Post # 1
Hey ladies! Just wondering what everyones preferred method of BC is. My FI and I have been together 8 years and have 2 daughters – age 6 & 4. After my youngest was born, I went on Mirena, but came off of it earlier this year due to some side effects I was not to keen on. We’ve been doing the “natural family planning” thing for the past 6 or so months, and have not gotten prego yet (knocking on wood), but now that we’re planning a wedding for next year, the stress of waiting for my somewhat irregular cycle each month is seriously getting to me. We both want more kids shortly AFTER wedding. But noooo babies now! lol.
I really can’t stand taking BC because of different side effects, or the fact that I can hardly EVER remember to take a pill every day, but I think for the next year, it may be a good idea.
Just wondering if you guys had any recommendations of a good LOW HORMONE bc with very little side effects. I know it affects each person differently, but just looking for an idea to get started on my hunt! lol
Post # 2
As far as hormonal birth control goes, the Mirena you had is probably the lowest as far as what’s in your bloodstream. If that didn’t work for you, I don’t think the pill will. Maybe try the copper IUD?
Post # 3
Talk to your doctor about the nuvaring. Is quite a low dose, I understand, and you only have to remember to change it every the weeks
Post # 4
SarahLulu: Ya know, I always forgot about NuvaRing. That is actually one BC I have never tried. I think I may bring it up at my appt this month. Thank you!!
Post # 5
I used Nuva Ring successfully for 13 years. No complaints. Its very “set it and forget it”.
Post # 6
KatJoy227: From what I hear the low hormone pills need to be taken at the EXACT same time every day or they won’t be really effective. So if you’re forgetful then that may not be a good option to rely on.
Post # 7
I have implanon. Same hormone as Depo Provera. Lasts 3 years. Love it
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I have the copper IUD and will sing its praises to anyone who will listen! Hormone free, hassle free, good for 10 years.
Post # 9
KatJoy227: I’ve been on every kind of BC….pill, shot, IUD, etc. By far Mirena was the best one and I loved it. Since it didn’t work for you, and you didn’t like effects from it, I would venture to say sticking with condoms might be your best bet.