M.B. asks from Shawnee, KS on April 26, 2009
Good Birth Control Pill
Hi Moms! I took the pill forever ago (ortho nova 7-7-7). After I had my daughter, they put me on the only pill that I could take that was safe for breast feeding and I gained 40lbs!!! I've since stopped taking it and would like to take something else. Does anyone know of a good one or have you had a bad one that I should know about. I don't want anymore kids, but I need something more permanent then condoms (until I convince my husband to have a vasectamy)! I can't do the merina, because I've had serveral eptopics. Thanks! :0)
K.B. answers from Kansas City on April 26, 2009
I was on Yasmin for over 3 years and never had any ill side effects. It is a bit pricey so check with your insurance. My insurance doesn't cover enough to make it affordable. I think there is a generic but I haven't had a chance to see my doctor to check.
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K.C. answers from Kansas City on April 27, 2009
I've never had much luck with any pills, but my sister LOVE LOVE LOVEs the ring. You put in in for 3 weeks and take it out for one week. My friend (who's in residency) thinks I should try it after this child is done breastfeeding (I'm pg) and she says there are generally fewer side effects with it. I hope you find something that works for you. We've had two children a bit early (got pg 6 months ish before we wanted to try) with the inconsistency of timing and condoms!
M.W. answers from St. Louis on April 27, 2009
If you are still nursing and you wanna keep your milk ask your doc about the mini pill. Thats what I am taking and it keeps my milk. But when your done nursing you will need to take a stronger pill, I don't know about any pill that doesn't make you gain a little weight. I hope this is helpful.
K.W. answers from St. Louis on April 27, 2009
Better than the Pill, a Tubal, or a Vasectomy, have you checked out Essure. It is permanent sterilization for women. It is done in the doctor's office and you can resume normal activity immediately, no down time. Little surgical steel springs are inserted in your fallopian tubes, you stay on birth control for 3 months, then go have a dye test done to make sure that scar tissue has formed closing off the tubes. It is virtually painless (a little cramping) and not surgical. No one misses work and no one has pain. Check it out at www.essure.com
M.L. answers from Kansas City on April 27, 2009
I have a Mirena IUD and I love it. I have forgetten that it is in there. I will never go back to Birth control Pills. This is so much easier. I was able to get it done in one office visit without any meds. I would strongly recommened this.
K.C. answers from Wichita on April 27, 2009
I don't know of any good pills, but I have been on Depo before & I will never use it again. I gained a lot of weight & getting off of it was a bleeding nightmare.
T.W. answers from Kansas City on April 27, 2009
There is a new implantable birth control that is like Norplant. Ask your doctor about that, it is good for 3 years?