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    Default Contraception options while breastfeeding

    So far we've just been using condoms, but we're both really hating them at the moment and have had a couple of slip ups and ended up just using withdrawal instead... not foolproof!!
    I'd heard that the mini pill could be used while breastfeeding and was considering that but from the limited amount I've read it seems that it doesn't prevent fertilization of the egg, just implantation. Am really not comfortable with that :/

    But are there any other options? Really don't want any IUDs...

    Help! :embarassed:

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    I'm curious too.. I'll have to work something out for after this pregnancy and I don't like the thought of going on the mini pill again.
    It made me so moody and I had no libido until I stopped taking it.

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    I'm having the same issue, I will be calling my doc Monday to see how long after birth the mirena can be Inserted

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    Abstinence lol

    We're in a similar situation - I hate the mini pill, it made me hormonal and I kept forgetting to take it, so whats the point?

    I also HATE condoms.

    I am considering getting Mirena, but I haven't had my period yet and I've heard it can cause bleeding and I'm hoping to avoid that.

    Other options (which I have no experience in):
    - diaphram
    - Depo shots
    - cervical cap
    - Implanon (its in your arm)
    - oh and copper IUD but I think you're not keen on that one (understandably)

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    What about the nuva ring?

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    I had merina put in at 6 months (used breastfeeding ammenorhea method before that - 98% effective). No trouble, no bleeding and no period until bub 19 months old. She is now 2.5 and still breastfeeding. Love it! :

    Can't use nuva ring for breastfeeding it has both hormones in it so not safe

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    I'm due for my 6wk post natal check up at my ob in 2 wks so am having the same issues.

    DH hates condoms, mini pill hates me. Ob suggested the mirena last time - her opinion is that either it works for you and you love it or you bleed constantly and it sucks. But you don't know till you try.

    Will have to ask her about the ring thing.

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    According to the nuvaring website it shouldn't be used while breastfeeding

    Is there a difference between the diaphram and cervical cap? Do either have a good success rate?

    The pill usually kills my libido too. Totally.

    There really should be a *male* contraceptive!!!

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    See I'd normally just use withdrawal and lactation ammenhorrea method - DS2 is 8 months old and still no period - but a friend of mine fell pregnant with her third like that so I'm paranoid!

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    i know you don't like the idea of them but what about a copper IUD? look up the copper multi-load


 

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