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Contraception after baby

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ItsTimeToBurnThisDiscoDown Wed 12-Oct-11 13:25:45

Hi, I had my DS 10 weeks ago and am wondering what to do about birth contraception now. We would like to ttc in about a year, and the pill took so long to come out of my system I'm reluctant to go on it again (and I'm bf anyway). My GP says I don't need to worry yet as I'm ebf, but I'm not sure I believe him! DH suggested the coil but I'm a bit squeamish and worried about the side effects. So, basically I don't like the idea of any of the usual methods, but can anyone suggest what would be the lesser evil bearing in mind we'd like to ttc in about a year? Sorry about the rambling!

QueenStromba Wed 12-Oct-11 16:13:46

What about a diaphragm? They're only about 85% effective on their own but combined with EBF it should be almost as safe as the pill is normally.

FeelMyWraith Wed 12-Oct-11 16:18:09

I'm ebf round the clock. DS is 5 weeks old. Two weeks ago I could have sworn I felt like I was ovulating. I had hiccups too and I only hiccup when ovulating. 2 days ago my period started.

Do NOT rely on ebf. With dd (also ebf round the clock), I ovulated at 11 weeks.

There's a certain pill you can use when bfing. Coil is a choice between mirena (hormonal) and copper (non hormonal) and I've had the copper one. Was fine. Had it taken out and conceived immediately. Presumably you wouldn't want the implant or injection.

I use condoms. Well dh does. It's fine and works best for us.

ItsTimeToBurnThisDiscoDown Wed 12-Oct-11 17:24:38

Thanks for the responses, will have a think.

Hmmm, didn't think he had it right about ebf being 100%! Didn't want injection/implant as they're quite long-term. I think it's the minipill you can take if bfing, wasn't sure how long that takes to work its way out of your system when you stop though (it took a year for my cycle to sort itself out when I came off marvelon). Think barrier methods or the copper coil might be the way to go.

Thanks again!

hayleysd Fri 14-Oct-11 19:42:56

I've had the injection and concieved 18 months after which my gp said was normal, I've just had my implant removed as the bleeding was terrible but they said it's out of your system in 72 hours.

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