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Paragard? Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
1st Mar '13

Looking into birth control for after baby.
Thinking about this one.
Like it or hate it?
Horror stories?

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13

LOVE LOVE LOVE!



Im at the age, where I don't want anymore kids and I am ready to lose the hormones in all BC. And it lasts 10 years. I just got mine. Had mild cramping during insertion and slightly more cramps that day. Im on my cycle now, same as always.



Mirena was horrible when I had that. I so far love my Paragard! I also like having a monthly period, as some women would rather not have one. Just depends on you. :D

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
GAH!! 2 kids; Texas 441 posts
1st Mar '13

I have my second Paragard(3 months now). I had the first for 3 years, I love it. I've had heavy periods but I can deal with that. Otherwise I can't say I've had any side effect.

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That one chick.:" I'm not sure if I want more than one child and definitely not within the next 5 years! I also want hormone free."


I have done it all the Depo shot, the Mirena, tried the ring thing and just came off of my BC pills. I was so happy to throw those pills away! I am ready for no more hormones. I also have read bad stories on it and good, like all birth control stories.



But Mirena, has all the lawsuits and stuff going on. I have yet to see so much bad stuff towards Paragard, and its been around longer as well :D

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting GAH!!:" I have my second Paragard(3 months now). I had the first for 3 years, I love it. I've had heavy periods but I can deal with that. Otherwise I can't say I've had any side effect."


This makes me even more happy! I don't mind the heavier or longer periods at all. If thats all I have to deal with, I say.. hand it over! lol. I had periods that lasted 7-8 days to begin with before even starting birth control. So, no problem for me. :)

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
1st Mar '13

*Watching* I'm scheduled to get Paragard in two weeks.

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That one chick.:" That's mostly what I was wondering about was the crazy stuff you hear about mirena.. they look so similar ... [snip!] ... The hormone birth controls i've taken have either made me bloated, have severe acne, gain weight.. just too much crap."


Here is the low down on Mirena:
Weight gain
No periods(or light) just randomly
Acne
Cant lose weight, even if your trying
Feeling pregnant all the time, queasyness and all
Taking pregnancy test after pregnancy test



I could go on but you get the drift.. lol. it started out okay but just got annoying. I would have gotten it again until I read up on all the positive with Paragard. I say just research both. And do what your body tells you to do.
Paragard is also easier to insert because it is smaller. :D

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Mom-moo:" *Watching* I'm scheduled to get Paragard in two weeks."


Im around if anyone has questions about it. It's been awesome for me so far.



:D

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That one chick.:" Thanks for your input! :D"


No problem! :)



Im around if you get to wondering more questions.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That one chick.:" If I come up with any it'd probably be in about 4 months but thanks :]"


Lol. Yeah I just saw your DD. But, hey in 4 months I will probably have better advice since having it longer. haha!