Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I won't get one. My BFF had one and said they could both feel the strings all the time. She also bled for such a long time. From a different stand point - IUD's don't always prevent you from releasing a fertile egg. They do most of the time, especially with merena. This means if an egg is released it can be fertilized, but it won't implant in your uterus. For me personally, when sperm meets egg, that is my child, so I want a form of birth control that makes darn sure I don't ovulate, or that swimmers don't find the eggie. I couldn't handle an IUD from that standpoint, but that is my personal opinion. I use natural family planning and that has worked well for us for years. We didn't get pregnant untill we wanted to, and we had a baby when the time was right.
Good luck with the decision - everyone is different, and I hope you find what works for you!
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork