(Closed) BC Options – Advice Needed

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Perhaps the sponge?

Are you charting as well?

I want to say that I think your husband is the one who needs to rearrange his priorities- but I know thats much more complicated. Can you do other intimate acts towards each other during this time , or is it all or nothing intercourse?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@melisslp:  There are several options.  Have you thought about FAM/NFP?  Since your husband doesn’t like condoms, you’d have to be periodically abstain.

Another option is spermicide and diaphragm.  Another option is to get a IUD and have it removed when you’re ready to TTC.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nuva ring. Because it isn’t oral, it doesn;t interract with most antibiotics so the birth control is still effective. I recently had my tonsils out and realized a week into recovery that we’d done the no-pants dance several times and I had been taking antibiotics. The pharmacy said it was nothing to worry about.

Ask your doc! It’s a little spendy, but totally worth it.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@melisslp: I hear ya! The sponge is one of the fastest growing OTC contraceptives. You can also throw spermicide in the mix, but you just have to make sure you know what your doing once you start method mixing.

I read a book called ‘Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and have been following the natural family planning method after coming off of birth control pills. I highly recommend it for any woman, regardless of sexual activity- just so you make friends with you cycle, and get to know it – making TTC much easier

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@melisslp: I use Nuvaring and love it!  It’s so easy compared to the pill.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@melisslp: I’ve been on it continuously for over a year now.  I get a lot less side effects on it than I did with the pill due to the lower hormone levels.  I used to have really low libido, headaches, etc on the pill.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@melisslp: No problem. Being a woman is craziness!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@melisslp: I’m on the Nuvaring as well and I love only having to think about it twice a month. As busy as my schedule is, I know I wouldn’t be able to take the pill religiously at the same time every day. 

As far as side effects, I really haven’t noticed any. I do know that I had a few friends who complained of nausea on the pill, but since the hormones are not released through the stomach, the Nuvaring is supposed to be associated with fewer GI complaints. 

I also feel like my PMS symptoms are much less severe. Very little  to no cramping, less irritability, etc.. Although I feel like most hormonal birth control typically leads to milder PMS overall. 

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