The last two times I've been to the dr she's asked me about birth control for after the baby is born. Until she mentioned it, I wasn't even thinking of it! After I had Elijah I didn't start the pill until he was six months old because Josh was in Korea and obviously you can't get pregnant talking over the internet, SO I didn't need it. There's a couple of "ifs" involved with birth control this time but I want opinions/experiences. SO I'll give you a few ifs and hopefully someone can give me some clue as to what would work best...
Ok so first if is if Josh gets deployed. If he does, I'm not worried about getting on birth control that fast, because we wouldn't be past the "six week wait" rule when he does deploy, it'd be more like 3 1/2-4 weeks...we should HOPEFULLY find out more about it on the deploying next week (he may get surgery on his shoulder again).
My next if is if I can breast feed this time. If I can obviously I'd need something safe and effective.
My last if is more of a worry than an if. I want something that won't cause weight gain, and NOT hormonal. After only 2 1/2 months on the pill I gained weight, AND it threw off AF for six months...I don't want to have to deal with AF being THAT irregular again.
Another worry, I've heard that the IUD can cause abortions...my dr suggested it, but I don't like the idea of accidentally getting pregnant and my b/c causing it to end. If I get pregnant, even trying to prevent it, in my eyes it's a gift from God and it's supposed to happen then. I don't want to think that I'm what caused a baby to not be born because of my b/c.
SO...by now you're probably thinking just don't have sex, lol. Any suggestions?
well I hate to say it because it IS a hormonal pill, but your best option IMO is the Micronor....the "mini-pill". it contains progestrone only and is safe for breast-feeding....that's what I'm taking, but for me it's because it A) does NOT cause weight gain unlike the other pills and B) doesn't increase the risk of hormonal migraines. it requires you to be a whole lot more accurate as to WHEN you take it....but in the main I've loved it. I've had a little bit of nausea here and there, but that's the only side effect. I've taken several different pills, the patch, I've had the shot...and I considered the IUDs, but personally I wasn't comfortable with them either. the only thing i've never considered was implanon (the little thing they implant in your arm), and I don't think I ever will..and so far, the Micronor has worked out just fine for me :). no weight gain so far, thank Heavens, lol.
I second what Ivy said. I'm on Micronor, too because I'm still BFing. I haven't had any side effects on it....no weight gain or even nausea.
We use it in combination with condoms - it's got a higher fail rate than the regular combination pills (like Ivy mentioned, you're supposed to take it at the SAME TIME every day) so we're not taking any chances. I haven't actually started AF again yet but I could O at any time...you never know!
Have either of you used it before and then stopped to TTC? That's my biggest worry/scare. That the pill, no matter which one, will cause me to have a really irregular AF again when we do decide to TTC. The pill I was on was the combo pill, not the mini pill. I didn't have any side effects besides the weight gain and spotting. I'm not thinking I'll get pregnant right away if/when we decide to TTC again and I stop whatever b/c BUT I would like to think I don't have to wait for my body to readjust. Not to mention, the six months after the pill $UCKED because I had no clue when anything was happening/AF was going to start because I had 29-38 day cycles.
This is my complete history n i need some really gudd advice plzzz helpp:
I got marrid in march 2009, till november 2009 we did not plan for a baby.In december 2009 i conceived in our first try.
My cycle was always normal.
FIRST PREGNANCY:( missed abortion)
in the first pregnancy i got my first ultrasound done at 7 weeks heart beat n fetal pole both were present.
i was advised 2 get my 2nd ultrasound done at 12 weeks. but then at 12 weeks i found that there was no heart beat n the baby stopped growing at 8.5 weeks , same nite bleeding started n i got my dnc done.
During this pregnancy i was advised the following blood tests n all were normal:
1. Anti HCV
5. Glucose Random
6. Rubellla IgG
7. Rubella IgM
Also got the Histopathology done of the tissues from DnC n it was also normal n simply revealed that they were products of conception.
Note: I did slip in the wash room during my 1st pregnancy.
1 Normal Cycle After DnC i was advised to get my internal ultrasound done to check if the ovaries, uterus n all was fine. Everything was totally fine n the follicle was also gud. Follicle measurements were 18mm on the 14th day of my menstural cycle.
Some how i tried conceiving naturally for 3 months but it didnt work. Follicles were really gud, ovulation was also occuring, seman analysis report was also normal. The doctor said that v r probably missing out a chance. SO anyhow he gave me PROLIFIN tablets to be taken from the 2nd day of my periods till 5 days. N then on the 13th n 14th day he advised me to get my internal ultrasound done to check the follicle measurements. There was only 1 mature follicle (after taking prolifen tablets- they r basically like clomid). Follicle was 17.5 mm on the 13th day of my menstrual with really gud blood flow so the same day he gave me 5000 units of HCG injection to make sure that the folicle ruptures to release the egg n my chances of conception increase. Finally i conceived in this cycle.
2ND PREGNANCY:(missed abortion)
The starting date of my last periods this time was 26th July 2010. I got my first ultrasound done at 5 weeks and found that i was having IDENTICAL TWINS developed from a single follicle. They were basically MONOCHORIONIC DIAMNIOTIC TWINS. Twin pregnancy was futher confirmed at 7 weeks when 2 heart beats were found. Also got all my blood tests repeated n they were also normal. During this pregnancy i was being given the following supportive therapy:
1. FOLIC ACID 5 MG DAILY,
2. DUPHASTON TABLETS TWICE A DAY,
3. LOPRIN ONCE A DAY,
4. HCG INJECTION OF 5000 UNITS WEEKLY.
But then again when i got my ultrasound done at 10th week, i found no heart beat n the baby had stopped growing at 9+ weeks.
Now my topic of concern is:
1. Shud i take loprin that is baby asprin as a profilactic treatment b4 conception. Some doctors advice it n some dont. I am confused.
2. Secondly my doctor has advised me the following supportive therapy when i concieve next time:
1. FOLIC ACID 5 mg daily,
2. DUPHASTON tablets twice a day,
3. LOPRIN once a day,
4. HCG injection of 5000 units weekly,
5. LOW DOSE HEPARIN .
Is it a gud supportive therpy. Shud i b satisfied with it.
3. Thirdly shud i get any futher investigations done b4 i plan to concieve. Any further blood tests or so?
4. N lastly although i have regular periods but still DnC does irregulate ovulation a bit. Since my follicles r always gud i am sure i dont need any fertility drug like clomid. But just to make sure that they rupture n result in a timely ovulation is it safe to just get a single dose of HCG injection? N since i know now that i have a tendency of concieving twins plz let me know if a single dose Hcg injection just to rupture the mature follicle, can it result in multiple pregnancies. What cud b the chances?
Lastly i want to start trying 2 conceive after my 1 normal cycle? is it ok? Plz helppppp
your best bet would be to make your own post with your own question..you should get some responses that way :).
Sabrina- well no this is my first time using this pill, but because it stays in your system such a short time (like Jen said...if you're more than 3 hours late you are NOT protected) I've heard that it's very easy to come off of....and it's just progestrone which they often use in women who are TTC to regulate their cycles...so I can't imagine it would be anything but good :).
I wasn't on this pill before - I was on the combo pill.....which, I think I've told you, didn't affect my ability to conceive when I went off of it - and I was on it for 5 years or so. Every woman is different....and, also, I think that just because you had trouble regulating your cycle after going off of a combo pill before doesn't necessarily mean that you will next time.
I don't plan on TTC ever again, so I'm not concerned with the ability to go off of the Micronor easily or not in order to TTC....my plan is to go off it after DH has had his vasectormy and the subsequent check and we get the all clear to never have to use BC again...whoo hooo!! :)
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