My little Chasie-bear is 7 weeks old tomorrow, and I went for my 6 week check-up on Tuesday. Long story short, everything is fine (other than my blessed c-section incision hasn't healed, but I'm seeing plastic surgeon for that. I don't heal well apparently) and since I am plus-sized and ballooned up so much on the pill (I was a size 10 before meeting DH and going on the pill, now... not even close to that) that Mirena would be the best option. I have an appointment on Monday to get it with another practice (my OB will not schedule any type of "elective" procedure including any type of birth control discussion) but I had a couple of questions that I was hoping that someone on this board may be able to help answer. First, I have not had a period since I stopped bleeding from the c-section almost a month ago. Almost everyone that I talked to told me that I have to be on my period for the insertion, but the office staff did not ask that question when I called to schedule the appointment. I was completely honest with them when calling and they told me that it would not be a problem and would be able to get it that day. My first question is how long after you stopped bleeding from delivery did your period return? My normal cycle before I had DS was a very regular 28 days apart. I have had symptoms of what I would have considered PMS recently - face breaking out, mood swings including going off on MIL, fatigue, etc. The other question is for mommys who have had IUD's... do you really have to be on your period? I understand it would make it easier for it to be inserted because your cervix would be open a little bit at that time. Also, is it possible not to get a period before going on any type of birth control? I am 100% all for going on some type of birth control because DH's family is HUGE and I am really undecided about ever having another child.
Thanks everyone for reading the whole post and thanks in advance for any advice/input you can pass on!