Post # 47
We use Natural Family Planning, combined sometimes with condoms and/or pulling out. Usually when it happens, the pulling out isn’t so much intentional but he just doesn’t finish sometimes. He never finishes with a condom, for instance. Maybe we’re weird.
Post # 48
Are you kididng me? How does it protect against pregnancy if you still ovulate? That freaks me out so much!
Post # 49
it also affects cervical mucus and the uterine lining, making pregnancy more difficult to occur.
Post # 50
We do Birth Control and Condoms.
Post # 51
I guess that’s why you need to take it exactly the same time every day, unlike the combo pills.
Post # 52
I recommend hysterectomy and vasectomy…the combination has worked GREAT for my fiance and I lol 🙂
Post # 53
Yep, it basically prevents your womb from being friendly to a pregnancy. It’s changed my period in weiiiird ways. I’m hoping that in a few months I’ll stop ovulating, and then my period will go away totally (the other 40% have that happen).
And you’re exactly right about the timing.
Post # 54
yes, there’s a three hour window; otherwise you need to use backup. While it is 99.5% effective when used perfectly, the actual use percentage is much lower. Due to a slew of unfortunate things including insurance, I had to be on this for 1 cycle- including the honeymoon, and I got my IUD the day I got back. I set my cell phone alarm, but it was a pain, and I freaked out on the honeymoon about getting pregnant. I was probably the first woman in history to be glad about getting her period on the honeymoon (it also allowed me to get the IUD right away).
Post # 55
I just wanted to say that not everyone has a bad experience with an IUD. I got the mirena about 2 months ago and haven’t had a period at all. I just had some light spotting for 2 days after it was inserted and thats been that! No cramps, no nausea, no worries! It did hurt when the doc put it in, but she gave me a pill to take the night before that I think really helped. I’m in grad school right now and I went to take a huge test right after the appointment. I love my mirena!
ps I did really well in the test so not everyone is dying of pain afterwards!
Post # 56
I am on birth control pills. I leave mine on my nightstand so that I don’t forget to take it before I go to bed. If I ever do miss a pill or whatever–we use condoms as well… just to be sure.
Post # 57
Quick question about the “pull out” method. I am 29 and in every sex ed class I took they drilled into our head that the pull out method was not a form of birth control. I have had several friends get pregnant on the pull out method and were suprised. I kind of laughed when they told me becuase to me I thought who would actually think that would prevent pregnancy? I actually just looked it up becasue I didn’t believe it was an actual form of birth control but it is listed but not recommened because of the failure rate if not done perfectly. Not trying to be mean or anything, just wondering peoples thoughts on it or if they were taught differently?
Post # 58
I also use Implanon, the arm implant. It isn’t listed on your poll.
Post # 59
I got an Implanon implant put in my arm 2 years ago and it provides very secure birth control protection for 3 years before it has to be replaced. I’m getting it replaced next year and after those 3 years, we will TTC.
Post # 60
I have the Mirena IUD. I love it. I’m very athletic and I dont feel it at all. He could feel it for a couple weeks but the strings do soften and he doesn’t notice it anymore. My periods are short, light and I hardly notice them.
The IUD is very reliable. The most reliable on the market. Also, it lasts 5 years so if you break down the cost, you save a lot of money.
Post # 61
I had never heard of the Implanon until now. Thanks for sharing, ladies.
I have always done this. I got checked out and they said that I am fine. I read online that there is a condition called dysmennorhea that can cause this in some ladies. I just figured it was that.