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The conversation went something like this.
Him: "So, have you thought about what contraception you are going to use?
Me: "Um. Abstinence?" (laughs coyly).
Him: "I really don't think that is a long-term solution.
Me: "The Pill. I didn't like it though, went off it and, well, discovered it was pretty effective afterall." (laughs)
Him: "Ah yes. Well, that isn't an option for breastfeeding mothers. Have you thought about a Mirena?"
Him: "Well it's an IUD."
Me: (eyebrow raises sceptically)
Him: "It's not like the IUDs of the 1970s. It is an effective, low dose hormone inserted into the cervix..."
Me: (another eyebrow raise.
Him: (continuing)"You should think about it. You wouldn't want to have any more kids in a hurry now would you? I mean, um, you need to rest your body for awhile...blah, blah (tries to dig himself out of a hole)...It is certainly a better long-term option than abstinence or the dreaded condoms."
Clearly, with the birth of the twins two years later, I failed to take his advice about this modern IUD. But after two became four and numerous
I am into the third month of life with my new friend and apart from being a psycho b!tch approximately two weeks every month, there are no complaints!
Seriously, for me the low-dose hormone is inducing raging PMT most of the time.
It is working though. I am not pregnant (*does happy dance*) AND the Geege has mentioned having the 'snip' about three times in the last month.
Psycho wife or short day procedure rendering you infertile?
It seems an easy choice to me ;)
How are you managing contraception post-children? Have you used the Mirena and did it turn you psycho too?
PS: I am going to be away for the weekend. I hope you have a great weekend. I will be back Monday x