So yesterday was my 6-week post-partum check up with Dr. B. It is hard to believe that all of this happened 6 weeks ago! In one sense it seems like he has been here forever--like he was meant to be--and in the other sense it seems like only yesterday! When Dr. B walked into the room she said it was hard to believe that it had been 6-weeks already--that surely I was there for some other appt:) She checked me out and said that I looked much better than her expectations at this point in my recovery. As she so eloquently stated--your delivery was Hell and you look very good considering--hmmm, guess it was pretty bad if the doctor is saying that!! Still a little tender and not totally healed, but no more appointments unless I feel that something is still wrong in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately she realized at the end of my appt that I hadn't had a pap smear since Aug '08--that means an annual in another month--what fun! I also had to get a pertussis vaccine (whooping cough) before I left....oh and I get to stop my Lovenox injections! What will I do without a shot to take everyday??
So now to the big question.....at the very end of the appt Dr. B brought up Birth Control and what did I want to do about it. I kind of looked at her dumbfounded....was she serious? With everything that we went through to get pregnant did she really think that I needed BC? She reminded me that for several people they end up being much more fertile after finally getting pregnant, so that was something that I needed to keep in mind. I still didn't know what to say! Tony and I have discussed that we aren't ruling out more (although I think he is fine with 1 considering how my last labor and delivery went--can't say I disagree right now!!), but we are just fine with Owen at the moment! I asked her what she would recommend....she said that because of my APA syndrome that The Pill would not be something that I could take anymore, so right now she would recommend the DepoProvera shot. She cautioned that this sometimes has a longer lasting effect and could cause some people to take a little longer to get pregnant.....well we finally decided that we should think about it and then we could talk at my next appt in a month....so that is the question.....BC or no BC?