(Closed) Contraception Methods

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How do you prevent pregnancy?

    Condoms

    Diaphram

    Pull Out

    Spermacide

    Birth Control Pills (with pull out)

    Birth Control Pills (not pulling out)

    Natural Method

    Combination described below.

    IUDs

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @PrncssDva: I was “active” from the start of taking it. After you’ve gone through your first cycle they say no additional protection is necessary unless you miss doses. Although nothing is 100%.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    pill + condom. I don’t have health insurance for pregnancies so using both makes me feel better!

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have the mirena IUD because I wanted something that didn’t require much work on my part (yeah, I’m lazy, and?! heehee) and because my GYN said statistically its more reliable than sterilization and she personally recommended it (I love my doc!). I don’t want any “oops” before I choose to get pregnant.

    In the past I’ve had issues with several kinds of bc pills and the patch, and an upside of Mirena is I don’t get my period anyhow, which is pretty awesome!

    Post # 21
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

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    @PrncssDva: All you have to do to insert it is fold it in half and push it in.  You don’t have to shove it far in, it will naturally find a place to rest where you don’t feel it.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

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    @PrncssDva: At first it was a little awkward getting to know yourself like that but after a few months I was a pro at it. Its so convenient that it was totally worth it to me. Now Fiance has said that at times he can feel it but according to the directions you can take it out for up to an hour or two? and place it back in without any interruption if that’s ever an issue for your partner.

    Post # 24
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    1774 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Mirena is great in terms of contraception, it’s so easy, and 99.9% effective.  It’s great if you don’t want to TTC for a while, and it’s almost “idiot proof.”  It does have downsides- (sorry if TMI) I bled almost every day for the first six months, and after a year, I am still bleeding frequently (20 out of last 30 days).  I have a decreased sex drive and had weight gain- I gained 16 pounds in a year, but I’ve been really good lately and lost 9 of that so far.

    Post # 25
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I use nuvaring, a little ring that stays in 3 weeks and you take it out for one week ( so you can have your period)

    Post # 26
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Pill and condoms for us! We REALLY don’t want kids right now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 27
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    Newbee

    I’ve had my Mirena IUD in for three months, and so far I like it (for the most part). The first two months were rough, I was bleeding almost all the time and felt generally nauseus and crampy for much of the time, but now, I LOVE IT. No effort birth control is awesome, I like spontaneity. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 28
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    11050 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have an IUD because the pill disagrees with me. For the first year my periods were noticeably heavier and longer plus more painful. They’re not so heavy or as long now and the pains have subsided somewhat. Overall it works best for me.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee

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    @gabrielleelise1981:  I read somewhere that the Mirena causes weight gain- have you found that to be true?

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I use the nuvaring as well and it’s fantastic.  I’ve considered switching to the mirena IUD, but am too happy with the current method to bother.  In a few years I am going to start thinking about permanent options, but it’s too early for that now.

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