Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A post FOR WOMEN (Note: It's about birth control)

So this post might sound a little like a commercial or an advertisement.  But it's not...because if it was, I would be getting paid.  Wait, now I wish it WAS a paid advertisement.  Damn. 

I want to start by saying that I am not in the medical field.  I have no business suggesting what form of birth control women should use.  I am NOT suggesting anything, just giving my good old two cents.

What I do know is that I have 3 children, ages 15 months, 3 1/2 years, and 7 years.  I have a home daycare and take care of 6 children everyday.  I change about 20-30 diapers a day.  I clean up toys, wipe noses, make meals, clean up meals....blah, blah, blah.  You get the picture.  I am with kids ALL the time.  I don't want any more children of my own.  I am putting those child bearing years behind me.  This I know.

I also know that I am VERY bad at remembering things.  I can't remember to do things that I WANT to do, like make an appointment to get my hair done.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I am not good at oral birth control.  My husband and I didn't want anything permanent either.  We don't want more children, but I am not comfortable with the finality of making it impossible.

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Looks like these dudes just effed up someone's month.
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Therefore, I spoke with the Physician's Assistant at my Ob/Gyn's office after having little girl #3 and decided to go with the Mirena.  I went out to the front desk to schedule my appointment for the Mirena insertion and was told by the lovely chickie working the desk that it was the WORST thing ever, gave her some pelvic inflammatory disease, and she got it removed.  Oh, and did I mention that she was about 8 months pregnant when she was telling me this?  I was like HELL to the NO!  Then I frantically walked right back to my PA's little office and asked her if that was going to happen to me.  She laughed (because she knows that I am spaz after seeing me for years now and delivering 2 of my 3 girls) and reassured me.  I left the office that day with the appointment scheduled. 

I have had the Mirena for a little over a year now and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! 

Did I mention that I LOVE it?

I don't have to worry about a thing.  I forget I even have it.  I don't suffer from cramps every month.  I don't suffer from ANYTHING every month.  Nope, not since the Mirena.  It's pretty damn awesome. 

So if you are even thinking about birth control now...or you will be at some point in the future, I urge you to do your research.  Definitely check out all the options.  But I will tell you, without a doubt, this was the best option for me.  One that I don't have to think about for another 4 years! 

And do you want to know the best thing?  It protects me from MYSELF!  Because to be honest with you, when my best friend popped out her precious little girl in March, I was feeling a severe case of "I-know-I-can't-even-handle-the-three-that-I-have-but-this-precious-newborn-makes-the-cutest-sounds-and-smells-so-good-and-is-so-adorable-that-I-might-be-insane-enough-to-want-another". 

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Well, as it always does, that feeling passed but man would I have been screwed if I caved during that time of weakness.

So there you have it, the Mirena protects me from me.  And I need it.

13 comments:

  1. I so agree, best birth control ever! no periods, no forgetting and no side effects (well, other than NO PERIODS). I love it. :))

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    1. Isn't it the best?! I know it's not for everyone, but I have no complaints!!!

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  2. Had it. Hated it. No menses. And then aging, skin sagging, bottom eyelid drooping away from my lower eyelid nonsense set in about a year-and-a-half later. I was 30 years old. I'll be getting the copper one soon. No hormones. But that's me, and I'm glad you're happy with it. :)

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    1. I have definitely heard some people having similar issues with it. Personally, I don't have any complaints:) let me know how you like the copper one!!! I would love to hear!

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    2. Just a quick word... I had the Paragard (the copper one). It failed. I now have three kids instead of two. In fact, I'm posting the story behind this is at the end of this week. So, while I know that it's extremely rare for it to fail, it DOES.

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    3. Oh for the love of GAWD...you just gave me heart palpatations!!! I can't imagine if it failed! Could I sue them for the cost of raising a child until age 18?! hahaha

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    4. Ha, several people asked me the same thing! I was like, I hardly doubt it since they *technically* DO say they have a .06% failure rate... It would be so nice though, if I could have. That third kid is freaking expensive, and has contributed greatly to my madness. :-)

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  3. I am just choosing to not have sex. =]
    I am all for BC. I just don't like BC, personally. And, IUD's SCARE me. But, all that matters is that it works for YOU and you are happy with it! I am glad to ehar a positive review about it, though!

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    1. I hear you! I was really scared of the IUD at first. But so far, so good!!! :)

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  4. The Mirena is the best thing in the world!! I love mine too.

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    1. I know!! Isn't it great?! No complaints here!

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  5. I love mine too, so much so I am on my 2nd one. Best BC ever to me.

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