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Old 11-12-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I went off hormonal BC but now want to get back on it. The big issue is that my BF and I are getting married in the spring and want to start trying for a baby in April-May.

Pretty much everything I've read about hormonal birth control states that there may be a significant delay in regaining fertility...except for the NuvaRing, which I tried and didn't like because it made me sore.

I don't know much about BC so if someone could maybe point me in the right direction...or tell me to just use barrier methods because I'm being insane...I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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IMO, If you're planning for a baby several months from now, I would stay off the pill and use something else, not so much because of the fertility issue but the dangers of the hormones to your baby. I think it's important to stay drug free if you're planning a pregnancy.
The pill is easy and convenient (unfortunately this will be an inconvenience to you and your boyfriend) but planning to have a healthy pregnancy and baby will be worth it.
Try the gel you insert into yourself, or something that will not mess up your system and save the pill until after the baby is born.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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IMO, If you're planning for a baby several months from now, I would stay off the pill and use something else, not so much because of the fertility issue but the dangers of the hormones to your baby. I think it's important to stay drug free if you're planning a pregnancy.
The pill is easy and convenient (unfortunately this will be an inconvenience to you and your boyfriend) but planning to have a healthy pregnancy and baby will be worth it.
Try the gel you insert into yourself, or something that will not mess up your system and save the pill until after the baby is born.
Gel? What gel?
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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Gel? What gel?
spermicide
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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My gf recently had pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) and one of the factors was hormonal birth control.

https://preventdvt.org/default.aspx

Click "Risk Assesment" in the bottom right.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:17 AM
 
Location: southern california
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this is a high risk form of birth control
many couples intend to get married but sometimes things dont work out.
take care of yourself.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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spermicide
Oh, I wouldn't trust that to keep me from getting PG.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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My gf recently had pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) and one of the factors was hormonal birth control.

https://preventdvt.org/default.aspx

Click "Risk Assesment" in the bottom right.
I used to take the pill so I'm aware of the risks of blood clots; it's something I'd rather avoid. Preferably after I'm done having kids, one of us will get sterilized so we won't have to worry about it anymore. He has volunteered.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Bloods kill more Americans than AIDS, traffic fatalities, and breast cancer combined. About 300k Americans die each year from them. It just takes one to end up in the wrong place and you're done. This is what NBC reporter David Bloom died from in Iraq. My fiance was miserable when the clots moved into her lungs, screaming and in serious pain. She had a a fever and was hospitalized for a few days and had to get shots in her stomach. She has to take Coumadin now (often called a blood thinner but it really is an anti-coagulant) and get her blood checked at least once a week. I wouldn't wish what she went through on my worst enemy.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Gel? What gel?

Ortho Options Conceptrol. It's a gel that you insert up inside you.
You can find it at drugstores and Walmart.
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