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has anyone ever tried the femcap for birth control?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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i am trying to research different birth control options...any kind of hormonal BC is out of the question and NFP is not something i am comfortable with since i have a hormone imbalance and my periods are wacked out....if i "accidentally" get pregnant without knowing it will end in a miscarriage if i am not on hormone replacment therapy (which is what happened with my first pregnancy) so i am trying to come up with solutions that will leave me feeling more confident that it will work after my next baby is born.  we are DONE having kids after this so i want to find something that will work :)

i have looked into paragaurd but that has a lot of side affects like heavy bleeding and cramping (plus i know three different people who were iud babies) and sterilization for either my husband or myself also has some risks of side affects and i am unsure of it that would be a good decision to make.

on the femcap website it says it is pretty much a silicone diaphram and is side affect free....around 92% affective but i am not sure if pulling out would make it even more so LOL!

has anyone hear ever even heard of this?  thoughts?

by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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jaydensmomma707
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

no idea, i dont think i have heard of it so I'll BUMP for you! lol

tansyflower
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

i guess its sort of like a diaphram?  it looks like this.....


Quoting jaydensmomma707:

no idea, i dont think i have heard of it so I'll BUMP for you! lol


JoJoBean8
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

This is what happened when I used a diaphram


I am so happy it didn't work but after she was born we picked a different method.

tansyflower
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

awww really?  i was just reading that it has a higher pregnancy rate for woman that have already had a baby....closer to 25% or so :(

if you dont mind me asking what other method are you using and does it work well?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

This is what happened when I used a diaphram


I am so happy it didn't work but after she was born we picked a different method.


JoJoBean8
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I use NFP but you said you don't want to use that method. How about spermicide?

Quoting tansyflower:

awww really?  i was just reading that it has a higher pregnancy rate for woman that have already had a baby....closer to 25% or so :(

if you dont mind me asking what other method are you using and does it work well?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

This is what happened when I used a diaphram


I am so happy it didn't work but after she was born we picked a different method.



tansyflower
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:49 PM

he is allergic (gives him a slight rash) so that is out.....and no condoms because he cant ummmm finish if you know what i mean?  he has thought about a vasectomy but their is a chronic pain syndrome that the doctors in the states dont really disclose...in european studies show about 15% of men end up with some sort of pain during sex/ejaculation after a vasectomy which can last anywhere from 3 months to forever from cell build-up.  i personally know three different men (my friends husbands) who have pain every time they ejaculate and it is scary to think it could damage him or our sex life.

my periods can go anywhere from 26 to 40 days (usually closer to 32-35 though) so NFP would be super hard for me to do accurately...and its all about being accurate with NFP LOL!!!  so idk what to do....i could try the copper iud and worst case scenerio get it removed if it was really that bad.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

I use NFP but you said you don't want to use that method. How about spermicide?

Quoting tansyflower:

awww really?  i was just reading that it has a higher pregnancy rate for woman that have already had a baby....closer to 25% or so :(

if you dont mind me asking what other method are you using and does it work well?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

This is what happened when I used a diaphram


I am so happy it didn't work but after she was born we picked a different method.




JoJoBean8
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I know diaphram's use spermicide so I would check to see if the cap does as well since that would be an issue.

Quoting tansyflower:

he is allergic (gives him a slight rash) so that is out.....and no condoms because he cant ummmm finish if you know what i mean?  he has thought about a vasectomy but their is a chronic pain syndrome that the doctors in the states dont really disclose...in european studies show about 15% of men end up with some sort of pain during sex/ejaculation after a vasectomy which can last anywhere from 3 months to forever from cell build-up.  i personally know three different men (my friends husbands) who have pain every time they ejaculate and it is scary to think it could damage him or our sex life.

my periods can go anywhere from 26 to 40 days (usually closer to 32-35 though) so NFP would be super hard for me to do accurately...and its all about being accurate with NFP LOL!!!  so idk what to do....i could try the copper iud and worst case scenerio get it removed if it was really that bad.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

I use NFP but you said you don't want to use that method. How about spermicide?

Quoting tansyflower:

awww really?  i was just reading that it has a higher pregnancy rate for woman that have already had a baby....closer to 25% or so :(

if you dont mind me asking what other method are you using and does it work well?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

This is what happened when I used a diaphram


I am so happy it didn't work but after she was born we picked a different method.





jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM
Oh man! I was considering a diaphragm, but 25% ineffective rate?! Where did that number come from?
We used a condom when this baby was conceived, so I won't be trusting them anymore. And like you, hormonal therapy, NFP, IUDs, surgery are all things I'm not comfortable with at all.
I was planning on talking to my nd after I give birth, but I have no clue what other options are out there, if any.
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tansyflower
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM

it didnt state it specifically on the website but on a thread i read on another site all the woman did use it :/

they also complained that insertion could be very painful......

i am starting to think its not as great as it sounded in the beginning!

Quoting JoJoBean8:

I know diaphram's use spermicide so I would check to see if the cap does as well since that would be an issue.

Quoting tansyflower:

he is allergic (gives him a slight rash) so that is out.....and no condoms because he cant ummmm finish if you know what i mean?  he has thought about a vasectomy but their is a chronic pain syndrome that the doctors in the states dont really disclose...in european studies show about 15% of men end up with some sort of pain during sex/ejaculation after a vasectomy which can last anywhere from 3 months to forever from cell build-up.  i personally know three different men (my friends husbands) who have pain every time they ejaculate and it is scary to think it could damage him or our sex life.

my periods can go anywhere from 26 to 40 days (usually closer to 32-35 though) so NFP would be super hard for me to do accurately...and its all about being accurate with NFP LOL!!!  so idk what to do....i could try the copper iud and worst case scenerio get it removed if it was really that bad.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

I use NFP but you said you don't want to use that method. How about spermicide?

Quoting tansyflower:

awww really?  i was just reading that it has a higher pregnancy rate for woman that have already had a baby....closer to 25% or so :(

if you dont mind me asking what other method are you using and does it work well?

Quoting JoJoBean8:

This is what happened when I used a diaphram


I am so happy it didn't work but after she was born we picked a different method.






tansyflower
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM

that was a statistic i pulled from wiki about cervical caps in general.....it is much more effective if you have never had a child i guess.  but that is wiki so take it with a grain of salt!!!

Quoting jellyphish:

Oh man! I was considering a diaphragm, but 25% ineffective rate?! Where did that number come from?
We used a condom when this baby was conceived, so I won't be trusting them anymore. And like you, hormonal therapy, NFP, IUDs, surgery are all things I'm not comfortable with at all.
I was planning on talking to my nd after I give birth, but I have no clue what other options are out there, if any.


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