What to Know About Family Planning

Taking the step of becoming a parent is major. There's so much to consider before you take that giant leap, especially in terms of the cost of raising a child. If you're not ready yet, your next action should be family planning with one of our practitioners at Premier OBGYN, serving Hollywood, Plantation, and Pembroke Pines, FL. So what should you know?

You Have Options

 When it comes to family planning in Hollywood, Plantation, and Pembroke Pines, FL, you're not limited to the birth control pill only. While that was once basically the only answer besides condoms, today, you have everything from a shot you receive every three to four months to an implant that won't need to be changed for multiple years. 

What's best for you and your situation depends on your preference, health history, schedule, and future plans for having a child. 

It Won't Hurt Fertility in the Future 

 Women often worry that they won't be able to conceive in the future if they get on birth control now. However, this isn't the case. According to the Cleveland Clinic, birth control won't affect your ability to get pregnant in the future. 

In some cases, you have the chance of getting pregnant within weeks of stopping birth control. With the birth control shot, though, it can take some time for ovulation to resume, sometimes up to 12 to 13 weeks. 

As you're family planning with one of our practitioners, please let us know about your plans, so we can help you select a method that'll allow you to start trying to conceive when you feel the time is right. 

Hormonal Options Aren't the Only Ones 

 We understand that some women may not be comfortable using a hormonal birth control method, possibly due to health issues that increase the risks or the possibility of side effects, especially if they've experienced them in the past. 

Fortunately, in today's world, you have options for non-hormonal birth control, like barriers with a spermicidal agent and a copper IUD. 

Effectiveness Varies 

 Some family planning options are more effective than others. If you're absolutely opposed to having a child at this time, you'll want to choose one with the highest effectiveness rate, such as IUDs. 

Sterilization is also an option for you or your partner, but you have to consider if you'd want kids down the line because they're not always reversible. 

The doctors at Premier OBGYN, serving Hollywood, Plantation, and Pembroke Pines, FL, are here to help you family plan to ensure you have children if and when you're mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially ready. 

If you're ready to start the birth control conversation, contact us for an appointment at 954-961-9993

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