Shorter-term postpartum BC?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 31
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

TheGridMonster :  yeah I agree, all the sleep disruptions might wreak havoc. I’m hoping by 6 months or so in, there might be some semi-regular sleep and waking patterns, but who knows with those little unpredictable dictators. 

Post # 32
8264 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

techmom :  hahha, yes! We finally had sexy time yesterday morning but when I wake up my boobs are always HUGE because the baby doesn’t eat overnight anymore and I refuse to wake and pump overnight. I was like “I know they look amazing, but if you touch them I will spray everywhere so don’t even think about it” hahahahhaa

Post # 33
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I thought about IUD, but ended up going with the regular pill for a year.  I have a lot of friends in the IUD camp and they love it.  A friend of mine got pregnant with her second baby 6 weeks PP on the mini-pill so I was for sure shying away from that.  🙂

Post # 34
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Not sure if you or your Darling Husband would be into it, but the pull-out method is actually 96% effective (if done properly). That’s only a couple percentage less than the BCP. I’m not postpartum, but right now I’m temping and using the withdrawal method, and my two friends who are postpartum also use this and it has worked well for all of us. That way you don’t have to worry about any hormones messing with your system. Just a thought ☺️ 

Post # 35
5035 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

The last two years all we used were condoms so I will probably use the same postpartum.

Post # 36
9822 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

TheGridMonster :  My friend did the minipill and it worked out well for her.  I didn’t want to bother so I just did pull out method and when my period came back (7.5mo pp with my first) I charted TTA (and pulled out). And we only had sex like 2-3x a month so it’s not like we were going at it every day.  After my second we also did pull out method until my period came back (1 year) and then I got a mirena since I’m not planning on having any more (but not ready for final measures) and I love it.  If I did have another one, i wouldn’t mind getting the mirena in at 6weeks pp.  I’ve had no issues with it outside of light spotting the first 6 weeks.  The biggest draw for me as with Mirena, usually there are no periods.  I’ve had mine 3 months and no periods so far.  That’s why I choose it over copper IUD and the minipill isn’t super effective and my luck I would get pregnant on it. I’m still breastfeeding so no combo BCP anyway and I don’t have any desire to go back to the combo pill.  

Post # 37
709 posts
Busy bee

LilliV :  oh boy, does that sound familiar! It does get better though. 🙂

Post # 38
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I tried the mini pill but hated it, so ultimately I used breastfeeding and wishful thinking LOL. I wouldn’t recommend it as sole contraception once bub stops feeding overnight though, i got a bit complacent when she started dropping feeds and I’m now 14 weeks pregnant with our surprise #2. 

Post # 39
3183 posts
Sugar bee

I’ll likely get Mirena again. I had two rounds of it. The second time, it was around a year after getting it inserted before I got it removed to start TTC. It’s one less thing to think about on a daily basis for me. 

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