Birthcontrol or not?

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Connie - posted on 06/10/2009

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I actually decided not to go on birth control. My menstral cycles are regular and I didn't want any form of birth control pill to mess that up. I've even heard of some women who get off the pill and have difficulty getting pregnant. My hubby and I use the good old fashioned condoms. No medications or prescriptions required.

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Angela - posted on 07/04/2009

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Not! There are too many side effects and I've worked with too many women who have trouble getting pregnant after long term use. There are other ways!
I've heard it all, "my partner doesn't like to use a condom" etc. Condoms don't change your hormonal balance, but the pill sure does.
Drop by my page and let me know if you have any more questions

Marilyn - posted on 07/02/2009

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Quoting Connie:

I actually decided not to go on birth control. My menstral cycles are regular and I didn't want any form of birth control pill to mess that up. I've even heard of some women who get off the pill and have difficulty getting pregnant. My hubby and I use the good old fashioned condoms. No medications or prescriptions required.


Ditto for us..... my periods have not returned yet (I am still breastfeeding) but after 20 years on the pill we have decided that I shouldn't go back on it, so we stick to condoms - less mess, less fuss!

Helen - posted on 07/01/2009

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i do use a IUD or coil called the marina coil and it is fantastic because i have not had to think about it since it was put in 11 months ago, you can get pregnant as soon as it is removed and the est thing is i have not had a period in nearly a year also no pms or cramping either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I know people who got pregnant on the IUD- so besides being a controversial 'abortive' method of preventing pregnancy- it doesn't always prevent pregnancy!

we're still loving the condoms after 20 years.

Jessica - posted on 06/26/2009

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I have 2 children that were concieved while I was on birth control so honestly I think it's crap. We used condoms and were much happier with the outcome. Pregg so BC is kind of a mute pt right now :)

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Not. Research the negative effects of the pill. Specifically look into birth control=depression..kinda scary.

Veronica - posted on 06/22/2009

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My husband and i never went that route either -- we are doing the Natural Family Planning - we both love it because A) you understand your body more and respect it better. B) Your husband understands your body more and respects it C) the newer method doesnt involve feeling your cervix or taking your temp (its soo simple) and the best part (for a normal cycle) you ovulate once a month - you are considered fertile up to about a week - and the rest of the month you are infertile -- we like that cause when we dont want pregnancy (like right now) we have our 'space' from each other during that time - after that its great catch up sex til my next period!

As far as bc - ive watched my friends get heavy on it, they have complications with their reproductive systems, and one cant even get pregnant - shes tried everything and shes heartbroken! This is what i have witnessed - i know that not everyone has these problems, some woman are just fine on bc --- so the real question is what do you want to do?? Its really down to what you want for yourself, and what works best for you! Good luck in your decision. (You can get info on the natural family planning through your drs/local health care center/nurses - etc. )

Rochelle - posted on 06/22/2009

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I'm torn on this one... I'm due to deliver 8/4, and have been thinking about this.. we want to start trying for another one after this baby is 1, and it took us 14 months to get preg this time around. Soooo... I am torn wether to use some type of bc or just let nature kind of handle it.. I don't want the pill or patch or anything, takes to long to get out of your system. I just don't know yet...

Eva - posted on 06/22/2009

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Yes especially if you are young and are not ready for a kid. Or if older and not ready. The last thing you want is a kid when you're not ready. Just do a lot of research and see what is best for you.

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