So I'm 6.5 weeks pp and have my ob checkup next week. Im considering getting an iud however I've hated every other form of hormonal birth control (3 different pills, depo shot and the Nuva ring) and get keloid scaring so the implant isn't an option. I've read the mirena has the lowest dose of hormones available but I'm still worried about the possibility of side effects, specifically weight gain and loss of sex drive.
Ideally the the copper non hormonal iud sounds great except the heavier and more painful periods. I'm exclusively bf and didn't have af return for 7 months after ds but would this make af return sooner due to being in the womb? Also I stopped bleeding at 5.5 weeks pp but started up again a week later and it seems like af - I hope it's not as it's not to bad. I guess I'll just wait and see in a few weeks on that one.
If if anyone has been on both can you rate your expirences? At this stage I'm leaning towards the mirena as heavy and painful af doesn't sound fun, but it's also available on the pbs so cheaper and I won't mind so much if I have it taken out of it's not working - where as from what I've read the copper iud will cost aprox $150.
Condoms of course are always the option but we've played Russian roulette in the past and it's not something I want to risk right now.