I have a new partner these days, and have been wondering to myself which avenue for birth control to take. I (ashamedly) will admit that I am always so effing terrible with condoms. I don't really know why. I have a tendency to get lost in the heat of the moment, I guess. Irresponsible, yes...but honest.
I have a Mirena IUD up in my drawer that I had gotten not long after Bear was born and still never had it put it. I have an appointment tomorrow to go have it inserted, since it will be day two of my period...but I'm TERRIFIED. I have read a lot of horror stories about them...and I really don't want to have huge cramps from insertion and a lot of bleeding this weekend because I am going out (one of the rare Mama nights *grin*). I am also a little wierded out by the hormone idea.
Pre-Bear I had used a pill, which I forgot to take half of the time, anyways(ohhh, those old stoner days..)...but they sent me for a real loop. I was grouchy ALL the time and had no sex drive whatsoever. At all. NONE. And I am a sex lover. So I'm counting pills out.
What have you ladies tried?? What would you recommend or not recommend??