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I am thinking about getting an IUD. My family is completely against it. I am searching for your advice and suggestions. I have a 6mos old and a 3yr old stepson. My husband and I are buying a house and at this point and time in our lives we are not ready to have a new baby. What is your experience with IUDs? Or what is your opinion?

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Asked by Babyclark08 at 2:38 PM on Jul. 13, 2009 in Health

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  • I have had it for a year and a half and it has been fine. The worst pain was when they put it in I had like labor like cramps and bleeding for a week. I do like it , but it is uncomfortable during sex sometimes. But I would recomend it 100 times more than the pill, I can never remember to take them and the hormones make me crazy

    Answer by NicholeAT at 2:42 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • I just asked a similar question. Does paraguard have horrormones? I suggest doing a LOT of research. I regret having the Mirena inserted. Why is your fam against it? I dunno, it's different for everyone but I HATE Mirena.

    Answer by sweetphoenix529 at 2:42 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • I am from a very religious family... my mom is an RN and she is convienced that it is a type of an abortion each month.

    Answer by Babyclark08 at 2:44 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • I have the Paragard- it's great with the exception of the heavy cramping and spotting. I'm one of those people that can't remember to take a pill every day and I don't do well with traditional bc- it turns me into a lunatic, to put it lightly, lol. Why is your family against it?

    Answer by dannydawna at 2:44 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Thats the IUD I wanted but a lady my aunt know's got cancer from the copper.
    So I got Mirena even and Its good so far.

    Answer by effie777 at 2:46 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • I've had Paragaurd for a couple years now. Here's my thoughts...

    You don't have to remember to take anything
    Easily removed and you can get pregnant the day it's removed
    You can keep in for up to 10 years

    My periods have been longer
    My husband can sometimes feel the string when we make love

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 3:01 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • "I am from a very religious family... my mom is an RN and she is convienced that it is a type of an abortion each month. " Low dosage birth control pills may allow conception, just not allow implantation.

    A diaphram is hormone free, has no side effects, is instantly reversible, and does not have a history of class action lawsuits, strokes or infertility.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:07 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

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