Family Planning?

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I'm putting out an SOS to any and all mamis who will listen.  It's been 8.5 months since I had Farrah and I'm overdue on making a decision on a pretty big issue.  With a toddler and baby keeping us on our toes and exhausted, we're pretty sure we're done with having kids for the moment.  We can't say if we're done for good but for right now we're capping it at two kids, at least until our lives settle down a bit.  So, the big question is: What kind of contraception to use?

My midwife did a great job of explaining my options but none of them seem all that appealing.  The IUD seems way too unnatural to me and with the horror stories I've heard I'm not sure I'm ready to commit.  Other methods seem totally unreliable, especially if they require precision and a good memory—neither of which I can guarantee while chasing two babies around.  Any kind of permanent solution is out of the question since the window may not be 100% completely shut on having more kids.

An interesting option I've heard about is "natural family planning" (um, I think that's the technical name) but I'm too lazy to implement it, I admit it.  But I need something because I have zero desire to become the Latina version of the Duggars, even the Latina Kate plus 8 would be too much to bear. 

So, what's a girl to do? Do you have any good birt control ideas that are safe while breastfeeding?

 

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