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Old December 18th 05, 11:30 PM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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What sort of birth control are you other nursing moms on?

I'm on Ortho-Micronor but I don't like it. I don't get a period, and I
am just sure that I'm going to start showing any minute now because
I've gotten pregnant again and don't realize it. I tried on a skirt
yesterday that's a little tight (odd, because I'm smaller now than I
was pre-pregnancy) and I flipped out that I might be PG again! ACK!!!
I am SO not ready. (It's probably just the X-mas cookies, I've been so
bad).

My doc wouldn't give me a diaphragm - he said that he hadn't fitted
anyone for one in 4 years, and that "no one" uses them anymore! Birth
control is now, apparently, subject to peer pressure. He said I could
have the shot or the pill. Well, I fear the shot because I've had
menstrual migraines in the past, and the shot can cause migraines, and
I don't want to put something in my body that lasts for 3 months that
could give me migraines, with no way of getting rid of it! Yikes.
I've noticed that the sponge is back on the market, and between that
and nursing I'd probably be pretty well covered, but it would be
expensive (not covered by insurance). Is there a patch that's ok while
nursing? Friends of mine have had good success with the patch.

I find myself forgetting pills, because I'm more worried about the baby
than myself at bedtime. I want something easy, don't we all. WHEN ARE
THEY GOING TO COME OUT WITH A PATCH FOR MEN?!?!?!

Thanks!
Amy

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Old December 18th 05, 11:47 PM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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What sort of birth control are you other nursing moms on?


charting cervical mucus. it's worked for over a decade for me both for
conception & contraception.


I've gotten pregnant again and don't realize it. I tried on a skirt
yesterday that's a little tight (odd, because I'm smaller now than I
was pre-pregnancy) and I flipped out that I might be PG again! ACK!!!
I am SO not ready. (It's probably just the X-mas cookies, I've been so
bad).


i'm almost at pre-preg weight (3kg off) but alot of my clothes are nowhere
near fitting. i have a flat tummy but the bum & thighs seems to have
re-arranged their shape hence the clothes not fitting. i wouldn't start
panicking yet.



My doc wouldn't give me a diaphragm - he said that he hadn't fitted
anyone for one in 4 years, and that "no one" uses them anymore! Birth
control is now, apparently, subject to peer pressure. He said I could
have the shot or the pill.


that's pretty bad. i don't go for chemical contraception personally so if i
wanted something diaphragm or condom would be it. perhaps you need to look
at another doctor?

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elizabeth (in australia)
DS1 20th august 2002
DS2 26th September 2005

"In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul."
--Lisa T. Shepherd


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Old December 19th 05, 12:10 AM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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Amy wrote:
What sort of birth control are you other nursing moms on?


I've got the Mirena IUD. I've had it for 4 years now and I'm really
happy with it. Nearly no period (used to have really heavy periods with
lots of pain), no pain. I love it.
I was scared at first because of the "no period" aspect (Yes, I took a
couple of pg tests because I was scared I might be). But I've gotten
used to it now and honestly, I haven't had a regular period in 6 years
(I had my period maybe twice or three times before getting the IUD
because I was bf'ing.)

I find myself forgetting pills, because I'm more worried about the baby
than myself at bedtime. I want something easy, don't we all. WHEN ARE
THEY GOING TO COME OUT WITH A PATCH FOR MEN?!?!?!


Yeah, I'd love for that to happen, too.

take care!
nicole
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Old December 19th 05, 09:24 AM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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"NL" wrote in message ...

Amy wrote:
What sort of birth control are you other nursing moms on?



Abstinance.. nothing suits me.. hubby is having the chop later this year.

Andrea mom of 6, latest baby Erin Elizabeth 7 weeks old.


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Old December 19th 05, 10:46 PM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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Me too - so far I love it, though the insertion of it was VERY painful for
me and i cramped for a day or two afterwards. Still I like not having to
think about bc.
"NL" wrote in message
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Amy wrote:
What sort of birth control are you other nursing moms on?


I've got the Mirena IUD. I've had it for 4 years now and I'm really happy
with it. Nearly no period (used to have really heavy periods with lots of
pain), no pain. I love it.
I was scared at first because of the "no period" aspect (Yes, I took a
couple of pg tests because I was scared I might be). But I've gotten used
to it now and honestly, I haven't had a regular period in 6 years (I had
my period maybe twice or three times before getting the IUD because I was
bf'ing.)

I find myself forgetting pills, because I'm more worried about the baby
than myself at bedtime. I want something easy, don't we all. WHEN ARE
THEY GOING TO COME OUT WITH A PATCH FOR MEN?!?!?!


Yeah, I'd love for that to happen, too.

take care!
nicole



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Old December 20th 05, 12:48 AM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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CY wrote:
Me too - so far I love it, though the insertion of it was VERY painful for
me and i cramped for a day or two afterwards. Still I like not having to
think about bc.


Excellent lead-in to my next question...

Those of you with IUDs, how bad did the insertion hurt? Like, on a
scale of one to ten, ten being labor?

Thanks for all the help. I'm thinking that an IUD's the way to go.

Amy

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Old December 20th 05, 12:34 AM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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"Amy" wrote in message
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Those of you with IUDs, how bad did the insertion hurt? Like, on a
scale of one to ten, ten being labor?


Threeish. There was a minute or two of "breathe" in there, but I've had
menstrual cramps that were worse.

Get ibuprofen for the cramps and pop one before you go in.

Jess


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Old December 20th 05, 02:17 AM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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Mine was like a 6 or so. I've never had menstrual cramps that were anywhere
close. It was pain in my cervix though as opposed to the uterus. But I'm
a big wimp for pain and need to a Tylenol for a stubbed toe, lol!
"Jess" wrote in message
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"Amy" wrote in message
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Those of you with IUDs, how bad did the insertion hurt? Like, on a
scale of one to ten, ten being labor?


Threeish. There was a minute or two of "breathe" in there, but I've had
menstrual cramps that were worse.

Get ibuprofen for the cramps and pop one before you go in.

Jess




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Old December 20th 05, 02:25 AM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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In . com,
Amy wrote:

*
*CY wrote:
* Me too - so far I love it, though the insertion of it was VERY painful for
* me and i cramped for a day or two afterwards. Still I like not having to
* think about bc.
*
*Excellent lead-in to my next question...
*
*Those of you with IUDs, how bad did the insertion hurt? Like, on a
*scale of one to ten, ten being labor?

Um - well, what part of labor?? My first Mirena insertion hurt BIGtime. I
had labor-like cramps for a full 36 hours. Like, approaching transition
labor. Seriously. But when they had to replace it, the second one went in
easy - one cramp, and that was it.

--
Hillary Israeli, VMD
Lafayette Hill/PA/USA/Earth
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is
too dark to read." --Groucho Marx



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Old December 21st 05, 05:13 AM posted to misc.kids.breastfeeding
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Hillary Israeli wrote:
In . com,
My first Mirena insertion hurt BIGtime. I
had labor-like cramps for a full 36 hours. Like, approaching transition
labor. Seriously. But when they had to replace it, the second one went in
easy - one cramp, and that was it.


Mine was a zero -- I could only just feel that it was going in at all,
like slipping a pencil between your lips. I did have cramps for a day
or so following, but they were pretty much like a normal first day of a
baddish period (baddish for me -- I don't get really horrible periods).
An ibuprofen here and there handled it fine.

--Helen

 




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