The Mirena is Free on the NHS. You can't forget to take it. Its by far the most effective way of avoiding unwanted pregnancy.
And Ladies PLEASE RESEARCH BIRTH CONTROL PROPERLY.
Do NOT just use whatever you happened to be using when you were drinking. Lazy, lazy, lazy!! Find out about whats on offer and choose the safest route.
BECAUSE PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST UNPLEASANT THINGS YOU CAN DO TO YOURSELF AFTER STEP NINE IS HAVE A TERMINATION. (!!!!)
You snooze, you lose ladies!!!
Condoms break!! And some days are INFINITELY more fertile than others, in case you didn't know already...
Also happy/less stressed people conceive more easily than depressed ones. And men who do NOT drink a crate of beer, smoke 30 fags at the weekend and pass out on the couch after eating too much pizza, have (surprisingly) a higher sperm count. So if your romantic conquests in recovery no longer resemble Rab C Nesbitt, then you are at much greater risk of an unwanted pregnancy.
And just for newcomers...
For new women who are already sexually active or in a relationship. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR BIRTH CONTROL. Nobody likes having to have a termination. You may very well have been very negligent in your birth control when you were drinking, but that doesn't mean you can't get pregnant now, just beause you didnt end up pregnant before.
PLEASE. don't be careless in this matter once you get into recovery. You will be MUCH healthier now you are not drinking. So you are at increased risk of getting pregnant. Pease make an appointment at a family planning cinic and find out what options you have. There is nothing to worry about with things like the pill. They have some really low dose stuff around now. Try to choose the type of birth control that is least likely to get you pregnant.
- An Irish Friend of Bill
- I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
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