So I know most of you are not thinking about this yet, but I am 2 weeks away from my 6 weeks check up and I DO NOT want anymor kids! I have 3 and after this whole ordeal I really think I am just done! I am thinking either the Mirena again or the Implanon... Anyone have any experience with either? I am breastfeeding so I need something that doesnt effect my supply and wont give baby too many hormones. Have you had any experience with something other than those that worked well??
Due to some issues I have with Mirena, I won't do it which has nothing to do with breastfeeding. But I thought I read it is not for pregnant or those breastfeeding, but I could be wrong. I will get my tubes tied. GL with your decisions, it is hard!
I know there are a few moms on my son's BB who use an IUD (all BFers). Which one depends on their individual circumstances.
Took us 3 years to conceive our son, so using an actual birth control seems odd to us. Yes, we were very surprised to find out we were pregnant with Zoe! We know we want at least one more baby after her, so I'll use FAM once my cycle is back and DH is here. Otherwise I think abstinence (deployment) will work well.
I have had mirena in the past. It was nice because it stopped my periods completely, but I could still feel the effects of the hormones (low drive, moodiness, etc.) we do not "want" anymore children either, although when we converted to Catholicism three years ago we made the commitment to follow the teachings of the church in that area (and have been blessed twice since ). We will use NFP + an ovulation monitor.
Katherine 7/5/02 Olivia 8/2/04 Freddie 5/31/07 Ellie 5/24/11 and Owen Benjamin 10/31/12
Ugh, I hate birth control. We are done after this one and I'm trying to convince DH to get a vasectomy, but he is being difficult about it. I think he's not *quite* ready to call it quits on the baby front even though I am. He's also not fond of the idea of having that area operated on (can't blame him). In the meantime I will use the mini pill while BFing until my cycle starts again. Then we'll probably use condoms and FAM to avoid a pregnancy. I've never had an oops with any method, so hopefully (now that I'm ready to be done) it won't happen! I am prepared to have a tubal down the line if DH is too stubborn. I don't enjoy the hormones (and added Rx cost) of the pill and other methods. Good luck with your decision!
My SIL has the Merana and loves it. This is her second one, she had it removed when they decided to try for their son and just had it put back in a little while ago. I don't know if she BF'd on it though.
We are 100% sure we're done and since I am having a repeat c-section I am having a tubal at the same time.
Good luck with your decision!
I'm kind of scared of an IUD after some experiences my friends have had- I'll prob do the mini pill/ov watch while BF'ing- then switch to a different kind of pill- something that keeps my skin clear hopefully- when Im off the pill my skin seems to go crazy.
I really want something that will really balance the hormones bcuz I know I get so moody and depressed and b*tchy haha.
Kevs really set on not having another- Im kind of torn. It took a year TTC for this one, but our first was a complete "suprise" so I know it's not impossible to have an oops.
A friend has implenol and hasnt complained about it except saying it made her gain a lot of weight- 20lbs in like 3 months- BUT I see what that girl eats so im not really convinced its the BC
Read a really long book on the processes (temping/ charting which I was already familiar with/ following rules of engagement) due to husband's decision in the birth control in the Catholicism arena and was blessed (shocked) with this child as a result who I could not imagine losing at ths point. Will be tying tubes either right away or waiting about a year, can not afford the chance in many ways.
I don't know what we'll do this time around. After both boys, we didn't use anything, and I was fine after DS1. After DS2, we had a surprise while I was still BF'ing that ended in an early MC, and then we had no trouble with this little guy. I seem to be getting more and more fertile! So, I will be talking to my doctors about my options. I was thinking an IUD to stay away from the hormones while BF'ing, but want to know more about that option. I'm not sure if we are 100% done or not, so I don't think we are ready to do something permanent yet, but we'll see after he's here what seems right!!
Erin + DH - 10/6/06
W - 11/14/08
D - 9/21/10
someone new! - 11/5/12
DH will get a vasectomy whenever I say I'm ready. LOL! He's way more than willing. I however, am not ready for that. I'll probably just use BFing at first, then get a nonhormal IUD afterwards until we are for sure ready for a vasectomy. I'm sort of torn when thinking about being done, but DH is older than me, and he really wants to be done, and financially speaking we should be done.
This pg was an oops, I was actually using OPKs to avoid, and still got pg, so that method of avoiding problably wont work for us. But I didnt get af back until 15 months pp, so I think I'll get an IUD at around 6 months PP when solids are introduced, or if I happen to get af earlier, which I doubt.