaphragm and cap are great!
As long as there is no reason to fear STDs, these are great. No hormones, no pills to remember, and the diaphragm and cap are fitted, and used only when needed. the IUD can last up to 12 years. I used the diaphragm for years and never had any problems, while I got pregnant twice on the pill (even when I took it as directed). As with any birth control method, it's not 100% effective, and works better if you use it as directed.

Amy - posted on 12/08/2009

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Do you plan on breastfeeding? If you plan on breastfeeding you options are limited as some birth controls decrease your milk supply. I ended up on the mini-pill (none to limited chance of blood clots) and that worked well (BUT you need to take it at the exact time each day, within an hour or two).

Have you talked to your dr about it?

My friend is on the IUD and LOVES it, it also doesn't have hormones (I don't think) and a high chance of getting pregnant right when you take it out.

This time I'm going on the mini-pill until we have something perment done as we will be done after this next kid.

Lynette - posted on 12/08/2009

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anything will have down sides or side effects im afriad, most of my friends have gone for the implant that they put in your arm after IUD's causing problems or on the Depo Injection and personally im going back on the Pill after this baby is born in March, I just have to set a reminder on my phone to take it every morning when i make my cup of tea while im making my son breakfast,

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