I have an IUD now, but that was more to stop my uterus from trying to kill me than anything else. It tamed my fibroids (thank ****), and I haven’t had a period since they put it in. I should’ve done it years ago.
I tried going back on the birth control I used before pregnancy, but found that my body really hates it. I’d used the pill (triphasic style) and the nuvaring before with no real side effects. But when I tried them both three years after having my daughter? They sent my spiralling into a very dark period of intense depression and anxiety. As soon as I realised what the pill was doing to me I stopped taking it and switched to the nuvaring. I thought the lower dose of hormones would help, but nope. They did not mix well any more. I didn’t know pregnancy would have such lasting hormonal effects.
Dr. Donovan told me at my 6 week appointment that pregnancy would permanently alter my uterus's shape and alignment. I'm breastfeeding, so I haven't gotten a postpartum period, BUT I'm 60 lbs heavier than I was pre-pregnancy, hence the adjustment.