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Non-hormonal contraceptive?

I have my 6 week appointment next week, and have to decide on a contraceptive. I haven't been on anything for a few years, but was on Nuva Ring before that. I liked it far better than the pill, but really want to stay away from hormones. I don't want to get pregnant for a few years, and also just stopped BFing. What are you ladies using? Any suggestions? Oh and TGIF :)
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  • Right now since I am EBF, we are pulling and praying. I'm praying we don't conceive and DH is praying we do ;)

    I was off of hormonal BC for over a year before we TTC. We used spermacide for about a year and then started charting in conjunction with the spermacide until we were ready. We stopped avoiding one month and the next month we were pregnant.

     

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  • So far as I know, the only non-hormonal methods are rhythm (if that can even be considered a contraceptive), condoms/diaphragms, or copper IUDs.  I'm in the same boat as you -- I'd like a non-hormonal option, but none of those really appeal to me.  :-/
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    So far as I know, the only non-hormonal methods are rhythm (if that can even be considered a contraceptive), condoms/diaphragms, or copper IUDs.  I'm in the same boat as you -- I'd like a non-hormonal option, but none of those really appeal to me.  :-/

    There is also charting with FAM (NOT Rhythm method) and spermicide.  

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  • imagemairanellis:
    Condoms

    Yep. Sad 

    Though DH totally accused me of getting "the sissy condoms" because I'm "baby crazy." (He was kidding. Which is why he's not walking with a limp now, btw).

    I am considering a non-hormonal IUD, but I haven't done enough research yet to say if I'm going to get one. They seem like a good thing to look into.

    Birth control pills make me crazy. Well, crazier.

  • I'm opting for ParaGard -- copper IUD.
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    I'm opting for ParaGard -- copper IUD.
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  • We used natural family planning on our first, and um, got pregnant.  I guess, I don't chart well :(    But, now we use condoms/spermicide. 

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