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contraception for post birth

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BabyHMummy Tue 07-May-13 09:29:41

Hi folks

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 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?



youmaycallmeSSP Tue 07-May-13 10:22:01

How about the copper coil?

Rockchick1984 Tue 07-May-13 11:55:47

Mini pill or copper coil? What did you use prior to TTC?

BabyHMummy Tue 07-May-13 19:00:44

Can't take mini pill but will look into coil thanks.

As for prior to pg there was no etc as had been told i was infertile so never really worried about it

bonzo77 Tue 07-May-13 19:06:03

Diaphragm? Get an appointment with a family planning clinic. Far more useful than the GP.

Jenjen85 Tue 07-May-13 19:25:10

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.

Happylady09 Wed 08-May-13 10:20:41

3month bum injection
A patch that lasts 7days
Implant that lasts 3 years

BabyHMummy Wed 08-May-13 10:22:03

Happylady. None of those are viable as i cannot use anything that contains hormones as per my original post

FoofFighter Wed 08-May-13 10:46:44

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 xwink

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!)

BabyHMummy Wed 08-May-13 10:50:59

Foof a girl has needs!!! Unfortunately i have either been too sick or in too much pain lately. i feel like i am neglecting dp although am doing what i can iyswim

FoofFighter Wed 08-May-13 11:00:00

We've had it once.

Since we concieved.

[tears hair out]

BabyHMummy Wed 08-May-13 11:02:55

That's alone have managed.

Up to being with dp i never really for what the fuss was about. Exh was rubbish and not really much experience pre that. But OMG he changed that and i miss it

DaveMccave Wed 08-May-13 11:13:48

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...

BabyHMummy Wed 08-May-13 11:20:31

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!

Snowflakepie Wed 08-May-13 12:31:24

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!

BabyHMummy Wed 08-May-13 13:19:58

snowflake i was told in my 20's when i practically demanded a hysterectomy (glad they said no now) that 35 was the earliest it would be considered.

There are less permanent ways for a bloke though so make dh go lol

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