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planned pregnancyRobyn’s Nest recommends discussing birth control options with your OB/GYN prior to giving birth or shortly thereafter.

Be sure to inform your doctor of your infant feeding decisions as well.

Options while Breast-Feeding

   condoms   Condoms - 86% effective
   cervical cap   Implant (NORPLANT) - Lowest expected rate of pregnancy is .09%. Inserted into the upper arm, only one in 1,000 becomes pregnant.
   diaphragm   Diaphragm - 80% effective (you may need to be refitted after birth)
   cervical cap   Cervical Cap - with spermicide - 60-80% effective but can be difficult to position correctly.
   paragard IUD   Paragard IUD - 99.2% effective
   withdrawal   Withdrawal - 81% effective
   rythm method   Rhythm Method - 75% effective (not reliable until after 3 mos. post delivery)
   breast-feeding   Breast-Feeding - 98% effective (if you are nursing 100% of the time with no supplementing at all)
   tubal ligation   Tubal Ligation - 99.5% effective (can be performed during c-section births)
   vasectomy   Vasectomy - 99.85% effective
   micronor   Micronor (Oral Contraceptive) - 99% effective if taken every single day at exactly the same time of day. This is a less potent version of oral contraceptives prescribed for non-breast feeding women. Also known as the mini pill.

Other Options (not recommended for breast-feeding moms)

   the pill   NuvaRing® - a soft, flexible ring about two inches in diameter - 99% effective when used properly once a month. Self inserted.
   the pill   Oral Contraceptives - Usually taken daily in pill form - 95% effective when taken as directed.
   diaphragm   Ortha Evra® Patch - Once a week birth control, can be used in place of the pill or oral contraceptives - 99% effective.
Billings method The Billings Method of Ovulation
   progestasert IUD   Progestasert IUD - 98% effective- Doctor inserted.

 

 


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