Happy Friday everyone!! 🙂 I hope you are all excited for the weekend!
Yesterday was a horrendous day as I discovered the downside of a farmhouse…..as my cat chased a MOUSE across my living room!!! I had never seen a mouse before and apparently, they terrify me. I actually left the house and went to the library until Chris came home from work. Totally terrifying and I’m still on edge.
He looked nothing like this.
Today I wanted to talk about a little something we women have to deal with: Birth Control. So if you are my one male reader, you may want to stop here.
I went on birth control at a young age to help regulate my periods. I stuck with the pill for years, 8 of them in fact, before I realized I was having troubles sticking to a schedule as I became busy, and my mood swings were completely uncontrollable. After talking to some friends, about one year ago I decided to get an IUD.
Now if you don’t know what an IUD is, it is a little fish hook thing they insert inside of you that stops baby making production for 3-5 years depending on the one you get. A more technical definition? Wikipedia says:
“The intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control; it is an object, placed in the uterus, to prevent pregnancy. Among modern IUDs, the two types available are copper-containing devices, and a hormone-containing device that releases a progestogen“.
A few things you should know about getting an IUD put in:
- It hurts. More than anything I have ever experienced in my life. I was literally crying and sweating the whole time, and Chris had to drive me home after.
- A gynecologist must put it in (at least in BC)
- You must get it inserted while you have your period
- It hurts. A lot.
I want to stress how much it hurt, because I truly wasn’t prepared for it. It ached for about three days, which is normal, as your body is essentially trying to give birth to the foreign object. After it had been inserted, I had pretty unbearable cramps during my periods which was new for me. Needless to say, it was unpleasant.
You may remember that I have been experiencing some “mystery nausea” which is why I cut gluten out. From the beginning of the whole thing I suspected it was my IUD making me nauseous, however my doctor said nothing was wrong with it.
Well on Monday I decided to get it taken out anyways, and surprise, surprise, I feel much better! (I’m still not consuming gluten). No cramps, no aches, and less nausea. Coincidence? I think not.
I am not ready to have a baby, so will be seeking out alternatives, however I will be seeking out the most natural alternative I can. I would rather have a baby now then put my body through that again!
So, I’m curious as to your thoughts on Birth Control on our bodies? Do you know anyone who has had a negative experience with BC?