So I found the man of my dreams, married him… now what? Then comes a baby in a baby carriage? Well, not quite yet! Recently, my husband and I sat down and had a lengthy discussion about our future together including when we want to start a family. Although the idea of having children is an exciting one, at this point in time, we still feel like kids ourselves, so how could we raise one?! With that being said, we decided that we want to wait a while before trying to have children so we can enjoy this time together just the two of us, because face it, having a baby changes everything. That’s where birth control comes in! Although I have been taking it for years, it has a new meaning now that I am a married woman. I feel as though the use of the Pill as part of our relationship is a way to help prevent a not-quite-ready-yet unplanned pregnancy.
While taking birth control helps reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancy, undesirable side effects such as weight gain, mood swings, etc. could be a possibility so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider first to find out if this method is appropriate for you. The decision to use birth control pills is a choice that needs to be made with your healthcare provider.
It all comes down to communication. You and your partner have to decide what is right for the two of you! Talk about the method of birth control you are going to use. Additionally, if you are on birth control, do not simply go off without your partner’s knowledge. It is imperative to be honest and on the same page especially when it comes to an important topic such as this one. Additionally, it is essential to take your birth control pill every day because it will maximize its effectiveness in helping prevent pregnancy.
Elyse is a paid influencer for Allergan, and the opinions stated above are her own.