With an upcoming labor and delivery, increased pelvic pressure and
nightly restlessness, family planning is likely far from a priority
for most women.However, until you
decide that you want to become pregnant again, family planning is
necessary.Women are considered extra
fertile after delivery and it is possible to have a second baby as early as 10
months after delivering the first baby.
Although a variety of birth control options are available to
prevent pregnancy, women will find that one method works better than another
for their particular situation.What are
your options for birth control after delivery?
When used properly, condoms are 97% effective against pregnancy and also
protect against sexually transmitted diseases.Using a spermicide will offer further
protection against an unplanned pregnancy.
Control Pills: When taken at the same time each day, birth control pills
are a reliable form of contraception.However, many birth control pills contain estrogen, which has been
linked to decreased milk supply.While
women who are not breastfeeding will find that birth control pills offer
the protection they need and no harmful side effects, breastfeeding moms
should refrain from using birth control pills.
Device (IUD): IUD’s provide long-term protection against pregnancy.The T-shaped device prevents sperm from
fertilizing an egg.Once the IUD is
in place, women only need to check the strings monthly to make sure the
device is in place properly.There
are currently two forms of the IUD and both breastfeeding and formula
feeding mothers can benefit from this method.However, IUD’s cannot be placed until
approximately six weeks postpartum when the uterus has shrunk back to its
pre-pregnancy shape and size.
Injection: This injection of progestin is given every three months as a
method of contraception.Progestin
prohibits ovulation, thickens cervical mucus and thins the uterine lining,
making implantation less likely.Although breastfeeding women can use the shot, they should be
advised that progestin can decrease milk production.
While breastfeeding does delay the return of the menstrual cycle for some
women, it should not be used as a reliable form of birth control.
In order to ensure protection from the moment your baby is
delivered, it is wise to discuss birth control options with your partner and
your healthcare provider during pregnancy.Your healthcare provider can assist you in making the best possible
choice, meeting the needs of you, your partner and your baby.
Comments: Family Planning
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1018 days ago.
I have an IUD It's name is paragard. There is also Mirena. I have had it for about a month and a half now. I have only had some spotting. There was a poll up the other day that probably could answer your questions better.
1018 days ago.
anyone know of any good non hormonal birth control methods. Someone mentioned copper IUD and and I'm wondering what its called and what the side affects are if anyone has used it..