I am struggling to find an appropriate form of contraception to use and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I'll just do a quick run down of what I have used before.
I have tried using the implanon/Depo which causes me extreme weight gain.
I can't take any of the Pills as I am breastfeeding and there are no mini pills that are lactose free.
I have recently tried the Mirena (after an unplanned pregnancy/termination in June) but it turned me into a hormonal monster I also conceived, had it removed (due to the monster issue) which allowed implantation to occur this pregnancy resulted in a m/c last month.
Condoms cause me pain during intercourse.
The nuvo ring isn't breastfeeding friendly.
I am worried about the reliability of the diaphragm and the issue I have with the cup/tampons 'falling' out (my body expels them, always has) make me wonder if I will also have issues with this and it is not something I am willing to risk as I don't want another pregnancy right now.
Right now I am considering the copper IUD but I have read it can make your bleeding worse and I am already using DD's disposable nappies for the first 2-3 days of my cycle when I get them.
I am also cautious about using the billings method as my cycles are not regular at all, they are ranging from 30-65 days. Again I do not want another unplanned pregnancy.
We are not 100% sure we are done having children and are wanting to leave the option open for a few years down the track which rules out sterilization, I know once DD weans I will be able to try a few other methods that are currently ruled out but that leaves a good 2+ years to go or until my cycles are regular.
I'm really not sure what to use