Post # 62
The Implanon is wonderful except I gained at least 20lbs while I was on it. I did have it removed after just 2 yrs.
I now have the Mirena IUD and it has been a bit of a rough start with it but it’s starting to be a lot better. I have spotted off and on everyday for the last 2 months until actually yesterday! The insertion was as painful as some of my labor was but it was over fast and was effective within 15min!! I’m going to say I am loving it and feel very confident that it will protect me!!
Post # 63
@PrncssDva: I have the Mirena IUD. Love it. I haven’t gained weight on it and I’m not pregnant. Took the pill everyday for 3 years, gained 40 pounds, and got pregnant.
When the OB put the Mirena in, I felt like I was having mild labor pains all day. Then it was done. I had light spotting for about 6 months and then after 8 I stopped having a period completely. I still get cramps sometimes and I want to swim in a pool of chocolate, but it’s not too bad. My insurance paid for it 100%.
Post # 64
Haven’t seen it mentioned otherwise but I’m currently on the contraceptive injection (depo provera) which works well (no periods at the moment – woo) just concerned about when I come off of it near the end of the year and about getting fertility back quickly..
Post # 65
I have the copper IUD, lasts 10 years and no hormones, I had hormone + breast cancer so any hormones are really bad for me. My remission meds basically equal fertility drugs that cause miscarriages. The copper IUD was the best solution for me. It was painful the first day but I made my apt late in the day and didn’t go back to work, my periods are only 2 days but a little heavier. I love it though!
Post # 66
I love my implanon…the only problem I had was LOTS of spotting the first 4 months, now everything has evened out and I get a regular period once a month (though very light, more like spotting) for 4 days. It comes like clockwork. Maybe eventually it will go away for good! 🙂
Post # 67
Birth control pills are 99.5% effective if used CORRECTLY, so I don’t feel the need to supplement them with any other method. Been on them for 17 years with only one break for about a year, no complaints at all. We only use a backup if I forget to take a pill.
Post # 68
birth control pills + condoms
Post # 69
I know someone who got pregnant on five separate types of birth control. Coil (miscarriage, and she saw the shredded baby – she does NOT recommend that), diaphragm, two different types of pill, injection… Now she has her tubes tied. Which she only hopes is effective.
Nuvaring is more effective than the pill, though. Requires very little thought, which is why I’m on it.
Post # 70
i use nuvaring and i love it! and he wears a condom as well….we don’t want kids for quite a while, like 5 or 6 years so NO oopsies for us!
Post # 71
@pinkb : it’s funny you mention the “pull out” method not being a form of birth control. At a recent gyno appointment my doctor asked me what I had been doing to prevent pregnancy (I asked him to write me a new prescription for birth control) and I told him that we basically haven’t been doing anything to prevent it. So he looked at me and said “not even the withdrawl method?” And I said well “yes we do that but I didn’t think that was considered a birth control method!” So the answer to your question is yes I was taught that it isn’t an effective means of pregnancy prevention as well. And I can see why they teach that in schools because I’m sure most of the time it isn’t used correctly and if every teenager thought that was a form of birth control the teen pregnancy rates would be more astronomical than they already are =)
Post # 72
That’s NOT true. Depending on an individual woman’s bdy chemistry, birth control pills do not work as effectively, even when taken perfectly. I took them perfectly (PERFECTLY) with no other drugs that could interact, and still got pregnant.
Post # 73
I’m not arguing that. That’s why the statistics say 99.5%, which is still 1 pregnancy in every 200 women even when used correctly. It just has a higher success rate than most other methods for a great majority of women. And I’m sure still a lot more unplanned pregnancies on BC happen due to forgetting pills, not starting them on the correct day, mixing with antibiotics etc.
Post # 74
To the op: we use a natural method: learned from the book taking charge of your fertility. No upkeep costs, no side effects, no environmental impacts, 100% effective if used with abstinence during the 5 or so days your fertile and if used with a barrier method then the failure rate of that method. The idea is easy and practice is too. Basically your body gives clear easy to read signs ad you enter your fertile stage. When you get your signs (aka charting) you don’t have sex :-)ok, that’s not the easiest (were doing it with abstinence) but let me tell you, it’s awesome to work with eachother and find other ways of having fun and loving on eachother. Were almost done with our honeymoon and unfortunately it’s a no go time. I will say we are both VERY looking forward to our 2nd honeymoon.. And get one every month 🙂 check out the book above. It’s amazing what you’ll learn about your body!
Post # 75
Two honeymoons? WOW…sounds great. I will check the bok out, thanks so much!
Post # 76
You’ve also missed the Depo shot…