NuvaRing

  1. Has anyone tried NuvaRing? I just got mine today (freebie), and I'm kind of unsure. It's so BIG!!! Like bigger than a 50 cent piece! I thought it would be something that fit against your cervix, but the pictures show that you just bend it and shove it up there....to the great unknown! It's huge...wouldn't you or your SO feel it when you...ya know....??????

    Just wondering.....

    Kristy
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  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    It's so BIG!!! Like bigger than a 50 cent piece!
    Have you ever seen a diaphragm?

    Heather
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    Has anyone tried NuvaRing? I just got mine today (freebie), and I'm kind of unsure. It's so BIG!!! Like bigger than a 50 cent piece! I thought it would be something that fit against your cervix, but the pictures show that you just bend it and shove it up there....to the great unknown! It's huge...wouldn't you or your SO feel it when you...ya know....??????

    Just wondering.....

    Kristy
    let us know....:chuckle
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    and no, heather...we will not be asking Kristy for Peek-churs!!!!!!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    too damn squeamish to try things i got "to shove in there".....ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
  7. by   prmenrs
    I tried a diaphram ONCE. Not only did I have a heck of a time getting it in, it felt like I had to p** all night long!

    Too much information???
  8. by   renerian
    I used a diaphram for years. I have one son to that demonstrates they are not 100% effective LOL.

    renerian
  9. by   semstr
    Got a freebie too a few weeks ago, tried it for 3 weeks (although I don't need it, it was just a try-out) and must say, that initially I run to the bathroom every hour to check the ring. And I felt it. After that I didn't feel a thing, husband neither and it was good I wrote the date to take it out,down with red pen , cause I would have forgotten about the ring!
    So yes, not bad at all, I don't know how effective it really is though.
    Don'T think it is very practical for young girls, who don't know their bodies too well, and it is certainly nothing for women who don't want to put "things" (ok, laugh out loud all of you!) into their body.
    Plus, here the ring is still pretty expensive!
    Take care, Renee
  10. by   emily_mom
    Thanks semstr, at least SOMEONE takes me seriously!

    Supposedly, it has a 98-99% success rate, which is higher than the pill if you're like me and forget to take the thing all the time. I could never do the diaphragm thing...like having an umbrella opened in your front bun bun...

    Sunny and Heather....if you're not nice I WILL send pictures in your X-mas cards!!!!

    Told my hubby that I am now ribbed for his pleasure...

    Kristy

    Sunny, I guess I deserved that for your resume advice I gave you!
    Hardy har har....
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I wasn't being mean Kristy. I was simply asking if you'd ever seen a diaphragm. I've honestly only ever seen one in my entire life, and it was freaking huge! Don't know if that's normal or a personal problem for the wearer or what, but it was defiantely bigger than a 50 cent piece!

    I myself just stand in front of the microwave for effective birth control.

    Let us know all the details about it! I'd like a hubby testimonial too! (and NO! I don't want any freaking peek-tures!)

    Always looking for something new..... (my motto)

    Heather
  12. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I wasn't being mean Kristy. I was simply asking if you'd ever seen a diaphragm. I've honestly only ever seen one in my entire life, and it was freaking huge! Don't know if that's normal or a personal problem for the wearer or what, but it was defiantely bigger than a 50 cent piece!

    I myself just stand in front of the microwave for effective birth control.

    Let us know all the details about it! I'd like a hubby testimonial too! (and NO! I don't want any freaking peek-tures!)

    Always looking for something new..... (my motto)

    Heather
    Heather, I know you weren't being mean! I've never seen a diaphragm, but I don't want to...too much foreign material up yonder...

    If this doesn't work, I'll have to try the microwave! No hubby testimonials yet...not by his choice though...... Will keep you posted...and I promise....no pictures!!!
  13. by   MidwifeWannaB
    I say, "Praise God for the Pill!!!" Of course, I'm only 21 and a non-smoker who doesn't actually even have sex. Hmmm......

    That NuvaRing thing just looked too freaky for me. And bigger than a half dollar! Yikes!!!


    aimee
  14. by   emily_mom
    You still can't smoke with the NuvaRing...though I do...

    They won't prescribe the ring to those not in a monogamous relationship (at least at the OB/GYN clinic my friend works for) b/c there is an increased risk of PID.

    I always forgot to take the pill, so I figured I better try something new!

    So far, so good! Can't even tell it's in there!!!! Promised hubby a little nooky so we'll see if he knows it's there....

    Kristy

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