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Old Dec 5th, 2016, 14:44 PM   1
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Family complete....contraception


Hi All

Not sure if this is the right place or not.

DH and I are both 31. Got two beautiful DDs and we are done. Our family is complete.
DH says he is adamant he won't change his mind. He has suggested a vasectomy but I'm not sure of that.

So, at the moment we aren't using contraception. Saw a Dr today about long term options as I forget my pill constantly and haven't taken in in months.

What are your experiences of....
-The injection (needed every three months, periods could stop/slow down, weight gain a side effect)
-The implant (every three years, hormonal, irregular periods common)
-Coil (lasts five years -non hormonal, periods as usual)

I have just started AF so know I'm not pregnant. I need to decide before I get caught out (both DDs were conceived at this time of year lol)



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 19:58 PM   2
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I've tried the pill & the coil and got pregnant on both, I found the coil moved and it was very uncomfortable.

I've been on the implant for 3 years after 2 miscarriages, and it's the best one i've had. I have no periods apart from light bleeding every so often. I'm due to have it out next month which I'm not looking forward to it. But i'd definitely recommend it.



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 20:23 PM   3
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I definitely would not recommend the coil. I had it before having kids, it was put in wrong and my body spent a month trying to push it out which was horrendously painful. I've also heard a lot of people seem to get pregnant on the coil so I don't think it even seems effective. Had the injection for a short while and didn't have any negative effects other than my periods didn't actually stop but instead I had a lot of breakthrough bleeding. Never had implant but my friend did and liked it.

If you're definitely done though personally I'd let hubby have the snip



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2017, 09:06 AM   4
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I'm on my second coil (had the first removed to have another child) so it's been a few years now and it's the best contraception I've been on. No issues, no pain, no pregnancy! I don't want to use anything with hormones, the injection in particular concerned me long term. I like to have my periods too, I find it a gage to my health if that makes sense! We are done and starting to consider DH getting the snip (he would in a heartbeat). I'm about to start medication that I must not get pregnant on so I think we will take extra precautions as I always believe if you really can't risk getting pregnant use at least 2 types!



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Old Jan 11th, 2017, 07:06 AM   5
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I've had the depo injections (every 3 months) and I bled constantly and turned into a psycho they made me do 3 courses of it to see if it would settle and it never did! So I now use the implant and by far the best contraception I've had I do get my periods as normal which I don't mind although I am envious of all you women who stop getting periods all together lol



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2017, 07:29 AM   6
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Ive only ever had the implant- I had it in just over a year. It made me have no sex drive (great contraceptive in that sense- ha!) moody, headachey, and Id spot on it. I wouldn't get it again.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 07:03 AM   7
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Mini Pill - tried this as I am not allowed the combined pill as blood clots run in my family. I found that my periods were lighter and shorter in length, before the pill my periods were painful and heavy they also lasted 8 days, with the pill they lasted about 5 days but only heavy for first 2 days with no cramps at all.

However I also forgot to take this and am on enough tablets right now and taking this at the same time every day was tricky...

Implant - in my arm when I was still on my bleeding from the birth of my Daughter this protected against pregnancy immediately because I was still on the blood, I thought I had found the answers to my prayers with this BUT the blood never stopped and I had a 3 month period, this works for some people and can even stop your period.. but it just made mine constant

Coil - I have the coil in right now, the copper one. I am not going to lie it was agony to go in and the cramps were quite bad after also, BUT you can request a general anesthetic to help with the pain this coil fitting usually takes 20 minutes and lasts for up to 10 years. My periods are normal and when taken out you can become pregnant immediately because there is no hormone in the copper one. You can go back to your GP 6 weeks later and get it checked to make sure its stayed in place.

Injection - I was on this a while and worked well, it was given every 12 weeks and it stopped my periods, though it can make other people bleed irregular, most I had was spotting, it can cause you to gain weight but I found that I ate responsibiliy and I didn't gain weight, the only thing is coming off... I come off as I wanted to try for another kid (though changed my mind) and it took over 9 months to get my periods back, it can take over 2 years to conceive after coming off the injection and can really mess with your body. I would not suggest this I would suggest the coil! x
One thing I would say is that after my second child was born Hubby wanted a third but I was adamant that I didn't want more and wanted to get my tubes tied however because of my age the GP would not allow it... that was 4 years ago and now I am so grateful that the GP said no because now we have decided to get the coil out in August and TTC for our last child

Best of luck :Hugs:



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 08:42 AM   8
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Mini Pill - tried this as I am not allowed the combined pill as blood clots run in my family. I found that my periods were lighter and shorter in length, before the pill my periods were painful and heavy they also lasted 8 days, with the pill they lasted about 5 days but only heavy for first 2 days with no cramps at all.

However I also forgot to take this and am on enough tablets right now and taking this at the same time every day was tricky...

Implant - in my arm when I was still on my bleeding from the birth of my Daughter this protected against pregnancy immediately because I was still on the blood, I thought I had found the answers to my prayers with this BUT the blood never stopped and I had a 3 month period, this works for some people and can even stop your period.. but it just made mine constant

Coil - I have the coil in right now, the copper one. I am not going to lie it was agony to go in and the cramps were quite bad after also, BUT you can request a general anesthetic to help with the pain this coil fitting usually takes 20 minutes and lasts for up to 10 years. My periods are normal and when taken out you can become pregnant immediately because there is no hormone in the copper one. You can go back to your GP 6 weeks later and get it checked to make sure its stayed in place.

Injection - I was on this a while and worked well, it was given every 12 weeks and it stopped my periods, though it can make other people bleed irregular, most I had was spotting, it can cause you to gain weight but I found that I ate responsibiliy and I didn't gain weight, the only thing is coming off... I come off as I wanted to try for another kid (though changed my mind) and it took over 9 months to get my periods back, it can take over 2 years to conceive after coming off the injection and can really mess with your body. I would not suggest this I would suggest the coil! x
One thing I would say is that after my second child was born Hubby wanted a third but I was adamant that I didn't want more and wanted to get my tubes tied however because of my age the GP would not allow it... that was 4 years ago and now I am so grateful that the GP said no because now we have decided to get the coil out in August and TTC for our last child

Best of luck :Hugs:
20 minutes for a coil fitting?? General anesthetic?? I've have it fitted twice now, it takes a couple of mins, 5 max, and yes there's a sharp pain as it goes in and some dull cramping afterwards but I would say if it's taking 20 minutes something has gone very wrong!



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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 09:12 AM   9
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Hi Pearls http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/contrac.../iud-coil.aspx yes where I live it takes 15-20 minutes with nothing going wrong x



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 09:31 AM   10
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I find that so odd...why on earth would it take that long, maybe I'm a bit loose haha! I've had 2 fitted now and I would say the whole appointment took 20 mins, from discussing the fitting, getting undressed etc? I think I'd have passed out if the actual inserting of the coil took 20 mins! Feel a bit self conscious now haha, my second one didn't even hurt but I was 8 weeks post partum and wasn't fully closed apparently so put it down to that lol!!



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