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ashleye15's picture
Joined: 08/25/11
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BC/Family Size

What are you doing for BC? Is your family now complete or do you think you'll have more LO's?

ashleye15's picture
Joined: 08/25/11
Posts: 330

I think I'm going to get an IUD in a few weeks. I'm still a little torn on it though - have any of you had one before? Before our first, I took the pill. After DD, I took the mini pill and after DS, I didn't do anything. I don't want to mess with a pill anymore, so I think IUD is the way to go.

I always thought I wanted 2 kids, then after 2, I wanted 3 and thought we'd for sure be done. I'm not so sure now although DH is pretty sure he doesn't want any more. Part of me can't imagine not having another, but on the other hand, I also want to be done so that we can raise these 3 and enjoy them. Plus, I know how expensive kids are going to be and I want to be able to give them as much as possible. Decisions, decisions! Luckily it's not anything we have to worry about too much right now.

knhoward's picture
Joined: 04/22/08
Posts: 999

not sure if i'm done or not but we aren't using any birth control other than breastfeeding.

Between DS1 and DS2 I had a copper IUD. I was happy with it. Between DS2 and DS3 we didn't use any birth control (other than breastfeeding)

I havent totally made up my mind if we want more. If Henry is a year old I might get an IUD if I decide we're done. I don't feel done yet, but I do feel overwhelmed with the kids I do have.

cannycane76's picture
Joined: 12/07/06
Posts: 879

we're using celibacy. lol. not really on purpose, but i'm just not into it. when we have DTD, we've used condoms. i refuse to go on bcps again since it took me 4 years to regulate once off of them.

i'm not sure how many we'll have, but we're absolutely not done yet

RedCherry's picture
Joined: 03/19/09
Posts: 656

I'm on the mini pill while BF. I took it after Gemma too. Once I stop BF i'llgo back on the pill.

Not sure if I'm done. DH says he is but I haven't decided. At the moment I'm not even thinking about it but maybe when Luke is 18-24 months.

sandy1007's picture
Joined: 09/30/11
Posts: 844

We aren't really doing anything. I was on the mini pill for a week and my supply started dropping so I went off of it. I am not too worried because the day after I hit 6 weeks post partum I have been bleeding all but 10 days :/ it hasnt been fun .

I would really like another baby but I am pretty sure DH is done. I am just waiting to see what he decides.

sandy1007's picture
Joined: 09/30/11
Posts: 844

We aren't really doing anything. I was on the mini pill for a week and my supply started dropping so I went off of it. I am not too worried because the day after I hit 6 weeks post partum I have been bleeding all but 10 days :/ it hasnt been fun .

I would really like another baby but I am pretty sure DH is done. I am just waiting to see what he decides.

blumoonbaby's picture
Joined: 06/16/09
Posts: 142

We are not done yet. I am on the mini pill right now.

SuzyQ16's picture
Joined: 02/01/08
Posts: 879

We are about 90% sure that we are done but then DH would like to try for a boy but I keep telling him that there are no guarantees!! I got a mirena IUD a couple of weeks ago, had one after DD1 was born too and I LOVE it!!! No pills to remember and no period!!! it's great!!

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Joined: 09/10/08
Posts: 928

I had my tubes tied. Our family is complete. I now have three precious little girls. I finally had a period a week ago. I made it three months without a cycle. So I'm thankful. Although I get nervous when DTD'ing because I feel unprotected. LOL. It hasn't settled in that I can't get pg again.