Birth Control Post-Baby?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What BC?
    Pill : (12 votes)
    20 %
    Hormonal IUD : (6 votes)
    10 %
    Copper IUD : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Condoms : (14 votes)
    24 %
    None : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Other : (13 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    7195 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We used condoms. We did have a happy “oops” when our 2nd was nearly 2 years old; but we were happy to take the chance and until then we’d used condoms successfully for 8 years (well 6 1/2 if you don’t count the two pregnancies). Then DH had a vascectomy soon after #3 was born.

    Post # 4
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    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m thinking an IUD not sure which one though. I don’t want hormonal. I have tried the shot, nuva ring, and the pill. Didn’t like that. My aunt had the arm implant and hers broke but I heard that is extremely rare.

    Post # 5
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    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Monny:  I don’t want to go on birth control pills again either. I think I may just chart my bbt and avoid sex (or use a condom/pull out) in my fertile period. I know it’s not fail safe, but Id be okay with a surprise baby #2. Once I know I’m done having babies for good, I’ll probably plan something a little more foolproof. Like maybe ask DH to get snipped?

    Post # 6
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    5745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We used a combo of condoms & NFP (can’t choose 2 choices so I didn’t vote). I’m a no go for hormonal bc. It was very effective & we didn’t have any oopsies.

    Post # 8
    Member
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    I had a copper IUD before, and tried to go back, but I expelled them TWICE!  Each time only a few months after insertion.  I was devastated.

    We’re trying NFP via the CycleBeads app, with condoms on my “white” days.  I guess we’ll see how it works…

    Post # 9
    Member
    100 posts
    Blushing bee

    If you’re planning to have another baby in a years time I’d choose either condoms or a smaller copper IUD. You can get copper iuds that only last 3 or 4 years so kt wouldnt be too much lf a waste. In saying that it depends if you’re insurance covers it as well.

     

    Skyla is a hormonal IUD that is new and contains a very small amount of hormones and is good for three years. That could be an option also.

    Post # 10
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    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ll probably do the mini pill.

    Tracking my temp and using condoms when I might be fertile sounds appealing.  I just don’t know that I trust it.

    Post # 11
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    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We successfully avoided for over 8 months before TTC with condoms… and we used the condoms the WHOLE time, EVERY time. (no starting up and then stopping to put one on or only using them during fertile times)

    We are using condoms now as I don’t want to be on hormonal birth control while breastfeeding/pumping.

    Also, I heard that charting is less accurate if you’re nursing… not sure if that’s completely true but it’s certainly worth researching if that will be your primary method of avoidance.

    Post # 12
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    2243 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I have never used hormonal birth control & don’t intend on starting after our baby is born. We’ll probably use a mix of condoms & NFP.

     @Mrs.KMM:  All NFP failure is user error. If you’re responsible and understand your fertility, you physically cannot get pregnant. So it’s less about trusting the method than trusting yourself to use it properly.

    Post # 13
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    5745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Mrs.KMM:  With the mini pill, from my understanding, there is ALOT of room for error… you have to have to take it at the same time everyday & if you’re cycle has returned it’s less effective. (From what I’ve been told by other pp moms that considered or took it)

    Post # 14
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    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @MrsRugbee:  It’s more “trusting that my cycles are regular enough to even be able to tell when my fertile window is”.  I know my cycles aren’t regular off BC pills plus I’ve heard charting isn’t as accurate if you are nursing.

    @runsyellowlites:  I’m not concerned about taking it at the same time each day.  I was OCD when I first got on the pill in college and set an alarm on my phone to ensure I always took it at the same time (and this wasn’t a mini-pill).  It was really easy to make sure it was the same time each day.

    Post # 15
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    2243 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Mrs.KMM:  The rules of NFP, if followed, make it irrelevant how long or irregular your cycles are.

    Post # 16
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    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @MrsRugbee:  I’m not going to argue this with you but there are posts in the TTC section all the time where people have their charts and can’t tell when/if they are ovulating.  So clearly, it isn’t always cut and dry.

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