BTDT moms - birth control?

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BTDT moms - birth control?
Sat, 02-21-2009 - 3:47pm

My doctor is pushing me to make a choice on birth control before my next appointment. To be honest, I haven't used birth control in 7 years because the doc said we would never conceive again. I'm not sure we are done (although 10 months ago, I would have said I was perfectly happy with having an only child), but I'm not sure I want to do this again, especially at this age.

Anyway, for all of you who thought you couldn't get pregnant - and *surprise* - you ended up pregnant in your 40' many of you got pregnant again without assistance? I'm just trying to figure out if I am willing to take my chances, or as DH puts it, "Leave it in God's Hands."


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Feb 09 Siggy

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Sat, 02-21-2009 - 5:39pm

Hey Tamie,

I am trying to decide what form of birth control to use after we have our baby, because we are done! I thought I should mention the article that I posted about birth control. It shows that next to teens, women over 40 are the next group likely to have an oops pregnancy. As long as you are still having your regular cycle, you can get pregnant. Anyway, good luck with your choice. I personally am pushing my DH to get snipped.


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Sun, 02-22-2009 - 12:55am



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Sun, 02-22-2009 - 11:50am

Hi Tamie I have the same question.

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Sun, 02-22-2009 - 3:57pm

With 3, we're done!

Shelli, married to Jason for 18 years, mom to Derek(15), Alyssa(12), and Carly (2/26/09)

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Sun, 02-22-2009 - 7:15pm

I'm not sure what we are going to do for birth control. I can tell you that I have gotten pregnant 3 times in my 40s. Once at 42, delivered a beautiful baby boy at 43. Once at 45,sadly ending in a miscarriage. And I am now 37 weeks with a baby girl at 46.So............Anything is possible!!!!

Good Luck,


I am 25 weeks and started t