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Sweetfudge

Fertility Awareness Method Vs Birth Control

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I don't think you need to have been pregnant to get an IUD. I think that is the old train of thought. Check with your OBGYN.

I loved my Paraguard.

It is completely non-hormonal!

http://www.paragard.com/


DH positive skin biopsy June 2007

Blood test positive July 2007

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So I've been on BC for the last 4 1/2 years, and in that time my intimite life with my husband has suffered. My mom thinks its because of our relationship with each other, as did one of my therapists that I saw a year or so ago. My husband thinks it might be hormonal, and we've been researching other methods to not get pregnant. I've read a bit about FAM, and also some articles against BC, how it can affect you negatively.

My question is, how much of a risk am I taking getting off BC. It's done it's job in 4 1/2 year by keeping me from getting pregnant. I just worry about what it's doing/done to my body and my sex life. I've read that FAM + condoms is as effective as BC. Is this accurate? My brother and sister were both condom babies. I really don't want to get pregnant right now. What do you all think?

I started natural family planning after being on the pill for a year, I got pregant because my cycle was regular and did a 180 all of sudden...Make sure you use a back up method for a long while to get the pill out of your system. My second and third were mini-pill babies and we have been using NFP and spermacide for the last 4 years and now we are using only NFP since now i have suffered from chronic female issues from the spermacide.

The pill causes yeast and hormone issues and spermacide causes yeast and other female issues...it messes with your body

Like my old pastor says, "If you aren't ready for kids, don't get married."


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I've been reading this thread because I am in the same BC shopping around boat. I just went to my OBGYN, and he suggested an IUC (which is the Mirena thing). The Mirena website itself has a quiz, and one of the questions was have you had at least 1 child? I am supposed to talk to my DR next week and I'll ask why, but for now, if the pharm companies who try to sell everything to everyone say that, I'm inclined to think it's for a reason.

But you're theory is right, he said that up to 50% of women notice a significant decrease in their libido because it basically makes your ovaries stop working. So I think that IUD's and this new Mirena thing are becoming pretty popular. Since I've had a child, I pretty much stopped when he told me about this IUC... sounds pretty good. I do know that as others have said, the Mirena is hormonal (and plastic by the way) and the other is not. I'm inclined to go hormonal as I want to prevent conception. The hormones, however, do not go beyond your uterus. So, unlike the BCP, they are not in your blood doing who knows what...


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Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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I've been reading this thread because I am in the same BC shopping around boat. I just went to my OBGYN, and he suggested an IUC (which is the Mirena thing). The Mirena website itself has a quiz, and one of the questions was have you had at least 1 child? I am supposed to talk to my DR next week and I'll ask why, but for now, if the pharm companies who try to sell everything to everyone say that, I'm inclined to think it's for a reason.

I had an IUD inserted by a sadistic doctor in my teens. I have not heard of one that does not say that you should have had at least one child, they may exist but if they do they must be very new. Having an IUD inserted requires dilation and this is extemely painful for women whoses bodies have not already been through the process. I almost passed out on my short walk home and wouldn't wish that pain on anyone. In later years after the birth of my first child I did use the copper 7 for a while and I loved it, the insertion of this was easy, just one little cramp and it was easy to remove. The only problem I had with the IUD after having a child was that sometimes my DH would be able to feel the removal cord but it wasn't anything uncomfortable for him.

The natural method methods can be quite effective if done correctly especially when combined with proper condom use. Just make sure your DH gets the correct size and hangs on to the thing when withdrawing.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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I've been reading this thread because I am in the same BC shopping around boat. I just went to my OBGYN, and he suggested an IUC (which is the Mirena thing). The Mirena website itself has a quiz, and one of the questions was have you had at least 1 child? I am supposed to talk to my DR next week and I'll ask why, but for now, if the pharm companies who try to sell everything to everyone say that, I'm inclined to think it's for a reason.

But you're theory is right, he said that up to 50% of women notice a significant decrease in their libido because it basically makes your ovaries stop working. So I think that IUD's and this new Mirena thing are becoming pretty popular. Since I've had a child, I pretty much stopped when he told me about this IUC... sounds pretty good. I do know that as others have said, the Mirena is hormonal (and plastic by the way) and the other is not. I'm inclined to go hormonal as I want to prevent conception. The hormones, however, do not go beyond your uterus. So, unlike the BCP, they are not in your blood doing who knows what...

The reason that they say IUD's for women who have had children is insertion is easier and the uterus is bigger to accommodate it. Women who have not had children may have a higher risk of expulsion or not even have a big enough uterus. It is really quite common for women without children to get it, but with a bigger uterus it's more successful.


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I had an IUD inserted by a sadistic doctor in my teens. I have not heard of one that does not say that you should have had at least one child, they may exist but if they do they must be very new. Having an IUD inserted requires dilation and this is extemely painful for women whoses bodies have not already been through the process. I almost passed out on my short walk home and wouldn't wish that pain on anyone. In later years after the birth of my first child I did use the copper 7 for a while and I loved it, the insertion of this was easy, just one little cramp and it was easy to remove. The only problem I had with the IUD after having a child was that sometimes my DH would be able to feel the removal cord but it wasn't anything uncomfortable for him.

The natural method methods can be quite effective if done correctly especially when combined with proper condom use. Just make sure your DH gets the correct size and hangs on to the thing when withdrawing.

My best friend had an insertion that was painful, but she denied the drugs offered. Most time they tell you to take a large dose of advil before the appointment and then take it easy all day.


Dx 3/23/07

Gluten free 3/27/07

Intolerant:

Gluten

MSG

Allergies:

Ragweed

Honeydew

Cantalope

Nickel (jewelry)

Dx'd Lymphocytic Colitis 6/16/08

I am a bad silly-yak!

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I started natural family planning after being on the pill for a year, I got pregant because my cycle was regular and did a 180 all of sudden...Make sure you use a back up method for a long while to get the pill out of your system. My second and third were mini-pill babies and we have been using NFP and spermacide for the last 4 years and now we are using only NFP since now i have suffered from chronic female issues from the spermacide.

The pill causes yeast and hormone issues and spermacide causes yeast and other female issues...it messes with your body

Like my old pastor says, "If you aren't ready for kids, don't get married."

Yeah, we've been using back up. Kinda frustrating waiting for my body to start doing it's thing again :rolleyes:

My dr said that they don't do IUD's in women who haven't delivered because it can cause all sorts of inflammation, leading to infections and unrepairable damage...*shrug*


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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