(Closed) CBCers: What form of birth control do you use?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

just The Pill.  Never had any issues or scares with it.  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Mirena IUD. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it, and personally, I am having no issues since I’ve had it put in. Can’t feel it. Minor cramping from time to time, but that’s it. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@MadameTussaud:  PS: Good for you and your diligence! That takes discipline. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Copper IUD. I love it. No hormones, which is important to me these days.

I am on my second IUD, so have been using it for 7 years, exclusively anytime I have been in an LTR (add condoms when not in LTR/before being checked out for STDs), and exclusively for the last 3+ years with my husband without any scares.

I like it so much I really am not that inclined to get sterilized, to be perfectly honest. I will just likely get an IUD again when time is up on this one just as I did last time.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not CBC (I was on the fence, though- and have successfully avoided pregnancy for all of my life) and I was on either the pill or depo shot AND used condoms as a back-up.  My women’s health provider literally LAUGHED at me… she said it was a bit much.  I said, well I’d rather go the extra step and avoid what I don’t want and am not ready to have, so doesn’t that just make me smart?  She told me it made me smart and paranoid :/  Anyway, since coming off the pill we have just used condoms only and have not had any scares.  We are waiting until we get married to officially start TTC, but like I said- we’ve had good luck with hormonal bc + condoms thus far.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I always do at least 3: monthly timing, withdrawal, condoms- all at once. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MadameTussaud:  I was surprised at how many of my female classmates in college did not know that taking antibiotics would decrease the effectiveness of hormonal bc pills.  Literally SHOCKED.

I realize condoms break and people forget pills, and that kind of thing just happens, but at least in the US for people over 16 (or is it 18?) can get Plan B over the counter. Always have a plan, a back up plan, and a contingency plan!!! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I recently went off NuvaRing to see how my body felt without hormones (I’ve been on some kind of BC for 17 years!) so we’ve been using condoms.  After the honeymoon I’ll be getting implanon and I CANNOT WAIT.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@DaneLady:  i am not CBC but i also use BC and condoms because i am highly interested in not being pregnant just now. i also know that i can be an idiot and not take my pill exactly on time. it’s nice having that 2nd line of defense, just in case the extra hour makes a difference.

if that makes me paranoid, so be it!

 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

well i am definitely not CBC, but before i got married, getting pregnant would have been a tragedy, so we were on the pill AND using condoms.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m going to the doc in June to ask for Mirena!  Right now I’m on Nuvaring but it’s so expensive and it’s not working as well as it was.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Using the pill, but taking under serious consideration Implanon. There are some real plusses and minuses that are impossible to know how much they’ll impact you until it’s in your arm.

I am a PSYCHO about taking my pill at the exact same time every day, so compliance isn’t an issue. I’m as safe as I can be on the pill – but Implanon has better failure rates.

This point was driven home when my pill was part of the big recall a few months ago – and I was mid-pack. Total mental meltdown.

IUD isn’t for me – I’m a Diva Cup worshiper and wouldn’t want to have to give that up to use a Diva. There are some reports out there that they can be used together but I wouldn’t want to chance it.

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