Joel is 5 now and Elle is 3. They are both growing up to be two beautiful, responsible, independent, intelligent, and really caring children. They are inseparable and they have the best friendship. The thought of having a 3rd has come up many times in my mind and while I love the idea of growing our family, my husband and I have decided we don’t want anymore children. At one point we both wanted 6 kids and our families thought we were crazy. The idea of 6 is great, but with our lifestyle and location (NYC), it’s not just not practical.
Because our decision is so final I’m thinking about different types of birth control. I’m currently on the pill and it’s working well but I’d love something that requires less daily attention. The fear of missing my pill and possibly getting pregnant is always at the forefront of mind even though I hardly ever miss taking my pill.
In my latest video above, I share my thoughts on the IUD and a funny story about how I thought it worked vs what I now know. I’m seriously considering the IUD and I’ve watched videos on how they insert it, the effects of it, the side effects and the myths. I’ve talked to a friend who currently has the IUD and she said the insertion felt like a period cramp. A few hours after it was inserted she got cramps. For the first 3-4 months of having her IUD she got really bad period cramps and then it went back to normal.
I don’t get menstruel cramps at all so this is somewhat scary.
In any event check out my video above for all the pros and cons of the IUD that I’ve considered.
If you have any experience with an IUD I’d love to hear your feedback to support me in making my final decision.