Birth Control - MIRENA

Ahh, baby talk! LOL! Where do I begin?

My daughter turns 3, in two weeks.  My parents are nagging me about "it's time to bring the boy!" Little do they know, I too am contemplating to get the ball rolling again. .. And with all the recent stork visits to lots of my friends and celebs in recent months, the baby bug is biting me!

I am finally preparing to disrupt my 9 month ahead, pregnancy-free calendar schedule, which includes not missing Trinidad, St.Lucia, even Toronto Carnival. It also means I'm mentally prepared not to have a "HARD" drink, even a lil' smoke!

Major step, I have an appointment with my gyno, especially since Mirena can be removed as soon as you want to try to have another baby which leads me to this post.  I wanted to tell you about Mirena 3 years ago, when I started this blog and spent a few months on Mirena. Instead my very first Sweet 7 post on February 18 2007, exactly 5 months after giving birth to my daughter was about an iPod vibrator, "Oh Mi Bod!"

... And since I'm walking down memory lane that also reminds me, I may have started the Sweet 7 that very February day since I did not go to Trinidad Carnival that year! Haha, oh yes (I just checked!) ... my first post was a Sunday, THE DAY BEFORE CARNIVAL MONDAY that year! LOL!

Back to this post ...

After discussing birth control options with my midwife, six weeks after I gave birth to my daughter, we opted to go with MIRENA. A birth control with no hassles! A safe and effective birth control that I did not have to think about taking every day, every week or even every year? I did not have to pop pills daily! Mirena is a perfect birth control 'cause it lasts as long as you want, for up to 5 years.

My history with birth control included a hatred for pill poppin'! Even when I tried taking birth control pills daily for 3 months, I got terrible head aches. ... And then vivid images of friends with the patch or others who just ballooned due to their birth control pills, freaked me. Yet, after popping out my lil' one, I knew I needed a reliable birth control ... I was not ready to commit to 9 months and the pain any time soon. LOL!

Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is an intrauterine contraceptive that delivers small amounts of hormone directly to the uterus. Made of soft, flexible plastic, it is put in place by your healthcare provider during an office visit. The procedure lasted about 10 minutes, maybe less. During the next 3 months my period was non-existent but thereafter, it was back to normal.

And 'though, I'm not a fan of doctors, drug companies and the likes .... I felt the need to share my love for the birth control MIRENA. Please do your own research and please ask your doctor if it's right for you!
Wouldn't you love a more "rounded" Sweet 7 or Sweet 7 "times 2"? LOL!

1 comment

  1. Hey Ny,

    Thanks so much for that Mirena post. Very very helpful. I too am not a big fan of the pill but in need of a reliable contraceptive. I've read about Mirena and other IUDs but never really considered them. I will do some more investigating. Oh and your parents are quite right, time for the boy!!

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