(Closed) Birth Control? Need advice for our honeymoon

posted 8 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m not sure about everything, but here’s what I think.  Condoms – first of all, have you tried switching brands/types?  You should definitely have lubrication, and I know I have some weird reaction to spermicide so I don’t use those.  Hormonal stuff – it’s certainly the most predictable, and I would go to a free clinic or Planned Parenthood and see if you can get a month or two for cheap.  If I don’t use insurance, my pills are $37/month, which is annoying, but maybe worth it to enjoy your sexual life until you get insurance?  Likewise with the ring/patch/etc.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

go to planned parenthood at least 2-3 months before your wedding. if you bring proof of income, they’ll give you the pill for not very much money.

if you have irritation from condoms, have you tried sheepskin? you could be allergic to latex. or you’re not using enough lube. get a good water-based one.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree – try using different types of condoms (non latex & other) and different lubes.  There is one for everyone!!!  Go to your GP or planned parenthood to check out free or low cost options. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

female condoms are basically like a little cup. some people love them, but you’d have to try them out. they can be difficult to figure out.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My doctor will usually give a few free samples of the NuvaRing when I go in for annuals… I know you dont have insurance, but you can see if PP has that available too?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Since Planned parenthood is out of the option due to distance have you looked for the free health clinic in your town or the town over? It’s similar to PP but its for every issue and not just birthcontrol,pregnancies, and std’s. I have a friend who went there because she doesnt have insurance and it was cheap. She got her birthcontrol pills for a full year like normal , the only thing is she has to pick them up from their pharmacy… which isnt bad depending on where its at from your home. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d suggest going to planned parenthood and getting the Mirena IUD. It’s great protection, other than some cramping/spotting/mood swings, and you can be spontaneous without having to worry about protection. Good luck!

Post # 12
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

plan parented hood is where i go and i dont have insurance… it was $120 for a well woment check up then i got BC for $30 a month…and is worth every penny i say!

Post # 14
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Worker bee

@bugsbee: Go to Planned Parenthood, talk to them and see what they can tell you. Technically, after about the first week or two, the pill is in your system and you SHOULD be safe, but with a history of pregnancy, I’d say still go to PP, talk to them, get on the pill and see what happens. Other option would be Depo…I’m personally not impressed by the idea of it because of issues some i know have had, but it might be something in effect before then.

No matter what, everyone here (well some might be in health but most probably not) can just tell you what they have had for experiences. Go talk to the experts. Tell them your dilemma and see what they recommend. They are there for a reason. Another option for cheap pills though too, once you have a script, Target has a generic that you can buy for $9 a pack, without insurance or any help…it’s just the standard price.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Go to planned parenthood, they’ll give you a price on a sliding scale of what you make, I get the shot every three months and that works very well for me, plus my period is totally gone so that’s a definite plus. Good luck

 

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