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10/11/2009 at 16:20
I'm putting together a feature on contraception after childbirth and need your stories! What method did you find the best after childbirth? Did you think about it straightaway after birth-what worked and what didnt and what's your tip for other mums when choosing contraception after birth?
Please email me your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on here and include your full name, age, where you are from and the names and ages of your children. I will also need a pic for the piece.
10/11/2009 at 21:02
im on cerazette since having lola, it works great for me as i leave my pill on top of the kids cereal box in the cupboard so i never forget, its stopped mood swings and best of all, the side effects include no periods, im a very happy mum!
Laura Head from bury st edmunds 21 mum to jack 27mnths and lola 11mnths
10/11/2009 at 21:59
I haven't bothered-knew I wanted more straight away-the minute we've completed our family-it'll be depo injection again for me-hassle free!!!!
Rachel Jones mum to Tomos 2 and Joseff 1
10/11/2009 at 22:41
Even before I had my children, I always tell my husband that I want him to snip. Because since I had to go thru the pregnancy and labour, he should also have a bit of pain/suffer!
While I wait for his answer, I had an Intrauterine device (IUD) done 2 months ago before the little one decided to go into my egg!
I choose to have IUD is simple, easy and long lasting. Firstly, I need not worry about buying condoms/cap or forgetting taking pills. Secondly, no injection pain.
my tip is your partner should also be involved.
Thanks for reading.
Eileen Teo,30, Lichfield, mum to Kieran 2 years old and Caitlin 6 months
11/11/2009 at 20:39
We are using good old fashioned condoms!! I am no good remembering to take the pill and am not too keen on needles either and the snip/sterilisation is just too final especially if we are hoping to have another child too, so for now its the easiest method for us. The only downside is that its a major passion killer but I guess we all have to make sacrafices..
Lynne Nelson, 28 from Dunfermline, Fife.mum to Connor 5, Caitlin 4 and Andrew 2
12/11/2009 at 08:20
after i had charlie we decided i would go on the contaceptive implant because i had fallen pregnant with charlie whilst on the pill,but looking back i was actually poorly when i fell with charlie and we didn't take extra percautions at that time so being ill could have effected my pill.
anyways the implant was inserted and things were ok for about 6 months but then i started to get very moody, snappy and upset at slightest things and was putting on weight that i couldn't shift, so went to docs and it seemed i was having a hormone imbalance due to implant, so we decided to have it removed and i was put back on a different pill and since then everything has gone back to normal.
for new mums i would say do what you think is best for you, and choose a contraceptive method that works for you and your new family, whether it be using the same contraceptive before you were pregnant or trying something new, my health visitor and gp provided me with great info and were both really helpful, so if you not sure maybe chat to one of them.
Zoe Ellis-Martin from yeovil, somerset, mum to charlie 22 months
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