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
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15-10-2012 18:38 #1
Help to find a contraceptive please?
15-10-2012 18:49 #2
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15-10-2012 18:57 #4
Sorry have no advice but am in very similar position (can't take hormonal contraceptives and am BF) so am subbing.
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15-10-2012 19:13 #8
My GP has given me a script for Levlen. If you read the info about The Pill (not the Mini Pill) it actually says that after solids are introduced at 6 months it shouldn't interfere with BFing. There is no reason you can't BF and take the normal Pill other than it *might* reduce your supply. My supply is all over the place anyway particularly around the time of AF (I assume AF is back for you??), so I don't think it will be much different. Having said that my dd has just been sick for the last 2.5 weeks and I don't want to confuse everything right now (AF arrived yesterday) so I'm waiting another month to start Levlen. I'm planning on weaning in 2 or so months anyway so I'm not too fussed.
Have a chat with your GP.
15-10-2012 19:20 #9
Have you tried different types of condoms ? I.e latex free. Just thinking that maybe they hurt because of the latex?
15-10-2012 19:22 #10
Thanks Mim1 but it's not something I am comfortable with I have seen my GP which is how I ended up on the Mirena but that was our last option thing
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