Post # 1
We both feel children are a blessing but we also want to enjoy the married life and completing a couple things before having children. Other than birth control pills and condoms are there other ways that have worked for you
Post # 3
POM has worked for us. We prevented pregnancy for 3 years. As long as it is used correctly it is effective also if you are on BC you should be ok. Very few opps happen on BC just make sure you take it correctly. I got pregnant with DS now 3.5 on BC but that is because I missed a few pills.
Post # 4
I got pregnant on birth control pills alone, so we now use BC pills plus spermicidal films. We’re still childless, and hoping to keep it that way for another few days!
Post # 5
I am interested in this as well. I want a lot of sex and not any kids for a few years lol! I am thinking about the IUD, although I have heard some horror stories.
Post # 6
Have you tried Natural Family Planning? It has a very good success rate and will allow you to learn and track your body for when you are ready for kids.
Post # 7
@mwitter80: I’ve heard such great things about this method. It’s definitely something I will be trying myself.
Post # 8
like mwitter suggested, we are using NFP and are going on 6 months of marriage pregnancy-free, without even a single scare! 😀
Feel free to message me if you want more info (so I don’t have to give my usual spiel here… 😛 )
Post # 9
@red_rose: Thank you for responding to my post… You mentioned NFP planning, I’ve heard of this the problem is my period is not really regular, So I don’t think it will work for us. How does it work?
Post # 10
I think if you are on the pill and take it as directed you shouldn’t have a problem. Most people who get pregnant on the pill get pregnant because they missed a pill or two or were on medication that cancelled the effectiveness of the pill. I don’t know how NFP and charting would work when you are on the pill, because your hormones are being controlled.
Post # 11
@sexynred1: Modern methods of NFP actually work great if you have irregular cycles. It is NOT based on a “rhythm,” but rather you determine when you are fertile based on (to greatly simplify) when you have a type of cervical fluid/mucus that you can learn to determine is of a fertile quality. The most common method, also the one that you can teach yourself by reading “Taking Charge of Your Fertility,” also uses a thermometer (one that is accurate to at least the 1/10 degree,) that you take your temperature before you get out of bed every morning at the same time to help you see when you have already ovulated. Learning NFP is actually great for irregular cycles, because (especially if you are able to show your charts to an NFP-friendly doctor/gyn who can help,) you can probably diagnose any problems you might have: you’ll easily be able to see whether you’re even ovulating at all, or have low progesterone like many women do which could later lead to a difficulty getting pregnant and carrying to term, or if you have PCOS, which if I understand correctly is a common cause of irregular cycles.
ETA: I don’t konw if you currently are, but you can’t chart or even learn NFP when you’re on the pill, since you’re not even ovulating, and the whole point of NFP is to learn when you’re ovulating. For many people, it takes a couple months once you get off it for your body to “regularize” and get rid of the hormones if you have been on the pill and then try and learn NFP.
Post # 12
I agree with PP who mentioned NFP. I bought TCOYF a few months ago and it is has been AWESOME getting to know my body and cycles. Darling Husband and I are using it to prevent pregnancy right now but when we do decide to TTC, I’ll already have a jump on knowing when I’m ovulating! 🙂
Post # 13
I am not on the pill and that’s because I am a bit scared of it.
Post # 14
There is the Implanon (a small rod implant in the muscle of the arm that prevents pregnancy for three years) that is really effective. I know someone who is on it and they love it and haven’t had a period in months, but when she first started it, she bled for about a month before it stopped. I’ve also read that if the rod ever broke off into your body it could cause infertility. I looked up reviews on it and it seems like it’s pretty common to have extended bleeding and irregular periods (and no periods) on it.
I was on the Nuvaring and loved it except that it gave me a really, really bad yeast infection that forced me to go off of it. 🙁 Other than that, it was perfect (well, it did give me more discharge but it wasn’t a big deal to me). It was just a little squishy clear ring that you put in your girly parts (lol) for three weeks, take it out, have your period, and put a new one in. You couldn’t feel it at all either and need to check it after certain activities to make sure it is still there.