(Closed) What birth control method did you use post-partum?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i’m in the same boat. i’m trying to figure out the best method for us since we don’t want to have another baby for a year or two (or three or four…lol). we have been using condoms so far, but they’re seriously inconvenient and no fun (to us, anyway).

my friend got an IUD 6 weeks postpartum. i’ve heard that the insertion is extremely painful, but she said it wasn’t that bad for her. IUDs seem to be really common and preferred by women who just had a baby and want to wait one or more years for another one.

also, you actually can be on the pill, you just have to be on a progestin-only pill (aka mini pill). not sure of the exact brands, but you should ask your OB or midwife about it. you can also do depo-provera or norplant since theyre both pretty long term. personally i dont feel entirely comfortable with hormonal methods since i’m EBFing too, but it’s technically safe.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m planning on doing an IUD, personally.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i gave birth 2 months ago, and decided on implanon, i have my doctors appoinment next wednesday!! hopefully it will be the bestt option for me.

 

i tried this websites, that help you to make a decision on wich bc method is the rigth one for you

http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-quiz

 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hear that you can use progesterone only methods since very little is passed through the milk and it doesn’t have any estrogen: Implanon, depo provera , etc etc

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Eva Peron: im not breastfeeding anymore, but heard lots of positive reviews about implanon , so hopefully it will be the best choice, i thing either DUI(mirena) or implanon might be good when you are not planning of having more babies for 3 to 5 years!!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There’s always abstinence! 100% guaranteed! LOL

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Fiance and I did everything backwards and had children first. They were both BC babies, one was the pill, the other was the shot. Since baby #2, I’ve had the Mirena IUD and have not gotten pregnant (over 3 years). I breastfed while having the Mirena.

I agree with Harmonyeee though, it did hurt during insertion (and it was after my second baby in under 2 years, both were natural without drugs – which made me think like it wouldn’t hurt at all LOL), but it’s mainly because they have to dialate you in order to insert it. IMO, if you get it, have someone there to drive you home and plan to have someone else take care of the baby for the rest of the day, just in case. I slept for the rest of the day/night after having mine inserted, as it was very painful for me, but I know others who went to work afterwards without any issues.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@miss-spunkin: I’m going to get a Mirena. It’s progesterone-based with no estrogen hormones, so it’s safe to have it and breastfeed. I can’t trust myself to take pills and it’s going to be at least 3 years, if not more, before we talk about another baby, so it’s the right choice for me. I was actually going to get one before I got pregnant. I had an appointment to get it inserted 2 weeks after I got my BFP. My insurance covers all BC methods 100% so I don’t have to pay anything for it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I do not want to have anymore children after this baby, ever. So I will likely have the factory permanently shut. At the very least, I’ll use Mirena but I don’t even want to chance that it might not work.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m in the same dilemma… I want to EBF and I loooved the pill and know I can’t take it. 

Progesterone-based has never worked for me or else I’d consider Mirena. I had the Depo shot and had my period (well, technically “breakthrough bleeding” but it was really just like my regular period) for six months straight! I’m scared of anything progesterone & long term because of that. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got Implanon inserted last week, and my OB said it was safe for breastfeeding. It works for 3 years, but you can get it taken out whenever you want. So far so good, but my arm was sore for a few days. I go back to work tomorrow after 12 week maternity leave ( 🙁 ! ) so I wanted to get it taken care of before then.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am temporarily going on depo while the essure is in place and up till the 3 month checkup. But we are done having children so tubal ligation it is for me. Darling Husband will also be getting a vasectomy.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had the Mirena for about 9-10 months, in between babies, and I really liked it.  For me, I had it inserted at my 6 weeks post-partum appointment, and my cervix was still very soft, so it hardly hurt at all.  Removal also did not hurt for me, and we got pregnant again right away.

We thought we were going to wait a few years in between babies, but it turned out that having them close together was a better option for us.  Since we’ll probably start trying for #3 when #2 gets to be a year old, this time we’re just going to use NFP in between babies.  I won’t be breastfeeding, and I got my period back with Addie before my 6 week post-partum check, so I think it will work fine for us.

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