Post # 1
So I am currently taking the pill but we have to take other preventative measures because I really suck at remembering to take the dang thing every day. I spoke to my Dr. today, she is also a friend so it was just a casual conversation, but she mentioned that an IUD may be a good option for me. I did some research online on it but I was wondering if some Bees had anything, negative or positive, to say about having an IUD. While researching I saw that if a woman hasn’t been pregnant before using an IUD there is more of a chance of it falling out, anyone have this happen? I have an appointment with her in a few weeks but I just want to be as informed as possible. And also if anyone else uses a different form of birth control they think is worth mentioning please do, I like options 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t know if you have children but they don’t recommend it for childless women. It can puncture the uterine wall. The nuvaring I find is a good choice for me because I am very forgetful. I also suffer from migraines so it’s important for me to keep steady hormone levels. I really like the nuvaring, it’s easy to use and you only have to replace it one every month.
Post # 4
I have not had a child and I have an IUD. It was pretty painful the first day and it took me a while to adjust to it, but I haven’t really had any problems since. Apparently it’s better if you plan ahead and take some medicine before and after, I went into ask about it and the crazy nurse just went for it. I still have periods with it but they are very light and my cramps are pretty negligible. I got it because I would be losing my health insurance and therefore unable to afford the pill. Fiance and I have unprotected sex and have had no scares. I have a few friends who have had it (3-5) with no issues.
Post # 5
I had the same problem with the pill, so I decided to get Implanon. If you aren’t familiar with Implanon, it’s an implant that goes under the skin in your arm and prevents pregnany for 3 years and is about as effective as IUD. If you haven’t considered it, you should really look into it as an option.
I posted my experience here http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/implanon-the-arm-implant-birth-control#postform and you can message me if you have more questions.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I have an IUD (paraguard, the copper one, non-hormonal), I haven’t had children, and I love it! It hurt somewhat going in, maybe a 6 out of 10, but totally worth it for 10 (TEN!!!!) years of maintenance-free birth control.
This thread from earlier this week has a lot of good info: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/iud-experiences. I posted in there but I’m too tired to repeat it here…