D.R. asks from Methuen, MA on February 05, 2007
Birth Control - Methuen,MA
I am looking for a birth control without any hormones that will not mix up any chances of getting pregnant again when my husband and I are ready for another baby. We have been using condoms for 10 years and are tired of them!! I have tried the pill and found that I do not like how they make me feel....I get very moody and borderline depressed whenever I have stayed on them for more than a month. I have also tried the DepoPrevera shot but I am not crazy about missing or altering my cycle. Does anyone have any suggestions??? I (as well as my hubby) would be greatful for your advise.
J.K. answers from Boston on April 05, 2007
I have an IUD and love it. I have a 15 month old daughter. I had it inserted 8 weeks after my daughter was born. I have not had a period yet, just a little light spotting the first few months after. I hope this helps!
E.W. answers from Boston on February 07, 2007
I have the IUD, my period is sometimes off by 2weeks but I seem to not have any mood swings and I've had it for over 2 years.
A.B. answers from Boston on February 07, 2007
Hi, have you considered looking into Mirena its an IUD that lasts for up to 5 years but can be removed anytime, and you can get pregnant as soon as a few weeks of being removed. I had it put in after my second son was born and it was painless, and you wouldnt even know i have it. It seems to be working for us. and we are considering having another child so I will be removing it, my gyn said I would get pregnant pretty quickly after ward. they have a website I think its just mirena dot com, my friend recommened it to me and i think its great.so good luck
K.M. answers from Boston on February 07, 2007
If you're not planning to get pregnant again right away (2+ years), my OB suggested IUD. They're much improved now and low risk. The IUD scares from years ago are no longer a worry. It's worth looking into, in any event.
L.K. answers from Louisville on February 06, 2007
I would definately consult your doctor first. That's the best route to go. You say you've tried birth control in the past, but what about trying a different type of the "pill". There are a few different ones out there. You could try a different one and see if you get the same effects as the one that you took. I use Lo-Ovral and I've never had any problems nor have I suffered from any weight gain or side effects. I've taken Lo-Ovral since my early twenties! Good luck! :)
K.M. answers from Boston on February 07, 2007
I love the IUD. It's small and while there is discomfort when they put it in you don't feel it afterwards. You can get it without hormones and not have to worry about getting pregnant while you have it. As soon as you have it taken out you will can get pregnant again.
N.R. answers from Providence on February 07, 2007
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small object inserted into the uterus by a health care professional to prevent pregnancy. IUDs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some of these work by secreting a hormone, progesterone.
They also have ones for different amount of years. I had this done after the birth of my daughter. My Dr recommended this because I knew that in a few years I would want another child.
T.M. answers from Boston on February 06, 2007
My husband and I also have issues with birth control pills, and dislike using condoms. Before the birth of our last child, we looked into and decided on Natural Family Planning, using the Ovulation Method (this has nothing to do with taking temperatures). We simply know through observing my own body's natural tendencies when I am ovulating and abstain during that time. We like the no hormones, no shot's and no artificialness of it, though it does take some diligence and it can take the spontineity out of things, though if I am ovulating, we have condoms on hand. We have been doing this for a year, and it's worked great!
C.A. answers from Boston on February 07, 2007
I have the Mirena IUD and the doctor told me that as soon as I take it out I can get pregnant fast and easy.
L.M. answers from Springfield on February 07, 2007
Hi D., I struggled with a similiar problem and then I discovered the IUD. This is the greatest thing since sliced bread for me! There are two kinds hormonal and copper, I have the copper one and have had it for about 4 or 5 years with absolutely no problems. This thing is good for 10 years and as soon as it is removed there should be no problem getting pregnant immediately. Check it out on the web, I think the procedure cost me about $350 at the time, I didn't have any insurance I just paid for it. Worth every penny though! Feel free to ask me if you have any more questions. Good luck. L..
A.R. answers from Lewiston on February 07, 2007
I had an IUD put in 6 weeks after the birth of my daughter(Jan. 2005) I just had it removed this past September, tried to get pregnant in November and was succesful the 1st time! I loved that I didn't have to think about birth control at all, no side effects (for me anyway), once removed you can start trying to get pregnant that day if you want. Hope this helps!