What types are there? I thought I heard of an IUD that didn't have hormones but I could be wrong. I ask because I am just thinking about what birth control I want to be on after our second baby. I am NOT pregnant or thinking of TTC anytime soon, I just want to be thinking of my options so I have the time to do the research. I do NOT want anything permanent until I am older but I would be okay with something that lasted a few years. I have multiple health issues and I think the hormonal birth control doesn't really help them, plus I would like to let my body handle the hormones itself. I have to get my health issues in order before we even think about TTC #2 but like I said I want to know my options so I am aware of all the risks and benefits of each type of birth control. My doctor suggested Depo after Peyton was born and I didn't know much about it (I'm ashamed to say that! ) but decided to take it on word from my doctor that it would be okay and now I have had several negative side effects from it.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:</b>" What types are there? I thought I heard of an IUD that didn't have hormones but I could be wrong. I ask ... [snip!] ... but decided to take it on word from my doctor that it would be okay and now I have had several negative side effects from it."</blockquote>
I use the FAM (fertility awareness method) and love it. I ahve used it for 12 years total. It takes some discipline though & you ahve to track your own cycles & ovulation, so that would be hard to do if you were quite irregular. Otherwise, I'd say it's worth at leas tlooking into. I used it 7 yrs before TTC & then had NO issue getting pregnant when I stopped. I have been pregnant 9 times & every time I got pregnant on the 1st month trying, after 7 yrs of NO accident & a very active sex life....so I know it works. I also used it between babies quite well. BUT it has rules, you have to understand them & follow them or it's all for nothing...seriously. So it is NOT for everyone.