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Birth Control options...help Brittany817 Due March 14; 2 kids; Greensboro, NC, United States 96 posts
8th Feb

Okay so my husband and I definitely agree that after this baby boy is born we don't want anymore children. However, we don't know what path we should take to prevent pregnancy. WE tried condoms after DS#1, it didn't really stick. We tried BC pills and I couldn't remember to take them on a consistent basis. I definitely don't want to get on any shot. So Now we're considering getting an IUD, Mirena, for 3 to 5 years and then get it taken out and getting tubal ligation. But with that comes the fears of getting pregnant in my tubes it's happened to most of the women that I know who had their tubes tied. We've briefly talked about a vasectomy for him but he is convinced after reading up on it that it'll hurt and seems to have lost interest in that option (for now anyways). I've talked to my Dr's about the open potions and they all say Mirena is fine but too many ppl have told me otherwise. So I'm concerened about that too. But we have to do something bc at the rate we're going by the time we're 30 (we're both 23) we will have had 6 to 7 more children. lol Can any of you give me your experiences, positive and or negative with any of these options? And if anyone has any suggestions of anything else tht I may not have thought of.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 9719 posts
8th Feb

I wouldn't wish mirena on my worst enemy. I bled for six months straight. Not spotting, serious bleeding. I was moody, depressed, angry, you name it. It finally got stuck on a tampon and pulled out. 


I loved nuva ring. But I know lots of women have had problems lately. Nuva ring and condoms are all I'll use now.

MzB1012 2 kids; 1 angel baby; L, Tn, United States 458 posts
8th Feb

I had the mirena for 41/2 years. I Never had a period and had some negative side affects from it, but I know several people that have it and love it and have no problems at all with it. Guess it just based on the person and also how it is put in. I personally plan on getting the thing in my arm after this pregnancy. They have a new birth control called essure it's suppose to be permanent for woman and non surgical. You may want to look into that.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11973 posts
8th Feb

Do you not want any children ever, or just for right now? 
If more permanent solutions then getting your tubes tied, if doctor will, or vasectomy. I believe they also have a BC that they put instead of you that lasts for five years. 

Brittany817 Due March 14; 2 kids; Greensboro, NC, United States 96 posts
8th Feb

Quoting Brittany Nicks:
I had the mirena for 41/2 years. I Never had a period and had some negative side affects from it, but I know several people that have it and love it and have no problems at all with it. Guess it just based on the person and also how it is put in. I personally plan on getting the thing in my arm after this pregnancy. They have a new birth control called essure it's suppose to be permanent for woman and non surgical. You may want to look into that.


I talked to my Dr. about Essure but I'm not really sure that that's the route we want to go either. We don't want it to be that permanent right now and then change our minds 2 or 3 years from now and regret it. That's why I wanted to get an IUD before making that "FORVER" decision.

RainbowSprinkles Due July 24 (girl); 1 child; United States 2090 posts
8th Feb

I have heard the laser vasectomy is not too bad...maybe he'd consider that? What about the patch for you?

Brittany817 Due March 14; 2 kids; Greensboro, NC, United States 96 posts
8th Feb

Quoting Just Emily LLC :):
I wouldn't wish mirena on my worst enemy. I bled for six months straight. Not spotting, serious bleeding. I was moody, depressed, angry, you name it. It finally got stuck on a tampon and pulled out. 


I loved nuva ring. But I know lots of women have had problems lately. Nuva ring and condoms are all I'll use now.


That's what I keep hearing over and over about Mirena!!!!! Only one person I've asked said she liked it. I think I'm about to eliminate that one as an option too. I haven't heard anything good or bad about Nuva Ring in a long time, that makes me questionable to it.

HowtoCareforYourCermet 1 child; bradenton, FL, United States 2568 posts
8th Feb

Tell him to grow up and get the damn vasectomy.

Women shouldn't be the only sex fully responsible for birth control. -_-

user banned Due December 20; Georgia 1823 posts
8th Feb

I know a few women who had the IUD put in and they seem to enjoy it. Of course, it's not 100% effective. 

Brittany817 Due March 14; 2 kids; Greensboro, NC, United States 96 posts
8th Feb

Quoting AutumnEmber'sMommy:
I have heard the laser vasectomy is not too bad...maybe he'd consider that? What about the patch for you?


I have very sensitive skin (like most of the women in my family) and Two of them ended up getting scaly rashes around the area that the patch was placed. And when they got the patches off the skin irritation was permanent and hideous. But I will suggest the laser vasectomy to him! THANKS!!!! 

RainbowSprinkles Due July 24 (girl); 1 child; United States 2090 posts
8th Feb

Oh no! That sounds awful,I'd not want to use the patch either! haha Yeah I hear with the laser one, it is not as bad. I have not looked too far into it,though. You're welcome! :D

Brittany817 Due March 14; 2 kids; Greensboro, NC, United States 96 posts
8th Feb

Quoting AutumnEmber'sMommy:
Oh no! That sounds awful,I'd not want to use the patch either! haha Yeah I hear with the laser one, it is not as bad. I have not looked too far into it,though. You're welcome! :D


By the way, LOVE the names Autumn and Ember! I wanted my current fetus to be a girl and was gonna name her Autumn Rayne but..."born under venus look for a..." as Charlotte said on the Rugrats movie! lol

RainbowSprinkles Due July 24 (girl); 1 child; United States 2090 posts
8th Feb

Thank you! Autumn Ember is my daughter's name. This one I am carrying is Gabriella Winter. :) Yeahhh I stuck with the season theme a bit. If I ever have another one, no more seasons! haha That is a pretty name,too! I love the rugrats movie! lol

lvaughn5 Due August 4; 1 child; Dalzell, SC, United States 654 posts
8th Feb

I was on nuvaring and loved it.  You only have to remember it once every 3 weeks.  No side effects except it kinda dried me up dow nthere.

Mrs Redin 1 child; Bath, ME, United States 912 posts
8th Feb

Honestly I had Mirena in for 3 or 4 years and had NO issues. Some people don't! You only know if you give it a shot, and luckily most insurances cover it fully now. So just get it and if it sucks for you, get it out and try something else! 

Do make sure you go with an ob who knows how to do it well - issues tend to happen when it is not properly put in. My OB actually had them do an ultrasound right after to check placement, which was great, and of course they checked after my first cycle with it in, and every year after that, plus teaching me how to feel for the strings.

the cramps and stuff the first few months can be pretty harsh, but it goes away and the next few years were SO worth it, not having to worry and all.