Re: bc after baby
I had an IUD for 3 years, I just had it taken out this last November! I thought it worked great! The easiest form of BC, and 99% effective. I had the usual complaints that everyone with an IUD will have, longer periods, I went from 3 days to 6-7 days. The last 2 days being very light mainly just brown mucous. And stonger monthly cramps, I could even feel the mittleshertz = ovulation cramps. Having it in was very painful for me though, they insert it when your on your period, I called the Dr's office ASAP, but with a 3 day long period, it was very difficult to get in, I got in late on the 3rd day. The Dr. said I was hardly bleeding, so as for my discomfort during insertion. Getting it taken out was a breeze, not worth the $200 - $300 fee. I just went to family planning told them I didn't have insurance and paid $40. Much cheaper, since my insurance didn't cover the proceedure. Definately check with your insurance carrier, they may not cover it, I didn't find any that did. BUT Family planning is cheap and though it may be embarassing, it still works the same.
The first 2 months with the IUD were difficult, very uncomfortable with the crampyness and spotting, but it soon ended. If you can stick it out for the first year, You'll really like it. It's just a matter of getting used to something new. Just look at your other options for BC, but also keep in mind the side effects too, because there is no effective birth control without out any side effects. The IUD is a great choice, but the first couple of months may be rough, after the first year though, you begin to love it.
Sorry so long, hope this helped!