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Cute clutch! I need to replace my basic black clutch I got from Aldo many years ago. This is tempting!
Dumb TJ re: BC — for the past 11 months, I’ve been on the “mini pill,” which I understand is effective BC while nursing. Since I’m no longer nursing, do I need to switch back to my regular BCP? Of course I should ask my doctor, but I’m in the process of finding a new one. Is this an ASAP thing, or do I have some time to get in to see a new doctor and talk with her about options?
As I understand it, the mini-pill is effective, but you have be more diligent in taking it than regular BCP. It’s less tolerant of missed doses, not taking doses at the same time, etc. I wouldn’t make this an ASAP issue, but I would be really proactive about taking it properly.
Ditto. I took the mini-pill for years; there’s a tiny bit more of a risk of failure, but not much. When I first started it, it advised setting an alarm and taking it at the exact same time each day, but I admit that I never really kept up with that and it was still fine, but you could do that if you want to be extra careful.
Thanks, this is great info. I was a little lazy about taking them the first few months, but now I’m very diligent about taking them properly.
I’ve been on the mini pill for a couple years and no problems. I never get my period, though, which concerns me how I’d know if I accidentally got pregnant (since I admit I am not crazy diligent about it). I was in a phase of life where an unintended pregnancy would have been non-ideal but still a positive thing overall; if you are in a situation where you absolutely cannot get pregnant I would be more diligent or switch batch to the combo pill.
I was unsuccessful in finding information on the efficacy of the mini-ill alone, I found a huge range. I guess it depends on how diligent you are. My OB recommended going back on a combination pill when I wean, and I probably will, although, at this point, getting pregnant would not be unwelcome, as we are planning on having a second child anyway.
(former) preg 3L says
I’ve been having pretty bad headaches almost daily since I started working (Sept 2). I’m posting here bc I’m still nursing and I’m not sure if it’s just lack of sleep or something else going on. I’ve been drinking tons of water (3 or more liters daily), eating quite a lot (but I still find myself hungry most of the day). Any advice? Do you think it’s just the flourescent lighting? Tia ladies.
Have you considered a chiropractor? I only recently started going and am a total evangelist. I got pretty bad, frequent headaches but can count on one hand the number of times one’s popped up since I started chiropractic care. The key is to get a good person who comes recommended (look online or ask friends for reviews).
How is your sleep and caffeine intake? I find that bad nights of sleep will give me headaches (obviously!) I also find that if I drink too much coffee OR too little coffee, I will get a headache behind my eyes.
Also, don’t disregard the thought that going back to work after a baby (and starting a new job in your case, right?) is just plain stressful. You might be holding a lot of tension in your neck and shoulders, which can radiate across your forehead. Can you get massages for a few weeks to see if that helps?
(former) preg 3L says
I LOVE the idea of massages! Thanks, both, for your ideas – here’s to hoping I feel better soon.
hoola hoopa says
Your eyes can change around pregnancy. Do you need readers when you’re at the computer?
(former) preg 3L says
Oooohhhhhh I bet that’s it. I have glasses for distance but haven’t had an eye exam since 1L year! Thank you!!
I’m posting this here because it’s not the kind of thing I feel like I want to share with people in “real life” but an anonymous internet forum seems like the perfect place…but I had a spontaneous conversation with my husband last night that somehow morphed into a “yes, it seems like the right time to stop taking birth control” decision.
Eeek. Obviously that’s just one small decision leading to a much larger chain of events, but it sort of feels like a Big Deal. And I’m trying to wrap my head around that “Big Deal” while acknowledging that these things can take time and require patience. So it feels like everything has changed even when, in fact, nothing has.
It is a big deal! It took us a really long time to make it to that place. We’re both super planners, though, so we didn’t even want to risk pregnancy before we were 110% ready.
On the other hand, we have a couple of friends who are super chill and they stopped BC and then just “let things happen” and it took them over a year. We wanted to wait until we were really ready and then start “actively trying” right away (hopefully then taking less than a year to get pregnant).
So I guess it depends on how much you plan to actively try and how much you want to just relax and let things happen. But either way acknowledging that you’re ready for a baby is huge!
We were like Pogo’s friends who just decided to “let things happen”. It only took us about 5 months but when I found out I was pregnant, my first reaction was panic….even though it was something I wanted. I knew it was a Big Deal but somehow it didn’t really hit me until I saw that positive sign. But don’t worry – I think there is a reason (besides physiological) that pregnancy is 9 months – it gives you plenty of time to get used to the idea of having a child and being a parent. And the process doesn’t stop when you give birth.
Enjoy the process, don’t freak out and just relax. It will all be fine. :-)
It was a big deal for us too. Not to overshare, for us, it was sorta of like our honeymoon. Things just seemed different (in a good way). Moving to deliberately trying instead of deliberately avoiding felt different emotionally. Enjoy.
This is where I’m at in life right now too! Sept/Oct is the first ‘official’ month! If you don’t mind, I might occasionally check in and see how you’re doing. It’d be nice to have another anonymous internet buddy jumping into the ocean of uncertainty with me!
Yes, I’d love to check in with you guys too! We are also in the process of coming off BC and trying.
Watch this space! Well, you know, the subsequent posts. I’ll be here. We’ll probably take a few months before I get all hyper about charting and officially “trying” and whatnot, but it’s comforting to have community. Fingers crossed for everyone.
(Btw, reason #1 for staying away from some of the more traditional TTC/nesting/parenthood blogs: the terminology makes me wanna gag. “Baby dust”?? Who are you people?!?)
Hi, are you me?
Also, reading some of the boards/blogs had me fully 110% convinced that 1) I would never get to the ‘goal state’ and 2) I would never stay at the ‘goal state’ for the medically necessary amount of time. It wasn’t healthy and I had to stop.
Mamma Mia says
Ugh, they’re so horrible. I occasionally find myself hate-reading them, but I really shouldn’t even do that. We’re TTC, too, so good, non-dusty luck to all!
Also, Buffybot, I just want to add: “That will put marzipan in your pie-plate Bingo!”
Mamma Mia, for some reason I can’t reply to your comment but just wanted to give an appreciative nod to your pop culture reference. : )
yeppppp. I just can’t with those other boards. Psyched there are others already on the Corpor3tteMOMs even though we aren’t moms (yet)
Though reading about pregnancy symptoms always makes me think I’m pregnant. Today I was like, ugh that blueberry coffee smell is making me naseous! Must be pregnant!
or, it could be that that blueberry coffee is disgusting…
Anon S says
Hi ladies, I’m hoping that you can share the type of prenatal vitamins you took or are taking. I’m taking the Rainbow Light Prenatal One vitamin, but my doc told me at my first appointment this week that I need to take something with at least 200mg of DHA. The rainbow light doesn’t have DHA so I need to either get a supplement or find another vitamin with DHA. Would be interested in hearing the types of vitamins others are taking. TIA!
I took NatureMade, which has DHA (and now I take the NatureMade Postnatal with DHA too!). And sometimes when I couldn’t get those, I got generic prenatal vitamins and took a high quality fish oil supplement too. My OB basically said that as long as my diet was good, any prenatal vitamin was fine. She did stress a high quality fish oil supplement though, to reduce the risk of mercury and other nasty stuff.
The CVS brand prenatal gummies have DHA, apparently. Taste pretty good, too.
I’m taking the VitaFusion gummies right now, only 50mg of DHA though. I bought a bottle of the Honest prenatals to try when my nausea gets better but doesn’t appear they have DHA (I was more concerned about iron, plus I fell victim to the slick branding, alas).
You can do a separate DHA pill. Even many of the prenatal vitamins which come with DHA have two separate pills.
Don’t know if they have DHA, but I like my Target brand pre-natal gummies. (I also like that I just bought my last bottle of them!)
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