Post # 1
I guess this could also be posted in Wellness (feel free to move it), but I’m curious to see how many bees use condoms vs. the pill, etc. Darling Husband and I are pre-TTC… emphasis on the PRE, haha. He wants a fool-proof method, and I’m sick of hormonal BC (I’m ready to TTC 😉 Anyway, specify if you’re married and thinking of TTC in the next year or so. Also, why you use the BC you do. Thanks!
Post # 3
I use the patch mostly because I can’t remember to take pills.
Post # 4
Just switched from the pill to nuvaring. So far so good, not taking a pill every night is making me paranoid but it is more foolproof. I had a tendency to pass out on the couch and take it 3 hrs late.
ETA: Married, not TTC for a few years
Post # 5
We use condoms AND the pill – no babies here please!
I have been on Loestrin 24 cause that’s what the dr gave me to start out with and it’s worked great, until last month or so when I had some breakthrough (sry TMI!) and he told me to try LoLoestrin instead. So far so good!
Post # 6
I’ve been taking the BCP for 6.5 years now and no complaints. We’re getting married this June, but probably won’t be TTC for another 2-3 years.
Post # 7
I have been taking Depo for almost 5 years. It has been great, no periods! But there are other things that are not so great…like the weight gain. I am actually going to let my shot run out in Feb. but I am not sure what we will do then…I will be watching this thread for ideas.
Post # 8
I’m condoms and prayers only as I eventually got migraines from hormonal birth control. We aren’t currently trying to conceive.
Post # 9
Before we were married, husband and I were adamanat we did NOT want to have kids before the wedding. So I was on the pill, plus we used condoms AND VCF, (Vaginal Contraceptive Film). Bad thing about VCF is that it needs to be inserted at least 15 minutes before intercourse, so if you are fond of “surprise attacks” (so-to-speak!) it may not be for you. It also contains nonoxonyl 9 (sp?), which can cause irritation in some people, (I’ve been using it for several years with no problems for either of us).
Now that we are married and planning to start TTC soon, I am off the pill and we just do the condoms/VCF. I’ve also been charting. Because of that, I think we could probably drop at least the VCF, but hubby is a touch paranoid about it, so we still double-up for now.
Post # 10
Condoms only for now, though once I lose some more weight I’d really like to get an IUD because we’re not planning for kids until at least 3 years from now – hopefully more like 4-5.
I was on the pill 2 years ago, but I developed blood clots in my lungs (eik, scary!) as a result of that plus some other factors so I’m pretty much banned from any kind of hormonal contraceptive for life.
Post # 11
we always used condoms only. I’ve never been on the pill or any other type of hormonal contraptive.
Post # 12
We just moved to condoms only. I’ve been on the pill for about 10 years, and I was starting to get freaked out about all the hormones in my system, so we decided I could go off it after we got married. We aren’t planning on kids for 2-3 years.
When I was on the pill we’d use condoms sometimes or pull-out.
Post # 13
We use fertility awareness. I’ve never taken hormonal BC because of health concerns, and IUDs are pretty darn unappealing! I love that FAM is free, doesn’t affect my mood or body, and that it’s given me a lot of awareness and knowledge of my body. Works perfectly for us. We don’t plan on conceiving for several years.
Post # 14
@Catherine: Just curious… what are you planning to use after you’re married? I’m in a similar situation, just sick of all of the hormones and want something non-hormonal. But Darling Husband is worried about condoms only (what if they break..)
Post # 15
I’ve been on the pill for approx. 9 years with sporadic breaks.
The first Pill I went on (alesse) made me a 3 headed psycho bitch. So I had to switch that up and now I’m on what’s called Select 35. I’ve never heard of it before, some pharmacies I’ve gone to haven’t heard of it before, but it REALLY works for me.
Hopefully though, I’ll be off it in a few months.
I’m married and we plan on TTC early – mid next year.
Post # 16
We are using just Mirena IUD- we are married.
Meeting with our high risk OB next month to see about TTC for one last baby *fingers crossed* we get the OK 🙂