May 2013 Moms

Birth Control

I know this was discussed a while back but I'm having issues with the search function on mobile. I'm curious what the other May mommas are planning on using. DH and I have been discussing our options and I have talked to my MW about it a little bit.

I think I remember a lot of you planning on an IUD but my MW doesn't think it's the best option for me because we plan on trying for another baby when LO is 2. DH and I are thinking about just "pulling out" because it took us about 2 years to conceive this time around and we wouldn't be upset if we happened to get pregnant again earlier than planned. We are still debating our options though.

What are you ladies planning on using for BC and what is your reasoning?
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  • I'm getting another Mirena IUD.  FWIW, I only had my first IUD for a little over 2 years and my BFF only had hers for about 8 months.  Still totally worth it...depending on what your insurance will cover.  I used Conceptrol spermicide gel f
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  • My h and I are going to do the pull out method. I'm hesitant to go on bc because even though I was extremely lucky enough to get preg 2 weeks after being off of it for 10 years, I don't know how much of that was just pure luck. We want at least 2 more aft
  • Miners - until we're sure that were one and done. Then dh will get a vasectomy...
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  • We're just going to use condoms until we're ready to try again (within the next year).  I didn't want to go back on birth control because it took my body a year to regulate after going off it, and I didn't want to wait that long.
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  • We're using condoms. We used them for 12 years prior to TTC and have never given a thought to alternate methods.
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    We're just going to use condoms until we're ready to try again (within the next year).  I didn't want to go back on
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  • After I had DD we just used condoms because we wanted to space the kids out 2 1/2-3 yrs.  I ended up on BC for a couple months however, because my periods had become irregular.  

    I did mc once when we first tried for #2 but after I got

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    BFP#3 8/30/2012 * EDD 5/16/2013

  • For medical reasons I cannot take BC pills. So I will continue to use a diaphragm with spermicide gel.

    Since you can ovulate right before your next period, even if it is months away, waiting for my period to return is not sure protection a
  • I have always been on bcp, but I don't know if I want to go back on it or not because it really tanks my libido. I think it will depend on my periods after baby is born-if they're not too bad, then I'll stay off bcp and we'll use condoms, but if they're
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  • I will be getting the copper IUD. I don't want to use hormonal BC and I wouldn't like something long lasting but not permanent, although it am 95%sure that we are done. 
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  • Big V for DH. We are done after this baby.
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  • An IUD, copper one. It's what I had for the 15 months between delivering DS amd conceiving this one. Clarify, I had it removed on purpose to have kids 2 yrs apart.
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  • It's between an IUD for me or a V for DH...we have four beautiful children and that is plenty for us! 

    plus I suck at taking BC pills and don't want to be on BC while breatsfeeding. I'd much prefer the V and DH is almost on board with the id

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  • I refuse to go on any hormonal type of anything again, so we will maybe do the pull part not so much pray..as we never pulled out before and still it took us over 2 years as well to conceive..so I also don't want to really prevent it and if it happens aga
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  • I'll probably just go back on the pill, if anything.  I have a long history of amennorhia, and DH is 42 with sperm issues.  It took lots of trying and help to get us this far, so we might be overdoing it with the pill. 


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  • I didn't want anything hormonal, but my ob practice didn't recommend having an iud while breastfeeding. I ended up on the mini pill for a year and then got the paraguard. Husband will be getting a vasectomy after this one.
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  • Norplant (SP?)...injected in my arm...good for 3 years but removable if we decide to start trying again before then.

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  • We're not sure whether we want one more or if we'll stop after this one. If we do have another, I would want to be pregnant again within 2 years of having this one. We're just going to use condoms and NFP until we decide. When we're sure we're done, DH wi
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  • Nothing.  I'm 43, DH has issues, and we had to use donor eggs to get this baby.  It would be nothing short of miraculous for us to get pregnant the old fashioned way and if it happened, we would be happy.
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    I didn't want anything hormonal, but my ob practice didn't recommend having an iud while breastfeeding. I ended up on
    BFP #1 10/6/11 | EDD 6/15/12 | no heartbeat 11/7/11 at 8w3d (baby measuring ~7 weeks)
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  • I'm not worried about anything for the first 2 months cause more than likely I won't be ready to have sex and if I am we will just use a condom. I too hope to have my kids close together and will just use the mini pill.
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    BFP #1 10/6/11 | EDD 6/15/12 | no heartbeat 11/7/11 at 8w3d (baby measuring ~7 weeks)
    D&C 11/14/11 - Goodbye, little June Bug

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  • I want to discuss an iud with my ob. Before this baby we only used condoms or withdrawal method. WeWe knew we wouldn't wait too long for ttc and neither of us wanted me back on hormonal bcp. I think we are done with this baby, or at least will wait longer

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    Big V for DH. We are done after this baby.

    Ditto!

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  • DH is getting a vasectomy, no more babies!
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