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Kate @abracadabra ?

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"I had tried hormonal birth control but didn’t tolerate it well. As a practicing Catholic, I decided that I should try NFP, after an unplanned pregnancy and postpartum depression, I had a 2nd unplanned pregnancy (I don’t want to run [...]" · View
  • I too was puzzled by the reference to “pre-marital” sex. I would think, if anything, married women would be more likely to rely on the hormonal birth control . They, on average, have sex more frequently than single women, if I remember correctly, making a daily/weekly more rational. And, presumably monogomous, are much less likely [...]

  • Kate commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Let’s Talk About Birth Control For REAL Edition   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    I had tried hormonal birth control but didn’t tolerate it well. As a practicing Catholic, I decided that I should try NFP. After an unplanned pregnancy and postpartum depression, I had a 2nd unplanned pregnancy (I don’t want to run NFP down because I think it works for some but it can be more difficult [...]

  • Kate posted an update:   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    I had tried hormonal birth control but didn’t tolerate it well. As a practicing Catholic, I decided that I should try NFP, after an unplanned pregnancy and postpartum depression, I had a 2nd unplanned pregnancy (I don’t want to run NFP down because I think it works for some but it can be more difficult to implement than some of its proponents acknowledge). This coincided with my husband getting laid off and I went from his insurance to my Catholic university’s insurance at significant out of pocket cost. I miscarried very early on and we decided at that point, between the job situation, my postpartum depression, and our difficulties with NFP, it was not the responsible choice. So I looked into what my insurance covered and — surprise — it was nothing! Obviously, I knew what the Church taught about birth control, I just didn’t realize that that would carry over to the university.

    Fortunately, my husband quickly found a new job and, after the waiting period, I went back to his insurance and elected to get the copper IUD because it was (1) nearly fail proof, (2) non-hormonal, and (3) regardless of what happened with jobs, etc. I am covered for at least 10 years.

  • Kathleen became a registered member   2 years, 7 months ago · View

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