I still am waiting to get it put in.. so no thoughts yet..
Mom of 3 beautiful babes!
1 mth 6mth, 11mth
I'm on the pill. Everything else just scares me lol
Sarah & Gavin
21st January 2008
Alexander-8 Dec 2008
Tobey-1st Oct 2010
My friend told me that her doctor didn't think that she would agree with a IUD since a baby is made, it is just unable to implant due to the IUD. Have any of ya'll heard this too? What do you think? Not trying to start a debate.... I just myself am wondering about it.. if that is true I know I am not gonna agree with getting it. If it is not true than it might be something I'd think about. Either that or dh getting the big V.... we are between those options....
It is thought that IUDs work primarily by preventing fertilization but may also prevent implantation. So, you have to make the decision for yourself as to whether or not you're comfortable with that. I currently have the Paragard IUD and I'm happy with it. I have a tiny bit of spotting in between periods but its not enough to really care about. My periods are heavier than pre-Pregnancy but I've only had three so I'm not sure if its due to the IUD or if its just PP weirdness and things are going to return to normal. I wouldn't use an IUD as a permanent form of birth control. There is still a risk of an "oops" and there's also risk of the IUD migrating and perforating something. Those risks are minuscule but they are still risks. If you're looking for a permanent solution, why not look into Essure in addition to the big V?
When deciding how you feel about IUDs, it depends on how you feel about your BC preventing conception (egg+sperm) or implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus.
With an IUD, you are not preventing ovulation or even necessarily conception (there is some thought that the copper (Paraguard only) makes the uterus uninhabitable for egg and sperm), but if egg and sperm do meet, the IUD is intended to prevent implantation. If implantation does occur and you become pregnant, you have to have the IUD removed, which usually results in a miscarriage.
Since you asked, I, personally, am not ok with IUDs but I do not judge those that have chosen it for themselves. Everyone has to make that decision based on their needs and their own personal views.
Copper IUD (Paragaurd): http://www.contracept.org/iud-paragard.php
Mirena IUD (hormonal): http://www.contracept.org/iud-mirena.php
For our BC, we use NFP (Taking Charge of Your Fertility). However, since we're not at the point where we'd be excited about an oopsie, we also use condoms if there is ANY chance that I am near O or haven't O'd yet that cycle. I have wonky cycles and only seem to ovulate every other month or less (this was also true when I wasn't BFing), so that makes it tricky to chart, esp. since I'm not sleeping enough to temp and am just relying on fertility signs.
I am not necessarily looking into something permanent... dh more so is trying to convince me on the big v. I really am starting to lean towards the big v.. It sucks that all these birth control methods have such crazy risks associated with them. Yeah I am not ok with the IUD then..... all other options have been veto'd by either me or dh.
we do the condom thing now... I am just worried we might have another drunken night and end up with another LO. I love babies.. but we really just can not afford another plus dh has hit his "I have no desire to have another" stage in his life it seems. I don't see the point in adding all those hormones in my body/having crazy risks just to in ten years turn around and he still want the big v. Which according to him for the past year or so he has said he wanted..
this is a hard decision to make!!!
Ashley, I believe you are correct, or at least Im thinking the same way you are.. You could potentially get prego, but baby wouldnt implant..I have thought about this too.. I am still thinking about getting the mirena but I am mostly scared about the hormones, and that is kinda disturbing. I might just suck it up and get on the pill, hopefully a very low dose..
Mom of 3 beautiful babes!
1 mth 6mth, 11mth
How high are the chances really of blood clots with the pill? This is something my dh is scared of. I was on YAZ and that made my arms and legs feel weird. Not that I know of how a blood clot feels or anything.. Maybe it was that I was so worried about it I Thought my legs and arms felt weird. Now that I have actual health insurance.. if I felt weird.. I guess I could go and get checked out? Would they be able to check me out.. or is a blood clot something that would go undetected? I have no idea on any of this.. I would take pills if I knew that I wouldn't die.. lol! Really maybe I am just nuts..
I am overweight too.. so I worry that it would not work as well along with the blood clot thing..