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September 11th, 2006, 10:44 AM
queenofthecastle's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 35,050
of the b/c method you use??

I have the copper IUD. There are more pros than cons.

I don't really have to do anything with it.
Lasts 10 years.
We can get it taken out when ever we want.
Cheapest over a long-term period.
As effective as sterilization.
No hormones.

My AF has been heavier than what it was on hormone b/c
have to check the string once a month
higher up-front costs (we still haven't got paid back from the insurance company!!!)


=May '05 and '11

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September 11th, 2006, 01:39 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,397
Natural Family Planning

99% effective for avoiding pregnancy
CHEAP! Costs about $50 to learn properly, but no ongoing costs.
No sythentic hormones
No side effects or long term health risks
Helps to monitor gynecological health
Can be used both ways; to avoid pregnancy or to acheive pregnancy
No risk of an abortifacient effect after conception
Respects a woman's fertility, doesn't treat it like a disease
Increases communication and non-sexual intimacy in marriage
Adaptable for times of transition, like breastfeeding or perimenopause
Is a shared responsibility, not just the burden on one spouse

You have to abstain from all gential contact during times of fertility
Charting must be done daily
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September 11th, 2006, 03:01 PM
mommytutu's Avatar mom to Emma & Jacqueline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Posts: 13,831
Ortho Evra (The Patch)


Once a week use.
I don't notice it at all.
I have had no serious side effects.

It makes me itchy.
The adhesive peels back a little and dirt/dust/lint sticks to it making it look like a dirty bandaid.
Kayttie, in love with Shane, mom to Emma Brynn and Jacqueline Noel

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