I am having my IUD put in today. I did a lot of research and just felt that this is the overall best way for us to prevent pregnancy for the next few years.
I am nervous, because while most people loved the convenience of never having to remember to take their pill and that they didn't have to pay for birth control every month, I also talked to a few people who had bad experiences. Either the insertion hurt a lot, or they felt the hormones were too strong, or they could feel the device in them and it was uncomfortable.
For us, it isn't just about convenience or cost. It's about the fact that I get pregnant while on the pill. I have gotten pregnant on both the regular and mini-pill. When we were on our suppression phase of our IVF cycle, an ultrasound determined that I was about to ovulate, even on BCPs. My RE told me that up to 5% of women still do. Wow! That day reminded me of when the Friends show where Rachel told Ross she was pregnant and he read the 98% effective on the condom wrapper and freaked out.
We are so thankful for our miracles, but I have to say, we are done for now. Not done forever for sure (but probably). M is thinking of a vasectomy, but we're not 100% sure. Everyone has told us to give ourselves a couple of years before we make this decision. So, this seems like the safest bet for now.
So. . . I'll be back later to tell you how it went!