What birth control do u recommend?

Ive heard of so many new options. But i want something safe and all natural. If i do b.c. pill I want it to be herbal

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    4Katie
    Personally I wont take any form of hormone birth control. I will not do the pills, shots, patches, ring or IUD. Before I had my hysterectomy I practiced natural family planning, pull out method and condoms and I never got pregnant when I didn't want to. It takes practice and dedication but it is possible.
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    04/29/14
    4Katie
    The way I see it is if the man wants to have sex he needs to take responsibility to prevent pregnancy. If he is unwilling to take some responsibility then I am unwilling to have sex with him. I am not willing to go through uncomfortable symptoms of birth control on a daily basis just so he can have sex without using a condom. Just my personal opinion.
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      04/29/14
      Nikki Hicks
      i agree with Katie, if you want something safe and natural stick with Condoms, theres soo many crazy side effects to all types of birth control, i have been on all except the IUDs i tried so many bc i had a complaint about all, and my end result is just use a condom , they dont mess your body up, like most bc types can do, but if i were to ever go back on bc it would be the pill, the pill is deff the safest.:)
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      04/29/14
      4Katie
      Those have some serious side effects and possible complications such as migrating out of the uterus or even puncturing a hole in the uterus. You need to figure out if the benefits outweigh the risk for you personally.
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      Amanda Muir
      April research the Paraguard IUD (copper) and Mirena (hormonal). They are both proven safe and effective. Like any other form of birth control they have certain side effects that can be associated with them, but most people experience very few if any at all. What Katie mentioned about migrating out of the uterus or perforating the uterus are quite uncommon and when it does happen it's not actually considered dangerous to you, but they would likely have to remove it by laparascopic surgery. If you read the stats on that though, it is very unlikely it will happen to you especially if you go back to have the placement checked a month after insertion and if you have a doctor insert it who is skilled at the procedure.

      I personally have a Mirena and am in love with it. I have many friends who have it and feel the same way. My doctor has one too and recommended it to me. The levels of hormones in it are low and localized so they don't even end up showing in blood tests as they don't get into your blood stream. I used to have heavy periods every 21 days for 7 days and now I spot for a day or two once a month. It's glorious. And it's very effective as birth control because you don't have to remember to take something every day. My husband is likely going to get a vasectomy sometime before my 5 years with this Mirena is up but I will get another just because of the personal benefits.

      The Paraguard works similarly but without hormones so the one complaint that people have is that their periods tend to be heavier and with some cramping.
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        04/29/14
        Nikki Hicks
        ive heard terriable things about the IUDS, but i personally dont know, i would just do alot of research on your options and from there im sure youll find something perfect for you.
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        04/29/14
        4Katie
        If you trust your OBGYN I recommend getting their advice too.
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          04/29/14
          I've heard some awful things about the IUD. I was back and forth on different forms of the pill and the patch once, too. My body can't handle the excess hormones. The last time I was on the mini pill I was having my period for a month at a time. We are doing natural family planning this time and from what I hear, it can make labor easier next time because you are more in tune with your body. I got a free book downloaded on my computer from a catholic web site on how to do it. A little challenging since I'm 10 weeks pp and eco-breastfeeeding, but I'm getting there. Our last has been the only planned one and I was using an app on my smart phone that I don't have anymore.
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            04/29/14
            I can't find where I got the ebook from, all I know is it's from the catholic church. I was once told you could get free info from them if you go ask. Here is a post on the eco-breastfeeding.
            http://modernalternativepregnancy.com/2013/05/22/…
            Basically, you learn how to check your cervix and basal body temp to know when you are ovulating.
            I don't know if the file is too big to go through email or not.
            And the doctor will laugh at you.... so if you choose this method, just be prepared for that...
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            04/29/14
            This one looks like a good resource http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-a…
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            04/29/14
            Nope. At least I assume not, I'm not either. The catholic undertones in the book about drove me insane, but it's got good information and I skipped a few chapter because they were strictly 'what the church says about it'. I think they have the most information on it because they are the biggest advocates on it.
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              05/03/14
              Amanda Muir
              I'd also like to add here that studies have recently shown that if a woman is on hormonal birth control for 10+ years it lowers her risk of ovarian and uterine cancer by something like 60%. That's a major benefit.
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