Going Back On The Pill

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Uropachild's picture
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Going Back On The Pill

Well. I've decided (with input from DH) that i'm going back on the pill. I wrote down all the pros and cons and banded the idea about with DH, but we both think it's for the best.

I know my body too well from years / months of TTC, so it would be impossible not to think about how fertile i am. We would have to use condoms to avoid accidents, but i remember from our brief time trying to avoid getting pregnant last year that when it came to the crunch i felt like him putting a condom on was going against everything in me!

Taking a pill every day is not the same. It's not at the same time as actually doing the deed so it will (should) be easier to do.

At least this way it will force me to get on with things and not obsess about my cycles.

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I know that had to be a hard decision but from everything that you said it makes sense. And I'm glad that you and your DH are on the same page.

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I know what you mean about the condoms. I feel the same way. As well the pill can reduce chances of cervical cancer. I hope this transition will go as smoothly as it can for you and Scott.

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I am glad you are both on the same page with this. I was on the nuvaring before, and really liked not having to take a pill everyday. Hugs!

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:bigarmhug: Still sending thoughts and prayers your way.


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It is nice to hear that you have found something that will work for you. We are still using condoms as I haven't had my postpartum check up yet. I have to call and check on that Monday. I am keeping you and your husband and both of your angels in my thoughts and prayers.


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:bighug: :bighug: :bighug:

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We really needed a break and we went on BCP too. I think it is a good plan.

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I think you made the right decision. I tried charting to TTP, and I just couldn't handle it, knowing exactly when I was fertile. Taking a pill every day is very different.

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I too think that is a good move, I know personally I can't take a break. After so long it is a habit to try.

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Sarah, I think you're making a VERY wise decision. Two pregnancies and two c-sections in less than 2 years really does take a toll on a person's body.....not to mention the toll your losses have taken on you emotionally.

You continue to amaze me. :bigarmhug: 's to you and Scott.


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((((hugs)))) I can see how taking the pill will help you not to obsess with temping/charting/cycles. That would be a very healthy break.

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Glad you and DH were able to make this decision. I think it is a really good choice. And I totally know what you mean about the condom thing, when push comes to shove it is easier just to not use/not want to use one.

Thinking of you always.


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I think you are making the right decision so you don't have to worry. :bighug:

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Just wanted to send you some hugs, I still haven't figured out how to add them on the new site - so (((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))). Sarah you continue to amaze me in your strength and ability to think through all of the circumstances and situations which are constantly thrown your way. I wish you and Scott nothing but peace and love.

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Sounds like a smart plan. Did you get the one that cuts your period to only three days? You might as well get some benefit from it.
Ditto on the last poist about locating the smiles.