I currently have a copper IUD, I had read up some information on it and then prayed that if God wanted me to have it removed, He would have to lay it on my husband’s heart. We only have one child and my husband is determined we not have another (I am fine with this as well). Lately I’ve been having some problems with pains ect… and went to the doctor. The doctor said if the IUD isn’t causing the problems, it certainly isn’t helping and is making things worse. I go back in two days for a followup and am planning on having it removed. My dilemma is I am scared of going back on birth control pills because 1. I am obese and 2. I am 35 and 3. my mother’s family has had alot of strokes. I am very frightened about this, but don’t know what my next step should be. My husband says I will need to use something and he wants me to go back on the pill. He doesn’t like the idea of a diaphragm and we have already tried condoms and spermicide. However, I guess if the doctor says my risk factors are too high and won’t give me the pill, maybe he would be open to the diaphragm. I am praying that God leads my husband, my doctor and myself in this issue and I know He can change hearts. I know I am right in this, because I am to obey my husband, but I sure would feel better if others would pray with me on this. I think I am just scared of the birth control at this point in my life. On the one hand, I say that God is in control of ALL and if I obey my husband like I am told to do, I am doing the right thing. On the other hand, I say that my husband isn’t as knowledgeable about birth control as I am and doesn’t know the risks ect… I guess I just need peace that I am leaving it in God’s hands to lead my husband on this and that be that, but sometimes it is hard for me to do that. Thanks for listening!