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Postpartum Birth Control?

Six weeks after bringing babe home, new moms find themselves at the doctor's office for a postpartum checkup.

And, some are taken back when they are asked about birth control moving forward since sex is usually the furthest thing from a recovering and sleep deprived woman's mind.

But since it's entirely possible to get pregnant even if you are breastfeeding, doctors might recommend it. What form of protection did you use?

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abqmama abqmama 9 years
I use an IUD. I used to be on the pill but I could never remember to take it. I didn't want any hormones anymore and needed something that is longer lasting so this was perfect for me.
goldie10x goldie10x 9 years
My birth control - it hurts like hell! I used to have no problems, and now it hurts so bad it's actually impossible. It's very frustrating and I feel like the only one in the world with this problem.
stina829 stina829 9 years
Other... Abstinence.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Other - NFP. It's a peeve of mine that this is rarely included in birth control method polls.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
none, lol. which is why our first 2 are 12 months and 4 days apart. i wanted them close together and thought it would take a couple of months.
macneil macneil 9 years
I hate artificial hormones and condoms, so it's the diaphragm for me, although in the UK this is all but phased out. There is only one spermicide available and I'm VERY allergic to it. What I have to do is import Gynol II from the US, which is fabulous, but replacing the diaphragm itself may eventually prove a lot harder. It's supposedly considered an unsafe method in the UK, but the reality is it takes so much less time to prescribe the pill than fit someone properly, and when I've been to birth control clinics they push the pill like heroin dealers, even though I've told them I suffered severe depression whenever I've tried it. I don't think it is unsafe because I've conceived within 3 months three times after coming off contraception, and was on the diaphragm for years with no scares.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I don't do any artificial hormones. No birth control for us, babies come when they come. =)
blackjade blackjade 9 years
I'm planning on using an IUD, I think I'm done with hormones.
ylatan ylatan 9 years
fertility awareness method. :)
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I had to LOL when my Dr. asked me that since both my husband and I have fertility issues and had to do IVF to even get pregnant. Duh! So I would be thrilled if by some miracle we got pregnant again naturally. Not to mention the giant cost savings. ;)
Dbtabm Dbtabm 9 years
I'm never using hormonal birth control again, so it's condoms for us.
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I used the low dose pill or no dose...whatever, I still didn't have my period for over a year. It was great and ok while breastfeeding. I actually wanted to have sex about a month after giving birth because all those hormones surging. Since it was before the recommended 6 weeks, we used a condom though. Hubby was just happy to have his wife back even if only once...
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