Thursday, October 19, 2006

The verdict *edited*

Everything looked good at my appointment today. After talking to Dr. F, he recommended waiting 2 years. I don't know if that's a standard recommendation or if it pertains only to high risk patients, but that was what he recommended. So since I am pumping full time, I'll take the nursing pill to start with and then when/if I start supplementing with formula, I would switch to the regular BC pill. I had originally not wanted to be on the pill in between. We had started using Natural Family Planning before the first pregnancy for a couple cycles and then used it for trying to get pregnant with Dorothy. But I don't know how accurate charting is while coming off nursing. I think it's probably not as accurate, which is the reason for the pill. Perhaps after I'm done nursing and my cycle evens out we would switch back to NFP. For me, it's the preferred method. When used correctly it is just as effective as the pill. We'll see when the time comes, I guess.

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Sorry I guess being a new mom has fried my brain cells. I Forgot to put that next time, since I made it full term, my bedrest would most likely be modified instead of strict. Also, he only does the TAC for people that the regular cerclage doesn't work for.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sounds pretty encouraging, actually, that the doctor only suggested waiting two years. I've heard that two years is the optimal time between pregnancies anyway; pregnancies too close together can lead to premature birth and other problems.

I'm with you on the natural system of birth control. I was on the nursing bc pill for several months, and I hated it. I felt pregnant for a week or two every month, and my cycles were all over the place. I still haven't regulated again after a full year. I recently went off that one, though, and I already feel better. I hope you have better experiences with it than I did.

Carla said...

I would recommend the pill. My sister had her son in April, 2004 and stopped nursing in June, 2004. She had her next baby in March 2005. You didn't mention if the Dr. said anything about future bedrest or the TAC. Inquiring minds want to know.

miraclebaby said...

The Dr. said that he usually only does TAC for people who did not have success with the regular cerclage.

David said...

^^^ But he did say that since this pregnancy went so well, future bedrest probably wouldn't be as strict. :)

Tonya said...

WOW i just watched the slideshow below and it had me in tears.. She is so beautiful..I loved it.. so beautifully done and a great song! Who is it? and what is the song title? We just came back from Canada and just trying to catch up on everything :)

KMW said...

I got the "two years is best" talk at my 6 week post partum visit too. my doctor did mention a study where they say 3 yrs is best between ages developmentally or something. I might be talking out my butt, but i think she said something about that. i also think she is determined to have me enjoy this time as a parent without moving on too quickly....

KMW said...

I got the "two years is best" talk at my 6 week post partum visit too. my doctor did mention a study where they say 3 yrs is best between ages developmentally or something. I might be talking out my butt, but i think she said something about that. i also think she is determined to have me enjoy this time as a parent without moving on too quickly....