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Amneris 07-14-2005 10:12 AM

Spinoff Poll: If you are sexually active, which BC method?
 
Just curious as to what method works best for you at present.

M2LR 07-14-2005 10:17 AM

We were doing a combo of natural family planning and condoms.

I had been on the pill for 8 years, and when I went off, I noticed such a tremendous difference in myself (mood swings, acne, etc) that I swore that I would never use hormonal birth control again.

After this bebe, one of us will have a sterilization procedure, we just don't know which one of us yet.

Amneris 07-14-2005 10:26 AM

We're doing NFP and condoms too. I did try the Pill for a few months, but it made me feel awful and I never want to take it again.

I imagine that learning about my natural cycles should help when we wan to conceive.

StyXXX 07-14-2005 10:27 AM

I've been on the pill for 7 years already and now I'm scared about the consequences. I originally went on it to help with my mild acne, god-awful cramps and irregularity of periods. It's help all of those and then when I became sexually active, I just stayed on it. I'll probably be on it for another 3 years, after that I wanna be off it for one full year before I have a baby.

medussa 07-14-2005 10:28 AM

I've never used BC. Dh and I used the rhythm method for years. When we decided to have a baby, we got pg after 3 months of trying (temp and charting). I breastfed my son for 16 months, then tried to get pg and had a lot of difficulty. I finally got pg and am breastfeeding again but still no period. When I do wean my daughter (working on it now) and I get my period, I won't use anything. All this to say, I'm not the most fertile woman in the world, so no birth control for me. LOL.

Colocha 07-14-2005 10:31 AM

I used the pill for 2 years and didnīt affect me, although I didnīt like the fact that some hormones were controlling my body. then I had the IUD for a year and it was fine, but then again, didnīt like it.

Weīre now using condoms.

bounce 07-14-2005 10:33 AM

Gyn surgery! We haven't had sex in over a month and still have another 3 weeks (minimum) to go - whew!

Otherwise, it's condoms/NFP for us too, but in our case, if we got pregant it would be fine so we aren't terribly concerned with BC.

I was on the pill for 10 years, stopped taking it when I got a new job and switched insurance (insurance didn't take effect until 1 month of employment and I didn't want to fill and perscription through Cobra) and alas, my horrible migraines that I had been managing for what felt like my entire life disappeared.

Haven't taken the pill since and haven't had a migraine since, over 1.5 years ago.

bounce 07-14-2005 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amneris

I imagine that learning about my natural cycles should help when we wan to conceive.

Actually, it's really nice to know even if you aren't trying to conceive. I finally started charting and was wowed when after only 2 cycles, I learned I am a 28 dayer, every time.

It's kind of empowering to know. Just mark a calendar - you'll see!

geeky 07-14-2005 10:35 AM

I was on the Pill before I got pregnant.
Now I use an IUD. I didn't want to go back on hormones for various reasons.

Carroll 07-14-2005 11:05 AM

Pill totally whacked me out :roll:

I have an IUD and love it!!!! :lol:

Ladydncing 07-14-2005 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geeky
I was on the Pill before I got pregnant.
Now I use an IUD. I didn't want to go back on hormones for various reasons.

Ditto! Loving the IUD. I have the one that in place for 10 years.
Copper T.

gemini 07-14-2005 11:13 AM

Well, nothing right now, obviously. :lol:

We were using a combination of condoms and nothing (depending on time of the month). DH and I did that for about 3 years. Before that I was on the pill for about 4 years with a few breaks in between (times when either I or DH was deployed). Now i have to figure out what to use after we have baby #1 but aren't yet ready to try for #2.

MizKerri 07-14-2005 11:14 AM

I'm currently off the pill but may go back on for non-birth control reasons. I basically use it to regulate hormones and have normal, regular periods. Otherwise, my period comes maybe twice a year, for weeks, and I mean several weeks up to a month, at a time. I went off of it to see if I could get a period normally yet, and it didn't come. My boyfriend had a vasectomy many years ago so I don't need to worry about actually becoming pregnant.

goldencurly 07-14-2005 11:16 AM

I chart, and during my fertile days only, we use condoms.
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PixieCurl 07-14-2005 11:16 AM

birth control pill for me - i love it! i went on it when i was 18 for wildly irregular periods (sometimes i would skip months, sometimes every 2 weeks i'd get it). i'm actually dreading going off of it someday when husband (to-be) and i want to have kids. i hate the idea of going back to never knowing when my period's coming.

CelticMoonDance 07-14-2005 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amneris
We're doing NFP and condoms too. I did try the Pill for a few months, but it made me feel awful and I never want to take it again.

I imagine that learning about my natural cycles should help when we wan to conceive.

Same here. I get cluster headaches when I take any form of homonal bc. So that really narrows our options down. DH and I are allergic to latex so that narrows the choices down even more. Naturallamb......ewwwww :evil:

Knowing your cycles will really help when you want to conceive. Our kids are 10 so we are past that stage :wink:

marielle448 07-14-2005 11:17 AM

right now pregnancy. When I got married I was on the pill for almost 3 years and decided it wasn't for me. I was too whacked out and it drained my sex drive. So then I started charting and did that for a year. After I had my first kid I didn't worry about charting since BFing really helped but we wouldn't be averse to another pregnancy. Otherwise I wouldn't count on BFing as the sole method of birth control. Either way, BFing kept my period away for 10 months and even then I didn't have a fertile cycle until this last January. Even when you don't chart there are certain signs your body gives you that you'll learn to read.

After this second child I may start to chart again but will most likely just do CM for a while.

Scarlet 07-14-2005 11:23 AM

Nothing.

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I'm not getting any

medussa 07-14-2005 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marielle448
Otherwise I wouldn't count on BFing as the sole method of birth control. Either way, BFing kept my period away for 10 months and even then I didn't have a fertile cycle until this last January. Even when you don't chart there are certain signs your body gives you that you'll learn to read.

Marielle, do you think I might be getting my fertility back? I have had some EWCM (scant amounts), a migraine that lasted overnight and this morning I have a very painful zit on my chin. I am now 12 months post-partum.

Sorry for the guano, Amneris. You can PM me if you like, Marielle.

Sisa 07-14-2005 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scarlet
Nothing.

Code:

I'm not getting any

*snort*

Me, too. :cry: :oops:


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