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    Default Needing a non-hormone related contraception

    My partner and I recently lost our little bub just after 12 weeks - there was a nerual tube defect and the condition was not compatible with life so we had to let go

    DF is adamant he does not want any more children (we have two beautiful little kids) and that we need to be more vigilant about birth control. My problem is I have tried so many different things and for women they all affect hormones, which my body does not agree with at all. I suffer severe migraines while taking the pill - I get the visual problems, my right arm loses feeling and I am in bed for a day or so to recover from it. The depo shot and and implanon cause me to bleed continuously for months on end, the mini-pill which doesn't have the problem with migraines, caused alopecia and also killed my libido - it also made it very painful and dry for me to do anything with my DF. My GP has advised I stay away from anything that messes with my hormones which was fine while we were just timing my cycle and working outside that, but obviously it didn't work very well at all.

    So ladies, can anyone think of something that will work as contraception that is not permanent? We might look at something more permanent down the track, but everything is still to fresh and painful to think about that. I know condoms seem like the obvious choice here, but DF really hates them and refuses to use them. Part of me thinks well we just have to take that risk then (I would love another bub) but my OB said any future pregnancies would need to have me on very high doses of folic acid before hand to reduce the risk of another neural tube defect. We really don't want to go through the same experience again so I know we have to be more careful.

    Sorry for the huge post, I am just not sure of my options. Thanks in advance!

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    Diaphram copper IUD or your partner can have the snip. Good luck

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    Default Re: Needing a non-hormone related contraception

    I agree with the copper IUD, its non hormonal and can last up to 5 years. I have heard some horror stories about it though. Another thought, have you tried the nuva ring? It's hormone based but if all else fails maybe give it a go, at least with that you can pull it out yourself immediately if it's no good for you.

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    Default Needing a non-hormone related contraception

    Thirding the copper iud. I've had it for a few months now with no problems.

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    Thanks ladies!

    Sounds like the copper IUD will be the way to go, I will talk to my OB about it at the follow up appointment.


 

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