Birth Control Question

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

 

MrsWoods47:  While you are on them? I think it thins them out a little bit, but not too much. Since women can get pregnant while on BCP but taking them erraticly, the lining must not be affected that much.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hormonal birth control works in three ways. It inhibits the release of an egg from the ovaries, it thickens cervical mucus so sperm have a harder time swimming, and it alters the uteran lining to make implantation of an egg more difficult. All of these effects are temporary and your system goes back to normal within a month or three of stopping the pill.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MrsWoods47:  Are you looking for a BC that alters it? Or doesn’t?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

What about asking your doctor?  She may have better information on what would work best for you.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Oh wow I didn’t realize that.  I trust my doctor 100% on what she tells me is best for me.  But then again I stayed away from hormonal birth control completely after my daughter.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MrsWoods47:  Your best bet would be non hormonal methods especially if you are having all the side effects. I am pretty sure all hormonal methods of birth control include progesterone which alter uterine lining. 

Maybe the copper IUD or do a combo of condoms and NFP

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I definitely think you’re making the correct decision to stop hormonal BC if it’s giving you problems.

DH and I used condoms and NFP and it worked for us.  DH was so worries about getting me pregnant that he even used condoms during my non-fertile times, so I stopped bothering with charting for a while.  

I have read that the pill and the mini-pill do affect the uterine lining.  The mini-pill might not prevent ovulation, but it makes the uterine lining thinner to prevent a fertilized embryo from implanting.  I believe I read about that in the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Teri Weschler (sp?).   

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