(Closed) Birth control after baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MARIE901:  Hey lady! No input, I just wanted to say hello and tell you I’m super jealous that you and your hubby have been having relations for the past month! You must have had a quick recovery. I am 5.5 weeks postpartum I’m still dealing with stiches/pain! Boo! Hope all is going well with your LO!

Post # 5
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We used condoms. But then, I didn’t like being on the pill and we had been using condoms for a couple of years before TTC as well.

Post # 6
335 posts
Helper bee

Breastfeeding can act like birth control, at least for the first six months, if you breastfeed every two hours.  If this is done, it can be about 100% effective.  However, if you don’t breastfeed every two hours, it’s far less effective.

Post # 7
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ecological breastfeeding is VERY effective! No longer than 3-4 hours between feedings, 5 hours MAX through the night, no binki’s, keeping baby close via babywearing & co-sleeping/co-bedding, and your period hasn’t returned it’s 97% effective until 6 months and then 94% from 6-12 months.

Dear Daughter has gone over night a couple times to grandmas & we couldn’t comfort nurse in the beginning due to lots of feeding issues so we had to use a binki but next time we hope to be able to use breastfeeding!

This time we use condoms until I get comfortable with NFP.

Post # 8
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MARIE901:  I’m getting the Paraguard IUD, hormone free and birth control that I don’t have to think or worry about.

Post # 9
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We used charting & condoms after I came off the pill before we started TTC (about 8 months) and it worked for us, so I think we’ll try that again.  The charting might have to wait until the baby is sleeping through the night though!

Post # 10
3586 posts
Sugar bee

I have an IUD. I’m glad all I have to do is check the strings. I had enough of keeping up with those damn pills for 10yrs. Eff that!LOL I thought about charting, but it’d be too much mentally and now after she is 1, I’m JUST getting my nomal brain back where I’m not so scatterbrained!LOL

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Ugg I’m in the same boat as you.  I’m 7 weeks post.  We still haven’t had relations because I haven’t been cleared yet.  My stitches haven’t healed.  Go back next week to check them again.  My doctor gave me a regular BC prescription because I told her I was going to start weening him.  But now I’m feeling different about weening him now.  So I’m thinking about asking her next week for the pill you are talking about.  I don’t want the IUD because I’m older and if we want more kids we probably need to start trying at the end of the year or early next year.  Sounds weird thinking about trying again!  I’m scared to rely on Pull Out, Condoms or Breast feeding.  I have a girlfriend who has a 12 month old and has a baby due in a few weeks. 

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