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Posted September 17, 2012

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!

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  1. Elia

    For fear of sounding like a jerk, I won’t use my own words. Just read what Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life has to say about hers. http://www.abbyjohnson.org/2011/12/iuds-the-worst-choice/

    # September 18, 2012

  2. Daddys Girl

    Could you take your husband with you to the doctors office for your check ups that way he can hear your story from a doctor perspective? Remember when you obey your husband you are obeying the LORD! He will work EVERYTHING out for good!
    -Chrissie

    # September 19, 2012

  3. liera

    Have you thought about you or your husband becoming sterilized? My husband had his surgery on a carrier (yes a ship!) and was healed in no time. He said it was a little embarrassing, but not painful, and worth it. You could also maybe have this surgery, that is healthier than usual spermicides, or hormone disrupting birth controls. You would recover quickly, it is not very painful. Hope you are blessed!

    # December 18, 2012