Dp and i had a very healthy sex life prior to pg which due to sickness and spd has waned a lot since. I am keen to rekindle once am recovered from the birth however...my pcos reacts very badly to hormonal contraception like the pill etc...think jeckel and Hyde on speed and we have issue maintaining things when using condoms...anyone know of anything else other than sterilization that maybe effective?
I had serious trouble with the pill/mini pill with raging hormones/mood swings so I used the copper coil for a year an a half before having it removed to TTC an it was the best contraception Iv used, once it's in it can last 5yrs (I think) an you don't have to worry about remembering to take a pill everyday etc plus there are no hormones in it so no unwanted side effects. I got mine fitted at the local family planning clinic as my GPs don't fit them.
I would never recommend even my worst enemy gets the jab, so many nasty side effects. I had unexplained infertility for 5+years and the only thing that they couldn't rule out caused it was the Depo.
Huge class actions going on in the states against the company that made it. In the US they only let you use it for I think it's 2 yrs in total over your lifetime as the effects can be so bad. Plus it's used to castrate sex offenders!
BabyH, can't believe you are already thinking of getting back on it haha x
We'll probably be using condoms as I am old and withered now and doubt I could hit it lucky again anyway (and if we did then that's fine!)
I've been wondering about this a lot as last time they wouldn't give me the implant whilst Breastfeeding. (I believe they will now but I'm worried about transfer of hormones). My periods returned after 6 weeks despite exclusive Breastfeeding last time. I got pregnant on depo, I had a Merena coil, but it fell out and now tada! I'm pregnant. So I don't really trust anything...
That is bloody unlucky Dave! Although a friend of mine has wound up pg on pill, injection & the implant so nt hoping out much hope. Am guessing abstinence is only guarantee but i like being with dp too much for that!
I can't have hormonal stuff either now so will probably look at the copper coil first, a number of friends have had no issues with it at all. Will probably back it up with condoms until I know if it suits me or not, otherwise it's time for DH to step up to the plate as 2 is our lot. Have heard a lot of doctors are reluctant to sterilise under a certain age though, does anyone know? We are both 35 so there are maybe years to go still!