(Closed) Decided I am going to go off the pill- not sure if I want kids though- worries

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@Sparkle030:  nope only positive side effects!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There is no reason to go off the pill at 35. I’m 38 and have been on the pill for close to 18 years. The risk increase after 35 is sooooo slight that it is not a worry. 

For those of you worrying about taking the pill “late” – please stop worrying ๐Ÿ™‚ the point of taking it at the same time every day is so you don’t forget to take it. It doesn’t work for 24 hours and then stop being effective. You can actually totally miss a pill and still be totally fine and covered against pregnancy (its in the booklet that comes with your pill packs).  I take my pill at 6am during the week and sometimes not until noon on weekends. It’s not something to worry about ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

i know a lot of people who chart to AVOID conception. you can do that on top of the condoms for extra security?

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 35. I’ve never heard the get off the pill by 35 line. Where is it from?

I’ve been off the pill for nearly 13 years. I am planning on the IUD or looking into it. Fiance has a precious 6 yo son but we don’t really want kids. 

 

I went through the have kids/don’t have kids thing even before Fiance. This is only the way that works for me but after all the research I did, not being certain isn’t a reason to have them. Like I have to be 100 percent certain & I’m not. So until I get to 100, it’s no  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@Sparkle030:  I’ll agree you can’t take BC forever. But I’ve always had very harsh cycles and very angry periods, so going off BC for me is… something I’m really not excited to do. My birth control makes me feel amazing and my cycles are so much easier on me now.

Realistically, I’d probably stay on BC during my “child bearing years” (Except to go off it when my husband and I decide to have children), because I don’t want any surprise pregnancies and my husband and I don’t like condoms. I have heard great things about non hormonal IUDs but I’ve also heard terrible things about them as well so I am on the fence.

Everything I’ve read says that your risks do go up after 35, but they are incredibly insignificant compared to when you’re below 35. Like, the risk of blood clots going up to 2 out of 10,000 as opposed to 1 out of 10,000 below 35.

I’d need a significant risk to get me to think about coming off my birth control. If my husband and I have children before 35, I’ll definitely look into permenant sterilization, either for him or for me.

So, I’ll be on BC for as long as I can until something better comes along, or I or my husband get permenantly sterilized.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Sparkle030:  Definitely not true, but I have heard that some people have trouble getting an IUD when they haven’t because some doctors believe you should have kids first.  I think it has something to do with them thinking your cervix will not open enough for insertion if you haven’t had a kid, but tons and tons of people have IUDs and no kids.  If you’re interested in finding out more, try the Livejournal community IUD_Divas.  That’s where I got all my info and how I chose the Mirena over the Paragard (copper IUD).  My Mirena costs me personally a lot more than my birth control did because of my insurance refusing to cover it (I had to pay like $280 up front) but I love love love it.  I never worry about it or pregnancy or anything- it’s like being temporarily sterile haha. It puts out a very low dose of hormones, but it’s much lower than BC pills and it’s not systemic since the device is already right where the hormones need to go- they don’t travel around your body etc.  

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

i dont understand…if youre not sure you want kids, but dont want to be on the pill after 35, and you are only 31 why are you going off the pill?

 

If you really dont think you want kids, its a very good idea to use a more permanent form of bc…IUD or pill..but nothing is 100% either!

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