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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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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 TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2958 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!