What Is The Best Form Of Birth Control Post Pregnancy?

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If you are a new mother, who has given birth to your little one recently, and want to resume your sex life, then you could be wondering how you can prevent another pregnancy from happening any time soon and also what the best form of birth control is, to use after childbirth, right?

Well, most couples these days, wait for a few years, after their first child, to plan for another baby.

With both the parents working, the responsibility that comes with a new baby, health complications, etc., it may not be very ideal for the couple to plan for another baby, soon after childbirth.

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So, it is very important for couples who have active sex lives to practice safe sex and use some form of birth control, if they want to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

However, post pregnancy, a woman's body would have gone through a lot of changes and the regular forms of birth control may not be the best.

So, what is the best form of birth control, after childbirth? Let us find out.

Are Condoms Ideal To Be Post Pregnancy?

Condoms have become one of the best forms of birth control, regardless of pregnancy, as they do not have to be inserted internally and come with no side effects, unlike the IUDS or pills.

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However, after childbirth, most women notice that their cervix has expanded in size and also they may experience vaginal dryness due to the hormonal fluctuations post childbirth.

So, due to the loss of vaginal "tightness" and also because of vaginal dryness, using a condom as a method of birth control may not prove to be very pleasurable, as it can cause mild discomfort.

Are Intrauterine Devices Safe To Use After Pregnancy?

Intrauterine devices or IUDs are a form of birth control, in which a T-shaped contraceptive device is inserted into a woman's vagina to prevent the sperm from reaching and fertilizing the eggs, thus preventing pregnancies.

birth control after pregnancy

Experts have opined that using IUDs as a contraceptive method post pregnancy may be the best option for most women, depending on their health condition, because, unlike birth control pills, they do not affect breastfeeding and also, unlike condoms, they may not cause discomfort.

However, it is important to talk to your doctor before choosing a form of birth control post pregnancy.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 16:30 [IST]
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