What kind of birth control are you using while WTT?

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  1. misshydra

    misshydra Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies!
    I was curious as to what kind of birth control you are using while WTT (condoms? Bcp? IUD? NFP? pull out?)? Also, when are you planning to stop using your bc?

    OH and I are using condoms "at the end"/pull out atm (sorry if tmi!) after I had my Mirena IUD removed a month ago. We are planning on NTNP next fall and I'm so excited... And secretly hoping for a surprise BFP in the mean time due to our less than stellar condom use.

    :)
     
  2. LollyZ

    LollyZ WTT indefinitely

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    We switched to condoms about 3 ms ago. The BC patch messed me up so bad that I've decided no more chemical bc until I'm done having kids, even though I won't TTC for probably a long time.. Oh, and I'm also on prenatal vitamins, can't hurt!
     
  3. misshydra

    misshydra Well-Known Member

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    I'm on prenatals too! Maybe I'm crazy, but I swear my hair is nicer since I started them.

    I stopped bcp a couple years ago because the hormones were making me super depressed and then went on the mirena. The first few years were amazing, but towards the end I started to get all hormone-y again - but man, does it feel good to be rid of the hormones :thumbup:.
     
  4. angiepie

    angiepie Well-Known Member

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    I want to use the pill or Implanon but I'm not allowed due to health problems. So we're stuck with condoms. And let me tell you, using them for 3 years has gotten pretty tiresome. So sometimes we use the pull out method. Secretly hoping for happy accident haha, but most of the time we use pull out I'm not even fertile anyway by coincidence. A few times I've taken the morning after pill when we were first together and we didn't have condoms yet.
     
  5. AngelofTroy

    AngelofTroy Well-Known Member

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    I stopped taking the pill (after 8 years on) a few months ago. I was tired of hormones and wanted to see how my cycles worked. We use condoms too, although we're getting fed up of them.
     
  6. Mrs Eleflump

    Mrs Eleflump Guest

    I was on the pill for years, on and off, and the hormones were messing me up so badly. Soon after I came off it at the beginning of the year, hubby got fed up of condoms, so we're using NFP now, and pulling out at fertile times. I think it's working well so far, and I have no idea how I coped with my cycles before charting...I know so much more about my body now!
     
  7. LovemyBubx

    LovemyBubx Mummy, Daddy & Daughter

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    Im on bc pills & we use condoms so theres no way i can have a happy accident :haha:
     
  8. rubydoo1

    rubydoo1 Well-Known Member

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    I am on the pill, I will come off it a month or two before we start TTC, although I think we will be more NTNP at least to start with :flower:
     
  9. Pearls18

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    Copper coil, no hormones, it's great.
     
  10. Hayley90

    Hayley90 Complete

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    im on the 'my fiance is in afghanistan' contraceptive at the moment :lol: We normally use condoms though x
     
  11. blav

    blav 2 angels and TTC

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    We recently went through a loss and are WTT but only until I have a couple normal periods. Hopefully this will only take a couple of months! For us, it's condoms until then (seems weird, I haven't used a condom in so long!)
     
  12. Pearls18

    Pearls18 Well-Known Member

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    That's the most effective lol :haha:
     
  13. LollyZ

    LollyZ WTT indefinitely

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    Yep, condoms are annoying and so teenage-y (no offense)! I'm 28 and still embarassed to buy them.. :blush: I send my OH to the farmacy alone!
    He would never agree to the pull-out method, he just doesn't trust it! And I am hoping it's not worth it to have the copper coil since it won't be that long until we ttc (fx), so condoms it is!
     
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    Withdrawal method - it's been amazingly reliable both times we've been WTT.
     
  15. Strawberries

    Strawberries Well-Known Member

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    I'm on the pill
     
  16. bets83

    bets83 Well-Known Member

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    Me too. It was a little rough at first, but now my periods are lighter, less crampy, and more consistent. I am pretty sure I will use one again after our next baby. :)
     
  17. I Love Lucy

    I Love Lucy DS and DD

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    I'm using the birth control pill ortho tri cyclen low. However, it's not really working out with me so I'm going to need to switch off of that to another pill. OH and I are hoping to TTC late summer/early fall but since it's so up in the air we haven't really discussed an exact day for me to get off of BC.
     
  18. opticalillus5

    opticalillus5 Mummy to two princesses.

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    We use withdrawl. I'm secretly hoping for a happy accident, but he's so good at it, and it has been amazingly reliable for us.. we conceived DD the first month of TTC, but have been together nearly 5 years with no surprises
     
  19. Amalee

    Amalee Expecting #2!

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    We use withdrawal and on very rare occasions, condoms. It's worked wonders since I've gone off the pill, but we had a talk before we decided to do that, because if he's going in without a condom, he better understand he's getting a baby if there's a slip-up!
     
  20. misshydra

    misshydra Well-Known Member

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    How long were you charting before you started NFP? I've only been charting this cycle but I'd like to start NFP once I'm comfortable.
     

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