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    Default Did you/do you intend to use contraception after giving birth?

    Hi Ladies, I was just wondering what your thoughts were on contraception after having a baby?
    It took me quite a while to fall pregnant with my little one and after doing IUI to get my BFP I'm starting to wonder if I'll even bother using any form of protection once DH and I start DTD again.
    I'm not worried about having a small age gap between babies, and I would be very surprised if I actually fell pregnant naturally anyway.
    Would love to hear your thoughts

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    Absolutely not!
    I feel the pill triggered my PCOS. I showed no symptoms pre pill and the pill triggered weight gain which I believe triggered the PCOS. The PCOS all presented after I stopped the pill and started TTC
    I havnt been on the pill now for almost 10 years.
    After having dd I did question my gp about the mini pill whilst I was bfing. She said she didn't want to prescribe me and hormonal contraceptions with my past fertility problems (as well as some liver problems) so she told to just use condoms and that's what we only use now.

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    I also believe that the pill caused my pcos! Its too much of a coincidence.,. The pill makes you stop ovulating....then when you come off it, you're supposed to start again... I think some peoples bodies learn that this is the norm, so keep on with this behaviour once you stop the pill. I always had longer cycles, but they always came... If you are wanting more children in the future, id stay off it until you have had all you want . But thats just my opinion. Go with whatever you feel is right for your own body!!

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    We got told that with my PCOS and DH's spem issues that there is a 10% chance in 10 years. We got pregnant on IVF cycle 2. So... no after bubs is born, if it happens naturally for us it will be a miracle and meant to be!

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    I agree, I was prescribed the pill when I was 15 to help out my issues but I feel what was probably my body sorting itself out was overriden by the pill told it to do.

    I don't think I'll even use hormone based methods again.

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    I think it depends how long it takes me to get pregnant. Its been 7 1/2 months so far and nothing so I dont think Ill be going back on any kind of birth control until Ive had my family. I already feel like I wasted money being on the pill seeing as I didnt fall pregnant after unprotected sex like my sex ed teacher drilled into us!!

    Can the pill cause PCOS? Thats a very interesting theory!!

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    I took the pill after I had ds for 4 months, then stopped. After a few months of irregular strange periods I fell pregnant with dd naturally when ds was 10months.

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    According to my gyno and FS, the pill does not cause PCOS but masks the symptoms. I was on the pill for 10 years and had no issues with irregular periods prior to this so have no idea when PCOS developed. I still don't have any PCOS symptoms other than lack of ovulation so going on the pill for me would make me unaware of when or if I was having natural cycles

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    Nope, just used condoms until we were ready to TTC the next one. DH is going to go for a vasectomy later this year.

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    We used non hormonal contraception. I don't ever want to use hormonal contraception again, horrid stuff!


 

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