I’m pretty sure that you know contraception is free for most of the UK, and there are 13 methods for females to choose from. Yep 13 … I didn’t actually know that until after I had Hayden.
- combined pill
- condoms (female)
- contraceptive implant
- contraceptive injection
- contraceptive patch
- intrauterine device (IUD)
- intrauterine system (IUS)
- natural family planning
- progestogen-only pill
- vaginal ring
There is also a permanent method of contraception
- female sterilisation
After I gave birth to Hayden I had no Idea what contraception method I wanted to choose, with having 13 methods to choose from I opted for the IUD (sometimes called a coil).
I have to say my experience with this was absolutely horrid. The pain I received after it was put in was just like being in labour. I read that most people experience cramping pain after it’s put in but it tends to fade over time. I still get the pain but not always & not as strong any more. I do contemplate having it removed but I think now its bearable.
I also understand contraception is not for everyone after reading an article at http://sclcnational.org
What contraception did you choose if any after giving birth?