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Contraception help please

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Yummymummya Sat 12-Oct-13 13:35:42

Hi mumsnetters

What do people most commonly choose for long term contraception that is relatively problem free? Bit tired of condoms now ...having two little ones I don't want an unexpected third anytime soon!


AuntieStella Sat 12-Oct-13 13:43:13

If you might want another DC at some point, then permanent methods are out, and you're trying to get away from barrier methods. Natural methods require a lot of attention, so probably fail the 'relatively problem free' criteria.

That leaves implant, jab, traditional coil and mirena. Do you know how you get on with hormonal methods?

Yummymummya Sat 12-Oct-13 18:40:44

Thank you for the ideas.

I used to take the contraceptive pill for a number if tears before I had my children but found I suffered a lot if negative side effects such as bloating, headache low mood etc.

I am thinking about trying it again but one with few or minor side effects.

Thinking about the coil but it sounds a bit scary from what I've read.

I haven't looked at the implant. Will look that up.

There's a huge amount of options but the non hormonal are my preferred options. I'd just like something I don't need to think about too much as my memory is not as sharp now with the demands of two babies!

scaevola Sat 12-Oct-13 18:48:30

One thing you might want to look into is the ring. Yes it's hormonal, but it's much lower dose because of means of delivery, it's daily low maintenance and doesn't requir inserting like a coil.

Timeforabiscuit Sat 12-Oct-13 18:51:16

I was in the same position and went for the implanon implant, I've found it absolutely fine, first time in was fine pain wise - although replacing it was tougher.

Does your partner feel the same way, has he considered a vasectomy?

Yummymummya Sat 12-Oct-13 21:55:46

Thanks all. What is the ring scaevola? Do you mean the coil?

Yummymummya Sat 12-Oct-13 22:03:05

I just googled the ring. Thank you I hadn't heard of this method and it sound a good option which I think I will try.

Thank you! Hopefully it will work out

scaevola Sat 12-Oct-13 22:19:29

This is the ring I meant but I suspect you've already found info on it. The thing you need to remember is to put one back in after the 7 days out. But if you think you can do that, it's really low maintenance.

And if you don't get on with it, you can just take it out yourself.

Yummymummya Sun 13-Oct-13 21:06:17

Thank you for this smile

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