Post # 32
I can’t believe how many people are in similar situations! I so much appreiciate everyones feedback.
As for the IUD: I think that is something I would look into later. Maybe after we have kids. How many years are they suppose to stay in place for? I’d just hate to get it now and then get it removed in another year or two… or does that matter?
@ ladyox: do you mind sharing the brand of condom that works best for you? I guess finding a good one could make it a little easier to adjust to.
@ cricket: What type of questions did you ask your doctor about it? I’m thinking of switching doctors because I feel like when I tell him I get major mood swings with my Birth Control that he kind of shrugs it off like it’s no big deal. How severe were your mood swings? how did you know the difference between PMS and Depression?
Post # 33
You should absolutely buy the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Tony Wechsler. I was amazed to actually learn how everything works!
Post # 34
NFP will change your life! For the better! It is the one thing throughout the engagement process that has kept me calm. Getting to know and understand your body does a tremendous amount of good for not only your physical health but your emotional health as well. It is like you are on the same page with your body! Plus, the benefits that NFP brings to a relationship are amazing enough for me to use it for that reason alone. The communication skills, the respect, the understanding, the list goes on. Throughout all the chaos of planning a wedding, you shouldn’t have to worry about your body going out of whack as well! I too am using the Sypmto-Thermal Method of NFP, and if I can do it and love it, you can too! One of the things I struggled with was just what you said — trusting myself. It felt like the decision of having or baby or not having a baby relied solely on MY interpretation of my body! It’s not so. It does have to do with your interpretation, but that’s why I love Sympto-Thermal – it combines other factors as well, since as temperature checks, etc. If you’re thinking about NFP, I would consider Sympto-Thermal above the rest, for the mere fact that it cross checks with three symptoms. As a young bride, NFP has brought me exactly what I’ve needed – no stress, no anxiety, and better communication with my future husband!
All the best!!
Post # 35
@LacyLust, I don’t think there is any problem removing an IUD after 1-2 years, except that if you pay out of pocket it might not make sense financially, as the device is about $500 (with doctor services on top of that).
@Historienne, great comments/ advice- it is definitely something to be discussed with your doctor, and researched. Also, the procedue is pretty painful if you haven’t given birth. Apparently it is much less painful if you wait to use an IUD until after childbirth.
Post # 36
I too dislike how the pill is making me feel and react, and is it possible to use the NFP method after you have been on the pill? I was like clockwork before the wedding, so I don’t know how it will work now. AND, I am getting married in three weeks.
Post # 37
@hisbunny: from advice I’ve got and from some research it seems to take about 3 cycles for your body to really get back to normal. Your cycles should hopfully still be like clock work after you stop the pill if they were good before. I have heard though that it does take some time for your body to adjust; so I don’t know what your body would do in just 3 weeks…? Maybe someone else could chime in on advice for that. I would probably wait till after the wedding. Just in Case your body has a weird break out or something. Good Luck!