Hey I was wondering if all of you used some form of birth control method after having your baby. I don't want to get pregnant for at least a couple of years after having my baby....(i'm due february 1st, 2006)! But I want to space my kids out by at least a couple of years....Actually i'd love to have another one once this one is like two years old or so. That way I can spoil her, get used to being a mommy, and get back to my pre-pregnancy weight-you know and just give my body a break. But I don't really want to use any form of birth control just be careful and try not to have sex on my most fertile days. But I figure if it happens then it happens. What do you girls think?
I wouldn't recommend that, for a couple of reasons (but I have not had any kids).
Keeping track of your fertile and less-fertile days is very unreliable because you are only less fertile at certain times of the month. You can still get pregnant if you are not using any form of protection.
Secondly, think of what it will do to your sex life and how limited it will be. I think it would be a mood killer if you only had certain days where you would have sex.
If you really don't want to use birth control, use condoms, but have an emergency backup (like the morning after pill) with you at all times just in case the condom breaks.