Nervous!!!

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Nervous!!!

So my periods haven't been regular since I've had Kendra...but....My 1st was in Jan...then 20 days later I got it again Feb 3....its been 38 days and no period!!!!!!!! I haven't tested yet but I really didn't know if I wanted another baby, definately not this soon! if at all!!! I'm so scared1 For medical reasons I cannot be on any birth control and being only 23, I didn't want to make any permanent decisions on birth control..........and we all know how inconvienent condoms can be! Soo........

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Can you tell when you ovulate? Because I'm in the same boat. I had some light bleeding in December for a day or 2 then again less than 3 weeks later and then nothing since. But I can tell when I ovulate and I'm fairly certain I haven't since having Caleb, so I'm not worried. I know your cycle can be super messed up while breastfeeding so I figure that's it, plus Caleb STTN for a month at that time and has since stopped.

I don't use hormonal BC either. We use VCF, sometimes the film, sometimes the foam. I like it and while its not a fool proof method of BC its certainly more effective that nothing! There's also the sponge... But I stopped using that because that's what I was using when my first was conceived LOL!

Let us know when you test!

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Are you still BFing? I was kind of freaked out too since DH and I had an accident right after his vasectomy. I started in January then February came around and no sign of AF. I've taken two test and they were both negative. I started spotting a little last week, but it only last 2 hours. I googled about this a lot because I really do not want to be like one of those women on "I didn't know I was pregnant". LOL! I read that BFing can really mess up your cycle and it's not uncommon for nursing mom's who have a returned cycle to miss the next cycle or two. That has made me feel better and pretty confident that I'm not pregnant.

Joined: 03/15/11
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Okay! Decided to test, I was shaking!! It came out negative!!!! Yay! Lets hope its just the BFing then!! Yes I am exclusively BFing! Phew! I thought after the 1st two, they were back to normal, I guess not! Thanks ladies!

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Glad to hear all turned out ok! I hate hormonal BC, so I went with the copper Paragaurd IUD. It's not perfect. I had my 1st period this month and I bled way way way more in the first 2 days than I usually do. I wasn't really prepared. Only had regular tampons, so I'm guessing a super would have done the trick. But my period was only 4 days. Is there any reason that IUD wouldn't work? It's 100% reversable and hormone free. I didn't use any BC in between my two and Abby is 5 and Kessler of course is 5 months, so I totally understand convincing your DH to use a condom.

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Well I'll tell you something about me, After I had my 1st DD, I put the Mirana IUD in, back in 2009. I had many problems with it but because I couldn't go back on the pill (migraines) I kept it in. Some of my problems were heavy bleeding lasting a month or more at a time, irregular periods when I was told my periods should get lighter and go away - NOPE! Anyways So I got married in Aug 2010 and decided A) It was time for the IUD to come out and Dirol I want another child.....So 4 weeks before my wedding I decide to take it out.... WELL...I started hemmoraging (sp?), bleeding so heavily that I couldnt leave the house because a super tampon and the biggest pad - i would still bleed through! So after 3 times going to the emergency and 3 times being sent home (in 1.5 weeks) They kept telling me it was go away...Well after another 1.5 weeks my doctors office has an opening so i go in that day (3 weeks after the IUD was out)...my doc did some blood tests and my hemoglobin was at 56! (Suppose to be 120!!!)....I was severely enemic and she sent me to the merge right away....They ending up FINALLY doing something about it, giving me a blood transfusion and 4 units of blood plus a D&C (surgery)..........all of this a week before my wedding!! I missed my bachelorette party because I was in surgery!

Anyways......I willl not ever get an IUD ever in my lifetime....and theres one pill i could go on...refered to as the breastfeeding pill....but i get right moody and loss of sex drive...so no.

But I am very interested in the VCF...never heard of it and thinking about trying it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

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oh that's horrible! Paragaurd would def be the wrong choice then. I'm pretty regular so i was able to just chart andf use condoms when I was in that window of ovulating. and didn't get prergnant until we started trying 4 years after having dd. but that doesn't work for everyone.