(Closed) birth control after baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I’ve had Mirena for about a year now. I swear by it but I know there are horror stories out there. It’s just nice to not have to think about.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Both of my sisters-in-law got Mirena after having their children and they love it.  I plan on getting it after the baby is born. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have never had a child but I do have mirena.  I’ve had it for a little over a year. 

Pros: virtually idiot-proof, extremely effective (I am a worrier and this is one of the few methods I don’t worry much about), lighter periods, and doesn’t cause me migraines the way anything with estrogen does.

Cons: weight gain (I gained 16 pounds in one year, sure some of that was my own fault but now have lost 20), frequent spotting (bled almost every day for first six months), longer periods (went from 6-7 days to lighter but 10-12 days, mostly spotting), and I think it caused depression.  I also started using a menstrual cup and it’s harder with it.

Overall: reasonably happy with it, although when I thought my menstrual cup had dislodged it, I would have had a paragard instead.  It was fine, so I still have the mirena.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

@guitargirl: My periods are virtually non existant at this point although I Have gained about 15 lbs.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

A woman i worked with used mirena and she ended up getting an infection which the doctors thought may have made her infertile. I am on the pill, so i can not personally give my opinion but I have heard good things about nuva ring.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

After trying a few other methods I landed on Mirena and LOVED it for four years.  I’m not sure if I gained weight because of it, or because of a new relationship or something else.  Since it’s left my body I’ve had to work reasonably hard to lose the 20 pounds I’ve lost thus far.

During the first 4 years my periods went to about 6 hours every 6 weeks.  Not an exageration.  It was awesome.

Around the beginning of year 5 my migraines increased dramatically.  My OB/GYN’s nurse blames Mirena.  I have mixed feelings.  The migraines didn’t go away after Mirena was removed, so I think that has more to do with turning 30 and my warrenty running out.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i dont have experience with this but i do know a few women who swear by the IUD…

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I am BF’ing and got Mirena after CoWBoy was born.  I’m happy with my choice but wish I had gotten it placed a little later than I did.  I barely had finished my PP “spotting” and then started again with Mirena, so it seemed never ending.  I was SUPER afraid of getting pregnant again quickly.  In reality, though, we were too sleep deprived to be making babies, LOL, so even though we had the all clear @ 6 weeks…I couldn’t waited much longer…

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I dont have mirena, I plan on getting it though. I know I would be bad remembering a pill everyday! Three friends of mine got it after they had their children and all three have not had a period since!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband plans to get a vasectomy! Yeah for me!!!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

my aunt went on the mirena after she had her two children, so i presume it works since there has been no pitter patter of tiny feet since then:P

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have the Mirena IUD; I haven’t had any problems with it.  I spotted for a while after getting it, but now (like 5 months out) my period is reduced to spotting for a few hours.  Awesome!  Also, some people say the insertion is painful, but my doctor did it at 6 weeks, and it felt no different from a cervical check, to me.  My doctor said that insertion is easiest within a certain range postpartum because your cervix is still slightly open and soft from your recent birth. 

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