Shorter-term postpartum BC?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m not postpartum, but combined pills don’t agree with me so I’m on a mini pill, Microgynon. The only side effects I’ve ever had from it are random irregular bleeds, but they only happen rarely to me, and usually when I mess up my pill taking schedule. 

A huge advantage of mini pills is that you can just stop taking them if unsuitable. Depo Shot – not so much, as once it’s injected, it’s there, and there is no way to rid of the side effects which, by the way, are very common with it (I haven’t tried it but many of my friends have). 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m 12 weeks PP and ended up declining altogether, my friend is 16 weeks PP and she opted for the mini pill but I don’t think she likes it. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

TheGridMonster :  I’m juse tracking and pull out method but since I want to get pregnant again at the end of this year it wouldnt be the worst thing if I fell early.

It took me 12 months for little man so want to track without BC and see what my body is doing! 

Also, not sure that I’m even ovulating yet because I am breastfeeding. I thought I had a ‘period’ a few weeks ago but my obstetrician thinks it’s unlikely and was just some random PP bleeding. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

TheGridMonster :  I have been doing this super effective method of being too damn tired to have sex lol. And the one time I wasn’t it hurt so…..yea….maybe someday hahaha. My midwife suggested Mirena but a few other moms warned me that it made their milk supply drop and since I already had supply issues I didn’t want to take any hormones and mess with it. At this point we would be ok getting pregnant again (even though it is highly unlikely given our previous infertility and the fact that I’m still Boyfriend or Best Friend and my cycle hasn’t returned) so we don’t won’t bother with protection.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

I think the birth control pill can also affect your breast milk supply? So maybe something to keep in mind. 

Where I am, you go in for a 6 week post partum check up and one of the things you discuss is birth control. I didn’t really have one (well, I did but we got onto other topics and didn’t get around to talking about birth control) and I was going to ask about the Depo shot too. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

We’re just using the withdrawal method. I refuse to ever go in BC again. Did that for almost 20 years. My turn is over. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

TheGridMonster :  We relied on lactational amenorrhea combined with the pull-out method. Plus being too exhausted to have lots of sexytimes. After my period eturned (at 11 months portpartum) I tracked my cycle and we continued to pull-out/avoid during the FW until we were ready to try again, after my son turned 2. We’re 99% sure we’re done now that we have two kids so this time I got a Mirena at six weeks postpartum. Congrats to you, not much longer, eh?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My cycles returned at 6 weeks but breastfed until 13 months. We have used natural cycles (fertility awareness method) plus condoms as we are keen to have another baby soon. TBH I don’t think I will use hormonal methods again.

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