Post # 1
Okay guys this is a long story short. I am on birth control the nexplanon implant and it goes out october 16, 2017. My insurance will not pay for the bc to be removed until the day after it expires. THEY WILL NOT pay for it a single day before. We are getting married october 14, 2017 and we are leaving for our honey moon october 15 and will be gone for a week. So the entire week we are going to be unprotected. My soon to be husband knows this. He does not wear condoms, we have tried it never works and he cant keep it up plus i hate them. I am perfectly okay with having a child now, I would love one. My fiance doesnt want one for a while but if it happened he’d be okay with it. so on our honeymoon we are obviously going to have sex but we are going to be unprotected until i get back and can go to the doctor. Hubby is okay with it for the most part (even though he doesnt want one yet) and i am completely okay with the chance to have a baby. I guess i am not sure what to think. We are going to go and we are going to have unprotected sex and the likelihood of actually getting pregnant is slim but im alittle excited that its a possibility. So if it happens i will be ecstatic and my hubby will be okay with it. he is going into this fully aware we will be unprotected and there is a chance so what do you guys think?
Post # 2
I think that if you’re both truly ready for you to conceive on your honeymoon then go for it.
Can you honestly say that you’re just a little excited at the prospect though, or are you now hoping that you’ll conceive? Because once you switch on that baby-making switch it can be difficult to switch off. You sound very excited, which is perfectly natural and acceptable. But say you don’t conceive; are you ready to return to BC afterwards – is that the plan? Because that could mess with your head. Your honeymoon could also become a time when in your head it’s prime baby-making time and then you’ll be distracted from enjoying everything else.
If your plan is to just come off of BC completely once you’re married and until you conceive then it really doesn’t make any difference WHEN you conceive. It’s quite a slim chance straight after coming off of BC and you may not even be ovulating.
Those are just my immediate thoughts though and I don’t know you two. I wish you both a very happy wedding, honeymoon, and marriage!!
Post # 3
The implant doesn’t quit working on one particular date.
The recommende change date errs on the side of caution, but it can maintain its’ effeciveness long after. Talk with your pharmacist.
Post # 4
I think what your insurance is doing is ridiculous! Has your doctor called them to ask for an exception? I had a similar experience once and my doctors office was able to call the insurance and work it out.
Also maybe ask your doctor what they think? Maybe the expiration date is a guideline but really it’s good for longer than that? Just an idea.
Post # 5
The insurance thing sounds shady AF but I definitely have plenty of experience with insurance trying to fuck me over, so in a way it’s not surprising. (Dh was recently hospitalized to the tune of $20k, and our insurance is claiming his stay was “not medically necessary” even though the doctors literally told us if we left early it would be “against medical advice” and our insurance may not cover it lol…talk about a catch 22.)
ANYWAY…if your husband doesn’t want kids right now you need to respect that and you both need to find another method of contraception for the period of time in which you won’t be on BC. Getting pregnant for no other reason than your husband hates condoms sounds like a really bad idea honestly. There are many options for contraception. My husband hates condoms too…so we’ve been using withdrawal since I went off the pill. I know it’s not the most reliable, but it’s definitely more reliable than letting him finish inside of you. And if you’re both theoretically ok with the idea of a pregnancy, it might not be the worst solution for you.
Post # 6
Call your OB and ask what it would cost if you paid out of pocket to have it removed.
But I highly highly doubt it’s just going to stop working on that exact day. You’d probably be fine. I’m sure they underestimate the effectiveness a bit so people aren’t getting surprises.
Post # 7
I’d definitely talk to your doctor about this – I don’t know much about this type of birth control but if jules1949’s explanation is correct then you may have nothing to worry (or get excited) about anyhow.
If you talk to your doctor and they think you’d be risking pregnancy, then you might want to consider taking prenatal vitamins. Also, if you were planning to have the implant replaced on your return, how would that go down assuming there’s a chance you’d be pregnant? Would you wait until your next cycle to start? These are questions I’d want to talk to a physician about.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Even if it did expire the exact day of the 16th, it doesn’t mean you’ll ovulate on your honeymoon.
Post # 9
If your husband isn’t ready for a child, unprotected sex isn’t something to be excited about. There are a myriad of contraception options besides male condoms that you can use–spermicide, diaphragm, pull out method, etc. I would also call your dr and see if an exception can be made to remove your implant earlier or see what the cash price is to have it removed there or planned parenthood.
Post # 10
So what’s the plan, come back and have your nexplanon replaced or just removed?
I don’t think you and your husband sound like you’re on the same page as far as TTC/having a child timeline, where you’re now excited to have unprotected sex and hopefully get pregnant, and he’d basically deal with it.
Also, as others have said it’s more likely they want your birth control removed before it loses effectiveness, not clock strikes midnight and all of the sudden it’s ineffective now. And even when it does lose it’s effectiveness or you come off it entirely, there’s no telling how long it may take you to ovulate.
Post # 11
If he doesn’t want to wear condoms, you might pop a baby, and he better help change the diapers.
Post # 12
Is the plan to go back on BC after the honeymoon?