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August 19th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Hello Ladies!

I'm looking to get on birth control. I've had 3 miscarriages and recently found out causes why. I tested positive for MTHFR and I also have a translocation of my X-chromosome. So, until I can get these things under control, I do not want to conceive. I'm having a hard time deciding which birth control would be best for me. I don't want to be pumped full of to many hormones. And I'm afraid of the elevated risk of breast cancer. Having a huge history in my family, I feel as though I'm predisposed to getting it. My insurance does not cover IUDs unfortunately... Any and all help on this topic would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you!
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August 19th, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Modern forms of Natural Family Planning are as effective as the Pill, and more effective than IUD's. It does take a bit of time to do a class to learn how to use a method of NFP, but being free of the risks of hormones for the sake of your health and future fertility is definitely worth it! It will also equip you with some excellent knowledge about your body that you can use later when it's time to TTC.
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August 20th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Thank you! That was something our doctor suggested as well. I'm just afraid of getting pregnant and possibly having yet another miscarriage....
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August 20th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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That's certainly understandable!!! The nice thing with NFP is you get to control whether to take a chance with conception or not, instead of just crossing your fingers and hoping that your BC of choice works! It's just really important to go with an updated and clinically verified version of NFP, not a Rhythm or Calender-based method!
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August 25th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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The bad thing is my husband doesn't have the "drive" I do.... So, I take advantage of it when I can :-) I girl needs some lovin' too! haha. I've been thinking about getting the injections. Not sure what I want to do yet though....
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August 25th, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Do your homework about that! Of *all* the hormonal options, the Depo injection is the most aggressive to your reproductive system and comes with a blackbox warning due to it's effect on bone density. It's heavy stuff!
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