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Old 11-14-2011, 12:22 AM   #41
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Great thread! I have 4 kiddos ages 6 months to 6 years. My dh and I think that we're done but don't want to make a final decision yet. We have been doing NFP for the past 7 1/2 years and have 4 oops babies, lol! Condoms don't work well for us either. We just decided to look into diaphrams but I would be interested in knowing more about the FemCap also! We have been using VCF and it says on their site that it is 94% effective so we might just go with that too.

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Old 11-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #42
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Great thread! I have 4 kiddos ages 6 months to 6 years. My dh and I think that we're done but don't want to make a final decision yet. We have been doing NFP for the past 7 1/2 years and have 4 oops babies, lol! Condoms don't work well for us either. We just decided to look into diaphrams but I would be interested in knowing more about the FemCap also! We have been using VCF and it says on their site that it is 94% effective so we might just go with that too.

LOL, both my babys are oops babys too!

I am soooo excited to find something that isnt a hormone or iud or condom!!

oh btw i also found a natural green spremincide call Contra Gel. Its just as effective as the regular stuff but not un-natural and irritating. Which is AWESOME cuz i don't wanta put any harsh chemicals in there.

Femcap has a website and says to buy it from them you have to have a script from your OBGYNO but you can get on other sites (try googling the contragel....most sites I found that sell that also sell the femcap) where you can buy it without the script.
They have 3 different sizes:
small for never been preggers
medium for c-section
large for vaginal childbirth delivery

I am SOOOOOO excited!!! I cant wait to order one!!

Hmmmmmmm......would ordering it and trying it out without telling hubby be deceitful?
I kinda wanta see if he would notice before I tell him about it....he doesn't want me to get the dilafrgam cuz he says it would be in the way and too much to deal with, i kinda agree, it is pretty huge looking and my hubby is not a small man by any means so i think that would interfere but the fem-cap is pose to be smaller and softer and less noticeable so maybe he won't notice!
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:21 AM   #43
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I did the mini pill. I read about IUD's and considered them, but in the end they just didn't sound like something I wanted to do. The mini pill worked just fine for us!
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #44
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as far as getting the tubes tied or getting my hubby cut....well, i have been told that is basically like cutting a horse or dog....that he will lose all his drive to do it, i have also herd the same for the girl, so my hubby and I are kinda against this at thime.
We also want the option to have more later on if we decide to (or if the good Lord see fit for us to)
I can certainly understand not wanting to go with sterilization because you want to keep your future options open, but don't avoid it because you are concerned about a loss of sex drive. Whoever told you that probably has some other issues going on. I'd do some more research on it when/if you get to the point of being sure you are done.

In the meantime, good luck with the Fem Cap, I hope it works for you.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:52 PM   #45
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Hormones-make me crazy
Condoms-NOT and option for us
Diaphragms-give me persistent kidney infections
Spermicides-natural or commercial-give me infections
IUDs-scare me to death
We use NFP and withdrawal on fertile days-not a single "oops" yet! DS was no surprise :-)
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[QUOTE}NFP is actually not that time consuming once you get the hang of it and I think an "oops" would be kind of hard to happen if you are on top of things...because you will know exactly when a pregnancy could occur so if you DTD at that time you KNOW you're risking an "oops"....so it really wouldn't be an oops. lol[/QUOTE]

this! I cannot take hormones and will not ever again... I am NUTS on them!
We have been very successful at is for the past 5 years now we are ready and TTC again. Charting and abstaining during fertile times is really not that bad
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[QUOTE}NFP is actually not that time consuming once you get the hang of it and I think an "oops" would be kind of hard to happen if you are on top of things...because you will know exactly when a pregnancy could occur so if you DTD at that time you KNOW you're risking an "oops"....so it really wouldn't be an oops. lol
this! I cannot take hormones and will not ever again... I am NUTS on them!
We have been very successful at is for the past 5 years now we are ready and TTC again. Charting and abstaining during fertile times is really not that bad
GL[/QUOTE]

I agree, we use this to track http://www.raxmedical.com/babycomp.php it's super easy to use, it's based on the basal temperature method and is even more effective than the BCP if used correctly. I don't have regular cycles, BTW, and we have no oops babies. HOWEVER if you're BF and still haven't had AF back, these methods can't be used.
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Glad to find this post! Im currently expecting my 3rd in 4.5 years. we have tried the bc pill which i got pg on and miscarried and caused me to be crazy. the mini pill which also made me feel crazy and the pull and pray...I read up on the nfp but then i used it to get pg after the last miscarriage to have this baby. I really need to figure out something bc i feel too young 26 to be done for sure but i need a break, my body needs a break. I will keep coming back for more advice as i agree with the op and several others about conception and the risks of bc not being worth it. thanks!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #49
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I have used a diaphragm in the past and can assure you, my husband could not feel it (He is beyond "large").

I have heard that the femcap is not as effective as a diaphragm and is harder to insert properly. I have also heard it can be dislodged during intercourse and you wouldn't know it. A diaphragm cannot be dislodged. It certainly looks big, but once it is in, there's no way to know that it is there.

That said, I hated my diaphragm. I was always forgetting to take it out, and spermicides make me feel itchy (you have to use a spermicide with any barrier method). It was easy enough to put in/take out, but it definitely impeding the whole spontaneity of anything.

We were trying to use NFP prior to this pregnancy, but didn't read enough information to do it properly and got screwed up by daylight savings! Definitely read Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It has an entire chapter on using NFP while breastfeeding.

Now that I am more knowledgeable, we will again be using NFP, only this time, we'll be keeping track of all the signs.
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Tibeca--I am too curious...how did daylight savings mess up your NFP?
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