Post # 32
Lots of interesting info on this thread!! I feel so stupid – I never thought about using a cup with an IUD or while on the shot or implant. That’s genius! Part of why I was hesitant to use some of those methods was because I have a habit of breakthrough bleeding when trying to stay on longer term BC.
Post # 33
I’m currently on the pill, we use timing also, and withdrawal (I know it’s not that effective but he’s very good at it and we like to be super careful). We sometimes use condoms as well if we’re really paranoid but I have a latex allergy so we don’t do it often. We’re CBC (okay, I’M CBC) but largely pro life so we have to be really, really careful.
Post # 34
My DH had a vasectomy a little over a year ago. It was a great decision, and it wasn’t invasive or painful (al little discomfort, but no real pain) for him at all. Before that, I was on the Depo-provera shot. It worked very well, and we never had any scares. I think it may have been responsible for a little weight gain/difficulty losing weight (5-10 lbs), but I really miss not having Aunt Flow. All in all, I highly recommend either one if you’re serious about not getting pregnant.
Post # 35
I’m on the pill Yasmin and we use condoms too. I get really bad periods, heavy and cramping so bad. I am sick for the first 2 days. Some months are way worse than others. I don’t want the implanon but I’m great at taking the pill. I have an alarm at 7am every morning and I take it. I have even done it while travelling different timezones too. I think we will have kids in the next 3 years, hopefully I don’t want to be over 35 and having my first kid. I’m 32 later in the year. I’ll be a Mrs by then too.
Post # 36
Okay i’m not CBC- but I’m not TTC yet. Embarrasing question: are you not supposed to use condoms if you take birth control pills?? We have used both since day one. Not to be extra careful..just because I thought you were? Hahaha oh shoot me
Post # 37
If you’re just trying to prevent pregnancy, you aren’t expected to use condoms in addition to the pill generally. Obviously the pill doesn’t prevent STDs, and adding condoms does add an additional percentage of protection against pregnancy. But with perfect use, the pill alone is enough to prevent pregnancy for most women.
Post # 38
thank you! I’m just going to slink away now lol
Post # 39
The antibiotic thing has been over exaggerated. It’s not all antibiotics, but it’s still better to be safe!
Post # 40
Right now, the pill and condoms. I wouldn’t want to trust the pill alone, but I would consider using something with a slightly higher failure right than condoms. I’ve been thinking about a diaphragm, but I need to see if there’s a spermicide that doesn’t cause irritation for me first.
We might want kids in the future so don’t want to do anything permanent quite yet.
Post # 41
I take the pill and we use condoms religiously. We do not have any desire or room to even have a scare. After we’re married, I want to look into a more permanent option. I considered NuvaRing, but heard mixed reviews. I don’t necessarily MIND the pill, but I do forget at least one pill a month and end up doubling-up. Because both of us are so staunchly anti-kid, we’d be scared to NOT use two forms. But an IUD may be the way to go for us, that way I can’t mess it up by forgetting anything. Things to consider after our wedding…