(Closed) A vent about Birth Control

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I can’t fully empathize with you on this because in Canada, your insurance covers the cost of birth control. However, I totally get your frustration. *HUGS* It’ll happen.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I laughed so hard at this.  Seriously.  It’s funny how it changes though, “If you have sex, or even LOOK at each other funny, you’ll get pregnant!” to “It’s a borderline miracle to even conceive, much less carry a healthy baby to term!”

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

oh it started when we got engaged…. people would thrust poor unsuspecting babies into my arms and say “this time next year, it will be your baby you will be holding”

ugghhhh – hubby doesnt want babies and im neither here or there about it so i thought i would create myself a fertility issue to fob people off with… but no, now i get slips of a paper with doctors name & phone numbers and sucessful IVF stories…. yikes

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The right birth control shouldn’t cause all those symptoms! Those are really sucky!

Have you been trying for a long time? Have you gotten checked out? There could be an underlying issue…endo, PCOS, scar tissue, tilted uterus, etc.

Birth control is the ONLY thing saving my uterus from getting so bad it has to be taken out, so it might even be a little blessing in disguise you’ve been on it. There is a website called idreamofbaby.com and lots of women discuss their issues getting pregnant there.

Some say it even takes 6 months to get “out” of your system. My doctor says you’re most fertile the month you go off it. I do know the shot takes longer to get out of your system.

There could be more than going on than meets the eye, that’s all =]

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

eloping – wow, hah! I was actually considering that route myself, but now that you’re getting doctors’ phone numbers and successful IVF stories, I think I’m going to have to reconsider!Laughing

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just tell those nosy busy bodies, “well, I don’t have a uterus….”

haha =]

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@EJ…. heheheheh.  i dont mean to make fun of infertility but i just dont get people that think its ok to intrude on this stuff.

there is one girl at work that makes it a weekly discussion with people and i know she has asked “so when are you having a baby” to another lady here and that poor woman has had a couple of miscarriages already. i find it such a personal question that i tend to assume that most woman of child baring age might have fertility issues so i NEVER mention having babies to them

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

  • expensive  — no, generics are $10/month with most insurances and $30-35/month for the uninsured.
  • have health risks of heart attack and stroke — only for smokers over the age of 35.  They also decrease the risk of ovarian cancer, which is very very deadly because it’s rarely caught early.
  • make you vomit — never have on BC.  Try a different pill like a low dose or monophasic.  Also try taking it at a different time of day.
  • make you moody — not this either.  Try a different pill.  I also think pills just give some people an “excuse” to be a bitch.  They also reduce menstrual bleeding, cramping, and bloating, which reduces my moodiness!
  • make you fat — only depo (the shot) has been shown to cause weight gain.  Aging makes us fat.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@eloping, I agree. But if you say something really personal back (even if it’s not true), it’s fun to watch them turn 5 shades of red.

Telling them you used to have man parts is up there on that list, too…=P

or, like Rachael had in Friends…a “teeny weenie”

Note: i was on depo. Didn’t gain any weight…i DID notice i was hungrier though and had to be much more conscous about my snacks 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@chicago… that seemed like an intense response, maybe i’m reading it with the wrong tone?

 

I’m not even married yet and Ive known for years I desperatly want a baby one day. I feel ya! I keep thinking, watch I’ll have issues getting pregnant and the last ten years on bc would have been a waste! However, I’m still on it. In the beginning I had to mess around with different kinds. One kind literally made my uterus fall apart and another made me crazy! It only took about 6 months to find the right pill for me and Im sticking with it till the end!

 

I do know that when the time comes, in like two years if I get what I want Tongue out I’ll be in your boat! Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@eloping… I’m afraid Im normally the one putting my foot in my mouth with the too personal questions. I think its because I have no shame and I share things so I tend to over do it! I TRY very very hard to not do it. I dont attack unpregnant people but as soon as they are its like I have verbal vomit!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Mrscingle… i hear you about once they are pregnant-thats me too! one of the PA’s here told me 2 weeks ago she is pregnant and im already planning her January baby shower, my office is already full of decorating & party stuff and im all over her about taking it easy, not lifting, how is her daughter (her daughter is adopted so a huge shock to a 7yr only child)  handling the news (this bub was a ivf one) ect… i get super excited there i sniff potential plans in the air for me to arrange

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

lol Fiance cousin is pregnant and I find myself asking her EVERYTHING at every family function. I like in a house with a lot of his family (cousin, sister, 2nd cousing just moved out) so I would be comfortable with them but she is cousin by marriage and I barely know her! Oh well, I’ll let people ask me tons of questions even personal ones when I’m pregnant and I’ll love it!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Here’s life (at least the one I’ve seen in the South): Girls who SHOULDN’T be having babies get knocked up left and right. Married woman or financially/emotionally stable women that WANT to have babies and are in a position to do so, have a much harder time conceiving or can’t have them. What gives?!?

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