(Closed) Engaged and wondering: Birth control pill?

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, I was on the pill for over 8 years and I had no trouble getting pregnant when we were ready.

It’s entirely up to you whether you want to go on hormonal contraception or not, but if I were in your situation, I’d probably go on the pill. Then you can relax and enjoy your wedding night without having to deal with condoms or other less fun forms of protection.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I agree with nerds. If you don’t wanna get KU, then I’d get on the pill and relax.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I would try a non-hormal option like the copper IUD. Otherwise use condoms and have a pharmacy in mind in case you need Plan B.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ChuckNorris:  Just spent more time than I’d like to admit wondering what KU was. LOL….time for bed!

OP, I’d guess the majority of women have been on BC pill for some time, they can’t all have trouble getting pregnant…I’ve been on for 8 years, and will be on for another 3, and I’m not worried. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@nineteen87:  My ob/gyn practice of 11 doctors refuse to give any woman who hasn’t had children an IUD…I was thinking of trying paragard, and the receptionist said they won’t even consider it for anyone without children. It supposedly can harm your uterus and may cause infertility, plus I’ve heard the pain is excruciating. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Been on condoms as our birth control ever since my first abnormal pap smear (5 years ago). I ditched the artifical hormones because I find cervical cancer a much worse outcome than unexpected pregnancy.

Again, that was 5 years ago, and Fiance has a healthy sex drive (me too). No pregnancies. The condoms are used religiously, despite any efforts from Fiance to convince me otherwise.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@joya_aspera:  99% of cervical cancer is caused by HPV, not BC pills. As long as regular screenings are done, the risk of cervical cancer is really outweighed by it’s likelihood of preventing ovarian & endometrial cancer. My MD gave me statistics about cervical cancer (I too, had an irregular pap a few years back, but they are normal now), and he said my chance of developing cervical cancer was like 1 in 56,000 or something silly. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@WhatMaeBee:  lol sorry! We speak another language on the TTC boards 🙂 😉

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@WhatMaeBee:  I will say that they are beginning to push IUD’s on teens now. With good technique, the risk of damage to the uterus is actually very slim. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ChuckNorris:  Yikes….I can see why; I teach HS and so many students get pregnant because they refuse to use condoms, and forget to use BC, so they’re just basically TTC (IMO, if you’re not doing anything to stop pregnancy, you’re trying!). I think preventing teen pregnancy is great, but I whole heartedly trust my doctor and this makes me nervous for when girls want to TTC.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

Fiance and I use condoms 100% of the time because I don’t want the horomones from birth control in my body and he doesn’t want a baby haha. It’s worked for us, you just have to use it right every single time.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@yvettej:  My mom was on the b/c pill and as soon as she went off, she got pregnant with me. Most b/c pills are considered totally safe to your reproductive system, though it’s recommended you wait a couple months after going off to start actively trying. I don’t think you have anything to worry about! Your friends may be having trouble for some other reason.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@WhatMaeBee:  I work in peds so I can respect that. I’m battling infertility and a lot of my IF issues come from how long I was on BC and partially come from when I started BC, so I’m all for getting teens on IUDs vs getting them on hormones. I wish I wasn’t placed on hormones so you g, I may actually be able to conceive if I hadn’t. Very frustrating…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@WhatMaeBee:  Mine evolved to abnormal colposcopies and it doesn’t appear I had HPV. It’s crappy that it hasn’t gone away yet, but it is also not getting worse, just staying abnormal so far. My risk is much higher than that statistic you quoted (though it is still more likely to resolve than to become cancer, thank god).

Regardless of the cause of the original abnormality, birth control hormones can accelerate abnormal cellular growth and increase risk of cancer. It wasn’t a risk that was worth it for me.

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