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April 23rd, 2009, 06:08 PM
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Hello ladies!

I was just wondering what all the NCB momma's use for birth control?

I still have a few more weeks to worry about it, but we are thinking of going with no birth control and just doing NFP. We would like to be pregnant again within 6 months - a year anyways, so I really do not want to go on any hormones (plus I am BFing).

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April 23rd, 2009, 06:12 PM
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well when I was nursing Nichole I tried the mini pill.. but I just can't be trusted on that one.
This time I am fairly confident we will not be having any more.... we might though. So no pills for me, no depo or IUD for sure. I might try the diaphram way.. but most likely will be condoms
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April 23rd, 2009, 06:24 PM
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Hormonal BC makes me CRAZY, I get really depressed and insane. So we use condoms!

p.s. the mini pill is not very compatible with BFing, it can kill your supply
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April 23rd, 2009, 06:45 PM
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I used the Mirena IUD which may not be the best choice if you want to start TTC soon after. It is good for 5-ish years. What about the Nuva Ring and b-feeding?
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April 23rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
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I'll be getting the Mirena IUD at 8 weeks PP.

But, given your circumstances of wanting to get pregnant again in 6-12 months, I would just use condoms until you're ready if I was you. I wouldn't try the mini pill since you're BF and planning to TTC soon.
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April 23rd, 2009, 08:32 PM
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We use NFP.
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April 23rd, 2009, 09:49 PM
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The NuvaRing isn't good to use while breastfeeding. Progestin-only birth controls (like the mini-pill) are recommended, but even those can hurt your supply.

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I chart and we use condoms when I'm ovulating. I'm not a fan of hormonal birth control.
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April 23rd, 2009, 10:38 PM
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I exclusively BFed, and I didn't even start Oing again until just after Tanith turned one. We used condoms for a couple of months until I figured out nothing was happening. I wanted to be pg again by the time she was 9-10 mos, so we pretty much just went to NTNP. After I finally started Oing again I was charting, and have continued to chart, so we will probably use NFP in the future.
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April 24th, 2009, 05:01 AM
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Andrea- thanks for the info, I was not sure of the Nuva Ring, good to know if anyone asks me.
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April 24th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Meredith, would Mirena be OK if we want to be pg again in about 20 months?
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April 24th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Meredith, would Mirena be OK if we want to be pg again in about 20 months?
depends on how much out of pocket cost it would be for you. I had to pay for my Mirena which was about $350-400 for the second one (the first one was more expensive, but I think it was newer on the market?) but a lot of insurances do cover it. My second one I only had for less than a year, as we had not planned on TTC when I got the second one, lol. I still thought it was worth it. You are recommended to wait 1-2 cycles after removal to TTC.

Does that make sense?
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April 24th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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We use NFP because I refuse to use anything hormonal and the only thing going in my uterus is a baby so... that rules out pretty much everything lol.
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April 24th, 2009, 01:28 PM
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The NuvaRing isn't good to use while breastfeeding. Progestin-only birth controls (like the mini-pill) are recommended, but even those can hurt your supply.

kellymom.com :: Birth Control and Breastfeeding

I chart and we use condoms when I'm ovulating. I'm not a fan of hormonal birth control.
...We do NFP
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April 24th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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We don't use anything. I'd love to get pregnant again now, but it doesn't seem to be happening. I still haven't had AF since giving birth to Lily. So, we're basically NTNP.
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April 24th, 2009, 05:57 PM
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I use the non-hormonal IUD. I hate the way I feel on hormonal birth control, and despite what they say I didn't feel comfortable using it while breastfeeding. I worry sometimes what effect it has on me, but I love that I don't have to think about it and we can be completely spontaneous. We don't plan on having another one for several more years.
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April 24th, 2009, 06:48 PM
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even though I exclusively and "on demand" BF Cadie, I still got my period 4 months PP. I was not too pleased about that!!
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April 24th, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Well I'm not sure if I should respond to this thread since I'm married to your brother. Do you really want to know about our sex life? I will say that I LOVED nuvaring , but my midwife also said it isn't compatible with BF. And I don't even know where to begin with NFP, charting, and even figuring out if I'm ovulating.
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April 25th, 2009, 12:27 PM
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We use one of the NFP methods - Billings specifically. We avoid pregnancy naturally for the same reasons I prefer to give birth naturally. Why mess with the way my body is supposed to work?
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April 25th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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I have enough hormonal issues with my body, so I refuse to use any hormonal birth control methods and I can't use condoms (sensitivity issues). So we do NFP, BUT since I rarely ovulate it's a tad difficult at the same time as working pretty well... lol. It's hard for me to predict when I'm ovulating, but well enough.
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April 26th, 2009, 03:23 PM
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We use FAM. It works for us and I love it. There are a lot of great books about it.
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