There are many birth control methods for pregnant women, but how do you know which one is right for you? How do you decide which option is the best way to prevent pregnancy? What is the best way to prevent pregnancy? The answer is to choose the method that works best for you and your partner. Your relationship, lifestyle, future goals, and family plans will all affect your choice. There are many birth control options, from condoms to IUDs and patches.
Top 10 Ways to Prevent Pregnancy:
Following are the ways to ensure the birth control method you select is the right one for you, and that it’s being used correctly by you and your partner.
1. Use of condoms:
Male condom: Condoms are the most effective birth control. When used correctly, they are almost 100% effective at pregnancy prevention, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Simply follow these steps to use correctly:
- Please choose the correct size of the condom
- Please don’t reuse condoms.
- Place the condom on the tip of your penis. If you’re uncircumcised, pull back your foreskin first.
- To put on the condom, pinch part of it and make sure there is no air in it.
- Grab the condom by holding it between your pointer and middle finger. Take the spout of the condom and carefully roll it down the base of his erect penis, and gently remove your hand from around him.
- After intercourse, hold the rim of the condom while pulling it out of a woman’s vagina.
Female condom: Female condoms are a highly effective birth control option for those who are looking for a method that is not only easy to use but also does not require a prescription. Female condoms are a barrier method of birth control. The female condom is a thin, soft, loose-fitting sheath with a flexible ring on each end. The ring at the closed end is inserted into the vagina.
The ring at the open end remains outside the vagina. This means that they are designed to prevent the exchange of bodily fluids. The female condom is inserted into the vagina before intercourse, and the man’s penis is inserted into the condom. The condom catches sperm and prevents it from entering the uterus.
2. Use of Diaphragm:
A diaphragm is a contraceptive device that is used by women for birth control. It is used with a spermicide to block the cervix and prevent sperm from getting through to the uterus. It is a reusable device that can be purchased at most drug stores. It is inserted prior to intercourse and should be left in place for six hours after. A diaphragm should not be used for more than 24 hours.
3. Use of Cervical cap:
If a woman wants to avoid becoming pregnant, she can use a cervical cap. The purpose of the cervical cap is to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg. However, this method of birth control is 85% effective. If the woman wants to rely on the cervical cap as a form of birth control, she has to be careful that it fits correctly. The cervical cap is a very small device and looks similar to a diaphragm, but it does not contain any hormones. The cap is inserted into the vagina and will cover the cervix. The cervical cap is made from silicone which is a very soft material.
4. Use of sponge:
The sponge can be the most effective contraceptive for the woman at the time of ovulation, or when she does not have a regular menstrual cycle. To use the contraceptive method it is recommended to use the following method:
- 2 hours before intercourse, the woman lubricates the sponge in water or other liquid and puts it in her vagina for about 6-8 cm.
- After intercourse, the sponge is taken out and washed with soap or antiseptic.
- To avoid getting pregnant, the sponge should be used during every intercourse. In case of an interruption of the sexual act, the sponge should be re-inserted.
- The sponge can be used during menstruation; it is recommended to change it every 24 hours.
- The sponge can be used by women who have never been pregnant and those who have had vaginal childbirth.
- For the safe and efficient use of the sponge, it is recommended to check the expiration date on the packaging.
5. Use of Spermicide:
Spermicide is a barrier contraceptive method of contraception used to kill sperm. It is used as a contraceptive in many forms, including creams, jellies, foams, films, and sponges. Spermicide has the largest share of the contraceptive market in the United States.
Spermicide is also called contraceptive jelly, contraceptive cream, contraceptive foam, contraceptive film, or contraceptive jelly. Spermicide does not protect against sexually transmitted infections. Spermicide can be used as a backup method when other birth control methods fail, such as condoms breaking during intercourse or missing a birth control pill. Spermicide is also used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse.
6. Contraceptive pills:
Birth control pills are one of the most popular contraceptives for women of reproductive age. It is an effective method of preventing pregnancy and also gives you lots of other benefits. Birth control pills are a form of artificial contraception, which are taken orally to prevent pregnancy. They are also known as oral contraception and contraceptive pills. Contraceptive pills are actually a mix of two hormones, estrogen, and progesterone that work to prevent pregnancy by stopping the ovaries from releasing eggs. They also thicken the cervical mucus, which prevents sperm from reaching the uterus.
There are two types of oral contraceptives:
combination pills and mini pills.
- The combination pills: contain both estrogen and progesterone. combination pills provide higher protection from pregnancy but also have some side effects. Pills containing only progesterone can cause irregular periods, acne, and breast tenderness.
- Mini pills: contain only progesterone. Taking only progesterone has some health benefits, but it does not provide 100% protection from pregnancy.
A patch is a form of birth control that is stuck to the skin of the user and slowly releases hormones into the body.
It is placed on the skin of the:
- upper arm
- Upper torso
The hormones in the patch, estrogen, and progesterone, stop ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovaries) and thicken the cervical mucus to help prevent sperm from entering the uterus. The patch can be worn for 3 weeks, and then removed for 1 week while a person has a period. It is changed weekly for 3 weeks, and then the person has a week of no hormones.
8. Vaginal ring:
A vaginal ring is a form of contraception (birth control) that is inserted into the vagina. It releases a constant low dose of hormones that prevent pregnancy. It’s better than the Pill because it has no daily dosing schedule, so it’s convenient for women who are busy.
It’s also good for women who have problems remembering to take the Pill every day. The vaginal ring is made of flexible plastic and is about the same size as a tampon. The ring is inserted by the woman into her vagina. The ring stays in place for 3 weeks (21 days) and is removed for a week (7 days) during which time a woman gets her period.
9. Intrauterine devices (IUDs):
Two types of IUDs are available:
- Hormonal: The hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a long-acting reversible contraception method that uses a combination of progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. The hormonal IUD is a long-acting reversible contraception method that uses a combination of progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. It lasts 3 to 5 years, depending on the type. It is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider.
- Copper-based: Copper IUDs (intrauterine devices) are one of the most effective birth control methods available. A Copper-based IUD is a small T-shaped device that, once inserted into the uterus by a doctor, prevents sperm from fertilizing the egg. The Copper IUD is actually wrapped in a thin layer of copper, which releases ions into the uterus that prevent sperm from reaching the egg, as well as prevent the egg from attaching to the uterus. Interestingly, some studies have shown that the Copper IUD can also prevent the egg from releasing while it’s inside the fallopian tubes. In most cases, the Copper IUD can be left in place for up to 5-10 years.
The birth control implant is an effective, long-acting form of birth control that is safe, affordable, and convenient. An implant is an effective form of birth control that prevent pregnancy for up to three years. The implant is a thin, flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that is inserted under the skin of your upper arm by a health care provider.
The implant releases a hormone (progestin) that prevent pregnancy by stopping the release of eggs from your ovaries. The implant also makes the mucus in your cervix thick, sticky, and more difficult for sperm to get through. The implant is a safe and effective form of birth control that can be used by almost anyone.
Can you prevent pregnancy by peeing?
Peeing after intercourse won’t keep you from getting pregnant, nor will it reduce your chances of contracting a UTI. The best way to prevent pregnancy after intercourse is by using an emergency contraception pill (AKA the morning-after pill).
Can breastfeeding prevent pregnancy?
Nursing will not be an effective birth control method if you feed your baby anything other than breast milk. So, if one nurses their baby but also feeds them mummy’s milk, it is not a great birth control method for nursing mothers. It also does not work if you use a breast pump – you must nurse the child to keep breastfeeding as a birth control method.
Breastfeeding can only be used as a form of birth control for the first six months of a baby’s life. Once they pass through their sixth month, or if your period starts before then (once your body gets rid of its extra hormones), breastfeeding will no longer be effective – especially as babies begin to take solids and sleep for longer periods of time overnight during their gradual growth process. Just be ready to use another form of birth control once your period returns, or if you start feeding your baby food or formula around then.