Best form of BC?

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  1. MoonMuffin

    MoonMuffin Mom of 2!

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    I need to get back on BC, my pills ran out and I need an alternative. I don't trust myself to take a pill everyday (have forgotten in the past :dohh: ). So I just wanted to know what all your experiences are with other forms besides the pills, I've done some research and think I know what I want, but I would love to hear some personal opinions on what is best.
     
  2. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    I have the implanan implant rod. I like it, i used to forget the pill too. I've had some spotting about 3wks after I got it for about 2wks and that was it.
     
  3. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    I liked the implant.
     
  4. louibee

    louibee Active Member

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    My husband is in another country right now and that seems to work pretty well for us ;), now when he comes back for good I plan to stick to charting but it does require a bit of dedication, I just don't want to mess with hormones.
     
  5. venusrockstar

    venusrockstar ~Aspiring Photographer~

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    I've been off my pills for 2 months now and hubby and I have just been using condoms.
     
  6. Cinnamon

    Cinnamon Well-Known Member

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    I also use condoms but a friend of mine, who is a nurse uses some hormone patches... She says they're just as good as the pill but not so aggresive...
     
  7. calm

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    My husband's aunt got pregnant with the implant, and my husband's mother got such a bad infection she had to have a life or death op which lead to having an hysterectomy, so in our family it does not have a good name.

    We always use condoms, and as we have never used anything else it feels fine. I have read stories about them breaking but I don't know if it just a myth. As long as you put them on properly and respect the sell by date it should be fine.

    Did try the pill before meeting my husband, but was for my spots, I was a virgen at the time, and stopped taking them as many doctorts thought it could be making my anxiety worst.
     
  8. kate.m.

    kate.m. Mummy to Travis

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    I have the implant. As far as i know, it has the same rate of effectiveness as the pill (if the pill were taken properly everyday) but if u take human error into account, its much more effective than the pill!

    The first month that i had implanon, i had hormonal cystitis- which is not fun! N bleeding is quite random, but (like u) i didnt trust myself to take the pill, n at least i dont have to think about anythin now.
     
  9. Mum2bewaiting

    Mum2bewaiting Mummy to DS & an angel

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    I was on the depo injection for 6 years while I was at uni and started jobs, buying house etc. It was fab as a long term thing, no af for 6 years either. Unfortunately it has taken a while to get out of my system once we decided to TTC (so I don't think I would go back on it until we were sure our family was complete), but other than that it was great, I did not put on much weight with it and it completely stopped my mood swings...
     
  10. EstelSeren

    EstelSeren Married Mum of 2!

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    I've heard the implant is good. Just want to say from personal experience that after being on the pill for 2 years without using condoms as well I don't think I could go back to using them full time. We tried at one point on the days off that I wasn't bleeding and neither of us enjoyed it as much as without. That's just how it works for me but it might be somthing to consider!

    Beca :wave:
     
  11. luckyme225

    luckyme225 Well-Known Member

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    If you don't want to take bc I would just stick with good old fashioned condoms.
     
  12. nadupoi

    nadupoi Well-Known Member

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    One of my friends is on the Depo shot and she LOVES it. So does my mom.

    I am fine with the pill. So I can't really say anything other than that.
     
  13. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I used the nuvaring for years and loved it. I did 3 weeks in, 1 week out, but a lot of gals used it 4 weeks, some with 1 week off, some put in a new ring right then (and skipped their period).
     
  14. toffee87

    toffee87 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a no-hormone gal :)

    I use the ladycomp and condoms! x
     

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