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contraception advise

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Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 15:56:45

hi, had my ds 6 months ago and still need to sort out contraception not sure what to do any ideas?

Toothache Mon 01-Aug-05 16:04:05

Janbo25 - I got the Mirena Coil fitted. Its been great so far! I still get periods, but they are painfree!!!! Wooooohhooooo! Plus its in there for 5 yrs.

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:04:36

can that be fitted at anytime?

compo Mon 01-Aug-05 16:04:38

the pill has always worked for me

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:05:29

i am so forgetful thats my worry, i always used to forget to take the pill last time and was forever having to use morning after pill!

happymerryberries Mon 01-Aug-05 16:05:29

It depends how long a gap you want between children/ if you want any more at all! Also youe age etc and how disastrous it would be if the contraception failed and you got pg

Toothache Mon 01-Aug-05 16:06:10

Normally you get it fitted when you are having your AF as the cervix is a bit more open.... but yes you can have it fitted any time. Just make an appointment at your GP and they will book you in for your "fitting".

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:06:27

stilll only young, don't plan on having anymore just yet for sometime if at all, although would not be a major disator

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:06:53

will it hurt?? lol

Toothache Mon 01-Aug-05 16:08:03

ALOT less than another baby's head squeezing out of there will!!!

It was a bit uncomfortable.... much like having a smear. I had period pains for about 2 days afterwards, but that was it.

happymerryberries Mon 01-Aug-05 16:08:43

If you are having an IUD fitted it usualy makes sense for it to be needed for a year or two, IYSWIM

Most efective is the hormonal IUD

Most effective after than the pill, then the combined pill (not for you if you forget things tho! )

Then barrier methods like the condom and the diaphragm....these can be great if gettingpg isn't a disaster

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:09:02

lol i suppose you're right, having gallstone problem sorted at the mo so might wait a while, i have considered the impant in my arm?

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:10:16

i think condom is great but you never get a good feeling like you do without, plus it is hassle don't you think?

happymerryberries Mon 01-Aug-05 16:11:24

Implants can be iffy to remove, what about the injection?

Diaphragem is less hassle than the condom and can be put in way before 'anything' starts IYSWIM

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:12:58

can they whys that??

sorry if i am naive but what is the diaphraym and how do it work?

happymerryberries Mon 01-Aug-05 16:15:39

The diaphragm is a little silicon 'dome' that you fold and push up so that it coveres your cervix. Used with a spemicide it is slighly less effective than a condom. You can put it in earlier than you intend to haver it away! Onve it is in there neither partner can feel it. You have to leave it in place for a set time to kill off the sperm, can't remember how long.

A great method for spacing a family, not recomended for people who would find getting pg a nightmare iyswim.

Has to be fitted in a FPC

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:18:24

would you not find that all your sexual activity as to be planned though ??

spursmum Mon 01-Aug-05 16:28:54

Just thought I would add that I couldn't have the implant or injections because of previous bouts of depression so my GP put me on the patch. Works just like the pill but goes through the skin like a nicotine patch adn you only have to change it once a week. An absolute godsend if you have a sieve for a brain like I have!!!

madmarchhare Mon 01-Aug-05 16:29:46

(have a word yourself if you take your SIL!)

happymerryberries Mon 01-Aug-05 16:31:42

No you can put it in every evening and if you go for it, good and if not it doesn't matter.

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 17:01:52

why do we women have all the decisions to make - the patch sounds quite good??

spursmum Mon 01-Aug-05 17:06:36

The patch is fabulous!!! Only have to remember 1 day a week and you can hide it under your undies so noone sees it!! Plus no weight gain(for me), no period pains and no panics if you forget it!!( it can be changed up to 36 hrs after it should have been)

Janbo25 Mon 01-Aug-05 17:07:56

sounds great although wasn't there some bad publicity about them a while back??

how effective r they?

spursmum Mon 01-Aug-05 17:17:29

They work fabulously for me but I guess that everyone is different and what I think is a godsend may not suit everyone else. Can't say that I have heard any bad things about them but I did discuss all pros and cons with my GP and I also take a lot of the media reorts with a pinch of salt until I know all the details.

spursmum Mon 01-Aug-05 17:18:31

Ooops forgot...the effective rating is the same as the pill if used correctly. 99%

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