Friday, July 16, 2010

"What Kind of Contraception Are You Using?"

In exactly one year, I will be walking down the aisle to the man of my dreams. I celebrated this fact by making a trip to my annual lady bits doctor. Not the kind of action I was hoping to get on the one year anniversary till our wedding date, but hey, I’ll take what I can get, I guess.

The nurse first asked me “what kind of contraception are you using?” My answer? “He’s in Afghanistan so that’s a non-issue currently.” Alrighty then, that’s settled. When my doctor came in, we had a nice quick catch-up chat. She asked what kind of contraception we’re using, and I told her he’s deployed so we don’t have to worry about that. I told her we’re now engaged, and planning the wedding, and she said that if we’d both be ok with a surprise baby, we don’t really need to use condoms even, unless we want to, and we can use the (dare I say it in my blog?!) the “withdraw method.” I told her we would definitely both be ok with a surprise baby whenever, so that’s not a problem. She asked when we will really start trying, and I told her that I don’t think we’ll not try, but I don’t think we’ll try either. He’ll be just home from a deployment after we get married, and let’s be honest: after deployments, after not seeing each other for 12 months, after no sex for 12 months, we’ll be doing it like bunnies. (Blogs are supposed to be honest, right?) I told her we’d just let nature take its course and we’ll have babies when we’re supposed to have them (unless I don’t get pregnant for a while after trying, then we’ll do some research. This might be a possibility). She said that I should start taking pre-natal vitamins or, at the minimum, folic acid about 2 months before we get married, so in case pregnancy happens right away, I can build up my vitamins in my body to carry a baby. She also had me to go the lab to get some blood drawn to see if I’m still immune to Rubella…if I’m not, I’ll have to get a vaccine for it. I’m really hoping I’m still immune to it, but I’m guessing I’m not. It’s been a really long time since I’ve had any immunizations, so I won’t be surprised if I need to get it. I just hate shots and needles, and I’ve already had both my arms poked in the last 24 hours!

I told Seth what she said and he was very pleased to know we don’t have to use condoms. He thinks a surprise baby would be pretty sweet too, and he agrees that we’ll have lots of sex upon his return.

That’s probably a little too TMI for a blog, but since I have no (public) followers, hell, I’m saying what I want.

1 comment:

  1. I used to think the exact same thing about "surprise" babies and I just recently went off birth control and I won't go back on it but we are going to use other measures to not get pregnant. I realized I want more "us" time since he deploys all the time and for us to just be young and in love :0 but that is good news for both of you!