What are we all doing about it these days? Don't answer if it's too personal.
I have Mirena. Got in in January. So far I hate it.
Condoms, and we both hate them. I haven't taken hormonal birth control for a while for a few reasons, and can't/won't (both). I asked my OB just recently about a diaphram and she laughed at me and said she hasn't given one of those out since her first 2-3 years in practice. I didn't realize they were THAT outdated. I told her I'm just looking for ANYTHING other than condoms and she basically told me there is nothing else. So I guess we are stuck with that until we decide for sure if we are having any more (a decision I don't expect to be permanent for another couple of years) and then one of us gets snipped and tied up.
CARRIE and DH 7/14/07
I still take birth control pills. They work, they control my periods, it's fine. No unwanted side effects. And it's all covered by insurance so no crazy cost either.
I would just like to be off bc altogether. I should just give DH 3 months' warning that I'm going off birth control and then see how fast he gets himself booked for the snip.
I take the BCP round the clock (like, no periods) because of a medical issue I have. No co pay, works awesome for us. We still may crank out one more kid, so this is a great option for us, taking my pill is like clockwork for me as my life is so scheduled.
The mirena was a (literal) nightmare for me ending in a surgical removal. After getting pregnant while exclusively breastfeeding and cosleeping and LAM and all that hippy crap after my first I was terrified to get pregnant after my second so went with it ~ endured almost a year of spotting and pain and kept telling myself to suck it up because I was afraid to have it removed and get pregnant (I skeeve condoms and was nursing/couldn't use the BCP)......wish so much I had had it removed before it went and implanted into my cervix Listen to your body if that bugger is giving you issues, Lisa!
Tons of my friends husbands have vasectomies as they are done, very common around here. Tell him to man up! You gave birth twice for petes!
I am just lucky, I know some people have a hard time with the pill. I guess it likes me.
I had my tubes tied with my last c-section. I figured why not while they were in there anyway. I had heard that some people had heavier periods after but thought they were just exaggerating until it happened to me. My periods are a lot heavier and closer together after I had my tubes tied.
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Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
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