Birth Control After Baby?
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|Thu, 12-31-2009 - 1:09pm|
Hey Mamas! I had my 6 week PP visit this week and discussed birth control with my midwife. I'm not sure what to do. So I'm wondering... what are you girls doing for birth control? My midwife suggested the mini pill, so as to not interfere with BFing. She said after 6 months or so (or whenever Eliza starts on solids), I could switch to the Nuva Ring (or some other hormonal method with both progesterone and estrogen).
Honestly, there's a part of me that doesn't want to go back on a hormonal method of BC. BUT, I also know that a) we get PG quite easily (the BFP was always the easy part for us... just not the *sticky* BFP part) and b) we don't want kids close together in age (we're thinking at least 2 years before we TTC again). Also, we *hate* condoms... so I realize I'm quickly running out of BC options that aren't hormonal... and there's a part of me that is okay with a hormonal method, especially since I can use it as extended use and keep AF away.
Okay, I'm rambling here, but basically I'm wondering what you all are doing and specifically, for those of you who are on the mini pill, how do you like it? Any side effects? Did it *really* not have an effect on BFing? I know it's not supposed to...
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