I had a paraguard before we ever ttc. No side effects for me. Period may have been half a day longer, but were still relatively short. Cramps were the same as before bc (though I was still using disposable products which I later found make me crampy).
That said, as wonderful as it was I am still researching again before getting one. Between effectiveness, hubby's preference, and past success, I'll probably get one after this baby. I just need to research the risks further, especially considering I've had cesareans. I will not use hormonal bc, and hubby wants "more" than FAM this time around. If we didn't think we were done I would consider a diaphragm.
Wife to Joe. Proud, tired mommy to Captain Destructive (6/09), Sir Screams-a-lot (8/10), and another little miracle due 3/13.
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