Selecting the Best Contraceptive For You After Childbirth

It takes every women a different amount of time to feel ready to get back in the saddle, as it were, after giving birth, in order to return into the activity that got it all started. With all the worries that are naturally raised, like discomfort or even pain, and different sensations for him and her, there is no place for extra worries about contraception. Because there is some confusion about how... read more

Combined Pill for Contraception After Childbirth

The combined pill contains Estrogen and Progestin, both in minimal quantities. The combination of hormones provides the safest form of contraception. If you are breastfeeding then it is usually recommended that you wait until the baby is six months old or until you want to stop reduce breastfeeding before starting the combined pill. This is because the estrogen component tends to reduce the milk flow. If... read more

Progestin-Only Pill for Contraception After Childbirth

Also known as the Mini-Pill, the Progestin-only pill is provided for breastfeeding women because it is not supposed to effect the flow of milk in the way that estrogen pills do. It is recommended for use during the first six months, especially when breastfeeding is adding to the contraceptive effect, because it is not as safe as the combined pill. Once breastfeeding is reduced, other methods need to be... read more

Condoms for Contraception After Childbirth

The greatest benefit of condoms is that they don’t need to be planned for in advance. They can be used at any time and they’re always ready to go. This includes male condoms as well as female condoms. Women may experience problems with natural lubrication that was not a problem before birth, and condoms can make this more severe, so make sure that there is sufficient lube on hand. Other advantages of... read more

Using Breastfeeding as Contraception

Breastfeeding is considered a safe method of contraception for use during the 6 month period after birth (98% effective), but only when it is the sole method of feeding being used. Once a woman’s period returns, whether this is before or after the half year mark, breastfeeding cannot be considered effective as a contraceptive backup. After the first half year or after other food is partially... read more