Talk

Advanced search

Contraception straight after giving birth

(21 Posts)
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

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/contraception-guide/Pages/when-contraception-after-baby.aspx 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
onlinedoctor.superdrug.com/contraceptive-pill.html

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

shock

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

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now