(Closed) Birth Control…HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would see if there is some type of Planned Parenthood or women’s clinic near you. There are so many different types/brands of pills. I have been on a couple different pills, the patch, and an IUD. Sometimes it can take a couple tries to find what works best for you.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MusiqueEstVie:  If you don’t have insurance, I would go to Planned Parenthood! You’ll be able to get affordable BC and be able to talk about your optinons. The pill works for me, but you’re right, there are different kinds, but you should be able to talk about different options/what’ll work best for you during an appointment.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Planned Parenthood or women’s clinc will help if you’re not insured. I have an IUD. It’s a bit expensive up front, but good for 5 years and no recurring expenseses.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Another vote for Planned Parenthood – they have a sliding scale depending on your income.

The pill is a great starting point with a low barrier to entry and an easy ability to change brands if for some reason that particular formulation doesn’t work well for you (for example, Lo/Ovral is GREAT for me but Yasmin gave me awful mood swings).

I am getting the implant (Nexplanon) put in after many years on the pill. It’s super effective and good for 3 years, but has a higher barrier to entry in terms of price and procedure.

Things to think about are when/if you want to have kids, your habits (will you be good about taking the pill at the same time every day without forgetting), your budget, and what types of hormones/methods you may or may not be comfortable with. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I go to planned parenthood were they sometimes have a sliding scale based on income since I dont have health insurance either. Currently I am on the Nuvaring. It is just a little ring that you put in your vagina for 3 weeks and then out for a week and then a new one. I personally cant feel it most of the 3 weeks and my husband says he can barely feel it too.

I was on the pill once upon a time but I just couldn’t remember to take it on time. If you are a schedule person the pill might be great for you. I also remember it being cheaper than nuvaring.

You should go to a doctor though who will go through all the options with you and can help decide what is best for you and your body.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MusiqueEstVie:  If you do end up with a pill, a set an alarm on my cell phone for “pill time” so I have only missed one once in 4 years!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MusiqueEstVie:  SO hears it and yells, “it’s no baby pill time!” Good grief haha good luck! And congrats on your upcoming wedding 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Planned Parenthood has a little quiz on their website that tells you good BC options for you. Of course still go and talk to the doctor or nurse there, but if you wanted to look at something before you go check it out on the website. 

I would do it soon so your body has time to get used to the pill over the next three months before the wedding.

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