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Contraception straight after giving birth

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Evianbaby15 Wed 09-Dec-15 14:40:01

Due to give birth in a few weeks and wondered if the hospital offer contraception there and then (can't remember from last time)
Looking to go back on the pill - getting an appointment with my GP is a nightmare so would prefer to pick up a prescription at the hospital

LaurieLemons Wed 09-Dec-15 14:52:11

They didn't with me. I went to a drop in clinic to get the pill, can take a while but with a newborn you don't need to be anywhere (generally). You won't even want to have sex for at the very least a month afterwards anyway so I wouldn't worry.

LumpySpaceCow Wed 09-Dec-15 14:55:41

No don't think they do. You will have an appointment with a gp at 6-8 weeks so you could sort then? If breastfeeding you will need the progesterone only pill as the combined affects milk supply.

Evianbaby15 Wed 09-Dec-15 18:13:07

Planning to ff so pill type won't be an issue, I know it'll be a few weeks till I feel like it anyway just rather be prepared, not
Planning on having anymore after this one!

Picklesauage Wed 09-Dec-15 18:18:29

The doctors talk it through at the 6 week check, before then I advise condoms! If you feel up to it! I had a mire a coil fitted at 8 weeks,it was dead easy to get fitted because everything was still stretchy!

VulcanWoman Wed 09-Dec-15 18:38:49

Could you get a repeat prescription before you go to Hospital.

dementedpixie Wed 09-Dec-15 18:43:40

I wouldn't wait until the 6/8 week check as you can start contraception before then. Hormonal contraception can be started at 21 days after birth and then you are covered straight away.

expatinscotland Wed 09-Dec-15 18:45:13

How about getting a prescription before you give birth?

dementedpixie Wed 09-Dec-15 18:47:45 says mini pill can be started whenever you first have sex and that the others can start after 21 days

dementedpixie Wed 09-Dec-15 18:48:33

I agree with sorting it all out and getting a prescription before you give birth

AndNowItsSeven Wed 09-Dec-15 18:50:08

You can buy the pill from
Super drug

dementedpixie Wed 09-Dec-15 18:51:46

Why buy it when you can get it free?

VulcanWoman Wed 09-Dec-15 20:03:21

Not sure if all doctors are the same but I write a repeat prescription note and pop it in the box in docs reception, wait a couple of days then collect the prescription up at the reception.

AndNowItsSeven Wed 09-Dec-15 20:15:40

You can buy it so you don't have to get a prescription in advance.

VulcanWoman Wed 09-Dec-15 20:18:01

Well yeah if you've got money to burn, how much is it?

dementedpixie Wed 09-Dec-15 20:44:39

Looks like £20-£30 for 3 months shock

VulcanWoman Wed 09-Dec-15 21:18:00


Artandco Wed 09-Dec-15 21:22:19

I always pay to buy it. It's gets delivered. Far cheaper to pay £30, than loose a whole afternoons pay going to a doctors appointment at a stupid time

Junosmum Thu 10-Dec-15 13:19:17

Artandco, I only go to the go once a year for my pill- they check my blood pressure and ask a few questions,I usually tag it on to another issue. Other than that I put in a repeat prescription every 3-6 months online, it gets delivered to the pharmacy automatically and then delivered to me at home. All completely free. God love the nhs! OP- I plan to get a prescription pre birth for the mini pill (which is my usual pill) I doubt I'll be up for any action before 21days but if I am we do have some condoms.

LumpySpaceCow Thu 10-Dec-15 15:33:27

Art most CASH and family planning clinics run in an evening to accommodate for people who work in the day. Have a Google for your local one and you may save some pennies smile

Artandco Thu 10-Dec-15 15:49:23

I don't really mind tbh. It's £30 for a whole year. That's £2.50 a month to never have any hassle.

Evening evening appointments are often at the wrong time tbh as often I'm not even int the country or if I am have the kids all with me etc and it's just far easier

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