Sunday, June 13, 2010

The pill vs. The IUD


OK, So Ola is 8 weeks old, I figure it has been at least 16 weeks since "doing it."

Birth Control is in order. I don't think I have the strength to do this one more time. Poppy and Ola are both great kids don't get me wrong, but I like my sleep and besides they would have to start sleeping in dresser drawers!

After some thought and research I have decided to go the Mirena IUD route. Less hormones than birth control pills, and I don't have to remember to take a pill everyday (because I have enough trouble remembering to take the other ones.)

You have to get a prescription, and it's pricey ($354.00 to be exact!) and holy smokes the box that you have to take to the DR is huge! It's as long as my arm. This does not make me feel any better about having this thing fitted tomorrow. The price up front does pay off in the end if you decide to keep it in for the five years it's good for, and it is easily removed just in case I decide I want another baby.

Still a little apprehensive about having a little plastic thing inside my uterus, but at this point in the game it's a good decision.

6 comments:

Mrs. Merriman said...

Holy cats... want me to come hold your hand?!?

Hey — nice peonies, btw ;)

Poot and Boogie said...

What would you say if I said yes?

haha! I will be fine. Like I said 2 babies out, it can't be worse than that!

Poot and Boogie said...

Thanks for the flowers too, I thought you would like that shot!

Mrs. Merriman said...

LOL! If Mike weren't going out I would totally come with you!

Yep. Childbirth takes the cake ;)

And yes - love the flowers in your kitchen!!

Amber said...

I heart my Mirena. But I also found that box tremendously alarming. It was so freaking HUGE.

Poot and Boogie said...

So far so good, cramping at the beginning for the first few hours, very minimal bleeding and now nothing. :)