Category Archives: Birth Control

Sex after baby…

Today I gave a talk about regaining sexuality post-baby at the first women’s sexuality conference ever held in Singapore. I felt really lucky to be part of it, and to share what I’ve learned. The truth is that many, far … Continue reading

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A second D&C

Saturday (Dec 18, 2010) I had a D&C 10 days after my Mirena IUD was removed, and 7 days into heavy bleeding following that removal. Mirena works in few ways– Both the ParaGard and the Mirena IUDs affect the way … Continue reading

Posted in Birth Control, Medical, Period Stuff, Trying to Conceive

First Period after Mirena Removal

Just about three years ago, I elected to have a Mirena IUD inserted.  I had given birth to my daughter, Elanor, 10 weeks earlier, and was 1000% sure I didn’t want another any time soon (in part because Elanor was … Continue reading

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Thinking of number two…

I made a pre-conception appointment with my American OB for our vacation in November. Pregnancy holds a lot of trauma triggers for me (especially when I start thinking of delivery), the strong probability is that I will be diabetic again, … Continue reading

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“Once Upon a Potty,” or I hate this book so much…

When planning for potty training, we purchased  (because everything in Singapore is like double or triple the price…if you can find the brand you want) -2 potties–mostly because I’d read that smaller kids, (and E definitely qualifies) had a hard … Continue reading

Posted in Birth Control, Developmental Stuff, Elanor, Elmo, Headdesk, Parenting Theories, Pictures, Potty Training, Read Alouds, Video | 4 Comments

Informal poll question…

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately. Since Elanor, our sex life has taken a hit, which is apparently normal.  In fact, there are studies that say that parents of young children are the least happy with their … Continue reading

Posted in Birth Control, Depression, Miscarriage, Period Stuff, Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive | 4 Comments

Mirena IUD a year later

I’ve had the Mirena for a year now. I heard plenty of horror stories about it, but I tried it anyways.  The 5 year lifespan appealed to me as did the fact that I didn’t really have to do anything … Continue reading

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