I had been on the pill practically my entire life because of a diagnosis of POS, which I didn't know much about and wasn't informed about either when I was 17. So, I started taking the pill as "treatment" for that. I was ok with the pill because it improved my skin and I never had any side effects, or at least no damaging side effects. However, it made me somewhat cranky and dry down there, if you know what I mean... Well, when I was 31 I got off the pill because my husband and I wanted to get pregnant. It was heaven! I got pregnant the second cycle after stopping the pill. My baby was born on June, 2015 with a beautiful natural birth, which I'm proud of.
Then, my doctor told me to take the pill again, but this time I need one that was compatible with breastfeeding. I took it for about 5 months and I felt horrible. My mood was awful and my sex drive became inexistent.
So, I decided to stop taking it last February. As I was breastfeeding - and still am - it took three months for my period to show up. Well, I was worried about getting pregnant again and my husband and I are not big fans of rubber condoms.
And my partner is on board. He's an engineer, so charts are his specialty. We are still learning, I can't say I totally know my body because I think I'm just beginning. But there will be no going back to that awful pill because I have a reliable alternative, one that makes me happy and in charge of my body, my mood and, I don't mind say, my fluids!