Anyone out there have experience with ParaGard for BC? Would appreciate some insight on all the pros/cons
I've only ever used BC Pill or condoms in the past.... have always been nervous at the idea of an IUD, because it sounds a little scary....but then again, I really hate the idea of having to use hormonal BC...didn't necessarily have a bad reaction to it or anything (maybe just a decrease in drive), but I just don't like the idea of manipulating my body and cycle with hormones ... I plan on breastfeeding for up to a year also (ideally a year), so that's another reason.... and both H and I hate condoms..
We don't want to even think about planning a second LO for at least a couple to a few years. So we need high effectiveness... Just FYI, this LO was a surprise for us (though a welcome surprise as we were anticipating TTC in the near future anyway)...but we were using condoms and very rarely the pull-out method as well at the time....
The ParaGard seems like a good option to meet all these needs, but I know there's got to be some cons out there too, so I'd love to hear it all....Effectiveness, pain, discomfort, any bad side effects, complications, or even positive experiences... everything!...all advice welcome!