Is my doctor being overly cautious? (Probably TMI)

posted 1 month ago in Intimacy
Post # 2
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Are you going to have another appointment in a month to verify that it is still in place and was inserted correctly? I believe when I had my copper IUD inserted, my doctor pointed out that although it will work immediately, she recommended I wait until I had an ultrasound 4 weeks later to verify that it didn’t move. That was her reasoning on why I may opt to use condoms. But she was also honest that there was virtually no chance of pregnancy. 

ETA – If my doctor said “drop an egg”, there is zero chance I would see them again.

Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee

… simple solution: if you are serious about delaying pregnancy for 2 years, use condoms in the short term. 

Post # 5
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

gryffinfoot :  I’ve had mirena 3 times, they typically put it in during your period (so there’s no chance of pregnancy) and then you are good to go. I’m not sure about inserting it PP if your cycle hasn’t come back. It’s probably fine, but I would probably look up the manufacturers instructions online (product insert)

Post # 6
300 posts
Helper bee

I haven’t had any kids yet, but my OB did suggest to wait a month just in case it moved. He also mentioned sometimes your cervix can be agitated so it can hurt for some women. He didn’t want to blatantly say that balls deep sex would hurt lol

I couldn’t wait though, so we did it. And he was right, it HURT. I bleed after too. So I suggest waiting. Mine was in place and I’ve had it for almost two years now. Maybe some intense foreplay will suffice!?

Post # 7
1452 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Why can’t you use condoms? Are you allergic?

Post # 8
4757 posts
Honey bee

If you’re allergic to latex there are some alternatives. 

Post # 9
7865 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Your doctor is correct not to trust EBF as reliable birth control. I know a number of women whose periods returned at 2-3 months pp despite EBF. Apparently for that “method” to work you can never give your kid expressed milk or even a pacifier, and even then I wouldn’t trust it. 

Not sure about the rest of what she said. I’d just use the pull out method in your shoes but I get that it’s not for everyone!

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