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26/06/2013 at 09:08
What do you do for contraception?
I'm on the pill, have been since S was 3 weeks old, I didn't want any slip ups. The plan was for H to have the snip, got as far as having the date through for the operation, and then he changed his mind.
I feel as though I want something more permanent than the pill, I'm worried that something will happen and we'll slip up and i'll end up with a BFP, I really don't want any more children. I don't fancy the coil.
26/06/2013 at 09:10
Mr R is off for the snip ASAP!
26/06/2013 at 09:15
Rusty, whilst I was pg H was fine with that, but when the time actually came he changed his mind. He said that if anything ever happened to the children then he'd want another.
26/06/2013 at 09:18
I'm trying to persuade H to have the snip, but he's not keen (in case he trades me in for a newer model and wants more children apparently!). Think I'm going to start on Depo - not keen on coil either and suspect I'll react to implant as I did to mini-pill. Given the choice I would have had the implant
26/06/2013 at 09:20
We've not finished since we're TTCing again, but I plan to have another coil when we have - this is also because I have heavy periods so I need something that will reduce them and the coil has been working well for the last 9 years between TTCing etc.
Could you go for the implant instead, it's the same hormones as the coil from what I've been told, and works in the same way.
26/06/2013 at 09:21
Snigdet, the thought of the implant freaks me out. That there is a piece of plastic in my body.
Has anyone been sterilised? What's involved? I think I need a chat to my GP about what my options are.
It's putting me off DTD just in case.
26/06/2013 at 09:24
I had the implant and really didnt get on with it... was bleeding lightly every day until it was removed, was a nightmare to get removed too had too speak to a doctor and then get it removed a week later!
There's always a Female sterilisation
What about the injection or the patch? No idea about either so can't comment really. Hasn't Pip just had the injection?
26/06/2013 at 09:30
Cupcake, thanks for the link, i'll take a look when i'm not at work.
26/06/2013 at 09:32
Your welcome it has lots of information on it so hopefully it will help :)
26/06/2013 at 09:43
H is going for the snip. He suggested it and would have gone immediately but I wanted to wait until after noodles arrived, although I have to say my mindset is very different now and I am not doing this again and would be happy f for him to go tomorrow.
26/06/2013 at 09:46
Since having F, I've not been getting on very well with the pill so, after a chat with the nurse at my GP surgery, I think I'm going to go for either the Depo injection or the implant. We're planning in TTC in the next couple of months so it'll be after we've had #2. I think 2 kids is what we're aiming for but I don't know if I want anything 'permanent', more long term IYKWIM.
26/06/2013 at 10:13
What about Essure?
Although if you wouldn't consider a coil, not sure if this would be any better!?
26/06/2013 at 10:30
I'm having a coil until I can get h to have the snip. I would consider being sterilised myself but I kind of feel my poor body gas been through quite a lot already so H can go through it for once! His argument is also what happens if I died a d he remarried?!
26/06/2013 at 10:35
WH - aren't H's so depressing. This was one of H's arguments too, I actually got quite upset and thought it was because he didn't see a long term future with me and the kids and that's why he didn't want to go through it.
My body has been through enough, I've had two pregnancies within 2 years and I've had two C-sections, two lots of gestational diabetes, colposcopies due to irregular smear test results, I feel as though I've been poked and messed with enough which is why I was hoping he'd have the snip for me.
26/06/2013 at 10:57
A word of warning about having your tubes clipped, my uncles new wife did that years ago after having her two children, then her marriage broke down and now at 42 she has just had to go through IVF to have a child with my uncle, funded privately as her issues were self inflicted. Please think long and hard before making such a permanent decision.
26/06/2013 at 11:10
I've told my H to go for the snip. His initial reaction was "I know i'm an old f@rt, but you're only 27, what if you want more babies?" (My joke response of "i'll just find someone else to knock me up" didn't go down well, haha) But I think that is the way forward for us. I told him I have put my body through pregnancy, labour and childbirth, he can do his part.
26/06/2013 at 11:12
My H has actually been to the doctors this morning to discuss a vasectomy as we're both certain that this is our last baby. I looked into the possibility of sterilisation at the same time as my section, but the procedure is apparently not as successful in some cases when done at the same time and there is an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy afterwards, so we decided that despite his hatred of needles and the like, it was his turn to take the responsibility.
26/06/2013 at 12:08
My H is having the snip. It's defo his turn.
26/06/2013 at 12:17
OB - I can see your point, but I don't feel like I can live the next 20 or so years of my life until the menopause thinking that if H leaves me I might want more children. I'm definitely done, I don't want to be pregnant again, I've got enough with the two I've got, we couldn't afford any more.
I might bring up the snip talk again with H to see if he's changed his mind, although the drs might be a bit reluctant to send him for the consultations again after he cancelled the operation last time.
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