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Have just had my second baby and Dr has suggested the coil as a good contraception method.
Have used condoms in past as pill doesn't suit me (have tried 4).
Have a concern about the 'aborting' fertilised egg and also the potential more painful and heavy periods (I used to suffer with bad periods before having baby no.1...and then they got better).
Does anyone have one? Can you advise me on whether they're any good?
Corrin, there is also the Mirena coil which is hormone based (I think) and works like the pill, so the eggs don't get fertilized. They are often given to women with heavy periods as periods are lighter with Mirena. I don't know very much about ut, but there are loads on here on the subject.
I had the mirena coil - a bit of a faff to put in, light bleeding to start with, then after a couple of months, no more periods - wonderful! (although I do confess to doing one pg test 'just in case' ). It does have the hormone in it (on it?), that stops the lining of the womb forming, thus no eggs can implant (think I have that right - am happy to stand corrected). Anyway, for me, it was fab.
Had it taken out last month, had a period within 2 weeks, which is about right. No probs getting it taken out either.