I think my cycle is coming back
We need to think about what we'll do for contraception. Ultimately I'd like dh to get the snip but that may be a few years away yet.
So.... What do you use? Do you have any side effects (weight gain in particular)?
I don't like to idea of going back on the pill. I'm still breastfeeding so it will have to be breastfeeding friendly.
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05-02-2014 15:35 #1
05-02-2014 18:00 #2
I've got an Implanon and I love it. It lasts for three years, I have no periods, and it's breastfeeding friendly. It stops you from ovulating so is very reliable.
You do have it injected under the skin which puts some people off but I would rather that than have a Mirena inserted!
Eta, no weight gain here from it either
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05-02-2014 18:23 #3
I have an implanon too. It was great and i had no issues until a month or so ago. Since then I have had three separate occasions of spotting/bleeding lasting 3 days or so. Very annoying. It coincided with dropping from 4-5 breastfeeds a day to 2 a day. The same thing happened after I had my DD - the implanon was great until I cut breastfeeds down. The spotting drive me mad. My GP said its really common.
05-02-2014 21:20 #4
Thanks for the replies. Implanon seems like a good option but Im a big wuss and the thought of having a piece of plastic underneath my skin sends shivers down my spine. Do they hurt going in and getting removed?
06-02-2014 05:28 #5
I've got a Mirena and it's perfect. I've had no side effects and it lasts 5 years so for me it's really convenient. Love it!
06-02-2014 05:41 #6
Are you not on the mini pill while bf?
I found it very effective while I was bf. I stopped bf at 12 months and now on normal pill.
06-02-2014 06:11 #7
No I'm not on anything at the moment.
06-02-2014 08:05 #8
I've successfully used the pill for a number of years.
It can take a little time for your body to get used to it, but otherwise I find it good.
I set an alarm on my phone so I remember to take it at the same time each day, which is important when you are on a low dose pill like me.
06-02-2014 08:10 #9
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