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Postnatal contraception

Contraception is broadly divided into hormonal and non-hormonal methods. After having a baby there are a number of things you will need to consider before making a choice about which contraception to use. For example, there are some hormonal methods of contraception that interfere with breastfeeding, some methods are more effective than others, while others have fewer side effects. There are also some women who are unable to tolerate certain hormones found in various contraception. It is therefore important to discuss your contraception options with your healthcare provider to ensure you are making the right choice for you.

For more information;

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT – Post Natal Contraception

Marie Stopes Australia – Contraception

Marie Stopes Australia – My Best Fit decision making tool for women considering contraceptive devices

Pregnancy Birth & Beyond – Contraception choices

Australian Breastfeeding Association – The Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) for postpartum contraception