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The IUD

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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I am considering getting it after my baby is born.  Hubby and I are not sure if we want to have more children or not, but we do know we want to wait about four to six years if we do. 

Do you have it? (If not what do you use?)

How long have you had it?

Do you find it a good form of BC?

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)?

Is it uncomfortable?

 

 

by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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Logan_Bellasmom
by Falling Starr on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Do you have it? (If not what do you use?) Yes

How long have you had it? a little over 2 years

Do you find it a good form of BC? yes i love it

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)? Nope

Is it uncomfortable? nope i dont feel it at all


Steph1499
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:30 PM

I had tw

Do you have it?  not now i had my tubes tied

How long have you had it?  first time  2 years and second time 3 years

Do you find it a good form of BC?  yes i did no problems at all

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)? nope just the iud.

Is it uncomfortable? no never even knew it was there

the only thing was it made my period  heavier and a little more cramping at the beginning.

713mommyofthree
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:31 PM

 

Do you have it? (If not what do you use?) Yes

How long have you had it? 6 months

Do you find it a good form of BC? yes i love it

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)? no

Is it uncomfortable? nope i dont feel it at all

theRonimal
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM
I have had Mirena for 2 years in November. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I've never "felt" it (ie: no discomfort), I haven't had a period since I got it, I've never used a second form of birth control. I love it.
lauraluann
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Did you get pregnant while using it or did you get it taken out before getting pregnant?

Quoting Steph1499:

I had tw

Do you have it?  not now i had my tubes tied

How long have you had it?  first time  2 years and second time 3 years

Do you find it a good form of BC?  yes i did no problems at all

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)? nope just the iud.

Is it uncomfortable? no never even knew it was there

the only thing was it made my period  heavier and a little more cramping at the beginning.


raegansmom
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I have had Mirena for 2 years.  No back up BC, a very lite period every month, and I love it.  I don't feel a thing.

BabyMadi
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Do you have it? (If not what do you use?) No, I just got it out.

How long have you had it? I had it for a little over 2 months

Do you find it a good form of BC? Nope

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)? Nope

Is it uncomfortable? I didn't feel it but my DH did sometimes, I had cramping all the time, I also spotted for like 3 weeks and then didn't for one then spotted for 3 weeks again. I had no sex drive and even if I did I couldn't have sex because of all the spotting. Also depending on how long you have it in you can have a harder time conceiving, I have a friend who had hers in for 2 years and she has now lost 2 pregnancies. So I know every woman is different but I had a horrible experience.



3earthangels
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:43 PM

I had the Paraguard about 5 years ago. Loved it, wasn't uncomfortable (although it did hurt a little to have it put in), didn't use a second form of BC, and had it for about a year. Had to have it taken out b/c I got pregnant (yes with the IUD in).

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lauraluann
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:48 PM

See I had Yaz after my first was born and kept it for two years, until we started ttc.  That is when I realized that the Yaz was what had affected my sex drive. 

Quoting BabyMadi:

Do you have it? (If not what do you use?) No, I just got it out.

How long have you had it? I had it for a little over 2 months

Do you find it a good form of BC? Nope

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)? Nope

Is it uncomfortable? I didn't feel it but my DH did sometimes, I had cramping all the time, I also spotted for like 3 weeks and then didn't for one then spotted for 3 weeks again. I had no sex drive and even if I did I couldn't have sex because of all the spotting. Also depending on how long you have it in you can have a harder time conceiving, I have a friend who had hers in for 2 years and she has now lost 2 pregnancies. So I know every woman is different but I had a horrible experience.


lbdm2002
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:51 PM

 

Do you have it? (If not what do you use?) : Yes..Mirena IUD

How long have you had it?: Inserted November..so 9 months.

Do you find it a good form of BC?: YES...I have been lucky and have had ZERO of the side effects that they talk about.  I stopped bleeding the day I got it inserted and since then, I MAYBE spot for 1 day/month instead of having a period.

Do you use a second form of BC (condoms)?: Nope

Is it uncomfortable?:  Nope.  Can't even tell it's there.  I made sure the strings were trimmed enough and hubby can't feel it, either.

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